quote:Originally posted by TBird:
MUCH success pairing chocolate with key limes.
And you know this how, being in brooklyn (other than doing a google search) ???? By the way, how are those key lime trees doing in your neck of the woods ?
Many stores in the Keys and S. Fla make the "chocolate dipped pie on a stick" but does that make them good ? Its called a novelty, as most other key lime products that are produced. In case you have never truly had a FRESH squeezed key lime, they have a distinct bitter taste, that if not squeezed from a truly fresh key lime and unadulterated, can be quite off-putting. Most of the oddball items made with key lime juice here (cookies, cake, candy, juices, sauces, marinades, key lime ade, etc.) have been so commercialized and masked by other flavors that you would not know its made from the key lime. They are more of a marketing ploy for the tourist/visitor to purchase a "piece of the South Florida/Keys life", just like those miniature resin alligator figurines.
Does anybody see the trend that its the native floridians dissing the key lime/chocolate mixture (the people who grew up and/or live where the key lime IS) while the people living thousands of miles away promoting it ? Hmmmmm...