The deep purple color of this sweet might seem magical, but it’s 100% from nature. Ube (pronounced oo-bay) is a purple yam commonly used in the Philippines to add a rich vanilla flavor and vivid color to pastries and ice cream. These crunchy malt balls are covered with nutty black sesame praline before being enrobed in the creamy purple ube-colored white chocolate. The ube is primarily a visual delight, with the nutty black sesame flavor standing in the spotlight for your tastebuds.
Although it’s hard to resist popping one (and more) straight in your mouth, take a moment to bite one in half and appreciate the multicolored layers of deliciousness.