Thursday, February 28, 2008
I found a new candy!
The Mr. and I went out for Thai food last night. We've eaten there regularly for several months, but this was the first time that they gave us candy with the check!
It was subtly sweet with a mild fruit flavor. I'd never had anything like it before, so I couldn't describe the taste.
I examined the wrapper for any English print, and I finally found, written in print in a color that nearly blended in with the background, the words TAMARIND CANDY.
Aha! So this strange new flavor had a name!
...but what's a tamarind?!
Turns out it's a kind of tree whose pods are filled with pulp that you can cook with. It's also said to have medicinal effects.
Ooo, look, you can buy them online!