Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.
These candies from Moonstruck Chocolate Company are not so-named because they possess any alcohol (there is, in fact, no beer in them). To create them, malted wheat berries of the sort used when brewing dark beers get tumbled in dark chocolate. Moonstruck suggests pairing them with a nice stout beer, marking the first of two examples you’ll be getting from Flavorful World today (you lucky goose, you) of ways to combine chocolate with beer. Read on.
Via Tasting Table
Let’s see if I can make it through this one without any punny, yogurt-themed references to drinking up some cultures. Damn. So close. Anyway, Lucas Bols Amsterdam has released a liqueur made with fresh yogurt. Depending on your tolerance for sugary, dairy-based libations, this product promises either to make your smoothies a bit smoother or offend you horribly. Speaking for myself, the phrase “Challenge accepted!” springs to mind.
Via Serious Eats
The day I discovered a cake that cut a thoroughly convincing figure posing as a bowl of ramen was what cemented my knowledge that Japan excels at
food catfishing creating impossibly delicious foods that masquerade as other foods. The latest gustatory “Gotcha!” I’ve uncovered comes to us from Mister Donut, a U.S.-founded, Japan-headquartered franchise whose Thailand branch is selling donuts visually fashioned after sushi. These “Sushido” have actually been around a few years, but recently had their popularity surge via Twitter. Viewing the pictures I found over at Buzzfeed, it’s not difficult to see why (he wrote, as a Homer Simpsonesque hunger sound erupted low in his throat…)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Beer
Sure, its flavor profile sounds like the newest addition to the Three Broomsticks Inn’s beverage menu, but Sweet Baby Jesus! is something else entirely. Unlike our top entry in this week’s FF, this porter brew is, for better or worse, exactly what it sounds like: a beer flavored to taste like peanut butter and chocolate. One can’t help but smile at thought of all the “You spilled beer all over my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!” vs. “You dropped your Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in my beer!” arguments just begging to be played out among drinkers who know where to find this new product of Maryland-based Duclaw Brewing.