I’ve bought mukhwas before. There’s a bag of colorful sugar-coated anise in my drawer at work, for those occasions when I want to make certain that my breath smells particularly interesting.

I’d heard that Indian cuisine used edible silver as a food additive and a decoration, but pricing considerations had prevented me from exploring the pastries and deserts sheathed in silver leaf. ┬áSo I was happy to find silver and sugar-coated anise seeds for an affordable price.

They taste primarily of licorice. If the silver has a taste of its own, I didn’t notice. But while I was chewing, if the mukhwas touched my filling, then I got a definite chewing on aluminum foil sensation.

This is a candy that will have to fall in the category of prettier than it tastes.