You Americans are so funny. You have a word for everything.
“Patties”, for instance. That’s not really a word we use here in the UK, and for some reason it just makes me laugh when I read it. If these were marketed in the UK, they’d simply be “Dark Chocolate Peppermints”… or maybe “After Dinner Mints”.
I’m told Sanders Candy is quite well known in the US, but it’s not something we get in the UK (except when the postman turns up on your doorstep with a big box of it!). I didn’t really know what to expect from these, but as it turns out, I was pleasantly surprised.
The chocolate is smooth and rich – the box doesn’t give the cocoa content, but it has a nice, bittersweet taste. It’s also nice and thick. As after dinner mints go, these are quite substantial.
The filling is probably the nicest peppermint fondant I’ve tasted recently. It has just the right consistency. Not to thick, not runny. Very similar to a Creme Egg. And the taste is refreshing and minty without being overpowering.
The overall effect is just right. Thick, sweet and refreshing, with none of that weird aftertaste that’s so common with chocolate mints. These are definitely made for sharing out after a dinner party. They look sophisticated without being pretentious, they’re substantial enough that your guests won’t feel short-changed, and most importantly of all, they won’t think you’re stuck in the 70s.
Now all I need to do is get myself invited to a dinner party… anyone?
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