Sunday, November 27, 2016

GIFT OF INDIAN GHEE SWEETS

One of 2nd Man's coworkers gave him this as a gift when she returned from visiting family in India.  It's her favorite candy and knowing 2nd Man is a "foodie" person, she wanted to share.  


They came wrapped in a beautiful paper and even the box was pretty.  These are made by a company called Balaji.  

Balaji Sweets
They are certainly impressive inside, a couple even covered in edible gold leaf.  As for the taste, well, they were different.  I really liked the one with the chocolate chips and the almond one.  2nd Man liked the gold leaf and the chocolate chip one as well.  

It's fascinating trying sweets from another country using different spices and seasonings.  It reminds me of a couple years back when sweet friend of the farm Fiona sent us a package from Australia (and it was all delicious, even the Vegemite, ha).  

Was at the farm for two days, got a lot done, updates to come.  Staying in town today since it's back to work tomorrow.  Have had some great Thanksgiving leftovers, creations by 2nd Man LOL, more on that coming up too.  

Hope you are having a great weekend!  I will catch up on all of your wonderful comments later tonight.

UPDATE:  There was some sort of error with commenting so I temporarily changed the format, it's the same, it just opens in a new window instead of embedded, but after you type you comment and you click to submit, it just means you have to click on the blog name at the top of the page again to go back.  Hopefully this will just be temporary.  


18 comments:

Janie V said...

Those look delicious but i have heard that there are different spices used overseas.

FionaG said...

You are sooo sweet. Gave me a pleasant surprise first thing in the morning. Might have to pop some more Tim Tams in your letterbox!!!

Texas Rose said...

Looks delicious!

Mali said...

My inlaws are from India, these are very good. That was a nice gift. There are some that are an acquired taste, haha.

Mali

anne marie in philly said...

those sweets look dee-lish!

Janie Junebug said...

Those are beautiful candies. That's a thoughtful gift. I'm not surprised by one or both of you being known as foodies.

Love,
Janie

Elephant's Child said...

Vegemite? Shudder.
The Indian sweets look great. And it was a very thoughtful gift.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

What a nice gift. They look pretty :)

Sarah said...

Sounds yummy! If you know anyone that ever travels to Toledo Spain ask them to bring back some marzipan for you. It is to die for amazing! My sister used to live there and the Nuns make this amazing marzipan that has an almost gel like middle. She has a friend that sends her some every year for Christmas. She shares it with us since it's my favorite candy. When it gets here it has to be rationed immediately and Lord help you if you don't hide your cache well enough!

1st Man said...

Yes, very different flavors and combinations. Unusual but good!

1st Man said...

Awww, thanks for that. Well I meant it, we loved the surprise and you do NOT have to do it again.

1st Man said...

They were mostly good. A couple were unusual. But it was a fun journey for sure. :-)

1st Man said...

Hi and welcome to the blog. Yep, acquired for sure on a couple. We ate them all, liked some a bit more than others, ha. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Yeah, everyone who knows us considers us foodies, ha. Thanks!!! Hugs to you!

1st Man said...

LOL, not a vegemite lover huh? I understand that's a love it or hate it with no in-between choice. Thanks!

1st Man said...

They were definitely beautiful!!!! A lot of care into making them look good.

1st Man said...

Oh my, that sounds amazing. As fate would have it, we do have some friends going to Spain next year, not sure where in Spain they are going, but they'll be there for two weeks. I might have to look this up and give them directions, ha.

Thank you!!!