Archive for June, 2010

NPR reviews Japanese Kit Kats

June 3rd, 2010 by Rosa

Via my friend Judy, NPR’s Morning Edition did a taste test of what they alliteratively called a “Kit Kat Kaleidoscope.”  Raspberry Passionfruit and Creme Brulee sound pretty nice! Corn and banana, however, not so much.

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Cadbury Soft English Toffee

June 2nd, 2010 by Rosa

This Cadbury Soft English Toffee bar caught my eye in the candy aisle at Wegman’s because of the soft English toffee part. In England, toffee is what we’d call caramel.

In the case of this bar, the soft English toffee refers to a smooth, flowing caramel. It’s sweet and sticky, with a gorgeous golden hue.

The bar is segmented into square pillows, each stamped with the Cadbury logo. I think each pillow is supposed to completely contain the English toffee filling, but some of my breaks oozed.

The milk chocolate is thick and cloying, with a slight grain as it melts. It tastes dusky, with buttery notes and a throat-burning sweetness.

The caramel filling tasted strongly of butterscotch. Together with the sweet milk chocolate, this bar was a total sugar bomb.

Cadbury’s Soft English Toffee bar was crazy sweet and intensely decadent. It was too sweet for my taste, but some friends of mine enjoyed it and quickly gobbled it up. An O.

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Candy Venn Diagram

June 1st, 2010 by Rosa

Via my friend Steve, Geekologie has a pretty neat and comprehensive uber-venn diagram of candy (really candy bars). Just to point out, though, some of those chocolate bars are now mockolate, which is a travesty.

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