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Thursday, July 23, 2009
Chocolatey, grapey goodness
It's grape time! Once a year, for only 4 days, Lammes Candies, a fifth-generation, family-owned local chain of candy shops, sells their chocolate-covered grapes.
I usually find myself in a Lammes store when I'm visiting home, or having out-of-town guests coming to visit me. I get a handful of their pecan-packed Texas Chewies, a buttery, chewy praline that everyone loves.
Lammes on 38th & Lamar Texas Chewies, plain, chocolate-covered, or habanero-flavored
But, come grape time, I am scrambling to get there, thinking, should I get two boxes? Will I be able to make it back to get another before they're over?
See them? Stacked on the back counter?!
Why they're only available 4 days a year is beyond me. They're delicious. Better than chocolate-covered strawberries, I think.
At $8.95 a box, they're not cheap, and the box disappears quickly. The cool grapes crunch under the hard shell of chocolate, and give way to lots of juice.
Half a box left
I've already made my way through most of my first box, thinking of the second to come.