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Chocolate Exhibit at Drexel University

October 1st, 2014 by Rosa

Via my friend Knile, a new exhibit about chocolate is opening at Drexel University, to run from October 11 to January 24th, 2015. If you go opening weekend, there will be chocolate foods and crafts available! I have no idea what a chocolate craft is…

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Keep a candy bar handy for relationship bliss

April 17th, 2014 by Rosa

Via my friend Neil, a new study shows that low blood sugar may prompt more aggression towards your significant other. Researchers suggest eating a candy bar before touchy conversations to keep things on a more even keel.

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Chocolate is a “bright spot” in the current economy

April 9th, 2014 by Rosa

Via my friend Neil, here’s an AP article about how chocolate’s doing in our current economy. Pretty well, it seems.

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The future is here: 3D printed candy at CES

January 22nd, 2014 by Rosa

3D printing has been making the news for some time now. It was recently announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that you can print your own 3D candy at home! Provided you’ve got 10 grand to spare… The candies are gorgeous, though I am dubious about how tasty they are. Check out the slideshows at […]

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Beer and candy pairings

January 16th, 2014 by Rosa

Hopefully all your Halloween candies have been eaten by now – but you may have some Christmas candies lying around, or maybe you’re getting a head start on Valentine’s Day sweets? Neil sent me this link about suggested beer and candy pairings, in case you’re looking for a grown-up way to  indulge.

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Goldenberg Peanut Chew art

January 15th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Neil, here’s a fun piece about a piece of art made entirely of Goldenberg Peanut Chews. The artwork is 2 feet by 4 feet and weighs 26 pounds. I wonder how they keep it from going bad while it’s on display.   It reminds me of Jelly Belly art. I took the below photo at the Jelly […]

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Make ALLLLL the Candies

January 7th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Neil, Metafilter has compiled an impressive list of recipes for homemade candies. Winter is a great time to fire up the stove/oven!

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Guest post: Lindt Lindor Panna Cotta Passionfruit

September 30th, 2013 by Neil

Note from Rosa: Here’s another guest post from expat friend Neil. He wrote this in May 2013 but only just now found the photos. I try not to subject you to reviews of candy I’ve let expire, but I’m making an exception for this. January 2013 wasn’t that long ago, right…? This came from a […]

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Infinite chocolate?

May 16th, 2013 by Rosa

Via Neil, here’s a tricky puzzler with a chocolate bar theme. From Cheezburger.com: If you’re curious how this works, the solution can be found here.  

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Guest post: Ritter Sport à la Crema Catalana

May 8th, 2013 by Neil

Here’s another guest post from ex-pat friend Neil! ~Rosa Late on a Friday night at a German supermarket, I discovered a new Ritter Sport flavor I hadn’t even seen advertised yet: the Ritter Sport à la Crema Catalana. I spied something like a crème brûlée on the package and my heart skipped a beat. I bought […]

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