Trying Russian Chocolates
One thing I love to do when I travel is find unique international markets. Recently on a trip to Florida, I stumbled across a European market that ended up having a ton of imported Russian goods. While chocolate butter was very intriguing, I decided to grab some Russian candy (single candies by the pound) to take home as a souvenir and enjoy a taste of Russia after the vacation had ended.
These candies may not all be Russian. They may also be Ukrainian. Or from another Eastern European country! I love getting to try international treats!
Trying Russian Zefir Marshmallows
I also grabbed a pack of Russian Marshmallows - Zefir to try. The girl at the store recommended the Creme BrÃ»lÃ©e flavor as it would be more interesting. I like Creme BrÃ»lÃ©e and I like marshmallows, but I didnât love these. They had the appearance of merengue and the texture was firmer than a marshmallow, but not as firm as merengue. It was different. Some serving suggestions included freezing and eating as an ice cream-type treat as well as topping a hot beverage with it. I just ate mine straight up. I found it too large in size to enjoy due to itâs sweetness. Have you tried these?
On your next trip, challenge yourself to find an International market. Go in, walk around, try to figure out what some of the most unique products are (chocolate butter?!!?!) and then try something new!
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