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Mar 21, 2011 07:39 AM

Irish Potatoes in Boston

So, driving in to work this morning I realized I could really use some Irish Potatoes. I know it's a few days too late, and they're probably not anywhere, but does such a thing even exist in Boston? They're these things:

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  1. No, to the best of my knowledge these have never been a "Boston thing." It seems like the sort of item that one would have found at the old Fannie Farmer shops, but I don't recall ever seeing anything like these.

    See's Candies makes a quite different version, a larger "potato" made of walnut divinity and dusted in a mixture of cocoa and cinnamon, but they only offer them until Saint Patrick's Day. Either way it seems like you will need to mail-order.

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      1. I though you might mean Colcannon cakes or something like it. I have never heard of this confection! Something new every day on Chowhound!

        1. The only place I have seen them is in Philly.

            1. re: Wannabfoode

              Did you click on the link that the original post included?