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#1 crow

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:47 PM

Anyone find a good absinthe candy tha actually TASTES like absinthe?
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:00 PM

I want candy!
Sorry.

Absinthe Candy. The description is a little lacking:

Only true bohemians understand the power of the green fairy! Our Absinthe Candy is the most delicious anise flavored confections to ever melt on our tongues and just one candy will transport you back in time to Paris, France. And psst, they're legal!

Soon you'll be can-canning around the room like you're a dancer at the Moulin Rouge… just don't let anyone else see you.

Whoa, Dude! They're legal?!!! No way!

If only I was 17 and never laid, I would order them at once. ;)


Um. What is a "True Bohemian?"

#3 Ambear

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:13 PM

I have some of these. They're more like lemony licorice, which then gives way to some bitter alcohol flavors, kinda heading towards those windex flavored necco candies. They have a chocolate as well, which is fairly star-anise heavy (but not bad, if I recall.) I've also had these, which were pretty tasty.
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:23 PM

Some absinthes taste like Good n' Plenty...

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:10 PM

Some absinthes taste like centipedes.

I'm letting the youngin's play for a bit. I hate hogging the show.

Sugar coated fennel seeds don't really taste like absinthe, but if you can find some at your local Indian Restaurant, market or amazon.com, they make for a dandy pick-me-up. Joe likes them a little bit.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:24 AM

I have a box of the Leones, and I agree those candy-coated fennel seeds would do in a pinch when I'm at work and craving an absinthe. I was hoping somebody would know of a box of chocolates filled with a lovely liquidy absinthe creme.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:24 AM

I've worked with several confectioners to create absinthe chocolates and truffles, but none of them have any online ordering options. I think there might be one in Philly that Doyle worked with, but I can't remember the name. Let me see if I can find out.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:44 AM

A Seattle area confectioner, Jonboy Caramels, has made a great absinthe-flavored caramel using Pacifique Absinthe. I discovered them at a Seattle area farmer's market.
http://jonboycaramels.com/home.html
http://www.giltcity....attle/jonboysea

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:44 AM

You could always make Bill-water. A drop or two of something nice in a water bottle.

I like to do that with bitters as well.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:48 AM

YUM! I will order from the Seattle store today! I do get to Philly every so often but a confectioner in NYC, DC, or Boston would be better... if anyone knows of one.

Edited by crow, 05 October 2011 - 07:48 AM.

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#11 Père Ubu

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:06 AM

Nice find Marc!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:16 AM

Vosges has a truffle called absinthe in one of their Exotic truffle collections, but at their prices, I'd rather buy a bottle of the real thing.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:00 AM

YUM! I will order from the Seattle store today! I do get to Philly every so often but a confectioner in NYC, DC, or Boston would be better... if anyone knows of one.



Nice find Marc!


Yes, I think it was a great find also. I've already gone through about seven boxes....

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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www.pacificdistillery.com


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:00 AM

Indeed.

Those may be very tasty, but I'd rather have two thirds of a bottle of Pacifique.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#15 Père Ubu

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:30 AM

Oh, there is a minimum? Still, not a bad things for xmas presents.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:12 AM

Indeed.

Those may be very tasty, but I'd rather have two thirds of a bottle of Pacifique.


Embrace your hedonism! Buy both! :devil:

If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

Marc Bernhard, owner and Master Distiller of Pacific Distillery LLC
Maker of Pacifique Absinthe and Voyager Single Batch Distilled Gin
Woodinville, WA, USA
www.pacificdistillery.com


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:57 AM

Presently, Tish is nodding at your sage advice, good sir. :cheers:

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#18 crow

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:58 AM

Started to order five boxes (the minimum for online orders) but UGH... $12 shipping charge brought me to over $60! Guilt overcame me and I reluctantly ex-ed out.

(Two boxes were the berry and balsamic flavor at $12 a box.)

Edited by crow, 05 October 2011 - 11:59 AM.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:31 PM

Absinthe Candy.

Those are actually not too bad, surprisingly enough. Far more like real absinthe than the Leone Assenzio pastilles (which taste just like the Leone Assenzio absinthe).

They're made by Accoutrements Inc., which is Archie McPhee's manufacturing company, so I can just walk down the street to Archie's and get some!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:44 PM

Braggart. :laugh:

Edited by baubel, 05 October 2011 - 07:44 PM.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:49 AM

More like a shameless lover of all things cheesy.

You've obviously never walked into Archie McPhee's. :laugh:

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:48 AM

Indubitably.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 04:03 PM

Found some absinthe truffles described HERE


Rhonda Kave's absinthe truffles started as an underground experiment: she was struggling to complete the last flavor of her cocktail collection, until her son, Corwin (chef of New York's Fatty Crab empire), brought her home-brewed absinthe on Christmas Eve. At the time, absinthe was banned in the U.S. for its alleged hallucinogenic properties, but the ban has since lifted. Recent studies show that contaminants, among other factors, were the culprits. Kave's creation consists of a Callebaut bittersweet chocolate ganache with pear, fennel, aniseseed, and commercially brewed absinthe. It's available at her Lower East Side shop and online.

Rpni-Sue's Chocolates, 120 Essex St., #11/12 Essex Street Market, New York; (212) 260-0421;


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Has anyone tried these?

#24 crow

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:19 AM

$20 a box is okay but $15 to ship? damn and I was just in NYC... I'll get my daughter to bring some home at T-gives.
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