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Klondike + Candy

April 29th, 2014 by Rosa

Via AdFreak, a silly commercial about what happens when Klondike ice cream meets a candy bar. I thought it would result in the poor quality Klondike mockolates that I’ve previously reviewed, but instead, it’s a frozen ice cream chocolate bar. That seems much more appetizing!

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Washington Post Peeps diorama contest winners!

April 28th, 2014 by Rosa

I hope you all had a lovely Easter with a fruitful post-Easter candy sale haul! If you stocked up on Peeps, you can get a head start on next year’s Washington Post Peeps diorama contest.

This year’s winners are up online. A black-and-white rendition of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech took the top prize. I found it impressive, but part of the appeal of Peeps is their neon coloring. I felt they lost some of their magic rendering them in black and white.

Selfies: A Retrospeeptive was my personal favorite: cutely creative while still being cheerful!

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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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Beautiful Easter Eggs

April 16th, 2014 by Rosa

Via David Lebovitz on Facebook, Vanity Fair France has collated the most beautiful edible Easter eggs in France. They’re absolutely stunning and almost a shame to eat.

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Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg Recipe

April 10th, 2014 by Rosa

Have you loaded up on Easter candy yet? Here’s a fun recipe to turn Cadbury Creme Eggs into a sugar-bomb of a twist on scotch eggs, via Cakespy/Serious Eats.

Because what Cadbury Creme Eggs really need is MOAR SUGAR! in the form of chocolate and cookie crumbs.

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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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ChocoChicken

April 8th, 2014 by Rosa

Via the NY Times, the folks behind Umami Burger are planning their next big hit: ChocoChicken. That’s right. Chocolate in everything – mashed potatoes, ketchup, and, per the namesake, fried chicken. Sounds weird, but I guess if it works for mole? And I can tell you from personal experience that a touch of sweetness makes fried chicken awesome.

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Embedding photos from Flickr’s new layout

April 5th, 2014 by Rosa

I logged on to do some blogging today and found myself totally turned around by Flickr’s new layout. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to embed my photos (get the image file’s URL), so I thought I’d put together a quick post to save others some time.

When you click on your photos, you’ll be taken to a lightbox layout. From there, click on the three dots on the right side of the screen to open up the More Actions dialog.

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In that menu, click Download/All sizes. That will open up a new dialog box. From here, don’t left click anything. Instead, right click on the image size you want to open up the familiar dialog box that will give you the option to Copy Link Address.

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Ta da! Back in blogging business.

 

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All Godzilla wants is a Snickers

April 3rd, 2014 by Rosa

Via AdFreak, a silly Snickers commercial insinuating that all that Godzilla stomping nonsense could have been averted had he had his hunger quelled with a Snickers.

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Philadelphia chocolatiers

April 2nd, 2014 by Rosa

When I post news about chocolatiers, it’s often focused on New York City. That’s partly because there are loads of chocolatiers in NYC, and partly because I get a lot of my food news from Serious Eats,

For a change of pace, via Knile, here’s a post about chocolatiers in Philadelphia. I have tried zero of them, though I’ve seen John & Kira’s at Whole Foods (they are pricey!). More fodder for the never-ending candy bucket list!

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