So Halloween is almost here. The whole freaking year flew past, with about a million business trips to a million different places – and some natural disasters – completely blowing my perspective of time. For a while, I had to look at my blackberry in the morning to figure out what city I was in, who I was meeting with, and what we were talking about so that I pulled the right set of notes and slides out of my bag for the day.
Yeah, that’s not so happy. But do you know what is happy? Halloween candy. And it’s coming. Which means that baskets and bowls full of some of my favorite childhood treats – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – are emerging left and right.
I’ll be able to resist them, though, because I know of far better chocolate-peanut butter concoctions now, at the wise old age of 31. Concoctions such as Recchiuti’s Peanut Butter Pucks.
Organic peanut butter. Milk chocolate. Fleur de sel.
In other words, this is the stuff. The minute you open the box, a clear peanut aroma emerges, and the chocolate shell has a nutty flavor complimented by a subtle burnt edge.
It isn’t excessively sweet like mass-produced milk chocolate confection, and is smooth and milky rather than sticky and grainy.
The hint of salt in the interior complements its nutty flavor and slow melt; the entire puck is, well, puck-like in that it is dense and well-matched to the density of the milk chocolate shell. I feared that it would form a chocolate peanut butter black hole and suck me in.
Actually, on second thought, that doesn’t sound bad. So, go ahead and order some of these. And then I’ll come by for trick or treat and take all of them.
What’s your favorite Halloween candy?