Add a little zing! and a little bling! with this crazy little flower bud called the Sechuan Button!
This candied flower will actually impart a physical sensation through-out your mouth. We are dubbing it "Nature's Pop-Rocks" after the popular 1970's candy craze; because it sorta feels like that, but the sensation lasts a whole lot longer...10 minutes longer! It feels like you are holding a mouthful of champagne, only way more intense! Then along with the physical sensations this candied flower actually changes taste from sweet, to sour, to spicey, to clean and refreshing (Did I lick Willy Wonka's Wall?)!
We are promoting this candied, Crystallized Flower as a palate cleansing flower. It is perfectly paired at any wine, chocolate or spicey food ,,, tasting event.
The Sechuan Button was introduced to the United States several years ago and is native to South America. It is cultivated in Asia, as well as India, and now in the United States. The Sechuan Button gets it's curious tingling and numbing sensation from the plants active agent spilanthol, a taste-active alkylamide. The Spilanthes aids in saliva stimulation and has anti-bacterial properties making it perfect as a palate cleanser!
... 'Lastly, and my absolute favorite was the sechuan button. This was an out of this world experience. I want a ton of these to put on top of some chili flavored truffles for Christmas gifts. This button, tiny as the tip of your finger, exploded with flavor in my mouth! It was at first sweet, then my whole mouth was overcome with another flavor that was like heat, but not, like tingling, but not, like numb, but not and finally cool. The flavor and sensation stayed with me for an hour after eating the sechuan button. I WANT MORE! Did I mention I love spicy foods '? ......Sharon Rawlings; Tampa, Florida