Almond ROCA® Cream, an indulgent wine flavor review

Almond ROCA Cream, Indulgent Flavored Wine

Almond ROCA® Cream, is reminiscent of a cream liqueur: a sweet, creamy flavored high alcohol beverage. In many ways, Almond ROCA® Cream is similar to Baileys®Irish Cream. Baileys® is a sweetened whiskey and cream beverage that has 17% alcohol by volume; while Almond ROCA® Cream is a sweetened wine and cream beverage that has 14% alcohol by volume. ROCA® Cream is good enjoyed like Baileys®: over ice mixed with milk, in coffee, or over ice cream. A flavor scientist would blend a Baileys® flavor by mixing vanilla, chocolate and cream flavor. A flavor for a ROCA® Cream would consist of almond flavor, chocolate flavor and toffee flavor. Toffee flavor includes flavor aromatics like Furaneol and 3,4, Dimethyl 1,2 cyclopentadione. These flavor … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Brown & Haley, 100 years American made

Meeting with CEO, Pierson Clair and Marketing Manager, Kathi Re  , Brown & Haley

Can you name an American confectionary company that is privately held, manufacturing in the US, exporting to China, and maintaining a high value culture?  Stumped you…didn’t I? Until I visited with Pierson Clair, CEO of Brown & Haley, I would have been stumped as well.  American confectionary companies are moving out of the United States, lowering the quality of their products and focusing on the bottom line. It’s a trend that not many companies are brave enough to stand up to. Brown & Haley holds tight to their belief system of : American made American jobs “do the right thing” manufacturer a high quality product make it like the customer wants it As Pierson Clair proudly indicates, Brown & Haley's focus is … [Read more...]

Brown & Haley Dark ROCA, review

Brown & Haley Dark Roca

Brown & Haley is an over 80-year-old company in Tacoma,WA. Fortunately for me, Brown & Haley has an office and outlet store one block away from my workplace in Fife, WA. I can quickly stop in and pick up treats for friends, family and myself. We know Brown & Haley for their iconic Almond ROCA, the candy you'd sneak from the candy dish on your grandmother's coffee table. Brown & Haley continuously releases new products including Dark ROCA. Dark ROCA is so good, it won an award for the most innovative gourmet & premium product at the annual National Confectioners Association Sweet & Snack Expo (http://www.sweetsandsnacks.com/learn_more.cfm) Usually, See's candy is my preferred gourmet chocolate of choice, but Dark … [Read more...]