Not Everything Deserves to be Gummified

Yes But No But Yes has a list of 5 Gummi Candies that shouldn’t be. I bet eating that strawberry flavored gummi bacon is a mindboggling experience. In completely unrelated news, this following blurb from my chocolate calendar made me laugh out loud: “In August 2006, Darmin Garcia fell into a vat of molten chocolate…

Vosges Haut Chocolat Truffles

The Vosges Haut Chocolat boutique was at the top of my list of candy places to hit up in Vegas (though it was a short list; Ethel’s Chocolate Lounge was the only other place on there). The flagship Whole Foods in Austin carries several Vosges bars (BUY!) and small prepicked boxes of their truffles, but…

Jelly Belly Factory Tour

I have been wanting to take a tour of the Jelly Belly (BUY!) factory for years. I remember back when I was in middle school you could go to their website and, if your timing was right, get a free sample bag of jelly beans mailed to you. Now that they’re a beloved and well-established…

Cadbury Crunchie

I found the British Cadbury Crunchie (BUY!) at Coco Moka in Houston’s airport. The wrapper promised “milk chocolate with a golden honeycomb centre,” so I expected that it would be something similar to the Violet Crumble, and I was right. However, I liked the Cadbury Crunchie more. The honeycomb center (or centre) of the Cadbury…

Chocolate Party Wrap-up

Now that all the reviews have finally been published, I can share the ratings summary with you. The bars are ranked by my friends’ ratings, not mine. 1. Dagoba Hazelnut, 3.96, OM 2. Hebert’s Rocky Road, 3.86, OM 3. Hebert’s Dark Turtle, 3.79, OM 4. 3400 Phinney Vanilla Milk Chocolate, 3.71, OMG 5. Dagoba Dark…

ZOMG, Candy! Giveaway

If you entered my last super sneaky candy giveaway, your prizes were mailed a week ago (except for Leslie; I’m still putting your package together). I decided that I was feeling generous and mailed stuff to everyone who entered! Now I am giving away a copy of the mini-chocolate calendar that I bought for myself….

3400 Phinney Vanilla Milk Chocolate

3400 Phinney Vanilla Milk Chocolate [Review]

Theo 3400 Phinney Week continues with the Vanilla Milk Chocolate with a 40% cacao content. The Theo website calls this one “a harmonious blend of finely ground Madagascar vanilla bean and milk chocolate.”   This milk bar had a European/Cadbury-finish which I found to be quite good. The melt is smooth and the mouthfeel creamy. I…

Project Runway Candy Contest Entries

Quite characteristically, I forgot about attempting to enter Project Runway’s draw a design with candy contest. Oops. Only 3 people ended up entering (make sure you’re on Episode 6 in the drop down menu), but their designs are far better than anything my artistically challenged self could have submitted. Besides, what would I do with…

3400 Phinney Bread and Chocolate

3400 Phinney Bread and Chocolate [Review]

Theo’s 3400 Phinney bars are named after the chocolate factory’s address (3400 Phinney Ave. in Seattle, Washington). Someday, I hope to make a Theo pilgrimage. Theo makes 6 varieties of 3400 Phinney bars; all are organic and fair trade certified. I managed to get 3 of them for my chocolate party. Welcome to 3400 Phinney…