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Monday, August 22, 2016

World Box Update



Swedish Flatbreads - Very tasty, but too salty for me so I thunked it (technical term meaning I tapped the flatbread with my finger while holding it over the sink to get rid of some of the salt) before eating.
Brazilian Peanut Candy Bar - Tasty ( Ok, I lied it's incredibly tasty like the peanut filling in a Reese cup but much lighter) TheHub wants to find where we can buy more of this.  He loved them. Nerd that I am, I have already been hunting recipes to see if I can make this instead of buying it.
Swedish Licorice - Great reviews from Son2 who, unknown to me, likes licorice. I smelled the box and it smells like every other licorice, which is just gross.
Brazil Nut Cookies - The bomb!  They are like a nutty shortbread, not too sweet and not too rich. Delicious and another product TheHub wants to find and keep on hand
Nordic Fudge - Nice flavor and great fudge consistency (I did stick in the the fridge because August is a bad month to ship fudge to Alabama and it was seriously misshapen when it was opened) but it was certainly not chocolate which is how I like my fudge. It has a very fruity flavor.  (Citrusy Prune is the closest I can think of to compare it with?) Like I said it is not bad, just different. Since I ordered these boxes to try things outside my norm things should taste different but this is a product I don't need to try and duplicate.
Double Chocolate Crisps - These were fantastic.  The crisps were almost like a sweet coconut pastry with a thin but very rich dark chocolate filling. (Slightly thicker than a hot fudge sauce, but so much more delicious) Yet another product I am going to have to find and have on hand occasionally.
Nordic Coffee - It is tasty but really is no different than my regular coffee.  Using my Keurig refillable K cups we were able to get 5 cups from the package.

So far the flavors have been quite good but the package sizes are very small.  It definitely is giving me some flavors I have never tasted, which is a good thing and has turned me on to possibilities of cooking differently (like those peanut candy bars.)

We were at the lake this weekend and I forgot to take/hide the goodies.  When we got home Son2 had been here and the remaining Brazil nut cookies and peanut candy bars were gone. TheHub was particularly bummed out since he wanted both of them. I guess the saying "you snooze, you lose" applies here.

Will  do an update on the remaining items as they are used!



12 comments:

  1. Brazil nut cookies? Yum. I am a big fan of them, and himself doesn't like them so they would be ALL mine. If you find a recipe which works can you share it?

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    1. I think if I experiment I can come up with a very similar cookie. Now I just need to find raw Brazil nuts, preferably shelled. I hate shelling those suckers!

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  2. You made me want to go out and get some Swedish sweets. However, I think I'll just wait until you figure out how to make them at home.

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    1. Trust me, I will be trying to figure it out

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  3. You have added a word to my vocabulary: thunked. Thank you. I want the Brazilian peanut candy bar immediately if not sooner. The idea of a treat similar to a Reese's p.b. cup, but lighter, entices me.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I am a fountain of self proclaimed words which I unfortunately share. If you say it with conviction people seem to buy it. As soon as I find a good deal on peanuts the experimentation will begin.

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  4. I'm with Janie-new word love!! Up here in these Northern parts were wouldn't say thunked. We would say flicked. Might even say tapped.
    You are adorable.

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    1. I am so Southern. I'm thunking, tumping, fixing, and blessing everybody's heart.

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  5. That IS a real bummer to have all the cookies gone. I love Brazil nuts but am allergic to them! Right now, I'm fixing to go eat some nuts.

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  6. Glad to hear that most of the goodies you and your family tried were to your taste, especially after being underwhelmed by the contents, initially.

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    1. The size of the items in the box is still underwhelming, but the taste is good so far.

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