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Cry Baby Tears minis

September 25th, 2007 by Rosa

These days, candy that only costs 25 cents a box is definitely a rarity. I’m guessing that Cry Baby Tears (BUY!) are a retro/nostalgia candy that have been around for a while. From the looks of the packaging, Cry Baby Tears are supposed to be so sour that they make you cry. They certainly were […]

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Alcove Chocolates – Brownie

July 28th, 2014 by Rosa

Last week, I covered Alcove Chocolates‘ mimosa, red velvet, fleur de sel, and fleur de pretzel chocolate bars. Today, I’ve got a rundown of their Brownie bar, another free sample from Alcove Chocolates. My boyfriend loves brownies – he can easily pack away half a pan in one sitting – so he was super excited […]

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Category: chocolate, cookie, OMG, review | 1 Comment »

Hot glue gun, but for chocolate

July 1st, 2014 by Rosa

Here’s a fun new Kickstarter that looks pretty cool, especially if you’re big into decorative baking: the ChocoLazer Chocolate Melting Gun. I’m not sold on the name, but the idea is pretty cool – it’s like a hot glue gun, but instead of glue sticks, it melts chocolate sticks. The controlled melting of the chocolate […]

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Gummy bear + potassium chlorate = FIRE!

May 29th, 2014 by Rosa

Back in the day, I’ve reviewed a giant gummy bear and a giant gummy worm, both products from the folks at Vat19. Now they’ve released a video of what happens when a giant gummy bear meets a big beaker full of potassium chlorate. Why does that happen? Potassium chlorate oxidizes the sugar in the gummy […]

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Natasha’s Just Brittle

May 27th, 2014 by Rosa

Natasha’s Just Brittle is a¬†homegrown brittle making operation based out of Baltimore, MD. They sent me samples of their cashew brittle, mixed nut brittle, and Cracker Jack brittle to review. The brittle was attractively, rustically packaged in a corrugated cardboard bag. Each ~2″ x 1.5″ sample slab that I received was individually wrapped. I noticed […]

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Category: nuts, O, review, toffee | No Comments »

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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Nestle FruTips – Mango, Grapefruit, and Lychee

April 14th, 2014 by Rosa

As previously mentioned, I’m way overdue for a review of Nestle FruTips from China. When I was in Shanghai this March, I bought of couple of fresh tubes to cover today and Friday. I’ll start with the Mango, Grapefruit, and Lychee tube. The FruTips were thumbnail-sized flat disks that were covered in gritty sugar sand. […]

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Category: Asian (China, Japan, and Korea), gummi/gummy, jelly candy, Nestle, OMG, review | 2 Comments »

Barrels of Yum hard candies – Dilly Dally (Dill Pickle) and Classic Collection

April 7th, 2014 by Rosa

¬†Barrels of Yum are barrel-shaped hard candies that extend the trite root beer barrel concept to a wider variety of flavors. They were developed with Candyman David Klein, who worked on the original Jelly Bellies, so I had high hopes for their flavors… And they certainly delivered! I got free samples of the Dilly Dally […]

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Category: hard candy, novelty, O, OM, review | 2 Comments »

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 […]

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Fruit Vines Bites – Strawberry and Cherry

March 24th, 2014 by Rosa

I got these Fruit Vines Bites as free samples the day before I left for Shanghai. Now that I’m back and mostly no longer jet-lagged, I can get around to reviewing them! Fruit Vines Bites are a new candy from the Red Vines folks that currently come in cherry and strawberry. They were little chunks […]

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Category: chewy, O, OM, review | 2 Comments »