My daughter and I have dug up some Irish potatoes—See’s Candies Irish potato candies! We couldn’t believe how realistic they were, in terms of how they looked and felt. Here are our real-time comments as we tasted and reviewed the candy:
Commenting on the cocoa on the outside, “It’s like actual dirt on your hands.”
“The things on the outside, the eyes I guess, are soft.”
“It tastes sort of bland like a potato.”
“The texture is like a heated potato.”
“This looks exactly like a potato. The wrapper makes me think of grass. It’s so festive.”
“I’m impressed with the realism.”
“I think the ingredients are nougat, nutmeg, nuts, and cocoa.”
“This is a great food disguise.”
So what are See’s St. Patrick’s Day Potatoes? Here is the official description from the box of these joyfully creative candies:
“Fluffy white chocolate and English walnuts, coated in milk chocolate, cinnamon and cocoa powder. With pine nuts ‘eyes’.”
We recommend this fun tasting experience.
St. Patrick loved the shamrock, since its three leaves in one plant reminded him of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit together making up the Trinity. So I’ve become inspired to celebrate the shamrock as many ways as I can this St. Patrick’s Day: through a prayer, food, a word search, and a hike to search for a shamrock-like plant.
My new St. Patrick’s Day Activity Page, http://www.sherrysknowledgequest.com/saintpatrickactivity.htm, on my wildlife viewing site gives all the details:
But after all this, my daughter and I want to check out another dirt-dwelling Irish symbol, the potato. We’ve heard rumors that See’s Candies has a potato candy for sale this time of year. We’ll report back if we find it.
I'm Sherry Weaver Smith, author of The Wolf and the Shield: An Adventure with Saint Patrick. I like to have adventures in getting outside in nature, crafting, and cooking as I explore our Catholic faith with my daughter. We want to be inspired by the saints!