Early birthday gifts!

My friend Cassie, of being-overwhelmed-in-Ikea fame, was wonderful enough to buy me an early birthday gift (by the way, my birthday is Sept. 20, if any of y’all want to shower me with presents when the time comes…). Wanna guess what I got?

Vosges Bacon Bar

I had read about the Vosges Bacon Bar (photo from Vosges website) at various candy review websites and had been dying to try it for myself. I mean, chocolate and bacon? How could that possibly taste good? I asked my friend Katie, who lives in Chicago, if she’d be willing to visit a Vosges chocolate…

SweeTarts Squeez – Green Apple

SweeTarts are one of my favorite candies, and Nestle/Wonka has added to the SweeTarts line (BUY) with Chewy SweeTarts (giant and mini), Sour SweeTarts, Giant Color Changing SweeTarts, SweeTarts Gummy Bugs, SweeTarts Rope, and finally, SweeTarts Squeez in Green Apple and Wild Cherry. Phew! Way to brand ’em, Mr. Wonka. I’d seen the SweeTarts Squeez…

Toffifay aka Toffifee [Review]

I bought a 4-pack of Toffifay from the newsstand on Chapel Street near school. They were terribly stale, as they had probably been sitting on the shelf for ages, but they were still tasty, a testament to this terrific trio of flavors. More recently, I saw these at Wal-Mart in a pack of 15 and…

Asian candies I

I am Asian, so you will be reading about a lot of Asian candy. Consider this part I of an open-ended series. Lotte Cafe Coffee chewing gum This gum tasted like weak coffee with too much sugar and cream. The flavor didn’t last very long, and once it was gone, the gum took on an…

Bold Fruit Smoothie flavored Jolly Ranchers

Bold Fruit Smoothie Jolly Ranchers

I like Jolly Ranchers because I’m neurotic and impatient – I crunch up my hard candies instead of waiting for them to dissolve, so they don’t last very long. Fortunately, Jolly Ranchers don’t crunch very well, so I’m forced to savor them. And Bold Fruit Smoothie flavored Jolly Ranchers are, for the most part, worth…

Candicraft edible ink and paper

I came across a package of Candicraft edible ink and paper at my local Dollar Tree. It was the last one (that I could find, at least), so of course I had to snatch it up. I didn’t expect it to taste great, but it looked like it would be lots of fun. The Candicraft…

Jocalat by Larabar

According to Larabar’s website, these bars used to be called Maya bars. They’ve replaced the cocoa nibs in Maya bars with ground cocoa beans for a smoother texture and renamed the result. The Jocalat name sounds swankier (because we’re not sure how to pronounce it), and it lets Larabar use an accent breve (it’s amazing…

Jones Soda Co. Candy – Green Apple

Jones Soda Co. is probably most infamous for their Thanksgiving sodas that come in flavors like Turkey & Gravy, Cranberry, and Brussels Sprouts. I don’t know if I’m adventurous enough to try those, but when I saw Jones Soda Co. Carbonated Candy (BUY) while standing in line at the checkout aisle, I picked up a…

Starburst Retro

Limited Edition – Starburst Retro [Review]

I found Starburst Retro in a display case along with the Limited Edition Carnival Skittles at the Dollar Tree. They were tucked away in a corner, so I nearly walked out without seeing them. The cashier probably wondered why I got went through the line twice, both times to buy just candy. The packaging on…