Pros: absolutely delicious candy treat
Cons: calories and carbs
Now that I seem to be on a Passover food binge both in buying my favorites when I see them on display and writing about them, I thought I would write a review of another goodie that I just can't resist when they arrive in the stores each spring.
Joyva Chocolate Marshmallow Twists.
This sweet treat in another candy that has been on my list of favorite foods for as long as I can remember, going back to the old candy store days in Brooklyn when they were sold in bulk or even one at a time out of those big candy bins you just don't see any more at least I don't see them. Actually I can't even find this candy anywhere other than at Passover ..
Made by Joyva foods, who have been in business for almost a hundred years after starting out in Russia where they made Halvah from a secret family recipe. They moved to America and set up a small business in Brooklyn where they still are a family run operation. Over the years they expanded their line of goodies with all kinds of wonderful sweet confections, many made strictly for Passover. And certified Kosher by a Rabbi.
I just love these marshmallow twists. They come in Vanilla and Cherry flavor, but I can't find the cherry anywhere. I was so happy to see them on my grocers Passover display last week but they were so expensive, over $4.00 a box, I believe, $4.79...thats pretty high priced I thought and didn't buy any. Then yesterday they had them for $2.99 so I bought 2 boxes, I hope to see the Cherry flavor before the holiday is over, but I'm happy with the Vanilla
Joyva Vanilla Marshmallow Twists come in a 9oz. Box, with 12 pieces in a tray. Each one of these scrumptious chocolate covered marshmallow twists is 3 inches long and 1 inch wide so they are a good size and even just eating one is satisfying but not as much as two .*grin*
Imagine a delicious marshmallow completely smothered in dark chocolate, then take a bite and let the flavors mingle on your tongue. Well, I just had to take my own bite to try to describe the taste sensation excuse me while I finish my twist. OK, I'm back and have put the box away. Just one, see I can do it.
Actually, there is more then just one way to eat these. Frozen is another and totally changes the perspective of this great candy. When I buy two boxes, like I did yesterday, I always put one in the freezer. When frozen the marshmallow takes on a new dimension as it cracks when you bite into it, it almost tastes different then non-frozen. I can't decide which way I enjoy them more.
But, like most sweet things, these delightful twists don't come cheap in the calorie department as they are nearly 100 calories each. For 2 pieces there are 190 calories, 4 grams fat, 2 of them saturated but at least no trans fats or cholesterol. You do get 1 gram of protein and they weigh in at 21 carbs so it's not a candy you can sit down and eat a whole box of. I'm pretty happy with one or two.
The main ingredients are; of course, sugar, corn syrup and chocolate, then there is something I would never have thought of, fish gelatin, (maybe I'd rather not know that) and last but not least, artificial flavor.
Fish gelatin aside, Joyva Marshmallow Chocolate Twists really are a delicious treat and one I give 4 stars to in the candy department of fine Kosher foods for Passover. Another reason I love this holiday. But you don't have to observe this holiday to enjoy this delightful seasonal indulgence and, there is no fishy taste I guarantee it.
Another Passover sweet treat
Passover Jelly slices