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Anyone find a good absinthe candy tha actually TASTES like absinthe?

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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?"

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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....

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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.)

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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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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;

Sold by http://www.roni-sue.com/

 

Has anyone tried these?

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$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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