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Flavor classics founded in 2009 by a family of food lovers. We are connoisseurs of all things food and drink inspired by every day life!

White chocolate, popcorn, mocha, cake, chips, peppermint

Today’s flavor is white chocolate.  White chocolate is a popular variation of the classic flavor chocolate.  White chocolate flavor has been described as tasting like chocolate but with a milky and smoother flavor. The ingredients for white chocolate include sugar, cocoa butter (the fat from cocoa beans), milk solids, lecithin, sugar, and vanilla.  One notable difference between chocolate and white chocolate is that white chocolate does not contain chocolate liquor or cocoa solids.  Because it does not have any cocoa solids, white chocolate (unlike regular chocolate) does not have any caffeine.  White chocolate should not be confused with milk chocolate. (Milk chocolate actually IS chocolate, and contains sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, milk, and vanilla.)  Milk chocolate appears as a brown color like chocolate, while white chocolate appears as white.White chocolate is incredibly popular, and many people that do not care for regular chocolate like white chocolate as the flavor is quite different.  Flavorings of white chocolate include white chocolate pepperment bark which is popular around Christmas.  White chocolate fudge is a popular dessert and is described as being creamy, rich, and very sweet – you can find recipes easy online.  White chocolate cheesecake is popular in the supermarkets – a very dense and decadent dessert.  You’ll never find white chocolate popcorn in a movie theater, however if you find a gourmet popcorn bag, you might find this flavor.  Other items which have been flavored successfully with white chocolate include white chocolate mocha (to drink), white chocolate cookies (you can add white chocolate chips to make them), white chocolate pretzels (very popular and easy to find), white chocolate syrup, white chocolate icing, white chocolate liquer, white chocolate m&ms (yes, they exist), and the list goes on and on.White chocolate – great flavor!! 

Ham soda -it’s kosher!

Are you ready for ham flavored soda?   It’s hheeeeerre!  (And no, I did not say ham WITH soda, and i also did not say coke-flavored ham or ham cooked with coke,  i said HAM SODA! )  The Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. is offering a Christmas pack of flavored sodas, and among these is ham soda. And yes, it is kosher!  (Thank goodness, right?) This interesting flavor is meant to compliment Christmas because it goes right in with “Christmas Ham” (it’s just a carbonated version!).  The carbonated ham-flavored beverage will be caffeine free, and you might just see it in the supermarket right next to coke, so don’t pick it up accidentally! ha ha ha.  You can pick up the ham-flavored soda as part of the Jones Soda 2007 Holiday Christmas pack.

Anise Flavored Liqueur

Anise Flavored Liqueur is a type of liqueur which is flavored with anise. Pretty simple, eh?  (A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage that has a sweet-tasting flavor…liqueurs are often used to add that extra flavor to an alcoholic drink).  You’ll find the taste sweet, and some people would describe the flavor as tasting licorice-like.  The sweet-flavored beverage should be mixed in a cocktail for best tasting results! Different parts of the country call anise-flavored liqueur different things.  There are varieties known as anisette, ouzo, and sambuca.  Absinthe is one variety made from  a narcotic herb (so not widely sold)- wormwood, which a plant whose leaves include absinthine and anabsinthine, and is sometimes used for indegestion.  A drier-flavored variety of anise liqueur is anis.

Vanilla coke

Did you know that the first Coca-Cola was sold in 1886! And it was not until recently in the past ten years the Coca Cola Company began mass production of the Vanilla Coke! With the success of vanilla coke, the coca cola company started offering a diet version, which is equally good. According to the can, vanilla coke has “vanilla flavor and other natural flavors” – meaning it’s imitation vanilla not real vanilla. Imitation vanilla is a by-product of paper making…according to
vanilla.com
, chemists from the Ontario Paper Company found they could make synthetic vanilla from one of the by-products which was polluting local streams- sulphite liquor. (Wallah – imitation vanilla!) (Real vanilla is actually very expensive and comes from the vanilla bean; it is considered one of the most expensive spices in the world in its pure form, which is why when you go to the supermarket more often than not you’re buying imitation vanilla, not the pure vanilla). Some drinkers of vanilla coke describe the flavor as tasting like coke, but having a “lingering vanilla flavor” after the sip. Most recently, coke launched Vanilla Coke Zero. Many soft drinks companies are now experimenting with flavored “colas,” this is just the begining…