A Big Bowl of Polish Candy

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There's a Polish butcher down the block from where we moved in. I went in one day, a gentrifying interloper with a budget, to find cheap chicken thighs, twelve different kinds of kefir and a wall of candy jars. Each of the candies was completely unfamiliar to me.

I am one of those guys who has a sweet tooth and has developed it into a personality trait: the guy who gets gummys and nonpareils at the movie theater, who has a line item for sweets to match my partner's wine budget.

I asked the woman behind the counter to please put together a mix of $20 worth of the candy and to please attempt to pick two of everything for me to try. It ended up being $25. Now I have A Big Bowl of Polish Candy. That's probably not right. Much of it is not Polish, it hails from Moldova or Spain or other places whose name doesn't appear on the label. But for the sake of this exercise, I'm going to consider it A Big Bowl of Polish Candy.

Let's try some.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 03:50 (three months ago) link

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So far, so good!
This ended up being a reasonably decent dark chocolate covering over a whole dried apricot with an almond in the center. It tastes even better than it sounds. The apricot was moist in a lightish honey coating and the chocolate was crumbly but melt-in-your-mouth.
8/10, would snack again.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 03:53 (three months ago) link

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A total and tasty surprise!
Asking for Crabs at the candy store seems a bad idea. The first impression made it seem even worse: the candy comes out the wrapper as a dull pink lozenge the size of the first joint of your thumb. When you bite into it, the pink coating is revealed to be paper thin and underneath is something that tastes like a chick-o-stick mixed with chocolate. Nutty, chocolatey, crunchy, sweet and undeniably good.
8/10, am going to end up going back to this place and getting a bag of Crabs.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 03:56 (three months ago) link

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Do Re Mi Bomboane are a thin inch long bar consisting of a layer of fruit jelly over crushed (hazel?) nuts and coated in chocolate. Less delicious than that sounds; the jelly was mostly flavorless and the chocolate was low quality and maybe a bit stale.
https://madein.md/bomboane/do-re-mi-bucuria
6/10, not bad exactly but neither memorable nor particularly worth trying again.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 04:01 (three months ago) link

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Crazy bee is a gummy lump with a gelatinous interior. They apparently come in different flavors but this one had a sharp grapefruit citrus gummy flavor and a sweet nectar center. The gummy was mellow but the center was a tad cloying; even so I wouldn't mind trying the full flavor collection.
https://roshen.cn/en/product/crazy-bee-fruity/
7/10, could see giving this one another go.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 04:04 (three months ago) link

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Milky Splash fooled me. I assumed it was a garden variety caramel but nestled in the center is a lump of somewhat gooey condensed milk stuff that promptly coated my throat. The taste was like rimming a stick of butter. I gagged and spat it out on the street.
1/10, hard pass.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 04:07 (three months ago) link

This thread is basically me every time I visit an east London corner shop

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 09:14 (three months ago) link

yeah I pretty much did this when I went into a Georgian store a couple of weeks ago

imago, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 10:16 (three months ago) link

Crabs are pretty good.

Anything made by Roshen will be Ukrainian (former President Petro Poroshenko’s company).

Look for Belochka chocolates in a little green packet with a squirrel on it if you go back.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 11:48 (three months ago) link

I am so, so jealous of you. I had a girlfriend in high school whose parents were both Polish, and they'd bring back these chocolate covered plums from Poland when they'd visit, or find them at a specialty shop in LA. just impossibly delicious. thirty-odd years later I got to go to Poland and the day before flying from there to england I had enough time in Krakow to find a supermarket -- turns out these plums are an old-folks staple sweet at Christmas, and it was early December, so I hit the jackpot. sooooo good.

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 12:45 (three months ago) link

Would eat a candy called forksclovetofu

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 13:09 (three months ago) link

Great thread. That apricot thing sounds fucking amazing.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:54 (three months ago) link

For Brooklyn-adjacent people interested in visiting and getting your own haul, here's the address
http://www.kensingtonbrooklynblog.com/2007/11/dans-select-meats.html

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:59 (three months ago) link

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This is very much like the first one that I posted, except that instead of an almond inside it, the apricot has chopped candied cherries on top. I prefer the flavor of this one and the texture of the first one but I will happily take either of these. JCLC, these are clearly the same species as your chocolate covered prunes... which I think I have several of in this pile waiting for me.
8/10, total keeper

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:08 (three months ago) link

Great thread.

Would love to see photos of the unwrapped candies next to the wrapper.

Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu Rob Thomas (PBKR), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:09 (three months ago) link

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A thin finger of chocolate-coated fudge with ground hazelnuts mixed into the filling. As with many of these so far, the flavors are strong, the mouthfeel is unctuous and a little goes a long way. Five minutes later, I'm still picking out infinitesimal grains of hazelnut from between my teeth. A bit of diabetic shock in green and nearly worth it.
7/10, needs a warning label to eat no more than half.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:11 (three months ago) link

I will start adding pictures of the candies in the next batch.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:12 (three months ago) link

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A small chocolate covered square. When you bite in, it's tri-colored: black currant jelly up top, a thin layer of french marshmallow and a citrus jelly below that. Decent chocolate, distinct flavors for each of the jellies and a nice overall pairing but i'm not much for sheet gelatin treats without the gummy chewability.
6/10, nice if you like that kind of thing

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:22 (three months ago) link

I hope you've got plums in chocolate somewhere in that bowl

Alba, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:29 (three months ago) link

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This little foil-wrapped button is the size of a gumdrop. Imagine a big glass jar filled with these! I had assumed this would be something soft and gentle, maybe a simple chocolate bonbon or a caramel. Instead what I got was a thin chocolate coating over a super-dense pink sugar blob of... well, i'm not sure what. Hardened nougat? Dry fondant? Suffice it to say it's hard enough where you can't bite through it with your molars so you have to chip away at it while it dissolves in your mouth. I guess this is meant to keep children busy as a suck toy/choking hazard? Truly a weird and unique candy memory but I dunno about doing this more than twice.
9/10 for the packaging, 2/10 as candy, 7/10 as a one time experience

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:29 (three months ago) link

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Lazy Cow is a thickly rectangular, chocolate-covered slab of styrofoamish wafers partitioned by thin sheets of supersweet vanilla milk frosting. Outrageously filling and a bit oversweet.
4/10, all-in-all just a bit too much.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:36 (three months ago) link

This is my fav thread rn

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:37 (three months ago) link

Lazy cow looks good to me.

forks, I'm worried for you if you've eaten these all today.

Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu Rob Thomas (PBKR), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:44 (three months ago) link

lol i am definitely done until evening!

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:48 (three months ago) link

is there a nurse standing by

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:50 (three months ago) link

this stuff is distinctly non-FDA approved

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:51 (three months ago) link

The gelatin one sounds a lot like those kosher-for-passover chocolate jelly things (which I don't much care for) - know what I'm talking about?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:12 (three months ago) link

Roshen is a big Ukrainian company fwiw, and I notice some of those have cyrillic letters meaning they are probably not polish.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:32 (three months ago) link

I want the apricot one so bad.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:36 (three months ago) link

These do seem like Ukranian candies rather than Polish ones. But they are next to each other after all.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:39 (three months ago) link

The apricot one looks like Polish.

Also, I looked up Bucuria (the "DoReMi" candy) and apparently it's Moldovan.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:45 (three months ago) link

Yeah, first one is Polish.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:49 (three months ago) link

you're right about the jelly passover candies MA; it's in the same family.

Now I have A Big Bowl of Polish Candy. That's probably not right. Much of it is not Polish, it hails from Moldova or Spain or other places whose name doesn't appear on the label. But for the sake of this exercise, I'm going to consider it A Big Bowl of Polish Candy.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:51 (three months ago) link

(incidentally the apricot treats have chopped walnut inside, not almond; my bad)

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 17:54 (three months ago) link

Great thread. I've seen a few of these in my trips to Atlanta -- the Buford Hwy Farmers Market has a good-sized Eastern European section, including its own deli/cheese/bakery cases. They have most of an aisle of Polish/Ukrainian/Moldovan/Russian/Czech/Belarusian/etc candy and biscuits.

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 18:07 (three months ago) link

xp - lol goddamnit, I don't read anymore!

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 18:12 (three months ago) link

Love this thread. This is reminding me of when I was fifteen and on a school exchange in Russia, and they took us on a tour of the Red October candy factory, which seemed to mostly make little bite-size oblong wafer-and-chocolate candies. It was like a kid's fantasy of being let loose in a chocolate factory; you could just reach out and grab chocolates off the conveyor belts. But they cleverly took us past the cheapest, sickliest chocolates first, so that by the time we got to the truly wonderful dark chocolate truffle wafers at the very end, we were all too full of bad milk chocolate to eat more than one or two.

Lily Dale, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:04 (three months ago) link

Cant help but notice a lot of this supposed polish candy is clearly of ukranian manufacture

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:51 (three months ago) link

can't believe nobody has mentioned Juggalo candy itt yet

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:52 (three months ago) link

If you bought it in America it’s American candy

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:52 (three months ago) link

if you bought it in Uruguay is it Uruguay candy or Myuguay candy

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:55 (three months ago) link

Now I have A Big Bowl of Polish Candy. That's probably not right. Much of it is not Polish, it hails from Moldova or Spain or other places whose name doesn't appear on the label. But for the sake of this exercise, I'm going to consider it A Big Bowl of Polish Candy.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 20:57 (three months ago) link

if the first picture is the entirety of the candy you bought am genuinely amazed that 25 dollars got you that amount. seems insanely expensive.

