On a pantry shelf. Temptation lurking.
Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress challenges bloggers to post a photo of something (or someone) sweet.
Vincie brought the foil wrapped Betsy Ann chocolate balls (made in Pittsburgh) to the House Concert and Molly brought the Sarris Candies (from Canonsburg) for Valentine’s. Sweet!
I think the bright wrappers make it inviting to unwrap them.
A mid winter treat . Steve slid open a sectioned tray and offered me this tiny ice cream cone after supper. It was frozen and so hard, I let it sit on the iPad stand to warm a bit before eating it. Just the right amount. I’d never seen an ice cream cone this small.
Flavor Preferences. What do you like to taste? Is there a flavor you avoid or don’t like?
Is there a difference between a flavor and a taste?
Where do our preferences come from?
Who are the flavorists who add the flavors to what we consume? I’m not even getting into natural vs. artificial flavors.
People within the same family prefer different flavors. How they taste.
Some individuals detest licorice. Others love it. Cilantro? Spices? Peppermint?
If a family gets ice cream cones does everyone choose the same flavor?
Varieties of flavored waters, drinks and seltzers are big sellers.
Wikipedia -“Of the three chemical senses, smell is the main determinant of a food item’s flavor. Five basic tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami (savory) are universally recognized”
I regret not purchasing this particular drink flavor- I’d really like to taste it (seen at Thanksgiving where sold at the Gourmet Garage NYC). Seeing the photo in my phone reminded me I didn’t taste it. Thinking about rhubarb makes me salivate a bit(yep, I said that). My mouth water. I like rhubarb. The tartness. Next trip, I’m buying it!
I’m sure there are people who don’t like Vanilla. Chocolate. Strawberry. Garlic, Ginger. Cinnamon.
(see America’s favorite ice cream flavors)
Favorite flavors of jelly beans by state available
Look at the unexpected fun I had at COSTCO when I sampled a Lindt truffle. I met Tammy, the Lindt Representative, and Kimberly and Christine who were offering the samples and talking with customers. Spoiler Alert :You know I bought some, too. It was an iPhone day as I didn’t have my good camera with me.
Tammy at work.
Christine on left and Kimberly on right
Maternal grandma (FFMarlene) baked peanut butter chip cookies for our grandkids Anna, Michael, Jack and Maura.
We are going to have a doubly sweet family weekend together. Our tins of cookies will disappear at lightning speed.
Narrow: post 2
Wider, thicker, fatter, heavier would be better-it was so good.
Desired characteristics for the narrow ice cream sandwich, not me!
Guess that’s why they keep the amount of ice cream slim.
I like molasses. Granted it’s been a few years since I’ve played CANDY LAND, but I missed the old Molasses Swamp. You get mired in a Chocolate Swamp these days. I read it was changed because today’s children don’t know what molasses is!
Molasses makes me think of cookies. Here’s a recipe (use butter instead of shortening) for Cookies-Molasses Crinkles. My mother baked them for years.
And yes the Candy Land artwork is different on the board. There’s a lot more “stuff” and it looks a bit clown-like now. I miss the ice cream floats. You still advance on the board by drawing a card with a colored square (or two) and moving your gingerbread piece to the matching color. The plastic gingerbread game pieces look like they are dancing nowadays. The classic candy Valentine conversation hearts bit the dust, too.
The board game is 67 years old, says it was created by Eleanor Abbott, a polio victim herself. Children in the hospital wards, afflicted with the disease, played her original game. Milton Bradley manufactured the first game in 1949 but now the brand is Hasbro.
My granddaughter Maura brought it to my house while she’s visiting. We played it a lot.
When I played with Anna (almost 13)she had the original version as an anniversary edition in a tin.
Another opportunity for me to feel antique and reflect how everything changes. Rapidly.
Where did Grandma Nutt come from?