5 August 2010

Hot Tamales (Amazon)

We seem to have a distinct lack of cinnamon sweets here in the UK, so when David H drew my attention to the American Hot Tamales, I was delighted to discover they were available on the UK Amazon.
They come in a rather ominous bright red bag, and each sweet is similarly bright red in colour, about the size of a large jelly bean. When I ate the first sweet, I discovered why they have ‘Hot’ in the title, these sweets burn of cinnamon! Thankfully they only burn for a few seconds, and then they settle into a rather lovely sweet warm spicy taste. They become chewy, and the flavour subsides further to a rather wonderful gentle cinnamon tingle! I suspect they would still keep you warm on a cold day! I am big cinnamon fan, and think these sweets are absolutely fab. Having said that if you are not a fan, be warned the first few seconds of heat might be enough to put you right off!

1 comment:

Anne said...

Mhh, being a cinnamon lover myself, these are very tempting. You are right, the UK is very short of cinnamon flavoursed products. It seem you don't even have the Big Red chewing gum from Wrigleys over here! :-( From Wiki:

Big Red is a cinnamon-flavored chewing gum introduced by the William Wrigley Jr. Company in 1976. Big Red was available in the UK and Ireland in the mid-to-late 1990s, but is no longer available there.

What a travesty!