Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Roman candy ages well (Part III)
"Strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate."
I know the lady of the house likes chocolate, so I ordered two sticks in that flavor. The man pulled off 18 inches twice and rolled them and wrapped them in wax paper and handed them to me. I handed over two dollars. They were warm to the touch.
We sampled about a half stick that evening. It was delicious. It was as chewy as the candy claims to be in red letters on a white background: Roman Chewing Candy.
We revisited the leftovers of that stick about a week later. It is still delicious. It is harder now, more the consistency of New England salt water taffy. It's a good treat. I'm glad I have a whole stick left to savor at my leisure since I don't often happen upon the Roman Candy cart while I am on patrol.