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Fannie May Chocolates – Part IV of Chicago Week + a day

May 12th, 2008 by Rosa

Last Wednesday, I gave an unenthusiastic review to many Fannie May chocolates but promised that I would review more of their candies today. At the Fannie May store I visited, they had bins of individually wrapped chocolates priced the same as the boxed assortments ($20/lb). I picked out a milk praline, a milk peppermint, a […]

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Georgia Nut Bear Claw – Part III of Chicago Week

May 9th, 2008 by Rosa

As Chicago Week continues, yet another delicious confection courtesy of the Cobbs: the Bear Claw (and a similar looking product here) made by Georgia Nut (bottom right in a poorly lit shot; sadly the only photo I have of it). The Georgia Nut Bear Claw is a serious candy. It’s ginormous, about the size of […]

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Fannie May Chocolates – Part II of Chicago Week

May 7th, 2008 by Rosa

The saga of my sweet-toothing my way through Chicago continues with Fannie May chocolates, who I would liken to Chicago’s version of See’s, except See’s is better. At a Fannie May store, I picked out a selection of their chocolates and a few of their individually wrapped candies (review on those to come next week). […]

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Category: chocolate, coconut, mint, nougat, nuts, O, peanut butter, review, toffee, white chocolate | 1 Comment »

Frango Mints – Part I of Chicago Week

May 5th, 2008 by Rosa

Back in March, over my spring break, I road-tripped to Chicago with my dear friends Katie, Chris, Rita, and Steve (who needs to get a blog or something. I’m not going to be creepy and link to his facebook page). Lemme tell ya, you’ve got to really love the people you’re road-tripping with, especially when […]

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More candy quickhits – another gifted edition

June 27th, 2008 by Rosa

In continuing with Wednesday’s spirit of cleaning notes out of my candy tasting notebook, more quick reviews of candies that I didn’t have much to say about. These, like Wednesday’s, were all gifts, but they are not all international. South African Nestle Chocolates from former suitemate, future roommate Catherine (who doesn’t like chocolate!), who got […]

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Category: aerated, African, caramel, chocolate, Hershey's, limited edition, Nestle, O, OM, received as gift, review | 1 Comment »

Sweets and Snacks is TOMORROW!

May 20th, 2013 by Rosa

Emma and I are flying to Chicago for the¬†Sweets and Snacks Expo at the crack of dawn tomorrow! The Sweets and Snacks Expo is the big annual candy and snacks convention/trade show, where hundreds of companies show up to show off what they’re making and selling. Last year, I got a bazillion samples that provided […]

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Sweets and Snacks 2013

May 2nd, 2013 by Rosa

Emma talked me into taking on Sweets and Snacks again this year. We’re Chicago bound in a few weeks! If you don’t know, Sweets and Snacks is the big annual candy (and now salty snacks) convention. Last year, I took away about 20 lbs of free samples. Candy companies are very generous with their freebies, […]

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Guest Post: Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss Dreamy Chocolate Truffle

October 24th, 2011 by Neil

Here’s another Euro-chocolate review from Neil! Any readers know if these Cadbury Blisses are related to Hershey’s Bliss in the U.S.? ~Rosa Hallo! Neil here with another European treat. This one is possibly found in the States, but I can’t recall¬†having seen it there, perhaps because it launched after I moved over here. It’s the […]

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Ode to Frango Mints

May 18th, 2010 by Rosa

Jennifer McCoy, the pastry chef of Craft (that’s Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio‘s restaurant), waxes rhapsodic about Chicago’s Frango Mints on Serious Eats. I reviewed Frango Mints a couple of years ago (wow! It’s been that long?!) and loved them.

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Fannie May Giveaway

December 17th, 2009 by Rosa

As best as I can tell, Fannie May is a Chicago candy institution, and I made sure to try them out when I visited Chicago a couple of years ago (reviews here and here). They’ve been around since 1920, and while most 90 year-olds aren’t terribly tech savvy, Fannie May’s entering their 9th decade with […]

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