A Sweet Vocabulary
VOCABULARY: ON THE SAME PAGE
At the Bath Sweet Shoppe, we consider ourselves Confectionery Curators. We research, review and showcase the best in candy and chocolates for you to enjoy and to share. Along the way, we have encountered words and terms that we would like to share with you. Feel free to share terms that your find interesting too. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, here are a few words or phrases to get us started.
Confectionery: The term we use to describe sweets and chocolates.
Cordials: This type of candy has a liquid filling inside a chocolate shell (i.e., think cherry cordials). The challenge is that cordials are often too large to just pop into your mouth without making chipmunk cheeks while chewing. Just taking a bite can cause the liquid to ooze out creating a mess. We are pleased to offer the solutions: smaller sized cordials that do not compromise the robust burst of taste.
Horehound: It is a perennial, aromatic herb of the mint family. The plant has oval leaves covered with white, woolly hairs, and bears small, white flowers. We stock this flavor of hard candy and have been told that patients going through chemo treatment find this candy refreshing and soothing.
Gummi: First, let’s agree on the spelling. “Gummy” refers to a toothless grin. “Gummi” is sugary, gelatinous candies. We offer a fun variety of the timeless treats in our Shoppe.
Truffles: These delicious, round flavored chocolates are named after truffles because of the striking resemblance with the original truffle mushrooms. Nothing fungi to do with our dessert sized truffles that are traditionally made with a chocolate ganache center. Ganache is a glaze, icing, sauce, or filling for pastries made from chocolate and cream.