For those of you still longing for something as good as your Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop, look no further. Lollyphile, a San Francisco-based company, has concocted sophisticated takes on your favorite childhood treat.
It all started last Halloween when owner Jason Lewis, bereft of candy but with a surplus of the recently un-banned liqueur absinthe, whipped up a batch of absinthe lollies, which his friends scarfed down. Emboldened, he fidged and fudged until he came up with a USDA-approved treat that falls within the legal limits of the use of thujone, the supposed psychedelic that caused absinthe’s unfair banishment. The neon-green candy has a distinct anise flavor that any licorice lover will adore. Snack on it or use it as a curious end to a terribly decadent meal. Read more »