Friday, 9 January 2015

strangest and nicest!

Over the holiday period I picked up a couple of things that I thought would be interesting to have on the coffee table.  The normal things were all there: nuts, chocolates, candy canes, etc, but this year there were a couple of new additions...

Just imagine if you can a crunchy paper thin After Eight, with a very light dusting of fine salt!  Well if you can imagine that then you can just about taste-ualise - I think I just made that up, like visualising but instead imagining a taste - the delicacy that is a 'Mint Choc Pringle'.

I got these as a stocking filler for my daughter, and quickly regretted not getting several more as fun gifts for other people.  They are an interesting Pringle alternative for the Festive Season.  However, their advertising catchphrase 'once you pop you can't stop' isn't true of these, you can definitely stop after one or two. 

I was inspired to get some Turkish Delight after reading on someone's blog about 'The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe' and Edmund's wish to the White Queen for some Turkish delight.  

The Queen let another drop fall from her bottle on to the snow, and instantly there appeared a round box, tied with green silk ribbon, which, when opened, turned out to contain several pounds of the best Turkish Delight. Each piece was sweet and light to the very centre and Edmund had never tasted anything more delicious.

And having recently viewed the movie with my grandson it seemed like a particularly luxurious foodstuff to have on the table to offer to guests.

I have to admit that this Turkish Delight was truly delightful!  I am not really a fan of 'jellied' sweets and avoid things like Haribo so I tried a piece of this with some trepidation.  What can I was gorgeous.  Not too sweet. nor too sticky and quite firm - not jelly like (memories of Fry's Turkish Delight anyone).  It will definitely be making an annual appearance on the Christmas table.


  1. Yes , real Turkish Delight is definitely much nicer ... but Fry's was as about as exotic as we got in the '60s !

  2. Absolutely, and the lurid pink colour only added to the excitement.
    And welcome to the blog S&S if I may call you that.


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