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Green Beer-flavored Jelly Bellies

March 5th, 2014 by Rosa

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. For those of you who may not be familiar, St. Patrick’s Day is a chance for to celebrate being Irish, even if they’re not actually Irish, and drink lots of green beer. Because… I’m not really sure why.

Jelly Belly recently came out with beer flavored beans (reviewed here), so clearly the next logical step was to dye the beans green for the holiday. If you visit the Jelly Belly Vistor/Tour Centers in California or Wisconsin on March 14th, you’ll be able to pick up your own boozy green beans.

That green and gold is a striking mix in those jewel tones, no?

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Chocolate Mint Toothpaste

February 27th, 2014 by Rosa

Crest recently introduced a chocolate-flavored toothpaste (mint chocolate, to be exact) to much ado. The Impulsive Buy recently wrote up a thorough review of what it’s like to brush your teeth with toothpaste that tastes like candy. In case you were curious, it’s not so bad!

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Science blogging

February 26th, 2014 by Rosa

As you may know, I’m a PhD student in psychology and neuroscience in real life. I’ve been sporadically science blogging at Beyond the Abstract and just started tweeting @scienceBtA. I’m going to be at the ScienceOnline unconference these next few days, so hopefully tweeting a lot about all the science-y things I’ll be learning!

As a reminder, candy tweets will still come from @zomgcandy.

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Dinosaurs probably didn’t eat chocolate

February 26th, 2014 by Rosa

PLoS’s paleontology blog recently ran a fun piece about whether dinosaurs ate chocolate. I suppose I should have spoiler-alerted the headline – they probably didn’t because we have no fossil record for cacao plants that overlap with the time of the dinosaurs. Giant sloths, however, probably did!

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Nestle Lion Bar – as a cereal!

February 25th, 2014 by Rosa

Nestle’s Lion Bar is/was one of my favorite British candy bars. It’s like a 100 Grand + Twix = synergistic deliciousness.

Apparently, it’s a cereal in the UK! Serious Eats has the write-up.

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Spicy hot chocolate recipe

February 20th, 2014 by Rosa

I spent a good chunk of last week snowed in with cabin fever. It was a perfect time for hot chocolate! Here’s a recipe to spice up your hot chocolate for those last few winter days.

It’s reminiscent of Hedonist’s cinnamon chipotle drinking chocolate.

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Symbolism of chocolate

February 19th, 2014 by Rosa

Did you catch the Candy Professor‘s smart op-ed in the NY Times on Valentine’s Day? No? Go read it now!

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Chocolate prices set to rise

February 18th, 2014 by Rosa

According to the Wall Street Journal, cocoa prices have been rising due to increasing demand for chocolate. Apparently the International Cocoa Organization thinks that demand will be greater than supply for the next five years, which will cause chocolate prices to continue going up. Good thing I’ve got a sizeable chocolate stash!

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M&Ms Superbowl Ad Teaser

January 30th, 2014 by Rosa

Via AdFreak, looks like Yellow is going to get a starring role in a Super Bowl commercial this Sunday. I believe he is trying to twerk, though it is hard to tell as he does not actually have a butt.

The voice seems off to me. Compare to the classic M&Ms Santa commercial below:

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WTF candy commercial from Hong Kong

January 29th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Slate, here’s a weird and probably NSFW candy mint commercial out of Hong Kong. No idea why the nipple-licking stuffed animal is supposed to make you want to buy this candy.

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