The first time I ever heard of Divinity is from a episode of Paula Dean, no joke. She was doing candy and cookies that day, and she made these white, whipped looking things with pecans in them. I was listening to the show from the kitchen (I was cooking myself) and didn’t see the prep, otherwise I would have realized she was making candy. Paula Dean aside, I always viewed divinity as a southern thing, as I’ve never seen it around where I am, and my west coast family never made the stuff.
When I saw this in the Wilbur Chocolate Company’s gift shop. I knew I had to try it. I was surprised when I actually saw it with my own eyes, and it looks just like my beloved torrone! It’s a pretty white colored base studded with nuggets of pecans. It’s really pretty and I was excited to try it.
The divinity’s texture is surprisingly soft and fluffy. It’s like a extremely fresh marshmallow in your mouth, but a little more dense.
The flavor is very sweet with a hint of vanilla. You immediately get the buttery taste of the pecans, that accent the wonderful sweetness. I admit I was surprised as to how complex it tasted with such a simple list of ingredients. As this is my first taste of divinity, I’m pretty impressed This is awesome.
I think now I’m going to try and make this at home as there’s many recipes for that. I just have to wait for a day when it’s not humid out. Which mean, ick, I’m going to be waiting a while…