Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Chinese are very interested in candy flavors that I, myself, am not interested in. I have bought giant pick-a-mix bags of sweets at supermarkets a couple of times in the last month, and every time I am annoyed with myself for doing so. It's always low-quality, like that fake chocolate that leaves a film on your tongue and tastes painfully artificial.
They've got remarkable flavors like corn, red beans, milk, ginseng and lima beans. I've only found one candy I like, a peanut nougat, and the rest has been decidedly unappetizing. So by the time I saw what appeared to be prawn candy, I had exhausted my internal resources and was unwilling to go through the process of buying it, trying it and hating it. I just had to trust my intuition on this one.