Do you remember when candy bars were made by hand? Of course you don’t!
Thank you to Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory for creating Zzang Bars! These divine “old school” - hand dipped candy bars crafted with top of the line ingredients are the most amazing candy bars you will ever experience!
The E-Trender gals are huge fans of this candy bar (introduced by NACE friend Ally) and thought it would be unique to design a candy bar tasting station starring the decadent Zzang Bars.
Meet the Bars...
The Original – honey nougat and natural peanut butter, dipped in a sensual caramel made from muscovado brown sugar, butter roasted peanuts and dipped in a rich bath of dark chocolate.
Ca$hew Cow – cashew butter, roasted cashews, brittle, puffed rice, milk chocolate and a touch of sea salt – drenched in dark chocolate.
What the Fudge – milk chocolate fudge, muscovado brown sugar caramel and malted milk cream fondant – stacked up and dunked in dark chocolate.
Wowza – raspberry chocolate ganache, fresh raspberry nougat dotted with raspberry chewy candies – wrapped with crisp dark chocolate.
Learn more about the Zzang Bars Here
Creating a Candy "BAR" Tasting Station showcasing Zzang bars and port wine is an inventive way to offer a dessert tasting and port wine night cap after a wonderful dinner.
Chocolate and port wine is perfect for pairing!
The best part of this dessert station...no baking involved! Easy, breezy for the host and captivating for your guests!
Zingerman's Recommends Three Steps to Tasting a Zzang Bar..
Observe! Smell, touch anticipate the...
Taste! Chew slowly, let it warm up, get ready to...
Swallow! Breathe, How do you feel? And that was just the first bite!
The Zzang bars were placed on cutting boards. We pre-cut several bars and stacked the colorful candy boxes next to each bar. To enhance the presentation we added fresh raspberries and mixed nuts (sweet and salty food trend). Mini martini glasses were used for the port tasting and perfect to hold the candy bars for guests to "mix and mingle".
Place a knife on each cutting board for guests to cut their own tasting sample! It's amazing how much "buzz" is created when guests taste each Zzang bar and enjoy a glass of port. It's fun to get opinions on their favorite Zzang bar as they read the "Meet the Bars" Zzang tasting notes.
The Chocolate Raspberry Port by Fieldstone Winery was a hit and paired perfectly with the Wowza Zzang Bar!
Do you have a sweet tooth after reading this post E-Trenders?
We know you want to pick up some Zzang Bars for your upcoming holiday entertaining plans!
News Flash! On behalf of Zingerman's Candy Manufactory (thank you Freddy)! We are giving away two Zzang Candy Bar four packs!
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P.S. you can purchase Zzang Bars at Whole Foods Market and other specialty retail markets.
Check out this link for more Zingerman's Zzang details!