Par-tay!

Chocolate party, that is. I’ve been stockpiling nice chocolate bars and haven’t gotten around to eating them yet. Now I have too much chocolate to possibly eat on my own (my life is so hard, I know), so I’m going to throw a chocolate tasting party. Yum! The featured guests:

Kinder Bueno

Today I kick off Hazelnut Week here on ZOMG, Candy! with the Kinder Bueno (BUY!). Incidentally, Hazelnut Week is also Ferrero week, mostly because Ferrero makes lots of hazelnut + chocolate things (case in point), including Nutella (BUY!). Mmmm… Nutella. The Kinder Bueno consists of hazelnut creme inside crispy wafers that are enrobed in milk…

Nestle Aero Bubbles Mint

Why is aerated chocolate so popular in Europe but nearly unheard of in the U.S.? Before trying these Nestle Aero Bubbles (BUY!), I didn’t really understand what all the fuss was about. Big deal; bubbles in chocolate. How exciting could that be? Honestly, not that exciting. I could feel the bubbles with my tongue, but…

Candy news bonus

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…

Elvis Reese’s Big Cup: Peanut Butter and Banana Creme

The Reese’s line of candies (BUY!) has grown immensely since I was a kid. Now Reese’s peanut buttery treats literally come in several shapes and sizes, not to mention fillings and coatings and textures. The classic peanut butter cups (specifically, the miniature ones) are still my personal favorite, with Reese’s pieces coming in a close…