Chocolate Fruit Basket

Up until these Sconza Fruit Basket candies, Raisinets were the extent of my chocolate covered dried fruit experience. I’m glad that I upgraded! These chocolates are described as “Five delicious dried fruits – apricots, cherries, apples, blueberries, and cranberries – robed in sweet milk chocolate and colorful, flavorful white chocolate.” From my best guess, the…

Tootsie Fruit Rolls

I’ve enjoyed Tootsie Fruit Roll midges (BUY!) for as long as I can remember. Now that Halloween is just around the corner, they’ll be popping up everywhere in candy grab bag mixes for Trick-or-Treaters. Tootsie Fruit Rolls come in vanilla, lemon, lime, orange, and cherry. The citrus ones, predictably enough, are my favorite, though they’re…

Introducing the ZOMG, Candy! rating system

My friend Karsten is a big food blog reader and suggested that I give my ZOMG, Candy! reviews something gimmicky, like a ratings system. This was shortly after I was inspired by the dark sponge to invent the ZOMG! rating for truly superb candies, so I’ve decided to take Karsten’s advice and expand that designation…

Free 5 gum!

EDIT: This contest is now closed. I got this pretty sweet package in the mail from BzzAgent for their new 5 gum promotion. It’s enough gum to keep me chewing for a while, so I thought I’d share it with the rest of the world. I’ve opened the Flare (cinnamon) already, but I’ll give away…

Dark Sponge

Yesterday, I wrote about the Violet Crumble. No raves, but a generally positive review. I should note that I actually tasted the Violet Crumble about a month ago and that yesterday’s review was based on the notes that I took when I tasted it. I didn’t taste the Dark Sponge until a week ago, so…

Violet Crumble

The Violet Crumble is a chocolate bar from Australia. This was in the bunch of candy that Cassie gave me, and I finished it pretty quickly. I also saw it on sale at Economy Candy, where a woman had about a dozen in her basket. I commented on how tasty it was, and she and…

Stride Forever Fruit Gum

I personally rather like the ad campaign that Stride (BUY!) has been running. The commercials I’ve seen revolve around the company and those that sell it going out of business because the flavor lasts so long that people don’t need to buy new packs. The packaging is like that of Dentyne’s soft gum, which makes…

Tropical Razzles

“First it’s candy…Then it’s gum!” is the Razzles (BUY!) tagline. And indeed, it starts out as candy and ends up as gum. Unfortunately, it is not a very tasty incarnation of either food group. The Tropical Razzles flavors, according to the wrapper, are pineapple, strawberry-banana, tropical punch, tangerine, and kiwi-lime. All that matters is that…

Economy Candy – ZOMG!

My visit to New York was incredibly fun (and rather expensive). Lunch at Cafe Boulud was lovely and tasty, even if the portions were a bit small. I had the corn soup, the scallops, and this blueberry cake-y thing (I forget the exact name) for dessert. Mmmm! Economy Candy was candy heaven. The cheapest bulk…

More buggy candy

I work in the entomology division of my university’s natural history museum, so when I came across these cute bug-themed candies, I just had to buy them for my boss. These Bug City Candy Tarts (BUY) are compressed sugar candies that taste like SweeTarts without the tart and with a heavier aftertaste of sugar. The…