Last week, I got an email from the folks at Ficoco, who had been looking through Foodbuzz posts and read my comment on Katja’s blog back in July, lamenting my inability to find this product in Canada (or Australia where I was at the time). Would I like to try some? Why sure, I would if they were willing to ship to Canada.
Lo and behold, look what landed in my mailbox at school today:
This diagram from the Ficoco website says it all:
And they go on to describe it: Ficoco – Named for the two Ingredients – Figs and cocoa – is a healthy and decadent alternative to many of the dessert sauces and spreads on the market. Ficoco is all-natural, sweetened only with figs and pure cane sugar, there’s no refined sugar. It’ s fat free (which means NO TRANS FAT either!) and contains no nuts, gluten and dairy. So its a delicious indulgence for everyone, including people with food allergies and moms, concerned about the quality of sweets their children eat.
Ok, sounds good, but how do I eat it (errr.. apart from straight from the jar with a spoon?).
The website says: Try using Ficoco as a dessert topping, and a sweet sandwich spread, to accent breakfast breads, in fondue, as is often said, the only limit is imagination! Other great ideas:
- A topping for desserts, such as ice cream, grilled fruit, and cheesecake.
- A base for fondue and dip for strawberries, pound cake, marshmallows and bananas.
- A spread for crepes, brioche, croissants, pancakes and waffles for an indulgent brunch treat or afternoon snack.
- A filling for sandwich cookies and jelly roll-cakes.
- While Ficoco is primarily a sweet treat, it can also be used in savory recipes
What would YOU do with Ficoco???? I would love to hear your ideas!
I have a busy few days coming up but by Sunday, I will hopefully have thought of a use for this most wonderful looking spread. Stay tuned!!!
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