Sunday, September 25, 2011

SOOC-Sweet Temptation

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This Friday+Saturday was our traditional Autumn Market. The old-fashioned “home made” kind of sweets are always popular!

I don’t often buy sweets (candy) nowadays. That does not mean I keep a sugar-free diet – I do eat dark chocolate, and ice cream, and have to admit that I do like a biscuit (cookie) or two with my afternoon tea... But I very rarely buy the kind of confectionary which is basically just sugar. Yesterday at the Market I fell for the temptation though… All on the excuse of being able to take nice close-up photos of them, of course! (Yes, I’m rather good at deceiving myself…)

The ‘mint kisses’ in the last picture is a favourite. (Sometimes in the past I used to make them myself for Christmas. With varied result. I tell you – if you’re unlucky and end up with a batch of sticky mess that will not harden, you’re likely to lose your taste for them for a while…)

In the top picture is a mix of soft marmalade + hard ones. The red-and-white ones are peppermints, the black-and-white ones salty, the red and green ones acid.

Which is your favourite?

Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday

10 comments:

  1. I'll go for the peppermint and chocolate mint kisses every time! I'm just about to have a cup of coffee. One would be perfect right now. Please can you magic it to me?

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  2. Like you I used to make mint creams - with varying results too.

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  3. Here lately my guilty pleasure has been the small gourmet Jelly Beans...they come in a variety of flavors...the vanilla bean is my fave! Great shots of your delicious looking treats!

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  4. the first shot the candy is beautiful to look at, but hard candy is my least favorite, although if it is in front of me i will eat it. i have never had salty candy, so would like to try that. the soft gooey ones, i don't like and I dont eat mint anything, but i love chocolate anything and for candy i would say caramels are my favorite. hubby loves reeses peanut butter cups, they are his favorite. i like peppermint sticks, and i like soft peppermint. oh well, just say if it has sugar i will eat it. i love the first photo, i can see each grain of sugar.

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  5. My downfall is chocolate and anything covered in chocolate, and mint chocolate.

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  6. Sorry Graham, I hope you found something else to have with your coffeee... I have yet to find a spell that can send more than the image!

    Sandra, salty liquorice is very popular here in Scandinavia. I love it but it's not good for high blood pressure. So I never buy more than a few pieces because if have it at home I can't resist it.

    Janet, I love chocolate too, but fortunately with plain dark chocolate I am satisfied with just a little; so that's the only kind of candy I usually keep 'in stock' at home. (Add a bit of mint, and I will I eat twice as much! Can't really explain why!)

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  7. I'm LOVING this!!!! I have never seen candy like the last picture, I would have immediately bought a pound!! The first picture is what we call Hard Tack, and we can only get in for a couple months around Christmas time. Some are filled and some are not. Filled have either chocolate or jelly. And you can buy either filled or not, or a mixture, some in fancy tins for gift giving.

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  8. We bought milk chocolate covered caramels, sprinkled with sea salt on top. There are also chocolate dipped potato chips. Chocolate is SO good with salt!!!

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  9. Chocolate is my downfall. But, to be honest, I can be tempted by anything sweet. However, it is impossible for me to keep anything 'in stock'. What I don't devour, the grandies will.

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