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Irish Cream Chocolate Cordials – Renaissance-period alcohol-based medicine! A delicate union of dark chocolate and Irish Cream filling.

From Medicine to Treats

Originating in Renaissance-period apothecaries, the cordial was an alcohol-based medicine – and aphrodisiac – made with fermented fruits, spices, and herbs to stimulate the heart and improve circulation. Eventually cordials became a fruit-based alcohol and in the late 1800s, around the time of the truffle. Later, a candy that was deliciously decadent and alcohol-free.

Our Irish Cream Chocolate Cordials

A marriage of rich dark chocolate with a liquid filling that enlivens your taste buds: together they make a most satisfying union. This version of the cordial with its delightful Irish cream flavored liquid center is entirely new but carries the tastefulness of its predecessors. 8 oz. in a stand-up bag with the history on the label.

 

 

 

Chocolate Rose Wine Cordials – Renaissance apothecaries, alcohol-based medicine & aphrodisiac. Elegant & Alluring

Originating in Renaissance-period apothecaries, the cordial was an alcohol-based medicine – and aphrodisiac – made with fermented fruits, spices, and herbs to stimulate the heart and improve circulation. Eventually cordials became a fruit-based alcohol and in the late 1800s, a candy that was deliciously decadent and alcohol-free. A marriage of rich dark chocolate with a liquid filling that enlivens your taste buds: together they make a most satisfying union. This version of the cordial with its delicious rose wine flavored liquid center is entirely new but carries the tastefulness of its predecessors. 8 oz. in a stand-up bag with the history on the label.

 

 

Dark Chocolate Rum Cordials

Originating in Renaissance-period apothecaries, the cordial was an alcohol-based medicine – and aphrodisiac – made with fermented fruits, spices, and herbs to stimulate the heart and improve circulation. Eventually cordials became a fruit-based alcohol and in the late 1800s, a candy that was deliciously decadent and alcohol-free. A marriage of rich dark chocolate with a liquid filling that enlivens your taste buds: together they make a most satisfying union. This version of the cordial with its delicious rum flavored liquid center is entirely new but carries the tastefulness of its predecessors. 8 oz. in a stand-up bag with the history on the label.

 

 

Cherry Cordials: A Chocolate Covered & Distilled Delight

One of our favorite candy-makers sent us a truly delicious candy he agreed to make just for us: the cherry…

Mint Juleps – A Kentucky Favorite! Mint, Whiskey, & Dark Chocolate all in one bite. Story on the tag.

From Kentucky, a mingling of whiskey and mint flavors enrobed with rich, dark chocolate that recall the “mint julep” drink and others of its type: bourbon balls, rum cordials, bourbon caramels, Irish Cream cordials and many more. During Prohibition, restaurant owners compensated for revenues they lost because of the ban on alcohol by selling after-dinner candy. Many were flavored like alcohol or named for a specific drink. Regardless, the candy/alcohol link has been unbroken for decades. Contains six candies in an elegant truffle box with the story on a keepsake tag. Sending a gift? Let us know, and we’ll send a gift card from you. Want to send six candies of any type? We’ll send it in a gold box with a ribbon and card, no charge.

Bourbon Cordials

Originating in Renaissance-period apothecaries, the cordial was an alcohol-based medicine – and aphrodisiac – made with fermented fruits, spices, and herbs to stimulate the heart and improve circulation. Eventually cordials became a fruit-based alcohol and in the late 1800s, a candy that was deliciously decadent and alcohol-free. A marriage of rich dark chocolate with a liquid filling that enlivens your taste buds: together they make a most satisfying union. This version of the cordial with its delicious bourbon flavored liquid center is entirely new but carries the tastefulness of its predecessors. 8 oz. in a stand-up bag with the history on the label.

 

 

 

The Chocolate Tasters Have Spoken!

And the winner is….Hostess Mints! We sent our official candy tasters a variety of chocolates to try …and the verdict…

Chocolate Candy: An Aphrodisiac – Is It or Isn’t It?

Is chocolate an aphrodisiac? The answer is yes. And no. And like so much about sex and lust, somewhere in-between….

Bar in a Box: Congratulations with Gift

A delightful boozy walk-through taverns, saloons, and contemporary bars in a candy setting brought to you by award-winning researcher and True Treats’ founder Susan Benjamin.  Enjoy authentic bourbon balls made with Woodford Reserve whiskey, plus mint julep balls, bourbon-infused caramels, a variety of alcohol-flavored cordials, perfect Margarita Rimming Sugar, rock candy cocktail stirrer and an historic recipe book for the perfect drink.

 

Say Congratulations with a Gift that Keeps the Spirit Alive! One-of-A-Kind Collection of alcohol-flavored candies, drink mixes, & more PLUS an historic bartender’s recipe book AND 2 True Treats’ exclusive keepsake cards.

Bar in a Box

One-of-A-Kind Collection of alcohol-flavored candies, drink mixes, & more PLUS True Treats’ exclusive cards with a historic image and story of the candies. PLUS a historic bartender’s recipe book.

 

A delightful boozy walk-through taverns, saloons, and contemporary bars in a candy setting brought to you by award-winning researcher and True Treats’ founder Susan Benjamin.  Enjoy authentic bourbon balls made with Woodford Reserve whiskey, plus mint julep balls, bourbon-infused caramels, a variety of alcohol-flavored cordials, perfect Margarita Rimming Sugar, rock candy cocktail stirrer and a historic recipe book for the perfect drink.

 

What’s Mom’s Favorite Old Time Candy? We Asked – Answered!

So, What Candies Do Mothers Really Want For Mother’s Day? A good question seeing that just about all of us…

From The Colonial Apothecary to Your Kitchen – Four Recipes

From The Colonial Apothecary to Your Kitchen – Four Recipes Colonial-era apothecaries – or pharmacists – filled their shops with…