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#131 Beer Flavored Shamrock Candy? Why yes. At Lofty Pursuits..

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See the other videos in this Assortment
Vanilla Whiskey https://youtu.be/8q6bScQiFT4
Irish Cream https://youtu.be/VBHWHBT_V0s
Barmbrack https://youtu.be/lT64DJqXRJ4
Apple https://youtu.be/xrqwkmNrKn4

Our shamrock assortment shows how we can be inspired by flavors. We introduced it last year, and it sold out so fast, we decided that it needed to come back. This is the Chocolate Stout drops, that will be blended with at least 6 other flavors for the full assortment.

We were inspired by flavors and colors that are associated with Saint Patrick, or Ireland. Some are fun, some are traditional, and some are unexpected.

Of course we’ve made all this on our 1871 drop roller frame with a late 1800’s set of shamrock rollers in it. A true Victorian treat for this Saint Patrick’s Day.

The flavors so far:
Vanilla Whiskey – Vanilla pairs well with whiskey, and according to the church, Saint Patrick’s symbolic color is blue not green, so we made this blue. We’ve greatly improved the whisky flavor this year.

Chocolate Stout – We revisited this flavor this year, starting with Guinness beer itself as we used as part of the base for this flavor. A traditional black/brown in color. You are watching this video now!

Irish Coffee – Historically, this is the newest of the Irish flavor traditions, having been invented in 1943. This year we updated the flavor of this clear brown candy, by improving the whiskey flavor, and making it more of an Irish whiskey in taste. A video for this will be up in about a week, keep your eyes open, because we’ll also cover the original way to make an Irish Coffee, and how the drink spread world wide. I had fun doing research here and even more fun testing the drink.

Foam Toffee – This flavor is for a specific type of aerated toffee (not taffy) that is made in Ireland. It’s mostly known for being a topping for the Knickerbocker sundae that harry potter enjoyed in the first book. Color: Orange, which is roughly the color of the toffee.

Irish Cream – The wonderful flavor you’d expect in a light green of Ireland. We have a video of this from all the way back in 2016, and it has our marching band in it!

Barmbrak – I know this one is a bit of a stretch. Barmbrak is a quick bread associated with Halloween over in Ireland. It is a true Irish taste. I encountered this in NYC growing up from Irish neighbors, and while it traditionally has dried fruit in it, apparently the New York version of it used more new world dried fruits (go figure). I decided to go with the flavor of my childhood here. This bread/cake has a tradition of having a ring baked into it. If it’s in your piece, it means a year of good luck, or a year where you will be married. It always felt to me that this was a similar tradition to the King Cake baby. While the flavor is out of season it is an amazing and unusual flavor in candy, and it lets us have fun, by letting us make a dozen candy rings for our version of the ring tradition. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to get one, if you do send a photo. The color is pulled white

Clover Honey – Yellow is clover honey, the sweet flavor that remains from the last summer to enjoy before spring starts.

Apple – Saint Patrick was known for planting apple trees, and important thing in old Ireland. While often not thought of it’s a flavor for the holiday, and it’s in a dark green

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