Friday, June 19, 2009

Forgot Father's Day? Roni-Sue's Got You Covered...

The Chile Collection from Roni Sue
For those of your who forgot to pick up something for dad, you still have a couple days to make things right. Let's be honest, as greeting card holidays go Mother's Day is pretty easy. Moms love flowers. Moms love chocolate. Moms love cards from their kids. Dads on the other hand are notoriously hard to buy for. "Gee, another tie, I'm speechless." Or "Wow, more grilling tongs, how did you know?" And then there's the endless stream of pricey gadgets and dad toy suggestions. I say go chocolate and for some of the best sweet/savory and sweet/spicy combination head over to Roni-Sue's new space in the Essex Market...

When Lawman and I stopped by Roni-Sue's last week, the brand new Chile Collection caught my eye. It includes the Zydeco Truffle: Handmade perzipan blended with red chile confit, sweet red pepper leather, red chile jam, fresh chile infused tequila, sea salt and ground mixed dried pepper mélange topped with dried jalapeño pepper flakes, the Diablo Truffle: a Callebaut bittersweet chocolate with red chile confit, sweet red pepper ‘leather’, red chile jam, fresh chile infused tequila and Mexican cinnamon, and the Down the Hatch, candy buttercrunch dehydrated roasted Hatch chiles dipped in dark Callebaut chocolate and topped with ground cocoa nibs & smoked vanilla sea salt and would make a perfect gift for dad.

The Chile Collection from Roni Sue

Of course you can't go wrong with their Pig Out Pack:
1/3 lb. Pig Candy
1/3 lb. Bacon buttercrunch
1/5 lb. BaCorn [caramel popcorn with bacon & chile pinon nuts]

Piggin' Out for V-day

Or you could just keep things simple and pick up some Pig Candy:

Pig Candy

I must admit the next thing on the Roni-Sue menu that I'm dying to try is their Beer & Pretzel Caramel. Created by Rhonda Kave's assistant Liz Gutman, it's a twist on the salted caramel and features rich farmstead cream, Roni-Sue's chewy caramel infused with locally brewed hoppy IPA and malty brown ales, embedded with salty, crunchy Martin’s pretzel bits, and enrobed in decadent dark Callebaut chocolate. If your dad loves his beer and pretzels but also has a sweet tooth this might just make his day.

My dad's not much of a beer guy, but this could very well find it's way into a birthday present for a certain beer loving blogging partner... Shhhhhhh!

Roni Sue's New Spot at the Essex Market

Check out Roni-Sue's new space in the Essex Market. We can only hope that bigger space = more delicious candy creations.

120 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 260-0421

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