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Guest post: Viba Mandel-nougat

April 24th, 2013 by Neil

Here’s another guest review from ex-pat Neil while I try to catch up from being out of town for most of last week. ~Rosa Recent trips to Germany & Austria have refilled the never-empty pantry here. I’ve tried the Viba Mandel-nougat which came from one of those countries (sorry, I should take better notes while […]

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Kit Kat WiFi Break

January 31st, 2013 by Rosa

Via Neil, news of an interesting new ad campaign from Kit Kat. Building on their “gimme a break” slogan and taking advantage of our current culture’s anxiety about our constantly wired world, they’ve built a bench in Amsterdam that blocks all WiFi signals, so people can truly take a break. A fun, attention getting idea! […]

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Whimsical Candy Garden

December 13th, 2012 by Rosa

Via Neil, check out this whimsical series of photos of a candy garden featuring Mike & Ike flowers and Pop Rocks fertilizer. Maybe I should take up candy gardening as a hobby – reviewing certainly leaves me with enough random odds and ends of all kinds of candy!

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Candy Big Brother

September 27th, 2012 by Rosa

Via my friend Neil and Slashdot, news of a creepy marketing campaign: Nestle’s embedding GPS trackers into select candy wrappers so that they can literally hunt down the purchasers. Fortunately, that hunt ends with the lucky huntees winning £10,000. But still, creepy, no?

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Guest post: Cailler Sublim Lait & Caramel Pointe de Sel

September 12th, 2012 by Neil

I spent my weekend trying to win Duke basketball tickets by sleeping outside, so I’m turning things over to my ex-pat friend Neil for a couple of reviews. ~Rosa This bar that I picked up in Switzerland has been tempting me ever since I bought it. Cailler is a Nestle brand with a long Swiss history, a fact I […]

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Guest Post: Sarotti Edel-Marzipan

September 10th, 2012 by Neil

I spent my weekend trying to win Duke basketball tickets by sleeping outside, so I’ved turned things over to my ex-pat friend Neil for a couple of reviews. ~Rosa This bar came, I think, from a supermarket in Osnabrueck, but I can’t be sure. Here’s a secret: I’m a sucker for marzipan. I don’t know […]

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Me-targeted Kinder ad?

September 6th, 2012 by Rosa

My friend Neil sent me this photo of a billboard that he took in Bremen, Germany. Clearly Kinder is trying to suck up to me, all the way from Germany! Okay, maybe not. As best as I can tell, Kinder Surprise is now promoting special pink eggs with girly toys. I don’t love the idea […]

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Guest Post: Haribo Turtles

August 15th, 2012 by Neil

Hey readers! I’m on my last day of pseudo-vacation up in New Hampshire, so check out this post from ex-pat Neil in the meantime. ~Rosa I had time to kill in a German train station, and I needed some spare change to use the bathroom, so I bought these Haribo Turtles. They set me back […]

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Guest Post: Zotter Mitzi Blue Nussmix (Nut Mix)

August 10th, 2012 by Neil

Here’s another great guest post from my ex-pat friend, Neil. Jealous that Zotter is so easy for him to get! ~Rosa I didn’t even have to travel out of the country for this one! I found the Zotter Mitzi Blue Nussmix (“Nut mix”) in a new organic gourmet shop in town. I was looking for […]

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Guest Post: SladCo Traditional Milk Chocolate With Large Inclusions With Raisins And Hazelnuts

June 15th, 2012 by Neil

Here’s the last of this week’s reviews from Neil, my globe-trotting expat friend. ~Rosa No joke about the title; that’s what the first bit of the English translation of this bar says. SladCo, or Slad & Co., is the Russian brand that produced this, I later learned. I would have gladly paid a few tetri more for […]

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