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#1 Suzanne F

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:20 PM

This is not meant to be definitive, or to start a war between the US and Canada. It's just something I've thought about some, and finally looked into.

 

Both are built pretty much the same way; from the bottom up:

  • dark chocolate coating the whole thing
  • plain white marshmallow
  • a pretty plain cookie

(I'm not talking about Whippets with the layer of fruity goo between the cookie and the marshmallow. Mallomars don't have that.)

 

I did a compare-and-contrast tasting today:

  • They look very similar. Whippets weigh slightly more than Mallomars: 17 grams each versus 13.5 grams. Mallomars are darker and slightly shorter. Whippets have a sort of "pointy nipple" of chocolate at the side of the top; Mallomars are completely smooth and rounded.
  • Whippets' marshmallow is fluffier and more lofty than Mallomars'.
  • Whippets' marshmallow is considerably sweeter than Mallomars'.
  • The cookie part is comparable. (It's the least interesting part to me, so I didn't fully investigate.)
  • Both chocolates are nicely tempered, with a good crispness. Mallomars use simpler chocolate with (to me) a richer flavor. The chocolate on Whippets has more nonchocolate ingredients, has less flavor (for me), and feels waxier. In fact, the first thing I noticed while biting in was how waxy the Whippets chocolate felt.

Since I'm a fan of not-so-sweet sweets, and I prefer really dark chocolate, Mallomars win for me.

 

And you?


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:26 PM

Another East-West divide? I've never had either.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:38 PM

Yup.

 

https://en.wikipedia...shmallow_treats


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#4 Suzanne F

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:46 AM

Another East-West divide? I've never had either.

 

Not really, because Whippets come from Québec, which is also East. By responding "Yup" to voyarer's question "Another East-West divide?" Orik is full of it. The article was interesting, although coming from Wikipedia, it has at best a 50% chance of being correct (it is or it isn't). I had no idea the European ones use to be called anything so awful, or, in fact, that there were European versions. Well, I did know about the Danish ones, but they are cream-filled, not marshmallow; a different confection altogether.


Edited by Suzanne F, 30 March 2018 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:11 AM

Deprived childhood.   We weren't allowed sweets.   Have made up for it.

 

This http://www.auxmerveilleux.com/home_en/ is sufficing.


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:15 AM


Another East-West divide? I've never had either.

 
Not really, because Whippets come from Québec, which is also East. Orik is full of it. The article was interesting, although coming from Wikipedia, it has at best a 50% chance of being correct (it is or it isn't). I had no idea the European ones use to be called anything so awful, or, in fact, that there were European versions. Well, I did know about the Danish ones, but they are cream-filled, not marshmallow; a different confection altogether.
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#7 AaronS

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:36 AM

oddly enough what people call whippets in dc is terrible for your reading consumption and can involve hair products.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:43 AM

So can actual Whippets :)
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:05 AM

Yeah, I saw the the thread title and thought, what's next:  Hydrox v. Qualudes?


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:17 PM

At this point in my life, with at least 3 boxes of whippets in my pantry, I have no desire to use them other than in my iSi.

 

However, if I had a quaalude, that might be fun.

 

And since we've had the discussion about kashrut in the Passover baking thread or two, once again, Jews make it so difficult...

 

Under kashrut, the dietary rules of Jewish law or (Halacha), some orthodox rabbis find significance to the order in which one eats a Krembo. The blessing over the biscuit is boreh miney mezonot, whereas the blessing over the cream and chocolate is shehakol nihiyya bidvaro. According to halacha, when eating a dish of mixed components, one need pronounce only the blessing over the main components, thus for a chocolate croissant one would say the blessing over the dough, and skip the blessing over the chocolate. But in the case of the Krembo, there is no consensus as to which is the "main" component: the biscuit, or the cream and chocolate. One solution is to bless over each component separately.

 



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:55 PM

 

At this point in my life, with at least 3 boxes of whippets in my pantry, I have no desire to use them other than in my iSi.

 

However, if I had a quaalude, that might be fun.

 

And since we've had the discussion about kashrut in the Passover baking thread or two, once again, Jews make it so difficult...

 

Under kashrut, the dietary rules of Jewish law or (Halacha), some orthodox rabbis find significance to the order in which one eats a Krembo. The blessing over the biscuit is boreh miney mezonot, whereas the blessing over the cream and chocolate is shehakol nihiyya bidvaro. According to halacha, when eating a dish of mixed components, one need pronounce only the blessing over the main components, thus for a chocolate croissant one would say the blessing over the dough, and skip the blessing over the chocolate. But in the case of the Krembo, there is no consensus as to which is the "main" component: the biscuit, or the cream and chocolate. One solution is to bless over each component separately.

 

 

 

That's like the blessing contests for orthodox kids that I've read about in the past: What is the proper blessing for a slice of pizza? Do you need one for the bread, one for the tomatoes or a different one for the sauce, one for the cheese? And what about any other toppings? At least they don't have to make a blessing over pepperoni or sausage.


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#12 joethefoodie

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:16 PM

You'd be surprised.

 

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:02 PM

Yeah, I saw the the thread title and thought, what's next:  Hydrox v. Qualudes?

 

Hadn't thought of Hydrox in decades altho they were always our favorite over Oreo.    Appears they've been revived.  

https://www.atlasobs...ox-cookies-oreo


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#14 Suzanne F

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:15 PM

As a kid, I thought Hydrox tasted burnt. :angry: So maybe I'd like them now.


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:45 PM

When I was a kid, we could only have Hydrox because Oreos weren't kosher, thanks to the animal fat in them.

 

Voyager, I've actually seen Mallomars from time to time here on the West Coast, but only in the fall/winter months (because that's the only time they're available anywhere). But I read something like 75% of Mallomars are purchased in the NYC metropolitan area.


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