Ginger Goodness

“Golden chunks of spicy sweet goodness” says it all for this unassuming canister of crystallized ginger by the Ginger People. While most candied ginger on the market either leaves a bitter aftertaste or has an overly sweet and sugary gumdrop texture, the Ginger People have struck a perfect balance. The outer crust is just sweet enough, and the spiciness of the ginger really comes through. Half of the can was eaten before I got to try the ginger in my baking. I almost felt bad snacking so much, with that cute cartoon gingerperson smiling back at me from the can.

The Ginger People Premium Cut Crystallized Ginger, $5 for a 6.5-ounce tin