And one way to get ginger is with Chimes Ginger Chews.
These candies, which originate in Indonesia, are made with only a few ingredients, including cane sugar and ginger. There are several flavors in the lineup, including Apple, Mango, Peppermint, Peanut Butter and Orange, all with the sweet burn that an intense dose of ginger provides.
The bag, which sells for about $3.50, says the candies “are music for your mouth.” It’s not a far-fetched claim, as they are certainly a lot stronger than most candies you come across. Think of a chewy version of Altoids.
Don’t underestimate the power of ginger. Some use it to fight indigestion, others for sea sickness or motion sickness. Other claims are that it helps with morning sickness, headaches, allergies and sinus problems.
You’ll find some versions of these candies at Tim’s Oriental Food Market, 7015 Bandera Road, and at World Market.
A word of warning: Chimes Ginger Chews, which being all-natural, do contain maltose, which can cause diarrhea in some.