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Okinawa Brown Sugar Candy

April 30th, 2012 by Rosa

My expat friends, Nana and Justin, sent me a bag of Okinawa Brown Sugar Candy in their last generous shipment of foreign candies. At first I thought that making sugar-flavored candy was strange, but then I realized it’s not that different from honey candies or straight up shooting honey sticks. The prettily matte bag was mostly […]

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Category: Asian (China, Japan, and Korea), hard candy, OM, received as gift, review | 3 Comments »

Ryan Gosling – Leading Man and Candy Connoisseur

September 29th, 2011 by Rosa

Via my friend Neil, an invitation to check out this Esquire profile of Ryan Gosling. Why news of Ryan Gosling on a candy blog? Turns out the dude loves candy! And he has discerning taste, as evident in the below blurb: “Hi-Chews! Look at these! It’s the candy that never quits on you. This candy […]

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Crystal Light Sugar Free Chewy Candy – an attempted review

July 13th, 2011 by Rosa

I received this bag of Crystal Light Sugar Free Chewy Candy as a free sample from the National Confectioners Association. I’m not one who would buy sugar free candy for myself, but I was happy to give them a try. I’d had Crystal Light’s Sugar Free hard candies before, which I had found quite nice.

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More Japanese Candies from Serious Eats

June 30th, 2011 by Rosa

I’m not sure why Serious Eats had a semi-regular feature profiling Japanese treats, but I’m not complaining! Here are their round-ups of some more Japanese candies: – Japanese chocolates – Japanese chewy candies – Japanese drink flavored candies (weird category, I know)

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Chocolate Conflicts

December 30th, 2009 by Rosa

Via my friend Nana (of generous international candy gifting fame), a BBC story about a US/UK chocolate divide and potential British resistance to a Hershey’s takeover of Cadbury. The NY Times’s take can be found here. And via Chocolate Bytes, news that Mars is suing Hershey’s. The claim is that Hershey’s Bliss ads are a […]

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Lotte Pepero

August 17th, 2009 by Rosa

Hooray for globetrotting friends! My friends Nana and Justin recently finished up a three year stint teaching English in Korea (next stop for them: Scotland). Before they left Korea, they were kind enough to buy and mail me a bunch of Korean candy for the blog. Thanks for the help, as always, Nana and Justin! […]

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Category: Asian (China, Japan, and Korea), chocolate, cookie, Lotte, O, received as gift, review | No Comments »

Qra Qra – Lemon

August 10th, 2009 by Rosa

You can probably guess that today’s review is not of an American candy. American companies may give their products weird names to make them memorable, but they’d never go for something as unpronounceable as Qra Qra. Asian companies selling in the U.S., however, totally would. I love the packaging on this product because a) it […]

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Starburst Choozers

June 10th, 2009 by Rosa

Starburst Choozers are “fruit flavoured chews with liquid centre made with real fruit juices.” Did you catch those UK spellings? Yup – these guys are, at least for now, only available abroad. My pack had 10 Choozers unevenly distributed amongst 3 flavors: 6 pineapple & orange, 3 orange & mango, and 1 raspberry & orange. […]

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Category: chewy, European, O, review, Starburst | No Comments »

Chow’s 10 Japanese Sweets

May 14th, 2009 by Rosa

Chow’s regular feature, The Ten, recently profiled 10 Japanese sweets. I’ve had all but numbers 2 and 10, thanks to my Chinese family’s frequenting of Asian grocery stores. Personally, I think there are Hi-Chew flavors out there that are better than the grape (like pineapple!), but they are right in that the grape Hi-Chew is […]

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Flower’s Kiss Candy

October 10th, 2008 by Rosa

Another Asian treat sent as a free review sample by Asian Food Grocer. I was given free reign to pick what I wanted. In addition to pineapple Hi-Chew, I asked for Flower’s Kiss Candy because I was intrigued by the name. Would the Flower’s Kiss Candy taste like flowers? Thankfully, nope. The Flower’s Kiss Candy […]

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Category: Asian (China, Japan, and Korea), hard candy, Kasugai, OM, review | 11 Comments »