No candy review today – Better things!

Today I am taking the train in to New York and having a Restaurant Week lunch at Cafe Boulud. Holy cow am I excited about eating there. I adore Daniel Boulud (wasn’t he the cutest on Top Chef?), and Cafe Boulud’s got three stars from the Times and one Michelin star. Daniel, one of Chef…

Narbles Candy Review

Narbles: Chewy Fruit Slammers! [Review]

I found these Narbles at the grocery store in the candy display near what used to be the video rental area. I had never heard of Narbles, but the bag was super cheap so I decided to give them a try. WTF is a Narble? Narbles are made by Ferrera, the company behind Lemonheads. This…

Chocolate and Strawberry Cow Tale

I’ve had the regular Goetze’s caramel creams (BUY) before, and I liked them, but I found the weird texture of the caramel to be somewhat off-putting. The Chocolate and Strawberry Cow Tales also suffered, and in the Cow Tales, the weird texture became an insurmountable hurdle, possibly because the caramel to cream ratio is different….

Charleston Chew Vanilla

I’ve seen Charleston Chews (BUY) around grocery stores before, but only in big bags. I couldn’t figure out exactly what they were from the packaging, so I wasn’t ready to commit to buying a whole bag. Fortunately, I found this lone… bar? rod? roll?… version to try. The Charleston Chew is a roll of vanilla…

3 Musketeers Mint - Review

REVIEW: 3 Musketeers Mint (with dark chocolate)!

I remember buying regular 3 Musketeers bars out of the vending machines in high school. I’d lift off the bottom layer of chocolate, eat that flat piece, and then scoop out the nougat center, leaving me with a nice chocolate trough. 3 Musketeers were never my favorite bar, as the milk chocolate and sweet chocolate…

Candycandycandycandy! Bonus post

I just spent a week volunteering as a counselor at Camp Rising Sun in Connecticut. I was a counselor for the smallest cabin of little girls, ages almost-6 to 9. It was my first summer working for CRS, and I was blown away by how much candy that gets consumed there. Our cabin of 8…

Helly Kitty sugary things

I picked these up at Dave & Buster’s along with the SweeTarts Squeez. They’re technically not Asian candy, but Hello Kitty is Asian, so I’m filing her as such. I didn’t expect these to taste good, since the toy is the selling point here, and they didn’t. But that doesn’t matter, because it’s a tiny…

Black Forest Gummy Bugs

Black Forest Fun Bugs Gummies [Review]

I thought these Black Forest Fun Bugs Gummies were a super cute spin on the gummi bug genre – instead of gummy worms, these are insect shaped gummies with a juicy center. The gummi part was slightly soft; more Trolli than Haribo. The juicy center was a pleasantly sweet ooze that was a bit runnier…

Harry and David Chocolate Bar Round-up

I picked these chocolate bars up at the Harry and David (BUY) store in the outlet center. Harry and David sells gourmet food, the type you buy mainly to give as gifts because it’s way to nice and overpriced to eat yourself. In store, they had samples of their raspberry malted milk balls. I absolutely…

Pomegranate Jelly Belly success!

I have been searching for pomegranate Jelly Belly beans (BUY) ever since Cybele from Candy Blog reviewed them. I checked all the Jelly Belly selling places that I could think of, but to no avail. Finally, I discovered them in an unexpected place: the hospital gift shop. My doctor has an office at the hospital,…