Much like my feelings on Moroccan Mint Tea, I believe in the healing properties of ginger. It's great for motion sickness, indigestion, and general queasiness like I'm experiencing today -- I'm not so sure the Pad Thai I had for supper last night agreed with me!
These are hard candies made by "The Ginger People." Other products made by this company include cooking sauces, ginger beer, and a great pickled ginger that is my favorite for sushi (but that's another blog entry). You can see what they're all about, and what else they make, here.
I discovered Gin-Gins at the Belfast Co-Op, my favorite health food store in this area. I love just about anything gingery (see this entry!), so these jumped right out at me. The back of the package (which is a bit hard to see in this picture) has a little airplane flying through a beautiful blue sky with the words "Gin-Gins... a soothing travel treat!" trailing behind it. I've always taken candied ginger on car/plane trips as a remedy for motion sickness. It tastes pretty good, but the texture never totally thrilled me. Gin-Gins take right good care of that problem! These "double strength ginger hard candies" have all the heat and sweetness of candied ginger, without that pesky gumminess. I like that one Gin-Gin lasts a lot longer, too. A few of these on a trip across the Atlantic and I'm a happy camper! Well, flier. But you knew where I was going.
And speaking of gingery things, Kevin is on his way home from the grocery store with a fresh supply of Reed's and ginger brandy! Time to take a couple of lime juice cubes out of the freezer!
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