Taste It - Sweet Tooth

Posted on July 02, 2015 by Kim Archer | 0 comments

S W E E T  A S - it's time for a sweet taste review!

We're back with our second instalment of Taste It here at Sweet Traditions HQ. This time we've enlisted the help of self confessed sweet tooth mother and daughter team Yvette and Tassy from Canberra. We sent them a box of delicious sweet treats to sample and they were pretty excited when the Sweet Traditions SAMPLE BOX arrived on their door step.

Meet Yvette and Tassy.

Here's the first of their sweet reviews.

1. Pop Rocks Bubblegum - From the USA

Pop Rocks that turn into Bubble Gum? Wow, awesome! First there's a bubble gum flavoured popping party in your mouth, then they turn into bubble gum! What a clever idea. This would be a great hit with kids (it definitely is with mine!)

Pop Rocks is a subsidiary of a family run company based in Atlanta, GA founded in 1979 and is the world's biggest manufacturer and seller of popping candy. Direct from the Pop Rocks official website :: "Pop Rocks are small pieces of hard candy that have been gasified with carbon dioxide under super-atmospheric pressure. When these gasified sugar granules come in contact with moisture, in someone’s mouth or in a liquid, the gas retained inside the carbon dioxide bubbles is released, causing its characteristic popping sensation as well as crackling and fizzing sounds."

 2. Wonka Fun Dip - Cherry Yum Diddly Dip

A mildly flavoured sweet candy stick to dip into tangy cherry sherbet. Delish! A yummy cherry flavour - not too artificial-tasting!

Did you know, Fun Dip is manufactured by US The Willy Wonka Candy Company - A Nestle owned brand. The Fun Dips have been on the market since the 1940s and orignally were called Lik-M-Aid. The dips come in lots of different flavours and include a candy dipping stick.

3.  Moon Pie

SHOP here for Moon Pies.

Three layers of soft biscuit with a creamy filling and marshmallow sandwiched between each layer. I had this warmed in the microwave as directed and it was delicious. The marshmallow was soft and gooey. Eat with a plate under your chin - the biscuit did fall apart a bit but that may have been due damage/cracking in transit.

Moon Pies are a treat from the US, similar to our Wagon wheel here in Australia. A Moon Pie consists of two graham crackers cookies with a marshmallow centre and dipped in a flavoured coating. We usually stock both chocolate and banana dipped Moon Pies at Sweet Traditions. Moon Pies have been made at the Chattanooga Bakery, Chattanooga Tennessee USA since 1917.  How did the Moon Pie come into existence? From the official Moon Pie website, "It all began in 1917 when a KY coal miner asked our traveling salesman for a snack “as big as the moon.” Earl Mitchell reported back and the bakery obliged with a tasty treat aptly named MoonPie. It was filling, fit in the lunch pail and the coal miners loved it. The rest, as they say, is history."

4. Pink Lady Dark Licorice Chocolate Bullets

A medium strength licorice with a thick coating of dark chocolate. The licorice flavour lingers - these hit the spot!

Pink Lady make gorgeous, top quality chocolate and we stock several types of Pink Lady chocolate here at Sweet Traditions. Pink Lady chocolate is 100% Australian made and owned and has been manufactured in Melbourne Victoria since 1938.



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