May 27, 2008
I’ve had both of these new-to-me items in the past two days, and no, I’m not pregnant!
The Talk 0′ Texas Crisp Okra Pickles were in my supermarket, I grabbed them because I thought J. would love them. I couldn’t have guessed I’d like them too, I thought they’d be soggy and unbearably spicy, but they were neither. I wonder if they’d make a good dirty martini…
My mom brought the chocolate back from Israel. It’s Elite milk chocolate with “popping candy” — like Pop Rocks — inside. Very bizarre. Even after the chocolate melted away you’d still get these surprising crackling sensations all around your mouth. The boys, of course, clamored for a piece and I was sure they’d be freaked out by it (they ask for a sip of soda every once in a while, and do not like the carbonation at all). But they loved the chocolate and even when I asked them directly they didn’t find the popping sensation to be unusual. Serious Eats mentioned this Israeli chocolate bar last year, and it seems Pop Rocks came out with their own limited edition version, so if you’re desperate to try it you can probably get your hands on one version or another.