Pere Noel March 1, 2017Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor.
Pere Noel (guava berry rhum from the island of St. Maarten) was one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year . . .
I got a kick out of the turban-topped bottle and we all got a kick out of the variance between what we expected it to taste like (fruity and delicious) and what it did taste like (medicinal and unpalatable).
In that sense, it was an experiential gift!
A gift that I will continue to enjoy since I kept the bottle to put out with my other Santas next year.
That said, once was enough.
We finished the bottle one Friday in late December when we went to a friend’s house for Happy Hour. The rum-soaked guava berries in the bottom of the bottle were amazingly terrible . . . like eating concentrated NyQuil.
Since misery loves company, I made sure that everyone tried one!
Along with Pere Noel, we received two Kinder Surprise Eggs (also from St. Maarten). Inside the hollow chocolate egg are Cracker Jack type prizes ~ we got a Fireman with hydrant and hose and a Chef with a bar-b-q grill.
Like everyone else, the Chef was unimpressed with his taste of Pere Noel’s guava berry rhum.
Aah . . . that’s better!