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 12:13 (three months ago) link

I am so, so jealous of you. I had a girlfriend in high school whose parents were both Polish, and they'd bring back these chocolate covered plums from Poland when they'd visit, or find them at a specialty shop in LA. just impossibly delicious. thirty-odd years later I got to go to Poland and the day before flying from there to england I had enough time in Krakow to find a supermarket -- turns out these plums are an old-folks staple sweet at Christmas, and it was early December, so I hit the jackpot. sooooo good.

Yes, those are classic Polish grandmother treats:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/j_JzS84k9SB3LXKA-7BEcVyY4zc2ACvYSJ6bq0z5vvM_MNBCCsxAPEEU-vpEyWag7ULpVnd3vtEdzkVrdbZ5TAyb4f18IfGBjQlCu0O4roQnUU0OTnhkTVYwdCpfI4ylhMmE_bX5weZGPSwSauEerVWqHz7ew15Jjfw-FyT_0SpEnDBz8i5sMpIXkLMZXnZpp7WoLXknu3XrE3cU1SY3rU7r82f3zg

Sam Weller, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 14:16 (three months ago) link

damn, my polish grandmother would just give us unwrapped free cookies from the boat casino, claiming she'd baked them.

it was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow card for chiellini (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 16:05 (three months ago) link

excellent thread, forks. looking forward to the next surprises. I can't criticize what my kids watch on youtube anymore -- I get it.

it was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow card for chiellini (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 16:19 (three months ago) link

seems insanely expensive.

prices range from 10 a pound to 6 a pound so i didn't think it was too pricy? it's imported candy after all!

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 17:56 (three months ago) link

the polish aisle in my local supermarket is a favourite because it's significantly cheaper than english chocolate (and often nicer). polish particularly fond on wafers and coconut things based on the stock there.

tons of polski skleps locally too, but i'm never sure of the vegetarian status of things so...

koogs, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:24 (three months ago) link

(UK obviously closer to poland than the US)

koogs, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:24 (three months ago) link

I am somewhat addicted to Kucharek Universal Vegetable Seasoning but have never tried Polish sweeties, there are certainly plenty of opportunities to try them here!

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:48 (three months ago) link

this has been gone over multiple times including the OP

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:42 (two months ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/2OqarkM.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/66U1tKc.jpg
Chocolate coating over a generous dollop of macaroon-style shredded coconut with a core of the dreaded "bird's milk" marshmallow. Surprisingly that dubious treat in the center didn't do much to dissuade my enjoyment and only served to amplify the sugary flavor. Coconut covers a host of sins.
6/10; if you think Mounds aren't sweet enough, this is your candy

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:43 (two months ago) link

Now I have A Big Bowl of Polish Candy. That's probably not right. Much of it is not Polish, it hails from Moldova or Spain or other places whose name doesn't appear on the label. But for the sake of this exercise, I'm going to consider it A Big Bowl of Polish Candy.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:44 (two months ago) link

xp - lol goddamnit, I don't read anymore!
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:45 (two months ago) link

some of that non-Polish for the first one:

ліщина lishchyna = hazel
цукерки tsukerki = sweets

tean mean poleand cheaseang theas means hamseak feasts (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:45 (two months ago) link

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Well, I knew before I bit it what I was getting into: chocolate coated "bird's milk" marshmallow in strawberry and vanilla flavors, which is not unlike gnawing on a lump of sweet congealed pork fat.
1/10, this marshmallow stuff is very much for the birds.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:48 (two months ago) link

oh lol, i did the hazelnut one already. Same score too!

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:49 (two months ago) link

All the ones I think look good you hate :(

Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu Rob Thomas (PBKR), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:50 (two months ago) link

Though I guess on some level they all look good to me.

Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu Rob Thomas (PBKR), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:50 (two months ago) link

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Biting into this ivory button reveals a quarter-inch thick waxy shell surrounding a grainy lump of citrusy sugar paste. It tastes a bit better than it sounds but not by much. This may be past its sell by date.
3/10, probably worth avoiding.

мечта mechta: sweet dream or beautiful nightmare?

tean mean poleand cheaseang theas means hamseak feasts (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:54 (two months ago) link

fun thread! forks, what's a 10/10 candy iyo? I'm curious what your base of comparison is

rob, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 18:56 (two months ago) link

10/10 over the counter chocolate candy for me might be skor, three musketeers, mounds? It's not great candy but it consistently hits the spot and that's more the scale I'm grading on, not gourmet chocolate.

I really do think a lot of these are stale as fuck, so bear that in mind and bump up the score accordingly if you find them on sale fresh in the wild! Would love this to be the rolling "i tried unfamiliar candy" picture thread for comparison scoring.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:06 (two months ago) link

(every day i do this, i get a slight stomach ache... even though I'm only eating half the candy at this point!)

