Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Out of Africa come some chocolatey nuts

Name: Out of Africa Macadamia Nut Chocolates
Brand: Nutfields (Kenya Nut Company Ltd)
Place Purchased: Africa
Price: gift
Size: 65 grams
Calories per ounce: unknown
Type: Chocolate

I don’t think I’ve had a better story to accompany a candy for this blog than this one. The short story is a friend, Will, went to Africa and brought me this candy.

The long (and great) story that goes with it is one of the internet, passions and following dreams. Will and I met while writing novels (actually we met while drinking coffee and procrastinating writing novels) and have gone on to have many adventures together like walking the Los Angeles Marathon, writing more novels, hiking to the bridge to nowhere and a half a dozen photo safaris.

Well, damn if he didn’t go off and go on a real life safari and take a gazillion photos with his new bride viewing African wildlife. And damn if he wasn’t sweet, and brought me something I’d probably never have otherwise:


Inside this cute little box that looks like something someone would bring back from an African safari, including the name, “Out of Africa.” Inside is a plump macadamia nut covered in sweet milk chocolate. Simplicity itself. Thank goodness those candy makers realize that this will spend its time in a suitcase and they’ve packaged the candies in a little tray. Sweet!

I had three for breakfast this morning (and two when I took the photos). Only one left!

Rating - 7 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:51 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewChocolateNuts7-Worth ItKenya

  1. OH MY GOD! Love your blog. I’m a candy freak too! I’m setting up a candy store on the web soon and I’ll link to you as an expert source for info. What a great blog.

    I use to have a wesite site called zoot candy but my wife and I had triplets and my time dissapeared until now. So I’m starting back up again. The other links you have up are great too. I don’t quite understand the on-line radio thing though. You have a show about candy?

    Comment by Dadio on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Hi Dadio! Thanks for the praise.

    I’d love to see your new site when you get it going again.

    The links on the left nav area are to radio shows that I’ve appeared on. I think both those pages have archives so that you can listen to the programs over the ‘net. (I haven’t checked lately.)

    I think I should have my own radio program though! Candy Talk ... like Car Talk with Click and Clack .. only I’d go by M and my partner would be M. Or maybe I’d be Cotton and he’d be Candy ... the possibilities are endless! Hee!

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. Damn, your candys looks deliciouse!

    Comment by african woman on 8/15/06 at 4:01 am #
  4. I would love to market and sell your coffee in Zimbabwe. Let me get wholesale prices from you. I met a lady at your stand at Nairobi show ground who was to get in touch but has not so far.


    Comment by Grace Bugasu on 2/07/07 at 10:55 pm #
  5. i ate some macadamia nuts on a transit in nairobi. i wish to get contact for the nuts and see future prospects for sales in ghana.

    Comment by hannah wiredu aba on 5/10/07 at 5:43 am #

    Comment by cecelia sawyer on 8/09/12 at 5:49 am #
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