Happy Halloween!

The YPMB attack-banding Times Square after we marched in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade last year. Wednesday’s usual review to come tomorrow (on Thursday!). Go eat lots of candy!

Candy choices

According to a series in the Chicago Tribune, Smarties are better than Skittles, and candy corn is better than chocolate. Healthwise, that is. Her reasoning makes sense. Smarties are pretty much pure sugar, so they’re fat free. Skittles, on the other hand, contain fat, including saturated fat (surprising, as most fruit flavored candies are fat…

Ferrera Nougat

I haven’t had much nougat experience in my life. It’s not a candy you usually come across as a kid, and neither my parents nor my friends are nougat eaters, so no one introduced me to it later in life. I bought a couple of pieces at Economy Candy and found them to be quite…

Sweet Sweet Confections S’mores Bars

Is there anyone who doesn’t like s’mores? To me, there are few things better than this simple treat of gooey marshmallow, crunchy graham cracker, and sweet, melted chocolate. It’s oozy, it’s sticky, it’s messy, and it’s delicious. Because I love s’mores, I was super excited to try Sweet Sweet Confections‘ s’mores bars that the company…

Healthy Halloween

This year, NYC is running a Healthy Halloween campaign. “Working with schools and community groups, Healthy Halloween stresses the creative aspects of the holiday, expanding the vision of Trick or Treat beyond candy.” I’m not sure what I think of this campaign, though I’m certain that their Healthy Halloween song really bites. I mean really,…

Mentos Sours

Mentos Sours [Review]

They’re not sour! If you’re going to call your product Mentos Sours, they should actually be, you know, sour. That being said, they were still pretty tasty, and I’m ashamed to admit that I polished off the entire roll in one sitting. For some reason, that always happens when I buy Mentos. Maybe because the…

Halloween colored M&Ms!

I adore peanut butter M&Ms. Imagine my surprise when I opened this bag To find these! They’re black and orange, and some of the Ms have been turned into little Jack-o-lantern faces. Thanks for going the extra holiday mile, M&Ms! If you’re wondering, they’re deliciously addictive, as usual. An OM treat.

Madison Chocolates

I was in Madison, Connecticut a few weeks ago for a band event, and I had the chance to stop at Madison Chocolates, a local chocolate shop run by Chef Paul Staley, a C.I.A. (that’s the Culinary Institute of America, not the Central Intelligence Agency) grad and former high end pastry chef. His shop sells…

Twix PB

From my personal experience, Twix (BUY!) is not a polarizing candy bar. Few can find fault with its blend of creamy chocolate, crunchy cookie, and oozy caramel. Consequently, few can resist polishing off both bars in a pack of Twix. With Twix PB, the balance of tastes and textures is off, and I had no…

My metabolism definitely says “chocolate lover”

A neat little piece on the science behind being a chocolate lover. Take it with a grain of salt, of course – I’ll start by pointing out that a sample size of 22 volunteers isn’t exactly scientifically rigorous – but also enjoy the quote that says, ” ‘Interestingly the chocolate preferring people had a better…