Turkish Delight: Eat it or Wear it?
I saw these gorgeous Erickson Beamon Turkish delight coin earrings and I couldn't help but think of Big Turk, that Turkish Delight chocolate bar from Nestlé that I think is only available in Canada. Why that is I have no idea because I have never, ever seen anyone eat it. But someone must be or they wouldn't be selling it. "A delicious combination of jelly and chocolate" is how the Nestlé website describes it. When I could have bitter chocolate, and chocolate with almonds and mint and those hard toffee Skor bars that can rip out your molars but are so worth it, why would one choose Big Turk?
Okay, I can't believe this. My husband just walked over, looked at my screen and exclaimed "The BIG TURK!!" and nodded with an ear-to-ear smile. I just about fell off my chair and he said "How can you not like the Big Turk??" He's the one! He's keeping the Big Turk in business! Just when you think you know someone. So I asked him if he misses it since we're in the UK. He said "No, I'm not so sure I would like it so much now, I think it would probably be too sweet. But then again maybe the Turk wasn't too sweet. I'll have to get one when we go home. It was like two treats in one. You could eat the chocolate off the outside and then you were left with the chewy jelly."
Wow. I don't know if I should be there to witness this reunion or let them be alone together. But now I'm curious and I may have to crash their party and see for myself.
Uh, anyway, aren't the earrings gorgeous? I think the second style is my favourite, but the first matches the colours of the Big Turk packaging and that must count for some bonus points.
Erickson Beamon has put out a ridiculously gorgeous collection for spring/summer and I have to show my other two favourites: the gem embellished cuff and bangle:
Sorry, no chocolate bar analogies for these ones.