Pretty Mean Snacks were another great find that I made at the Fancy Foods Show this year. The company makes indulgent chocolates that are designed specifically for women. They're not fortified with every nutrient known to man and they're not intended to give you any super-human powers, as some woman-oriented products seem to claim. Instead, they're guaranteed to lift the spirits and make you sigh with pleasure at the exotic, well-balanced flavors in rich chocolate. They may be called PMS chocolates, but they're really supposed to be a cure for the crankiness sometimes associated with it and an outlet for stress.
Whether you like the little woman-centric gimmick or not, you can't deny that the chocolates are fantastic. The flavors include:
"Sweet Sassy Sister" - Milk Chocolate with Sweet Basil and Heavenly Mango
"Pure Passion Princess" - Pumpkin and Peanut Butter blended with Cinnamon in Milk Chocolate
"Deep Decadent Diva" - Fragrant Rosemary with Tropical Roasted Pineapple in Dark Chocolate
"Hot Mamma Madness" - Dark Chocolate with Tangy Ginger and Mild Wasabi
My favorite was the amazing Pumpkin and Peanut Butter blended with Tawny Cinnamon in Milk Chocolate, which struck the perfect balance of pumpkin and cinnamon, with a rich peanut butter background, that just melted into your mouth in a sea of milk chocolate.