It’s Fox’s U-Bet

I have a bit of sweet tooth. Now this sugar addiction isn't for normal things like Gummie Bears or Hot Tamales (although I am a big fan of Dots). I have more of a penchant for baked goods. Not out-of-the-box desserts, but things that require a bit of work and talent, more like what Grandma makes. Fortunately I have a sister that enjoys creating these types of items. She bakes for me while I cook for her.

When I am out and about I am constantly on the lookout for new recipes. Recently I stopped at a garage sale and found a new cookbook. It was a collection from Junior's restaurant in Brooklyn. In this book are several recipes for things like egg cremes using a chocolate syrup named Fox's U-Bet. Being an aficionado for anything unusual I decided to order some Fox's U-Bet and make an egg creme.

Last Friday my order of Fox's U-Bet arrived, so on Saturday we made some egg cremes. The conclusion was less than stellar. Neither my sister, brother-in-law, nephew or I were greatly impressed. It's an interesting and unusual concotion, at least for a Colorado boy like me, but definitely not a new favorite. Perhaps they would be better from a soda fountain, but our homemade rendition was not spectacular.

One bright spot out of this endeavour was the Fox's U-Bet. It is definitely different than the Hershey's product that is in stores everywhere and amounted to a nice change. If you are a chocolate syrup fan (and who isn't) I would definitely suggest buying a bottle and giving it a shot.

My next acquisition of culinary delight? Probably Bosco Chocolate Syrup. While researching Fox's I found some references that said it's even better. We will see…

Bob Weber

My name is Bob Weber and I live in Greeley Colorado. This blog is my personal views, ideas, comments, etc.. You will probably learn more about me by reading the entries here than you will in this bio.