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has anyone here ever tried these??

Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:09 am

And are they as cool as they seem??

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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:15 am

I've had them before at functions.
They're lovely, very different. At first, I was like "WTF, why is there a flower in my drink??" but then I got the idea. It does nothing to the flavour of your champers, but the effect visually is good :)
 
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Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:24 am

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They're lovely, very different. It does nothing to the flavour of your champers, but the effect visually is good :)


Exactly what I was going to say!
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:25 am

I have had them, they are cute. I thought it made the champa's a little more sweet.
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:43 am

They provide a gorgeous colour to the champers, and I think sweeten it a little bit. Especially if you add some of the juice. I was looking at having these for our toasts, but thought it would be a bit fiddly and expensive.
 
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Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:47 am

I've seen them before but haven't tried them no.
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:44 pm

Yeah I've tried them and it does look pretty. It was my future Mother in Law who showed me actually.
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:45 pm

I love them and have brought them for my wedding they sweeten your drink a little u just put them in the bottom of your glass and they open up a little from memory they are rhubarb and something else flavoured I don't like rhubarb but they are really cool.. U can eat the flower as well :D
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:49 pm

kristielee wrote:
I have had them, they are cute. I thought it made the champa's a little more sweet.


I agree!
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:15 pm

My FMIL introduced me to these! At first I was a little shocked by the colour of my champers - but I think it made the drink look really pretty.. Can't say it made the champagne taste any different.. Just made them look pretty :)
 
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Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:08 pm

I love hibiscus flowers in champagne, you just put them in the bottom as the fizz of the champagne opens the flowers..and makes it a pretty pinkish colour. I think it makes it taste a bit sweeter. If I had known about them for my wedding I would have had them! We had lavender champagne at our engagement..was so nice :D
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:10 pm

YEP we had them for our post ceremony congratulatory toast. You are suppose to add some of the liquid which does slightly make the champers a little sweeter as well as add a little colour. They looked great and made the champagne more unique and interesting. It was a talking point and some of the younger guys were 'dared' to eat the hibiscus because one of our older guests didnt believe you could eat it. It made for an interesting discussion point and a fun little addition to our wedding video of the guys tossing back the champers then eating the flower.
 
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Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:12 am

Very classy. Great idea :tick:
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:06 pm

I bought some to pop into the ladies champagne glass for toasting...Thought it would be a different touch....I also use them at home when having champ's...it makes the champ's sweeter if you add some syrup. You can also buy them at BBQ Galore...however they are quite expensive...I bought 4 Jars @ $12.50 each....I was told by a friend later you can order them online for a lot cheaper
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:38 pm

Thanks everyone for the responses!!
Do they look as cool as the pictures???
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:08 pm

These are the best 2 pics of the hibisicus flowers in the champers from our wedding.
 
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Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:49 pm

They look fantastic, and I really want to try them myself, now. Thanks for the idea! :heart:

I'm wondering if there are other flowers that can be used in champagne, or wine? Anyone know?

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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:59 pm

I havent tried them but they look really pretty!!! :heart:
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:21 pm

Hi

I had picked up a jar of these at the local Foodland Supermarket a few weeks ago.
Tried them last night, very effective and it did sweeten the champagne slightly.
 
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Re: has anyone here ever tried these??

Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:27 pm

I love them.

We are having an outdoor wedding on our farm so are having drinks after the ceremony with everyone. I got a box of these from our local FoodWorks supermarket to use.

I think they look great and it does make it a bit sweeter especially if you use some of the syrup.
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