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Seale-Lily's Orange Chill

From: Linda 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 5:30 PM
Subject: Looking for a recipe for my dad

My dad grew up in Jackson, MS. There was a local brand of ice cream (now defunct) called Seale-Lily, 
and they also operated soda shops. He said he used to get something called an Orange Chill. 
I've tried looking online and can't seem to find anything. It would be great to find this recipe so 
that I could make one for him. Any help you can provide would be great. Thank you! – Linda

Hi Linda,

I grew up in Mississippi, so I am familiar with Seale-Lily ice cream,which was distributed regionally in the South. I was never in one of their shops and never had an orange chill. I found a description of an orange chill on this blog: MDZE
...Orange Chills which were a scoop each of vanilla ice cream, orange sherbet and covered with orange juice.

So there’s your recipe. That person also says that orange chills tasted like the more common “orange julius.” If your dad isn’t happy with that recipe, you might want to experiment with the below recipes. For a stronger orange taste, a bit of orange liqueur or orange syrup might be used.


Copycat Orange Julius with Vanilla Ice Cream

6 oz. Orange Juice Concentrate, Frozen
1 cup Water
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
10 Ice Cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and blend well.
Orange Julios

2 cups orange juice
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1 egg (optional)

Puree all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Pour into a tall glass. 

Thank you so much! We'll experiment to see what we can come up with. Good to hear from a fellow Mississippian 
I was actually born in KY, but grew up in Oxford, MS). Take care, Linda

Helen & Pat's Cavatelli

From: David  
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 2:31 PM
Subject: Cavatelli

There was a restaurant in Des Moines Iowa Helen and Pat’s that served the best cavatelli the restaurant has been 
closed for a number of years now, I would love to have the recipe if you can find it.

Thank You


Hi David,

Sorry, I had no success with this one. I’ll post it on the site for reader input.

This place advertises that their cavatelli is the Helen & Pat's cavatelli recipe: Cozy Cafe


Brach's Maple Nut Goodies

From: Ann 
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:20 PM
Subject: wanted recipes


I ran across your web site when I was looking for Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies. Here is a link of what I am wanting to make: 
Brach's Maple Nut Goodies  
it was originally made by Brachs.  I am not sure who is making it now.  I do know it is almost impossible to find in the stores.  
I have found several recipes for bars with white chocolate, but they are balls and have no white chocolate in it.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.  

Thank you,


PS…I really did love your web site.

Hi Ann,

Thank you.

First, let’s talk about commercial candy.... It’s next to impossible to get a copy of a commercial recipe like this, and even if you did, it would be for making huge batches at once, using commercial ingredients that you can’t get. When you’re looking for something like this, your best, and usually only, hope is to find a copycat recipe – a recipe that a home cook has created to try and duplicate the commercial product. It’s like “reverse engineering.” It may not even contain exactly the same ingredients as the commercial product, but it “tastes like” it. In the case of Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies, lots of people are looking for a recipe to make them at home. There are multiple requests on various message boards for a copycat recipe, and some of those requests have received a recipe in reply. However, every recipe that I found has problems. According to the ingredient list at that link you sent, the Brach’s product does not contain any chocolate, white or otherwise, and the “nut” is peanuts. Every recipe I found that someone recommended as a “tastes-like” had chocolate and one also had pecans instead of peanuts. There are several of these incorrect recipes on this site:
You can try some of those and see if they taste similar.

I was not able to find any recipe at all without chocolate in some form. I’ll post this for reader comment.


Thank you for posting this in your forums.  I would be interested to see if someone has come close.  
I can deal with the taste of the candy being off, it’s the texture that I am trying to recreate. 

I appreciate the information you have given me and in a very timely manner.  Most web sites you never hear back from. 
Let alone getting a response as quick as you responded back. A1 customer service.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Kathy
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2015 10:34 AM
Subject: Maple nut goodies

Hi, Phaed,
I bought Maple Nut Goodies at the Dollar Tree yesterday.  I've also seen 
them at Walgreen's.
From: Cynthia 
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2015 9:05 AM
Subject: Maple nut goodies
Uncle Phaedrus, 
Hello! I'm very familiar with the maple nut goodies candy.  That was my dad's favorite candy.
I've not tried this recipe, but it sounds very much like the type that Ann is looking for. 
Love your blog and thanks for everything you do!  Cynthia

Hello Ann,

Since I posted your request, I have had responses from readers. One reader tells me that she bought this candy yesterday at the Dollar Tree. She says she has also seen it at Walgreen’s Pharmacy recently.

Perhaps the reason you aren’t finding it is a distribution issue. Some stores have them and some don't.

Brach’s does not appear to have stopped making this candy. Brach’s has a locator page that will tell you which stores in your area have this candy. Go here and put in your zip code: Find Brach's

This locator shows this candy to be available at Walgreen’s, CVS, Rite-Aid, and Fred’s Dollar Store in my area.

Another reader sent a link for a recipe to make Maple Nut Goodies at home. They aren’t balls, though – it takes a special kind of commercial candy machine to make them into actual balls – but they're said to “taste like” the real thing.”

See: Homemade Maple Nut Goodies


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