Trader Joe’s sells this incredible spread. It tastes like those Biscoff cookies that are served on airplanes, and has the texture of peanut butter. According to “The Fearless Flyer” it’s made from Speculoos cookies (Danish cookies). It is great on toast and would make a fantastic filling in a shortbread sandwich cookies. It’s even great eaten from a spoon! Have you tried this? If not, you should, and you can thank me later.
This is a new favorite. It’s organic chocolate flavored with Jasmine Green Tea and Tangerine essence. The texture is creamy and the taste is perfectly balanced. The flavors are subtle and linger on your tongue.
I bought it at a grocery store in Colorado. I’ve had it for some time, and if I had known it was so good, I would have devoured it long ago.
“The Tea Room” is the company which makes it. The story on the back of the package says that the founder of the business started in Switzerland and after traveling the world he landed in San Francisco, and opened a patisserie and tea house. Thus the name “The Tea Room”. Check out their site
They make a variety of flavors, I look forward to trying all of them. They have all kinds of treats on the site, too, even macarons!
If you see one of these bars for sale, buy it and you’ll have a new favorite, too.
If your travels ever take you to Boise, Idaho you must have a shake or ice cream treat from Fanci Freez drive in. They offer over 50 flavor of shakes and sundaes. They have a crazy thing called a Boston Shake which is a shake with a sundae on top. Now, I grew up in Boston, and I have never seen this before….
This place is a gem, a wonderful throwback to simpler times.
Check it out if you can.
The year was 1924, flappers were flapping and Bit-O-Honey was born. Quickly it became the Bees Knees, the Talk of the Town, The Cat’s Pajamas… I believe some of the original candies still exist on store shelves. This is why I always give the candy a little pinch. If it is rock-hard, consume at your teeth’s peril. If the candy gives a little at the pinch, it is still good. Tip: If you are trying to soften up a tough piece, keep it in a warm car for a while…just not on the seat, and not for too long.
It comes in 2 forms; a sectioned bar, and wrapped candies. I think the wrapped candies are best. The bar is hard to break apart and your hands get sticky, too.
Bit-O-Honey can be found just about anywhere. I found a small bag at the Dollar Store yesterday. If you haven’t had a taste since grade school, treat yourself to a piece and get re-aquainted to an old favorite.
The brand was just bought from Nestle by an American company called Pearson Candy to which I say Bravo, and long live Bit-O-Honey!
Great news for snack-cake lovers….The demise of Hostess was short-lived. The company has been bought and is re-opening bakeries and hiring workers. Here’s a news story all about it.
Look for Twinkies, Ho-Hos, and Captain Cupcake on shelves in July.
We in the U.S. think of marshmallows being squarish in shape. The French do everything with flair, and their sweets are amazing.
My friend Chuck brought these two marshmallow sticks to me from his travels to Paris, and these have to be the most unique souvenir that I have ever received.
Each is about 14″ long, and wrapped in celophane. They are labeled as “Fancy Marshmallows” and that’s no lie. One is raspberry flavored, and the other is…..VIOLET! Really! A violet marshmallow! Only the French could imagine such a thing….
The flavors of each are subtle and absolutely delightful. The texture is like a homemade marshmallow, and the ingredients are simple, as if I had found them in my pantry. I am trying to ration these two by having a small piece each day.
In case you’re curious here’s their site