Friday, August 26, 2011

American Candy Stand Cupcake Café

Merkel and Myrtle visited the American Candy Stand recently on Norwood Parade. It was hard to imagine what be included in an Amercian themed Café as the US culture seems to have infused itself so much into our everyday life. However this café did a good job. Frank Sinatra was singing on the TV screen and there were flavours like oreo cookie, cherry cola and peanut butter & jelly. Fudge and brownies were there but also more standard types of cake and biscuits were available.

There were six small works for SALA 2011 festival. The works by Ben Nicholls and Victoria Highet were decorative without making any statement or pushing any boundaries.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are a peculiarly American confectionery. They have peanut butter inside with a thick covering of chocolate. The American Candy Stand offer a Reese's hot chocolate which of course has a strong peanut flavour. It was served in a tall glass and was topped with froth and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. The peanut flavour was good but fairly overpowering. This was probably consistent with the Reese's recipe. The listed price was $5.90. The Café also had a standard hot chocolate and the Lindt hot chocolate on the menu like Just Tickled Pink.

1 comment:

  1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are one of our best sellers. My favourite flavour is the one with caramel, although the dark chocolate variety is good too.