Beer Berries, Yogurt Liqueur, Sushi Donuts, and Chocolate-Peanut Butter Beer

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.

Photo credit: Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Photo credit: Moonstruck Chocolate Co.

Beer Berries

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

Photo credit: Maggie Hoffman / Serious Eats
Photo credit: Maggie Hoffman / Serious Eats

Yogurt Liqueur

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

Photo credit: Buzzfeed.com
Photo credit: Buzzfeed.com

Sushi Donuts

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…)

Via Buzzfeed

Photo credit: Foodiggity.com
Photo credit: Foodiggity.com

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.

Via Foodiggity

*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World food and drink blog. Vendors are not notified ahead of time that their products/services will be featured, thus Flavorful World will at the time of posting have had no related interactions with said vendors or any sample of their products/services by which to judge them. As such, we have no idea what these vendors are like to work with, or about the quality of their merchandise and are unqualified to vouch for them as reputable. Our Friday Fourplay lists are posted in the simple spirit of our having come across something that looks and sounds engaging, and thinking that perhaps our readers will think so too; no more, no less. With that in mind, patronize these establishments and vendors at your own risk.

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