Monday, December 11, 2006

Chocolate Filled Candy Canes

I guess the newest thing in candy canes in the past 50 years was the introduction on different flavors. Yeah, there are also different shapes and sizes as well, but the candy cane is pretty much a hard candy.

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The Chocolate Filled Handmade Candy Cane seeks to be beyond the plain hard candy stick. This seven inch cane in peppermint has stunning red and opaque white strips and of course the advertised chocolatey filling.

The hard candy shell has a chocolatey filling twisted through it. It’s not a lot of chocolate, I had three of these canes and the one pictured above is the most chocolatey of the three. The mint candy is nice with a strong peppermint flavor. The inside features a pink and slightly foamy center which gives the whole thing a good crunch.

The chocolatelyness is not that intense, it certainly mellows out the intensity of the peppermint and gives a little fudgy burst every once in a while. As a chocolate person, I was a bit disappointed. As a hard candy fan, it was far superior to those “chocolate” starlight mints (I usually spit those out). The chocolate here is made from cocoa and coconut & palm kernel oils ... so not really chocolate at all, just a chocolate syrup.

They’re a bit on the expensive side but they are drop-dead gorgeous and a great upscale stocking item. I’ve seen the Elegant Sweets line around a bit more lately. I saw some of their Christmas tree shaped lollies (in cherry & green apple) at a store called Cuvee on Robertson in Los Angeles yesterday and ran across these canes at Harry and David while I was in San Francisco the weekend before.

Besides their holiday line, they have some freakishly stunning candies all year round. You can expect them to turn up here again in the future.

Name: Chocolate Filled Peppermint Candy Cane
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Elegant Gourmet
Place Purchased: Candy Warehouse
Price: ~$3.25
Size: 2 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Mint, Hard Candy, United States, Christmas

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:29 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I want it! I seem to remember trying something very similar a while back…Either that, or it’s my mind’s way of telling me that I must have it!

    I love these kinds of querky texture combination. I’d be interesting in knowing how they made these - WOuld it be a case of making a hollow cane and simply filling with chocolate?

    Comment by GTO on 12/11/06 at 7:11 am #
  2. wow, I checked out the hard candies and they are beautiful but man, they’re expensive.

    Comment by Helen A. Handbasket on 12/11/06 at 7:45 am #
  3. Too bad.  That concept holds infinite promise.

    Comment by Dave on 12/11/06 at 12:08 pm #
  4. Wow…..beautiful! Gives a whole new meaning to “eye candy”! smile

    Comment by Sera on 12/11/06 at 12:13 pm #
  5. I remember having a chocolate filled candy cane as a kid.. I wish I could remember who made them.. as a kid, I remember them being wonderful - that lil burst of chocolate was so good next to the peppermint of the shell. Yum!

    Thanks for the links, I’ll be checking them out =)

    Comment by Lisa on 12/12/06 at 1:27 am #
  6. Cybele, have you seen this weird Christmas candy thing from Palmer yet? It’s a “Real Fishing Tackle Box” and it has little sections filled with fishing-themed candy. It has Santa on the front, fishing. You can probably find it at the dollar store. Maybe even the 99-cent store. It’s that weird.

    Here’s a picture: http://ourcrappy.blogspot.com/2006/12/gone-fishing-at-christmastime.html

    And my post about it:
    http://dinglemunch.blogspot.com/2006/12/hark-herald-anglers-sing.html

    Cheers,
    Stan

    Comment by Stan on 12/12/06 at 2:56 am #
  7. Does any one know where chocolated filled candy canes can be purchased?

    Comment by John on 12/17/07 at 8:40 am #
  8. http://www.elegantgourmet.com

    Comment by Lisa Huber on 12/21/08 at 2:31 am #
  9. Ordered from Candy Warehouse last Christmas, did not get what I ordered but did not realize it till after Christmas when they were all passed out. Wrote to the company and emailed with absolutely no response. Will not buy there again, their customer service sucks.

    Comment by Debbie on 10/15/11 at 10:28 am #

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