Candy: A Visual Document of an Overwhelming Collection/ Compulsion
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Peanut Butter Discovery: Ohio Buckeyes
Recently some colleagues attended a conference in Ohio and brought back a selection of Buckeyes, a traditional candy native to Ohio. Apparently the chocolate dipped peanut butter bonbons got their name because of their resemblance to the nut of the local Buckeye tree. They are delicious. I don't know exactly why the candy has never spread beyond the state borders because it's basically a creamy peanut butter candy contained within a chocolate wrapper and the taste is sensational- like a creamy softer version of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. I was able to sample two brands- Anthony Thomas Official Ohio State Buckeyes and Harry London Gourmet Buckeyes. They were both really good. The ones by Anthony Thomas were a bit softer throughout, milkier overall. I wouldn't be able to cite a favorite between the two, although I'm sure if I delved further into the world of packaged Buckeyes I could really begin to understand what constitutes a "superior" Buckeye. Have any obsessivsweets readers encountered Buckeyes before? Do you have a favorite brand or recipe? Thanks to my colleagues for sharing these treats!