Posts Tagged ‘Brachs Special Treasures’
Denture Danger: 10
Once again, Brach’s goes versatile with the flavors in the Assorted Coffee Special Treasures, hard toffees flavored with only the classiest of flavors including amaretto, Suisse mocha, French vanilla and Irish cream.
Each flavor has a corresponding wrapper and color to do with the interesting and unique flavors. Resisting the temptation to chew these candies is impressive and unless you can be in that minority, you will have trouble avoiding large chunks of toffee from being stuck in your teeth.
The amaretto caught me off guard. I wasn’t sure what amaretto was and when I tasted it I had to look it up to distinguish what flavors I was tasting and then it all made sense Amaretto is an Italian almond flavored liqueur made from an apricot and/or almond base. This candy seems to have both of those flavors mingling together in the toffee candy.
Suisse mocha is just a fancy name for mocha that is pretending to be from Switzerland. This dark flavor of chocolate and coffee has a distinguishably different taste from that of a classic mocha flavor.
French vanilla is what you would expect, sweet white vanilla toffee. A fun fact: Vanilla flavoring comes from orchids that are native to Mexico.
Irish Cream definitely has an alcoholic flavor to it. I always wonder how candies can have such strong alcoholic flavors without actually being infused with the dangerous substance. This Irish cream, void of the whisky, may be served in wrapper instead of on the rocks, but it’ll be sure to get stuck in your rocks if you decide to chomp down on it.
Brachs Special Treasures Butter Toffee and Chocolate Butter Toffee Aren’t as Similar as You Might ThinkMonday, March 15th, 2010
Denture Danger: 8
Upon seeing these two candies all wrapped up in their metallic gold wrappers I assumed them to be virtually the same, one being chocolate and the other being the plain butter toffee. But you know what they say about assumptions… and I should have known. Though similar in name these candies have a longer list of differences than they do similarities.
The pure Brach’s Golden Treasures Butter Toffee candies are manufactured in a perfect, consistent oval shape. This candy is hard and crunchy but also soft and smooth, and quite tasty if I do say so myself.
The Brach’s Chocolate Butter Toffee looks like a completely different candy. Aesthetically it looks almost as if it had been chewed up and spit back out to be re-wrapped. This candy is a nugget of chocolate covered in a soft and chewy coating of butter toffee.
If I were to state my opinion, I would have to say that I like the crunchy butter toffee better for its clean, pure flavor, but if you favor the chewy chocolatey candies then you could very well disagree with me. Whatever way you go, Brach’s has got the butter toffee on lock down, ready to please the both those with the taste for crunch and the taste for chew.