July 27, 2012
Flavor Straws are back! (Not really, but you get the idea)
Those of a certain age (we're talking geezers) may or may not recall Flavor Straws, with chocolate or strawberry embedded within that made your milk sweet.
Now comes Giambri's Quality Sweets out of Clementon, New Jersey, with sweet straws for grown-ups.
Wrote Florence Fabricant in Wednesday's New York Times Dining section, "A venerable New Jersey candymaker has come up with a fun and frivolous embellishment for drinks. Giambri's Quality Sweets, a family business for 70 years, makes hand-pulled four-inch lemon and orange hard candy sticks that can be used like little straws, sweetening as you sip. The lemon will turn iced vodka into instant limoncello, and the orange will enhance Lillet or Campari. But unless you live near Clementon, not far from Philadelphia, and can shop at the company's store or a few local retailers, it pays to stock up because shipping ramps up the modest price of the candies."
Porous lemon and orange sticks from Giambri's Quality Sweets, 26 Brand Avenue, Clementon, N.J., (856) 783-1099, giambris.com, are $4.35 a dozen, $4.75 for the all-natural lemon, which has no artificial coloring and uses cane sugar in place of corn syrup. Shipping starts at about $10 for up to four dozen via regular ground delivery.
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