Jonny and I went to the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco a few weeks back (thanks to Josh and the other fine people at King Leo’s for the invite and pass) and met all sorts of folks pushing their edible wares. Most of which was meat (Meat Gurus anyone?) and most of which was good.
The show was filled with loads of aisles, some of which were specific to countries. We found these on the Mexican aisle from a super good dude who, if I’m not mistaken, only imported/exported these.
“Creme and Liquor-filled Caramels” — not much of a name. I’d go with “Off the Wagon Caramels” or “Sauced Caramels”. I know these are from Mexico but there’s no Spanish on the package. Also, they aren’t Caramels like you and I think of Caramels – not smoky, brown sugar creamy-almost-taffy-like goodness. These are sugar-grainy, kinda like a jelly on the inside and outside. Very soft. They feel really fresh, almost gooey. Sadly, this isn’t a texture for me. I like hard gummies.
What I do like is the alcohol. It appears to be 4% per candy. Eat a package, get a buzz. The taste is real booze – all omni-present and shit, giving them a real kick.
But check out the package above again – it makes it look like the middle of these things will be twinkie-like creme filling, yes? But no. More like drippy marzipan. I love Twinkies too. Kinda disappointing for me.
But if you like the Mexican soft marizipan-y candy, you may just love these little softies from Crown Nuggets. Good people. Booze. Try em if jellies be yr thang.
I have to say…I agree with Matty on these. Just way too rich and grainy for me.
I’ll be in Mexico later on in Feb and plan to find some serious candy grub that we can all be proud of.