What Are Pattinson Twigs?
Pattinson Twigs are a type of candy that is made with the English cricket legend, Richard “Dick” Pattinson. The candy is named after him since he is the only person known to have eaten them. They are typically green in color and shape like mini-paddocks. In addition to being named after him, the candy is also sometimes referred to as “Miniature Horseradish” and “Prickly Pear” due to their resemblance to horseradish and pears, respectively. The texture of the candies is somewhat similar to that of potato chips.
History Of Pattinson Twigs
The origins of the candy can be traced back to England. It was first manufactured in the early 20th century and quickly became popular amongst Londoners. The candy was then brought to the United States in the 1920s and began to be sold in large supermarkets. Most people in the U.S. know of it because it was previously only available in England, where it was originally named after the cricket player. The U.S. population found out about the candy when people began to import it from England. Since then, it has slowly become more available in retail stores, particularly around Easter time when its popularity is at its peak. However, in recent years, it has become harder to find due to the increasing popularity of coconut-based treats in the U.S.
The Celebrity Link
In addition to being named after Richard “Dick” Pattinson, the candy is also sometimes linked to other celebrities. One example is Michael Jackson, who is often credited with having created the candy. According to Jackson, he was inspired to create the snack after reading about England’s cricket hero in a book. To this day, there is still a rumor that Michael Jackson was the mastermind behind the product. Another example is David Beckham, the former professional soccer player and current manager of the English national side. He reportedly tried the candy when he visited England in 2006 and became a fan of it ever since. In fact, it was once rumoured that he had ordered a lifetime supply of the candy after trying it.
What Do You Get With A Box Of Pattinson Twigs?
When you purchase a box of Pattinson Twigs, you will receive 12 ounces (or approximately 3.5 cup) of the candy. You will also get a souvenir sheet that contains information about the creation of the snack as well as a recipe for making your own. In addition, the box usually comes with a couple of extras: either a little tray with a handle on it or a plastic comb that you can use to remove the tiny fruit bits from your teeth. The sheet of paper that the trinket is attached to typically also has some fun fact about the product on it.
Variety Of Flavors
One of the interesting things about the candy is the wide variety of flavors that it comes in. For example, you can get it in chocolate with orange, lemon, or strawberry flavors, as well as the traditional mint and licorice varieties. When you visit a chocolate shop or bakery and ask for some samples, they will usually serve you fresh boxes of the candy, which you can take home and try. This is one of the reasons why it is so popular with children and teenagers. They can have as many different flavors as they want since it is so easy to eat.
Something else that makes the candy so unique is that you can actually feel the texture of pralines and chocolate, as well as the “crunch” of the citrus fruits, in your mouth. This is made possible by using different kinds of chocolate and nuts, both of which are known to be more flavorful than ordinary chocolate. The texture of the candy is somewhat similar to that of potato chips.
Popular Culture References
Besides looking like small pears or horseradish, the chocolate-covered candy also has some famous references in popular culture. If you are a child of the ‘80s, you will most certainly remember the Care Bears and their friends, who are known to be fans of the candy. In addition, when you Google images of Richard “Dick” Pattinson, you will find many pictures of him with a bowl of the candy in front of him. It seems that he is particularly fond of the spicy flavor, which is why you will often see him holding a can of Pringles, the chips of which are also sometimes referred to as “Pattinson Twigs”.
A Bit Of A Rivalry
Although, it has become fairly easy to find fresh supplies of the candy, there is still a small neighborhood in London that is devoted to creating handmade boxes of the pralines. These boxes are quite a bit more expensive than those made by commercial companies, but they are much more intricate and take a lot more time to make. Because of this, they are quite the collector’s item and are often bought by those who want to have something unique to show off.
There is also a small cottage industry that produces handmade boxes of the candy in England. The boxes have a “made with love” inscription on them, as well as the traditional “from England” marker. In 2011, the British government even got in on the action and bought a case of the candy to give to the members of Parliament as a thank you gift. This case was made available for the public to purchase during a special edition of the Great British Bake Off, which was won by Mary Berry.
In terms of price, a box of 12 ounces of traditional mint flavor costs about £3.50 as of July 2019, making it one of the more expensive candies on the market. The same size box of chocolate covered orange flavor costs about £4.25.
To sum it up, people in England refer to the candy as “prickly pear” or “miniature horseradish” due to their resemblance to those fruits, as well as “pattinson”, which is what the famous cricket player is known for. The origin of the candy can be traced back to England, where it was first manufactured in the early 20th century. Since then, it has slowly become more available in retail stores, particularly around Easter time when its popularity is at its peak. Despite this, in recent years, it has become harder to find due to the increasing popularity of coconut-based treats in the U.S.