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Sip or Treat: Saké Pairings with Halloween Candy

Oct 30th, 2023 by Gwyn Bjordammen

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to elevate your spooky celebrations than with some wickedly good saké pairings? We’ve conjured up the perfect matches for your favorite Halloween candies that will leave your taste buds screaming for more. So grab your candy stash and let’s embark on a saké adventure that’s a real treat!

1. Hershey’s Dark Chocolate + Murai Family Nigori Genshu

Hershey’s dark chocolate is a classic Halloween candy that offers a rich, bittersweet indulgence. But what can stand up to its intense flavor? Murai Family Nigori Genshu, of course! This saké has a mildly sweet scent with notes of vanilla, followed by flavors of coconut, currant, cream, and spice. The velvety, lingering finish complements the less sweet chocolate, balancing out the flavors and creating a symphony of delight on your palate.

2. M&M’s + Hakutsuru Sayuri Nigori

Colorful, crunchy, and oh-so-sweet, M&M’s are a Halloween favorite. To take these bite-sized delights to the next level, pair them with Hakutsuru Sayuri Nigori. The sugary coating on the M&M’s helps amplify the light and gentle Sayuri saké, creating a harmonious dance of sweetness in your mouth. 

3. Snickers + Yuki Tora Snow Tiger

Snickers, with their perfect blend of nuttiness and sweetness, deserve a saké partner that can match their complexity. Enter Yuki Tora Snow Tiger. This saké brings a smooth and soft finish, layered with mellow and round flavors that intertwine beautifully with the nutty and sweet Snickers. 

4. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups + Momokawa Pearl Nigori

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are a Halloween classic, and their combination of peanut butter and chocolate calls for a classic saké that’s not too dry or too sweet. Momokawa Pearl Nigori is the ideal choice. Its balanced profile complements the candy’s sweet and nutty notes, creating a pairing that’s both comforting and delightful. This duo is sure to make your taste buds sing in harmony.

This Halloween, treat yourself to an extraordinary pairing experience by combining your favorite candies with some exquisite saké selections. Whether you’re into dark chocolate, M&M’s, Snickers, or Reese’s, there’s a saké out thxere that can make your Halloween celebrations even more spooktacular. Enjoy responsibly, and have a wickedly good time this Halloween!

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