In my last post on Moonshine Jelly I mentioned a neat general store where you can get some unusual food. While I was there, I purchased some Kudzu Blossom Jelly.
For those of you who may not know, Kudzu is a vine which is native to Japan. It was introduced in the Southern United States in a variety of ways. The largest introduction was from the Soil Conservation Service. It is now considered a week, and responsible for enormous habitat destruction in the Southeastern United States.
Kudzu Blossom Jelly seems to be at least some practical use for it. This jelly is a surprisingly sweet jelly with a nice "wild" taste. I would recommend eating as much as you like and help save the South.
There are few things that I must say are quite entertaining about living in South Carolina. I went into a restaurant/general store in Pumpkintown, SC. Yes "Pumpkintown"! The general store called Pumpkintown Mountain at the Pumpkintown Opera. They have an unusual assortment of foods including Moonshine Jelly. I could not pass on such an opportunity to try such a treat.
Moonshine Jelly, Toast, and Coffee
I don't know what I was expecting. I thought it might taste like alcohol, or have a sharp taste. Actually, it has a sweet taste with a pleasant "moonshine" taste. I would recommend trying some if you get a chance. You will not be disappointed, and may even feel like you are getting away with something from them "Revenue agents".