Friday Foodgasm: Liddabit Sweets

by Rachel on June 4, 2010

Last week, I splurged on an order from Liddabit Sweets in Brooklyn!

I felt pretty good about the splurge though; the company was founded by two chicks and their website says,

At Liddabit, we are committed to using as many local and seasonal ingredients as possible to create fresh, delectable, responsibly made sweets for you to enjoy. We strive to take care of and strengthen our neighbors, our community, and our planet – join us!

Their “FAQ” page really sold me too. They answer the question, “What makes your products different?” pretty damn well.

The only thing I had to get over was the damn shipping and handling. Not ideal, but a fact of life. If you live in NYC, seriously, go to that store right now and go crazy!

Because it was a splurge, I had to be picky about which crazy-delicious-sounding sweets to order.

I ordered the Lime-in-Coconut Bar, which has coconut, lime zest, white rum, toasted macadamias, and dark chocolate.

Those ingredients are everything I love and cherish so that was a no-brainer! I cut it into four pieces so I could enjoy just a little taste treat when I needed it and it was so great.

It’s really hard to go wrong with coconut flakes.

Next, the real reason I ended up on the site…the Beer & Pretzel Caramels.

I’m sorry, maybe you didn’t catch that the first time.

Beer. And. Motherfucking. PRETZEL. CARAMELS.

Maybe I haven’t made my savory-sweet obsession clear enough up to this point, but I love pretzels as part of dessert. Love, love, love. Like, “Thanks for the scoop of ice cream, but could I get some Rold Golds?” And now we get to put alcohol in the mix?!

I had to come up with a new word to describe these: ridiclicious. Ridiculously delicious. I honestly felt like I was eating the true essence of what a caramel should taste like.  It was like a movie prop — in the sense that it was the most perfect, flawless representation of caramels. It tasted like Halloween. I didn’t even know I liked caramels quite so much.

God, I love foodgasmic food. I can’t wait till I have some sort of excuse to order these again. But I was really excited to see they do wedding favors… (DIK.)

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda June 4, 2010 at 9:27 am

I was wondering about those pretzels. I guess by your reaction I need to order those asap lol

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2 shelby @ eatdrinkrun June 4, 2010 at 9:40 am

Beer and pretzels and caramel? That’s like, whoa. I need to get out to BK and try this place! Thanks for the tip! :)

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3 Eirinn June 4, 2010 at 9:42 am

Rachel,
I’ve been reading your blog for some time now so its about time I leave you a comment instead of lurking. I love all your posts (!) but those caramels really got my attention.

I think they are a must buy… I’m thinking the caramels as a fathers day gift…
If I don’t eat them all first!

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4 Rachel June 4, 2010 at 9:44 am

Shelby — You and all the NYC bloggers I so love need to get to Brooklyn ASAP and try ALL the sweets and report back!

And Eirinn — thanks for coming out of Lurkville! :) I love the idea of these as a Father’s Day gift….pretty much brilliant!

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5 Anastasia June 4, 2010 at 10:44 am

Everything looks so gooood! I went to their site & am very tempted by the s’more bar.. yum!

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6 Katie June 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I just might have to venture to BK to try these . . .

In the meantime, if you like savory/sweet, I do have a recommendation that you must try someday. Not exactly high on the nutritional meter (bla), but in tiny amounts, it is just unreal. Chocolatey, spicy, salty . . . all those words. My boss ordered a couple pounds of samples from the company, 2 Chicks with Chocolate, and I was officially hooked.

feel free to check out them out:
http://www.2chickswithchocolate.com/ST.php

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7 Angela @ A Healthy Fit June 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm

OMG! Those pretzels look fan-freakin-tastic. I’m taking the train into NYC as soon as possible!

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8 rosy June 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Ridic-licious–my new favorite word! Also, is that one of the new Essie colors? I am LOVING those samplers, all their colors are so spring-like!

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9 Rachel June 6, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Rosy — the color is one coat of Essie Lilacism and two coats of Essie So in Love. It’s a perfect combo!!

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