These were a fun find during a layover at the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport in Texas. My plane was slightly delayed so I had some time to walk around the terminal and peruse the different shops and foods they had to offer. The candy stores had an impressive amount of stuff, and even though there were a few things that I haven’t had before, I settled on these Texas Armadillo Droppings. Why? Well, I didn’t know when I’d be back in the area for one, and these looked like something I probably wouldn’t find again. Plus, the armadillo is so cute!
So what are armadillo droppings? Well, in candy terminology they’re really “dark pralines”. They’re a candy made up of butter, milk, sugar and pecans. Very simple and easy to make, and very, very tasty.
The box opens to reveal a bunch of these droppings, all individually wrapped in plastic and ready to be eaten alone or shared with with friends.
The color of the pralines is a rich, a deep rusty caramel color. You can see the bits of pecans dotting it throughout. The aroma is mild, smells of sweet butter.
The texture is very smooth and creamy, not sticky at all! The flavor is extremely buttery and sweet, with lovely burnt sugar notes and wonderful nutty flavors from the pecans. The pecans are fresh and meaty and deliver an amazing flavor. It’s this great combo of sweet buttery and rich and meaty from the pecans. Wow, just wow. In fact, I can tell these very fresh and it’s lovely.
So if you’re ever in Texas, I’d recommend you pick up some of these Armadillo Droppings. Funny name, cute armadillo and great taste.
Rating: Will Buy Again