Saturday, August 30, 2008

Candyhol 5; aka Jelly Belly, Part 2

Hey folks, sorry for the long delay since the last time we posted here. Rest assured that the problem has not been a lack of new candyhol! Unfortunately, we're two whole posts behind, so I honestly can't remember too much about the Jelly Belly batch I'm supposed to write about. So I'll let the pictures mostly speak for themselves:

This week's contenders.

This week, it was Glenda Wallabee who volunteered to open her horizons to the weird and wacky world of Candyhol. You can totally see the terror in her eyes at the fate that awaits her.

I tried to distract her from the horror by forming an impromptu conga line. Apparently my plan worked like a charm.

Miss Saofoir makes a prediction about the peanut butter concoction.

Caramel Apple Jelly Bellies are brown on the outside and green on the inside, making for a rather disorienting visual experience.

Unfortunately, we made one tragic mistake with this batch - we didn't let them sit nearly long enough because of time constraints. The result was that the jellybeans didn't have nearly enough time to cover the vodka aftertaste, so the flavors came out somewhat less-than-optimal.

Round 1: Peanut Butter

And the reaction...?

Glenda finds a way to smile through the pain.

Round 2: French Vanilla

This one had a significantly smoother flavor and consistency. I just want to bottle a bunch of this shit and put it in my coffee forevermore.

Round 3/4: Creme Brulee, or possibly Caramel Apple? I can't tell which.

Round 5: Kiwi

Way too sticky-sweet for my liking, but might be well-balanced if cleverly blended into a mixed drink. Kiwi-tini, anyone?


At this point I'd like to announce MALCO, our sober chaperone for the evening, who stood by faithfully keeping watch to make sure the night didn't devolve into a candyhol-fueled tournament of death.

God bless ya, Malco.

*End Intermission*

That was the end of the festivities of the evening, but we made sure to save a portion of each creation for sampling the next day, when the flavor had hopefully had more of a time to set.

However, at this point Matt had the brilliant idea to use the Creme Brulee with the French Vanilla to make layered shots.

Ultra close-up!!

The. Best. EVER. These tasted like heaven in a fucking shot glass. I don't know if I'd trust myself to drink more than 3 or 4 of these because of the high sugar content and the fragile state of my internal equilibrium, but oh man. IF ONLY I COULD.

Crowley reported that the Peanut Butter had also improved greatly overnight.

Then Neighbor Burgmeier showed up to waggle his arse at us and drink our magic potions.

I really get the feeling we should start charging for this shit.

Is that Jasso? Where did he come from?

Just one drink recipe this time around, because everything else I could come up with only seemed to pale in comparison.

1/2 oz Creme Brulee Jelly Belly liqueur
1/2 oz French Vanilla Jelly Belly liqueur

Use inverted spoon to layer white over brown carefully. Repeat 8 times, serve to 8 of your closest friends. Receive massive kudos/props/virginities.

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