A Sweet Treat…
A couple of weeks ago I attended a food conference in Austin, the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). There I met lots of new colleagues, and made lots of new friends. Two of those new friends happen to be the White On Rice couple–a super talented photographer-and-stylist team (a.k.a. Diane and Todd) that I got to know one evening on a taco/tequila bike crawl for a mutual friend’s birthday. (The crawl was led by the fantastic Penny de los Santos. You might have already read a bit about that epic evening.)
During our crawl I discovered that Todd, Diane, and I have a love for Hi-Chews. For the uninitiated, Hi-Chews are a Japanese fruit candy. They are similar to a Starburst, but a lot less sweet, with better flavors–and, best of all, they don’t stick to your teeth!
Well, I learned from Todd and Diane of a flavor I never knew even existed, which is Grapefruit.
Long story short, we all return home and they send me a pack in the mail. It was like when Charlie gets the golden ticket to the Chocolate Factory. I opened up the package and couldn’t believe the sight. I have eaten a lot of Hi-Chews and never seen this golden pack before.
I, of course, tore into it. You might not think that grapefruit sounds like the most enticing candy flavor, but as soon as the perfume of grapefruit took over, my defenses crumbled.I tried to savor them, but, alas, I ate the whole pack. They were ah-maze-ing. If you have a Japanese store near you, run and find some. And if they don’t carry it, request they do. It will change your mind about your favorite candy flavor.
Mine used to be apple.
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