Mar 20, 2023 - Food and Drink
Bite Club: Strawberry shortcake grapes
I've recently been flogging my new book about foods invented in Chicago.
- The book contains a chapter on "taffy grapes," but some new versions have come along since we turned in the manuscript.
The bite: Strawberry shortcake grapes featuring fresh green grapes dipped in strawberry frosting and then rolled in vanilla cake.
The verdict: I liked the contrast between the juicy, tart grapes and the rich cakey topping, but the whole thing felt a little too sweet for me.
- Full disclosure: I have a low tolerance for sweets.
What's more: That same establishment, Harold's Chicken on North Clark Street, also sells Cookies and Cream grapes dipped in chocolate cookie crumbs, as well as candy grapes with a Jolly Rancher type coating on the outside.
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