Szaloncukor, a candy that almost everyone loves to eat at Christmas, is a traditional sweet treat. Many people enjoy classic flavours, like jelly, coconut, chocolate or chestnut. Some of the flavours, however, are more on the “experimental” side. Below, we listed the most unusual flavours that could be found in Hungarian stores over the past few years.
This tasty fruit is more or less associated with a beach, a Hawaiian shirt, a nice topping on top of a pizza or chocolate covering. But in the context of szaloncukor flavours, it is a little bit unusual. Might be worth a try, though.
This flavour is also widely associated with summertime. It can be used as an ingredient to make a delicious, sweet but refreshing beverage. Using it as an ingredient in a typical Christmas sweet is an interesting idea. What do you think? Would you drink or eat something elderberry flavoured?
Basil and lemon
This is probably one of the most unusual flavours. Without the context of candy or sweets, one might think I am giving tips for seasoning oven-baked chicken, but definitely something completely different from sweets. If I am honest, though, giving it a try could be an interesting “experiment”.
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Plum pálinka, chocolate cream, dark chocolate
Sounds good until one reads the words after pálinka. The mention of the traditional Hungarian alcohol, a true Hungaricum, sounds promising – kind of like cherry liquor in chocolate, with a Hungarian twist. Honestly, I have never tried it, so I do not really know how this flavour is. Anyways, it is a super creative idea.
This one is arguably one of the most interesting flavours. What do you think? Would you watch the wonderful lights on your Christmas tree, sipping your cup of mulled wine peacefully? Or would you rather enjoy your share of mulled wine szaloncukor?
Honey egg white frappe
This is such a crazy combo most people would either dislike it or be at a loss for words. It is unusual, indeed.
This one is actually good. It is like floating island flavoured cream in chocolate. The dessert called floating island tastes a little bit like vanilla, but there is a slight difference. This one is really worth trying if you can buy it.
This one is genius! There are probably very few people who would try it, but the idea is genius: a strong chilli paprika cream turned into szaloncukor. Hungaricum at its finest! And by the way, no, I was not sarcastic. I do think it is an interesting new flavour. On the flip side, if people pulled a prank on someone with this very special product, that would not be fun.
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