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Happy Thanksgiving & Our first Black Friday Sale

About our Black Friday sale: It runs from midnight Friday morning until December 1st. (It’s already live now!) 

The 10 pack of suckers is $89 from $119 — this is the biggest discount and you’ll get a variety of flavors.

Individual suckers are $10 from $15 — individual suckers are great for testing things out or sampling flavors.

Head on over to the shop to pick up a 10 pack or individual suckers: https://www.incorrigiblecandy.com/shop

Happy Thanksgiving from the Incorrigible Candy team! We had a company Thanksgiving over the weekend to wrap up our candy hack week. We hope you enjoyed yours as much we enjoyed ours.

Turkey, potatoes, gravy, corn, black eyed peas, cranberry sauce, and olives.

— The Incorrigible Candy Team

Candy Hacking: Prik Nam Pla Hard Candy

For me, fish sauce conjures the late Anthony Bourdain, slightly drunk, describing the steaming platter that’s just arrived at his table: Fishy. Salty. Full of umami. Fish sauce is a sauce made out of fish that has been fermented and aged. Adding it to soups and broths adds depth, flavor, and saltiness. But fish sauce in candy?

In a “prik nam pla” you combine fish sauce, chili, lime, and sugar. Since we’re already making candy we’ve got the sugar we just need to add the rest. 

Fish sauce, lime zest, thai chilis, and a pot of boiling sugar used in candy making.

We boiled the chilis in the bubbling sugar mixture to extract their heat and flavor (side note: slice the chilis in half before boiling them or they’ll explode). We removed the chilis after boiling for a few minutes…and a few explosions later. After we got to the hard crack stage we added the fish sauce to give the water in it time to boil off. Then we removed the pot from the heat before adding the lime zest.

The end result was pretty great.

Fish sauce hard candy in a cellophane bag.

It has an almost-salted-caramel taste with a faint note of lime and a slight burn from the chili. More lime and more heat would take it from being good to being great. ‘Prik nam pla’ is all about balance. Too much of any one ingredient and the flavor is off.

For a first batch I didn’t have a lot of complaints. We know what tweaks we’re going to make in the recipe and maybe, one day, you’ll be able to see it for sale on our website.

Most confectioners play it safe and stick to best selling flavors. We’re incorrigible. While we do have some crowd favorites we’re always trying to develop new candy recipes that are delicious and slightly different than what’s out there. It doesn’t always turn out exactly right but that’s some of the fun. 

Do you have suggestions for flavors we should make? Send them to us here: https://www.incorrigiblecandy.com/suggestions/

If you’d like to try some of the flavors we already make visit our shop.