Shameless Self-Promotion III

Thanks to those of you who took the time to nominate me for a Food Blog Award! I’m now in the running for Best Food Blog – New, and I’d greatly appreciate if y’all could take a second to go vote for me. I didn’t even realize I’d been nominated until I read Cybele’s Candy…

Dagoba Organic Chocolate – Chai and Roseberry

Today marks the finale of Dagoba Chocolate (BUY!) Week, and I’ve saved the most interesting for last! The Dagoba Chai is 37% milk chocolate, crystallized ginger, and spices. That last “spices” bit is annoyingly generic, and the ingredients list isn’t much help. There “spices” is replaced with “essential oils.” When I ate this bar, I…

Poor chocolate bunnies!

I usually eat my chocolate bunnies instead of artfully melting them. Though it’s a waste of delicious chocolate, the video is pretty neat. Edit, 11:12pm: link updated to another upload of same video

Dagoba Organic Chocolate – Milk and Hazelnut

Dagoba Chocolate (BUY!) Week continues with the milk and hazelnut bars! The milk bar is pretty straightforward. Milk chocolate, 37% cacao solids. According to Wikipedia, anything over 35% cacao can be called dark chocolate, so I appreciate that Dagoba still called this milk. It’s a European/Cadbury-style milk chocolate with a yogurty finish (as opposed to…

Dagoba Organic Chocolate – Dark and Lime

Welcome to Dagoba Week! This week’s 6 Dagoba bars were blindly tasted by 14 of my friends (and me!) at my chocolate party along with 7 other non-Dagoba chocolate bars. I had my friends rate every chocolate that they tasted on a scale of 1-5. The New Yorker ran an excellent piece on Dagoba Chocolate…

Emily’s Chocolates Wrap Up

Dear Emily’s Chocolates, I am terribly sorry it took me so long to write this review. You were generous enough to mail me soooo many delicious chocolate covered things, and though I immediately got up a review of the cookies (OMG and ZOMG!), that was nearly two weeks ago, and I still haven’t written about…

Gigi’s assorted caramels

After being impressed by Lula’s Chocolates’ Aloha Rocky Road, I was eager to dig into my sample of their assorted (and handmade!) caramels. Whoever writes their product descriptions really knows their way around food adjectives. “I start with small batches of premium butter and fresh, heavy cream, which I slow cook in heavy, copper pots….

Winter break trip

For winter break, my parents and I will be spending a few days in Vegas and a few days in California (San Francisco, maybe LA, claims my father). I’ve already made a huge list of places I want to visit. It’s impossible to hit them all, but the Jelly Belly Factory must happen. I was…

Asian Candies IV

More Asian candy, including one actually bought in Asia. Oooh! Japanese Money Chocolate This chocolate bar was given to me by my suitemate’s Japanese friends who came all the way from Japan to visit her. I have no clue what it’s called; I’ve chosen to dub it Japanese Money Chocolate because it came wrapped up…