Go Nuts For Brach’s Jelly NougatsFriday, February 19th, 2010 by Jon
Denture Danger: 8
Jelly Nougats. They don’t have the most appealing name, but this white nougat with multicolored jelly pieces within it might surprise you in what’s most important, it’s taste. Each color of jelly candy adds a unique flavor and texture to the sweet base nougat flavor.
I don’t understand how this chewy gummy candy can be called the same thing as the fluffy chocolate inside of a Milky Way, but I guess a nougat can be made more than one way. And indeed it can. Nougat is a French treat and there are two kinds. White nougat is made with whipped egg whites and sugar or honey.
Often nuts such as almonds, pistachios, or walnuts are added. Brown nougat is usually crunchier than white and is made with caramelized sugar. My guess is that both the chocolate nougat in the Milky Way and this chewy nougat are white nougat, but are made with different ingredients to establish different textures and tastes.
These candies remind me of playing dreidel on Hannukah. For those of you that have not had the opportunity to play this awesome game, it is basically a game where you spin a top and depending on what letter it lands on you either have to put candy into the pile or take candy out.
You don’t have to play with candy, but the candy is what really creates the motivation to play. I don’t know why these jelly nougats were in the mixture of candies we played with, they definitely aren’t the most popular candy, but they did help to create a memory. When we would have to put one of our candies into the pile it would usually be one of the jelly nougats. I think we were a little intimidated by the strange colors mixed into this candy that we had never seen or eaten before.
All it took was one brave soul to take the first bite of this unfamiliar candy to reassure us that it wasn’t poison and that, in fact, it was pretty good. So, if you are going to play dreidel or just want to try out a new candy, give these jelly nougats a try. Their sweet, soft, chewiness won’t disappoint an open mind.
EDITORS NOTE: So popular are these candies that Brach’s introduced an Easter classic called Brach’s Jelly Bean Nougats. An interesting candy and definately worth trying