If Absinthe flavored anything isn’t considered somewhat spooky, I don’t know what is.
I picked these up because I was intrigued. I had Leone’s Absinthe’s chocolate bar and really liked it, so I was interested to see how the flavor tasted in a pastille form. It comes in tis little box, about the size you get when you buy a case of mints. There’s a paper wrapping on the actual box, which I assume is there for both decorative and protective purposes.
The pastilles have no aroma and are very light pale green. They’re the size of pencil erasers and the surface texture is sort of uneven and wrinkled. These characteristics made them very difficult to photograph.
The flavor is, frankly, odd. It tastes more soapy than absinthe to me. I am missing those nice notes of anise and licorice. The texture is ok, they’re a little chalky and have a nice crunch to them. The pleasantries end there. After munching a few, I felt the desire to eat something else to get the odd flavor out of my mouth.
Stick to the chocolate bar if you want a nice absinthe candy for now. Even though these pastilles were disappointing, I am determined to find other sweet mediums that’ll deliver a nice absinthe flavor.
Rating: Not Worth It