Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Anonymous Russian Candy: Translation?
My friends Ben and Will were out exploring Brooklyn's Brighten Beach and brought me a handful of these intriguing individually wrapped Russian candies. There's a whole lot of mystery in the visage of this child wearing the babushka on the candy wrapper. Without the ability to read Russian, however, I have no idea what the brand name of the candy is or how the candy company might describe the flavors and textures contained within. I assumed from the size and shape of the packaging that we were dealing with hard candy- the entire thing is approximately the size of an elongated Jolly Rancher. Instead, one discovers a miniature sugar parfait- vaguely crumbly nougat of a vaguely hazlenut or nutty flavor topped by a layer of equally crumbly cookie all enrobed in a regrettably waxy and flavorless layer of chocolate. I can't say I enjoyed the overall combination but it's definitely the most unique and evocative little candy treat I've encountered in quite a while. And if anyone reading this happens to read Russian, can you please drop me a line in the comments section with a translation? I'm so curious! Thanks for finding this, Ben and Will!