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Tuesday's Tidbits (& Sips): 09 June 2009

Today, I thought I’d share with you another blast from the past: some of my food photography.  I love photographing food, especially candy, almost as much as I love eating it.

I figured that I’d share with you my top five favorite photographs that I’ve taken of candy.  So, here goes…

First up are these lovely looking candies that a coworker brought back from Greece.  They seem innocent and beautiful enough but one bite will be the end of the illusion; they contain whole cloves inside.  Not, in my opinion, the tastiest of treats…

Next, this in the inside of BIS, a Japanese candy that is like the infamous コアラのマーチ (koara no maachi), Koala’s March, but with the biscuit on the inside and the chocolate on the outside.

Another Japanese candy, ハイチュウ (haichuu), Hi-Chew.  The particular one in the photograph is yuzu flavored.  Hi-Chew are small pieces of flavored taffy; my favorite flavor is green apple.

Can you guess the candy whose insides are displayed in the next picture?  No?  It’s a Cadbury Creme Egg.  I got hooked on these as a kid and still can’t seem to shake the addiction…

Our final photo of the day is of メルテイーブレンド (meruteiiburendo), or Meltyblend.  Meltyblend is, of course, another Japanese candy.  Meltyblend, which also goes by other names such as Meltykiss occasionally, is distributed by a big Japanese candy company called Meiji.  They are basically little square truffles and are only available during the winter months in Japan.  They occasionally make their way into our local Korean grocery store but not every year.  Meltyblend come in several flavors, including the strawberry variety pictured below.  The pure chocolate variety are still my favorite of the bunch, though.