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Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews – Original Dark and Milk Chocolatey

April 28th, 2010 by Rosa

Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews used to be a mostly regional treat. When Just Born (most famous for their Peeps) bought them in 2003, they greatly expanded where it was sold. I found my bags at a dollar store here in Rochester. Peanut Chews are peanuts in caramel and coated in a thin layer of dark or […]

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True Confections by Katharine Weber

February 4th, 2010 by Rosa

I was surprised to get an email from Katharine Weber, asking if I’d like a free copy of her latest novel, True Confections. After all, I specialize in writing about candy, not books. True, I’ve referenced Steve Almond’s Candyfreak, but that’s nonfiction and very candy-centric. I assumed that in Ms. Weber’s novel, about protagonist Alice […]

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Essential Candies List – 56-110

January 29th, 2010 by Rosa

Today, y’all get the latter half of my take on Cybele’s list of the 110 Essential Candies for Candivores. In case you missed it, the first half of the list posted last Friday. I’ve bolded what I’ve tried before and sprinkled comments and photos throughout, after the jump.

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Cranberry Raisinets

July 31st, 2009 by Rosa

Nestle‘s Cranberry Raisinets have been making the rounds in the candy review blogosphere lately (check out Candy Blog and Candy Addict). A PR rep sent me some free samples, three 100-calorie packs, to be precise, along with an offer that I think you, dear readers, will appreciate. But we’ll get into that in a bit. […]

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Happy Easter!

April 12th, 2009 by Rosa

Happy Easter! As a bonus news treat, here’s a slideshow documenting how Peeps are made. And a cute review of Peeps lip balm from Serious Eats. And a huge collection of Peeps-related internet links. Whew! Are you going to hit up the post-Easter sales tomorrow? I certainly am!

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Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends

March 4th, 2009 by Rosa

Considering how many different flavor blends that they make, I was surprised to realize that I’d never reviewed any Mike and Ike candies on this site. Today, I shall rectify that oversight by covering their Lemonde Blends. I’m already annoyed at the name. Shouldn’t it be a lemonade blend, as in a blend of different […]

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Candy news bonus

November 1st, 2007 by Rosa

Stephen Colbert on how Trick-or-Treating is like panhandling; to him, trick-or-treaters are hobos in training. Famous chefs/food writers on what they give out on Halloween. I wish I could trick-or-treat at their doors! How post Halloween sucks for orthodontists. And a capuchin monkey on a pumpkin. His name is Bond, James Bond. Meanwhile, I went […]

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