June 16th, 2010 by Rosa
Archive for June, 2010
June 15th, 2010 by Rosa
The NY Times Dining and Wine had an intriguing Food Stuffs brief about goat milk caramels. If the goat milk part isn’t intriguing enough, the ones they profiled by Paris-Caramels come with roasted buckwheat grains!
They’re currently available at Dean & DeLuca and Bklyn Larder in New York City. Is it too much to hope they’ll turn up at Wegmans someday soon?
June 14th, 2010 by Rosa
I was recently in Europe for a conference, and I went a little bonkers buying candy (as usual). Three of my prize finds were the three limited edition summer Ritter Sport bars, which I’ll be covering this week. Today, we’ve got Peach-Passionfruit Yogurt.
June 12th, 2010 by Rosa
I finally decided to make a Facebook page for the blog. The current plan is to use it in a Twitter-like fashion (because I don’t want to actually Twitter) to show sneak previews or little snippets of my candy world that don’t warrant a full blog post.
There’s not much on the page yet, but come check it out! Sometime in the next week or so, I will randomly select people to give candy to – my candy stash needs culling!
June 11th, 2010 by Rosa
Albanese gave out their samples in hand-packaged candy dime bags, so I have no idea what the commercial packaging looks like. My guess is that they’re primarily a bulk bin treat, so they may not have commercial packaging.
June 10th, 2010 by Rosa
Serious Eats has a nice post up about creative ways to use cacao nibs. They’re pretty bitter on their own, but they’re delicious in sweets, and the Serious Eats piece makes me want to try them in savories as well.
June 9th, 2010 by Rosa
I bought these Haribo gummi clown fish at the dollar store. I’d never seen them before on usual store shelves, and after tasting them, I figured out why.
June 8th, 2010 by Rosa
June 7th, 2010 by Rosa
I got these Cherry Raisinets in my NCA pre-trade show goodie bag (get used to seeing that; it was a biiiig goodie bag). The press release describes them as “Montmorency Tart Cherries… drenched in rich Nestle Dark Chocolate”.
The bag brags that they’re real fruit. I wish they’d chosen more realistic cherry images though; the half ones on the bag look super fake/maraschino-y.
June 4th, 2010 by Rosa
For some reason, Skittles chose to debut these in berry flavors: strawberry, berry punch, melon berry, wild cherry, and raspberry.
Each Fizzl’d Fruits Skittle came with an uneven coating of white fizz that created a bubbly, carbonated sensation on the tongue and in the back of the throat. The severity of the coating varied significantly from Skittle to Skittle, so each Skittle’s fizzy factor varied as well.
Wild cherry (red) had a deep red cherry flavor. Strawberry (pink) started off sour, then mellowed out to sweeter floral fruity flavors.
Raspberry (blue) tasted lightly seedy but was overall rather light on flavor. Berry punch (purple) tasted deeply of dark tanin flavors, and melon berry (green) tasted vaguely of kiwi.
I enjoyed the fun effect of the fizzy coating, but I wasn’t particularly attached to any of the Skittles flavors themselves. I’m not sure why they chose to Fizzl berry flavors rather than their original line-up, but I’d really like to try Fizzl’d citrus Skittles.
An O for this flavor assortment, but the idea definitely holds promise!