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Friday, August 5, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Queens Nougat

This is a little review, but mostly photos today. My husband was in China late last year and brought back some candy for me. One of the products is called Queen’s Nougat. There is no analogue product, as far as I know, in the United States. The candy comes in a simple bag.

Queens Nougat

The little pieces are about two bites and are an interesting construction of different confectionery items. The center is a mix of crisped rice and chocolate cream. It was firm and crispy. The top and bottom layers were firm and chewy nougat and then those were skimmed with a glaze of chocolate.

Queens Nougat

The whole candy was then wrapped in edible rice paper. The effect was excellent. The crunchy center was offset very well by the smooth and chewy nougat strips. Sometimes I would peel off the rice paper and eat it separately, because it does get a bit pasty, but sometimes I’d eat it all together because it became creamy with the combination of the sugars and chocolate.

If you ever see a hometown candy maker doing something like this, grab a few. It’s a great combo, rather like a decadent all-chocolate Whatchamacallit.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:50 am     CandyHighlightPhotographyComments (1)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Gummi Bowl

Haribo Color-rado Mini

Close up these Haribo Color-rado Mini look like their normal sized progenitors. Instead they’re teensy little versions of some of Haribo’s favorite products.

They taste just the same but give you a greater variety.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:17 am     CandyHighlightPhotographyComments (1)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Sarotti

Sarotti

Sarotti is a classic German chocolate maker, founded by Hugo Hoffmann in 1868. The company is currently owned by Stollwerck (which started as a cough drop company and expanded into confectionery) which was in turn owned by Bernard Callebaut. Callebaut recently announced that it sold off Stollwerck to Baronie Group, which is based in Belgium.

I picked up this little chocolate gem while in Germany, where the Sarotti brand is quite easy to find and moderately priced.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:58 am     CandyHighlightFeatured NewsPhotographyComments (0)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Vegan

Goody Good Stuff Tropical

A juicy slice of orange on a sunny summer day.

This is a Goody Good Stuff vegan gummi (which technically means it’s a jelly, not a gummi).

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:17 pm     CandyHighlightPhotographyComments (5)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Pearlico

Haribo Pearlico Licorice

I have a hard time resisting pretty candy.

This is a Haribo Pearlico drop. It’s a grainy licorice center covered in large, pearly nonpareils.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:05 pm     CandyHighlightPhotographyComments (1)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Update Bears

Harbio Saft Baeren

These are the new Haribo Saft Baeren (Juice Bears). They come in a slightly different flavor list than the traditional Haribo Bears, like pear. They’re also made with natural food colorings. 

I’m a bit behind at my day job and won’t be able to update until next week, but I thought I could at least leave you with some tasty eye candy. Starting next week I’ll have copious coverage of the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:49 pm     CandyHighlightPhotographyComments (7)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Sugar Chicken

Barley Sugar Toys

It’s just a barley sugar chicken.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:46 am     CandyHighlightPhotographyComments (5)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: German Dragees

Choeur Choco Dragees

I bought these Choceur Choco Dragees in Germany at an Aldi Sud market. They’re like M&Ms but have a stronger caramel milk flavor to them. They were also quite inexpensive and of course beautiful to look at even though they use all natural colorings.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:49 pm     CandyAldiHighlightPhotographyComments (3)

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