Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halva: JYMY (on X3M)

It's hard to believe that it's been a couple months since I've last updated Salmiyuck! Actually, no. It's not hard to believe. Like most sensible human beings, I try to avoid all things salmiak, and I therefore must be subconsciously avoiding updating this blog.

But I have a duty to salmiak, and I will continue to forge through it. My next challenge (coming this Friday) will be a horrendous thing called salmiakpulver. It is the essence of horror itself: pure salmiac powder. It was suggested by Nicke Alden of X3M, who interviewed me a little while back while I taste-tested Halva's JYMY:
I can't seem to find the pictures I took, but the box (and the enclosed "pills") looked exactly like the above picture (credit: Mini-Market). I was expecting tablets of pure ammonium chloride, but instead found a sweet and slightly-salty lemony flavor. At least, I think it was lemon.

The texture (especially after chewing) was powdery, and the salt quickly creeped up. I wasn't able to make it through the entire box, but I didn't immediately spit out the candy. There's a clear rating for that: edible.

8 comments:

  1. I have never tasted those! But salmiac powder...hahaha you're so going to hate it.

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  2. It'd be worth taking a detour through the Netherlands as well... someone needs to send him a bag of Dubbel Zout!

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  3. Good ol' fashioned powder is what lies in three flame tyrkish pebers too. Such a lovely thing this powder delicacy. Jymys are kids's stuff.

    Somebody send him these for a little chili variety :

    http://fi.images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDodvtS6FOBi4A73JdLAx.;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Ffi.images.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dsynkk%25C3%25A4%2Bsalmiakki%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyfp-t-737%26b%3D1%26tab%3Dorganic&w=600&h=534&imgurl=www.poppamies.fi%2Fimages%2F_JAK6113.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.poppamies.fi%2Fproduct_info.php%3FcPath%3D31%26amp%3Bproducts_id%3D619&size=76.9+KB&name=Poppamies+Synkk%C3%A4+Salmiakki+200g%2C+tulisuus+5&p=synkk%C3%A4+salmiakki&oid=dcbaa6e1bff3a00c3ee5334320f666d1&fr2=&fr=yfp-t-737&tt=Poppamies+Synkk%C3%A4+Salmiakki+200g%2C+tulisuus+5&b=0&ni=21&no=0&tab=organic&ts=&sigr=12566mq6p&sigb=13dvmc7d3&sigi=114laa70d&.crumb=8yQVAPwRVsq

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  4. Reiska, the problem with those is that while they are very hot, there's absolutely no salmiak or any other taste in them. Eating them is simply an exercise in extreme masochism and stupidity.

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  5. " exercise in extreme masochism and stupidity. "

    Certainly not, there is salmiac flavor there too. It just might feel too much way to the soft and unhardened. :o)

    I doubt that you have never even tasted them.

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  6. Of course, I have. Tasted like raisins dipped in capsaisin.

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