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July 31st, 2014

Most of our internal clocks are set for a 3:00 p.m. sugar crave. Here’s a look at how to satisfy your sweet tooth en route.

“Life itself is the proper binge.”

– Julia Child

Cantucci Vin Santo, Tuscany

Because almond biscotti is best when soaked in sweet wine.


Date Shakes, Palm Springs

Supposedly invented by a California date farmer in the 1930s…thank you California date farmer.


“Nammi,” Iceland

“Nammi” fondly refers to candy in Iceland, and often, chocolate-covered licorice. It’s so popular that they even have a day of the week dedicated to it.



Mango Sticky Rice, Thailand

Thailand’s response to cookies and cream is a perfectly executed balance of chewy, sweet sticky rice and silky ripened mango.


Maple Taffy, Canada

Maple sugar and Canada are synonomous and we just adore their take on the popsicle – maple syrup poured onto snow and lifted with a small wooden stick.


Pavlova, New Zealand

Created in honor of the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, the meringue-style dessert is so good it has Australia and New Zealand fighting over who thought of it first.


Kulfi, India

Easily found on any street in India, Kulfi is a richer, denser, ice-cream-like treat. We prefer flavors such as rose, cardamom, saffron, or pistachio.


Gesztenyepüré, Hungary

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire is matched only by this Hungarian winter favorite – chestnut puree served with sweetened whipped cream.


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