I’m not positive this is candy, but white and brown sugar are the ingredients listed right after pecans. I’m also not sure why you’d think to put whiskey all over your pecans, but hey, I’m game.
Okay, I just opened up the handsome tin and got at these little nuggets, and the alcohol aroma is unmistakable. That’s eau de Lynchburg, all right. But how are these brown sugary whiskey nuts going to taste? And should I be eating them before noon?
Hmmm, these are interesting. First, I notice that they don’t taste as alcohol-strong as they smell, but the whiskey flavor is certainly there – and I like it. The second thing: this is candy all right. It’s a very sweet praline, and almost tastes like you’re eating a chunk of nutty sugar whiskey cookie dough or something: it’s soft and granular.
And that’s the third thing I notice: the nut pieces are very small, and come in last place in the flavor mix. You can taste them, but they’re overwhelmed by the sugar and, to a lesser extent, the whiskey flavor.
So I’ve had four of these dice-sized nuggets, now, and really I’ve had enough. They’re crazy sweet, and if it’s not from the whiskey, I guess I’m getting a sugar buzz.
So what’s my conclusion on Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Praline Pecans? They’re not bad. But I’m glad I got them as a gift, because $20 for a 12 oz tin is stupid, in my opinion. I mean, you could get a whole bottle of the original hard stuff for that, and buy your own nuts.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for an extremely sweet nutty alcoholic treat, this might fit the bill, and maybe Jack Daniel can charge this kind of money when he doesn’t have much competition in the whiskey candy category. Just don’t reach for ‘em first thing in the morning.
Buy Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Praline Pecans Online:
- at Amazon.com