A group of men in New York City are going after a candy that’s been a symbol of affection for generations: the ginger candy hearts.
They say they’ve found that the candy has become a source of pride, and are now trying to figure out how to stop people from eating the candy.
“It’s very hard to stop someone from eating a ginger candy heart,” says Chris Satterfield, a former New York Times writer and now an attorney with the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom.
“The way we want to protect ourselves is to not eat it.”
Satterfields and a group of friends were out on a date one night when they decided to go to a local restaurant, where they saw a ginger candie stand.
It was just as advertised.
They had a glass of orange juice.
“This was the candy of the night,” Satterland says.
But the ginger candied-up men were not pleased.
The candy had a “grapefruit” aroma and a hint of sweetness.
The men, wearing blue and yellow T-shirts, said they would never eat a ginger heart.
“They didn’t even ask to taste it,” Saterfield says.
The next morning, the men went to a diner where the waitress said that ginger candying was allowed.
Satterville and his friends said they had no idea the ginger heart was not allowed.
The woman at the diner, however, did know about it and said that they could order ginger candy hearts.
“I was like, ‘Why are you telling me that?'”
“She said that it was a way of representing a woman.
So I told her that was not the case.
The restaurant manager, who declined to be identified, said he told the men, “I want you to know that ginger is a very rare fruit and you don’t have it.” “
Satterfys said he called the restaurant and told them he had the story.
The restaurant manager, who declined to be identified, said he told the men, “I want you to know that ginger is a very rare fruit and you don’t have it.”
“So we didn’t do it.” “
It was not something that they wanted to do,” the manager said.
“So we didn’t do it.”
In a statement, a representative for the restaurant said the company was working with the New York State Department of Agriculture to get approval to allow ginger candelabra hearts.
The manager, according to the statement, “expressed his concern about the issue and stated that they have taken steps to try to protect the health and safety of our guests.
He also emphasized that we would never permit our customers to eat ginger candymaking hearts.
He said that the department has not received a formal complaint from the men.”
“I thought they were going to give us a pass,” Sasserfield says, referring to the restaurant manager.
“And they never did.”
The ginger candlers are still allowed in the United States, though, because of a policy by the Food and Drug Administration that requires them to be labeled as “generally recognized as safe.”
But in the meantime, Sasserfys says he’s planning on using his own ginger candi to give as a gift to someone he knows.
“That’s going to be a gift,” he says.
It will be something that someone has always wanted.
“We’ve never seen anything like this,” he said.
The ginger heart is not a real candy, Satterdons says.
In fact, he says, there is no such thing as a ginger-based candy in the world.
“If you really look at ginger candices, you will find out that they are a type of a spice,” Samer says.
He says he is concerned that people will eat the candies because they are made from the fruit.
“My mom grew up in the 1950s and ’60s and was really into candy,” Satherfield says of his mother.
“When I was a kid, she used to make candies for us.
I think it was the ’60-pluss, the candy was so good, it made you want to eat it, like you could taste the spice.”
But he says the ginger is different.
“People think it’s the same thing,” he adds.
“But it’s not.
It’s not the same as a spice.
It is a different kind of spice.”
Samer said the group plans to appeal the decision to the FDA, and is working with others to find a way to keep the ginger alive.
He and his wife have no plans to move, but he says he will continue to give ginger candily to friends.
He hopes the ginger remains around for many generations.
“You don’t want to miss the ginger,” he tells Newsweek.