Spoon, meet your new best friend

Some of you know that the spoon is my favourite utensil. The spoon is a critical aid for a seasoned comfort-eater.  Without the spoon, you’d not be able to enjoy things like a nice warm bowl of homemade soup or chili on a cold day.  You’d also not be able to enjoy a tub of ice cream, or a jar of peanut butter or nutella on a bad day.

Well, my spoon has found a new best friend: Dulce de Leche (in Chile it’s called Manjar). This, my friends, is a dangerous discovery. South Americans certainly stumbled across something fantastic with this invention.  It’s a bit like a thick, spreadable caramel sauce – sweet and rich. Wikipedia tells me that this fine substance “is a confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from caramelised sugar”.  Oh yes, caramelised sugar. No brand seems to taste the same, so one must take-one-for-the-team and work through the various options.

It’s intended to be spread on bread, muffins or croissants, used as a sauce, etc.  Only the most reckless sugar addicts would attack this with a spoon. But indeed, it hits the spot when you’re having one of ‘those’ days. I’m (ahem, my waistline is) glad I didn’t discover this years ago. If you’re looking for a good reason to workout, this is IT!

ManjarDulce de leche

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