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:07 (two months ago) link

second showing for Леди Ночь/Lady Night, second 1/10

let’s declare a marshmallow moratorium

tean mean poleand cheaseang theas means hamseak feasts (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:08 (two months ago) link

I would support that!

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:09 (two months ago) link

Look, I really don't know what your point is, and I'm not going to bother to "read" your "replies," but I know the Cyrillic alphabet when I see it.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:35 (two months ago) link

ЛОЛ

rob, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:41 (two months ago) link

O'ryllic?

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 19:42 (two months ago) link

Look, I really don't know what your point is, and I'm not going to bother to "read" your "replies," but I know the Cyrillic alphabet when I see it.

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, July 28, 2021 3:35 PM (twenty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Is this a serious post?

I can't tell anymore around here.

Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu Rob Thomas (PBKR), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 20:04 (two months ago) link

skor, three musketeers, mounds

is this a serious post?!

what over the counter US mass-produced chocolate candy is your 10/10?
i would add reese's to that list

NB: it's a steep grading curve for that stuff; i am not out here heavily stanning 3 musketeers! But it's what I buy if I get chocolate craving at a cvs.

I haven't had a 3 musketeers in years maybe decades, but Skor def punches above its weight iirc

rob, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 20:33 (two months ago) link

adding reese's makes it more relatable. feel like none of the other 3 will crack the top 3 as 10/10 standbys when steve harvey throws it to the board.

selection of mounds over almond joy and 3 musketeers over snickers does help us calibrate our levels, though

'select 3 items from A Big Bowl of Polish Candy' will be a new branch of psychoanalysis

I think there's a widesoread belief over here that American chocolate is weird and terrible.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 20:52 (two months ago) link

Well…

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 20:53 (two months ago) link

I'm wondering if these 'Polish' candies might be a little sweet for American tastebuds.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 20:54 (two months ago) link

If there's one thing your average American chocolate lacks, it certainly isn't sugar.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 20:55 (two months ago) link

these are all WAY sweeter than I'm used to!

anyways you're right in noting that i don't like peanuts or almonds in my candy as a general rule

If there's one thing your average Eastern European chocolate lacks, it certainly isn't sugar.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 20:58 (two months ago) link

I grew up in Scotland, where the concept of something being too sweet doesn't exist. I mean this stuff should probably be illegal on dental health grounds at least:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_(confectionery)

btw pom:

Tablet is almost identical to Québécois sucre à la crème.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:02 (two months ago) link

I think there's a widesoread belief over here that American chocolate is weird and terrible.

― Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:52 PM (five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Well…

― pomenitul, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:53 PM (four minutes ago)

definitely true at the level of a Hershey's bar, but you can, of course, get nice US-made chocolate

rob, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:02 (two months ago) link

I think Hershey's is US chocolate to people outside the US.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:06 (two months ago) link

I've never tasted it.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:06 (two months ago) link

you can, of course, get nice US-made chocolate

Oh yeah, you can nice US-made anything (or very nearly). I was thinking in terms of the typical, ubiquitous stuff.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:06 (two months ago) link

As for sucre à la crème, yeah, it's blindingly intense and I'm all for it – just not more than maybe twice a year? I'll definitely try Tablet when I get the chance.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:07 (two months ago) link

Anyway my Eastern European candy/chocolate challop which I'm allowed to state point blank is that 95% of them suck and are only worthwhile as exotic artifacts. The desserts are where it's at.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:08 (two months ago) link

absolutely, just want visitors to know it's okay to eat the fancy chocolate lol

isn't Hershey's not technically chocolate or something?

rob, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:09 (two months ago) link

As for sucre à la crème, yeah, it's blindingly intense and I'm all for it – just not more than maybe twice a year? I'll definitely try Tablet when I get the chance.

You'd have to go to Scotland to try it, no-one else is insane enough to make it and feed it to their children.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:10 (two months ago) link

Proper link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_(confectionery)

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:12 (two months ago) link

I'll be on the lookout for it once I get there – it's a question of when not if.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:12 (two months ago) link

I've never had Tablet or sucre à la crème but the image in that wiki article looks a lot like burfi, which is the only Indian sweet I really like

rob, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:12 (two months ago) link

tablet sounds like the babyface candy stuff upthread

ILX struggles with Wikipedia links that feature closing parentheses, so you have to copy/paste it.

2xp

pomenitul, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:13 (two months ago) link

Fuck me, that link doesn't work either. Anyway, you can feel your teeth rot as you eat it etc. Indian sweets are even worse though!

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:13 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Evan ate a bunch of these leftovers and lived to tell the tale

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 01:23 (one week ago) link


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