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Do you like the taste of candied violets?

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If you have ever tried candied or crystalized violet fragments, did you like the taste?  I got some to use on eclairs, and I think the scent is heavenly, but it has a slightly soapy taste to me.  I wondered if it was one of those things like cilantro, where you and your taste buds either love it or hate it.

 

My eclairs are filled with vanilla pastry cream, and topped with a lavender (colored) poured fondant.  I love the look of a few of these violet fragments scattered on top, but just not sure how many people would enjoy the taste.

 

Thanks.

 

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post #2 of 45

the ones i've had just tasted like sugar

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If you have ever tried candied or crystalized violet fragments, did you like the taste?  I got some to use on eclairs, and I think the scent is heavenly, but it has a slightly soapy taste to me.  I wondered if it was one of those things like cilantro, where you and your taste buds either love it or hate it.

 

My eclairs are filled with vanilla pastry cream, and topped with a lavender (colored) poured fondant.  I love the look of a few of these violet fragments scattered on top, but just not sure how many people would enjoy the taste.

 

Thanks.

 

Liz

All candied flowers taste like soap to me.  I'll vote no on this one. 

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post #4 of 45

They taste like sugar to me, too. I used to put one on each piece of chocolate fudge.Maybe it depends on where they come from and who made them.

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OK, MB and I taste soap, howsweet and K8 taste sugar!  A tie!

 

These were from France via the UK . . . all natural, but two interesting "natural" listed items on both the violet and rose fragments: gardenia extract and natural color (cochineal).

 

I don't think it is those items giving it that taste though - I think the Violette candies from France taste kind of soapy too.

 

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post #6 of 45

if they were combined in a shipment shipped anywhere along the line with soap--y'know like lavendar soaps--that soap taste leaches out into the entire shipment--just a thought--who knows

 

plus if you overdue the lavendar in any edible item it's soap-a-rama and it's easy to use too much--low threshold for that--

 

so one way or another-- that's too bad

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post #7 of 45

Soap. 

post #8 of 45

ruh roh it's 3-2 isoap's ahead --we need some more sugar!

 

hahahaha

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post #9 of 45

They taste like sugared violets to me, but I've only eaten them in France.

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

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post #10 of 45
They just taste like slightly floral sugar to me.
post #11 of 45

I'm going to try to tamper with the 'Sugar' vote.

If it only taste like sugar, and you can't taste the real violet under the sugar, that why waste time and money?  Just make fondant violets.  :P BoomShakaLakaLaka

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post #12 of 45

They are elegantly luxurious. :)

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People are so much more impressed with, 'imported Parisian violets crusted in sugar', than they are with, 'violets made of sugar'.

post #14 of 45

Yes that's true.  When you're in business it makes sense to impress.

Sometimes people with tons of money are just silly, but as long as they are spending $$$ on YouAll, it's AOK.

 

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post #15 of 45
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You guys are all making me laugh!  I got the idea from a cake magazine from the UK - I can't remember the name of it though.  It had lovely skinny little eclairs, frosted in lavender poured fondant, with a very light sprinkling of "violet sugar sand", which is just the broken up crystallized violets that they couldn't sell whole.  So they sell bags of it which are pretty good sized little chunks, maybe the size of extra large chunky sanding sugar.

 

Yes, they would definately up the elegance/fancy factor of my eclairs!  And I need some reason to jack the price up on something in my case so I can use the comparative pricing model that Jason linked to in Stitches thread about the cake buying experience. :)

 

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