Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Food Network Lies!!

A few months back, sometime around Christmas, I saw a Food Network show - I think it was Unwrapped - about candy from "back in the day." One of the candies featured was Cherry Mash, a confection from St. Joseph, MO that the wrapper says originated in 1918.


The Food Network guy made it seem like this stuff was the food of the gods. So when I saw it for sale at Nixon's General Store in Tabernacle, NJ for $.89, I grabbed one.


The short review is that it's a super-sweet grainy pink cherry filling that tastes as artificial as it looks. They cover that in cheap milk chocolate with small peanut chunks. Not worth the price, and I will never eat one again,  but I am still oddly happy I bought it!

The Food Network Lies!!


10 comments:

PCole said...

It's probably the 13 grams of fat, 7 of them saturated fat, going to your head. :)

Chris said...

Oh go ride your bike to Guam or somewhere!

PCole said...

Well, that would be a ride worthy of a 2.05-ounce snack delivering 20 or 30% of my daily allowance of fat. :)

Chris said...

I need to go eat a cheesesteak and have a few Jacks.

Jennifer said...

That piece of candy looks so incredibly gross! I can't imagine wasting any fat grams allowance on that. How regrettable.

Anonymous said...

What does someone from New Jersey know about taste?

John said...

Lesson learned: don't get sucked in by the pursuasive powers of Marc Summers. ;)

Chris said...

Well, I'm actually FROM Pennsylvania, now living in NJ, just across the riveer from Philly. I am guessing Mr. Anon is from Missouri.
You may have heard of Philadelphia. It's the home of cheesesteaks. Some of the best Belgian taverns in the world outside of Belgium. It's got a vibrant and varied restaurant scene.
Taste? I've got taste. I know good food. I was intrigued by the Chreey mash, but GOD it was awful!
A quick search of restaurants in St. Joseph lists the standard Burger Kings and McD's, Houlihan's, a Dennys and the highlight seems to be the free breadsticks at Fazzoli's.
Y'all heard of sushi? Fusion? Thai? Medi-Latin?
Enjoy the Cherry Mash!

PCole said...

I think the classic candy I would more gravitate toward is Charleston Chew. Not sure why ... I think it's the only one I can remember.

Chris said...

Now THERE is a classic candy. I love the Charleston Chew. Chewy vanilla nougat wrapped in a smidge of 'chocolaty' coating.
MMMMMMM!