One of the few benefits of spending a few nights in Beatty, Nevada (not far from Death Valley) is that the Death Valley Nut & Candy Store was a 2 minute walk from our motel.

We wandered their isles the other night looking for what to buy. I found a good assortment of sugar infused gluttony and ended up buying a few bags. The only bag I bought without prior experience was the Dark Chocolate Honeycomb Sponge candy, pictured below. (Strangely, Amazon sells Sponge Taffy Boxed Chocolates which looks similar.)

Honeycomb Sponge (Dark Chocolate)

But the outside is a bit deceiving. Inside is the "honeycomb" which is really like a styrofoam compound infused with the flavor of a weak butterfinger candy bar (peanut butter and a hint of butterscotch).

Honeycomb Sponge (Dark Chocolate)

In other words, yummy. :-)

Too bad the whole bag is gone already... But there are still Orange Slices and Now & Laters left.

Posted by jzawodn at December 28, 2006 05:13 PM

Reader Comments
# Kevin R said:

Sounds a lot like SeaFoam:

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/candy/old-fashioned-sea-foam-candy-recipe.html

Yummmmm! And really not very tough to make either.

- Kevin

on December 28, 2006 05:35 PM
# Dylan Tweney said:

Hey, my dad (and Chris's too, of course) lives in Beatty now! Let us know the next time you go out that way, we'll connect you with him. He loves showing people around the desert.

on December 28, 2006 08:45 PM
# Alex said:

Hmm, sounds and looks a lot like what we in the UK call cinder toffee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinder_toffee) if so, then yes, it is yummy.

on December 29, 2006 02:53 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Indeed. That seems to be it.

on December 29, 2006 07:27 AM
# Joe Duck said:

In this case I think the picture probably does not do justice to the taste experience.

on December 29, 2006 10:19 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yeah, I kinda make it look like "crap on a napkin", don't I?

on December 29, 2006 11:14 AM
# Keith Cash said:

It sure does.

But if you look at it as food it looks Yummy.

Maybe a Youtube video of you eating it.

Slainte / Cheers

on December 29, 2006 10:40 PM
# Darryl Ramm said:


Ah a Violet Crumble rip off.

Australian staple confectionary, goes well with Vegemite, beer and meat pies...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_Crumble

Darryl

on December 30, 2006 12:45 AM
# sterling said:

i love those too, most of your standard supermarkets will carry them in those big candy dispensers. don't do safeway, but your local "I'm froofy and special" supermarket should carry tons.

i used to eat like 3 per day. yumyum.

on January 8, 2007 10:35 AM
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