Sweet Finds: Brittles from Morning Glory Confections
When Morning Glory Confections promises vivid, unique flavors in their artisan brittles, they deliver. These brittles go way beyond peanut and cashew, with flavors like New Mexico Chili and Pumpkin Seed or Chai Tea and Cashew. All of the different brittles were consistent in texture: crumbly, sticky, but not stick-in-your-teeth or impossible to chew. We tried 9 different varieties, each with different nuts and spices, and enjoyed some of the inventive flavor combinations more than others; for instance, Thai Curry and Peanut certainly lived up to its name, but tasted strongly of lemongrass at first and was ultimately too spicy to qualify as a sweet treat.
Some of our favorites were the Chai Tea and Cashew, with a good fall flavor that reminded everyone of gingerbread; Chocolate Bourbon and Pecan was warm, syrupy, and delicious—it would be great crumbled over some vanilla ice cream. The Chocolate Alderwood Smoked Salt and Peanut was memorable for its perfect balance of sweet and salty. And an exotic variety that we felt really stood out was Indian Curry Pistachio, which was more smoky than hot, and tasted kind of like a mole sauce.