Nestle Toffee Crisp

I bought the Toffee Crisp at the same time that I bought the Coffee Crisp, but I tasted them several weeks apart. When I dug the Toffee Crisp out of my drawer and unwrapped it, I misread it as Coffee and wondered why it didn’t taste at all like coffee. Funnily enough, that what I…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

A happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers out there! As great as Valentine’s Day is, I think the day after is even better because it means CANDY SALES! Then again, I have no romantic plans for the holiday. Maybe those of you with a special someone to share it with feel differently about it….

Nestle Lion

I think it’s time to update my favorite candies page, as I’ve found a wonderful replacement for my 100 Grand love: the Nestle Lion. I bought the Nestle Lion from The Candy Store in San Francisco. I’ve since seen it in Austin at Central Market (where it cost half as much as it did at…

Chocolate + Wine pairings for Valentine’s Day

From wine expert, James Beard Journalism Award winner, and author of Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grap to Glass Natalie MacLean: “Wine is liquid sensuality: Its heady bouquet stimulates the appetite and its velvet caress soothes that desire,” she observes. “What other drink is described as both ‘voluptuous’ and ‘muscular’?…

Mini Froer

My friend Laura spent a semester abroad in Denmark and was kind enough to bring me back a box of Mini Froer by Carletti. Froer is Danish for frog, and Mini Froer are chocolate frog truffles. I love how Harry Potter-ish these guys are. I wonder if J.K. Rowling had visited Denmark before she wrote…

Galaxy Smooth Dark

When I was told that a sample Galaxy dark bar was on its way to me in the mail, I never expected the 125 g (4.4 oz) behemoth that finally arrived. It was ginormous! The bar’s wrapper reminded me of Dove chocolates. A quick Googling revealed that Galaxy and Dove are actually the same company….

Consumer Reports on Chocolate

After a little digging, I managed to find a list of Consumer Reports ratings of various boxes of chocolate truffles for Valentine’s Day. I’m glad See’s got high marks. And check out AOL’s slideshow of boxed chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Excuse me as I drool into my keyboard. And Bonus Points to Rosa the Candy…

Das Caramels Chai Latte

I had previously enjoyed reviewing the classic version of the Das Caramelini caramels, and Alicia and Joanna liked the lemon & honey and ginger & pistachio, respectively. When Das Foods sent even more caramel flavors for us to review, I was quite excited to get to try the Chai Latte. The spices that comprise Chai…

Childhood Candy Search + Contest Update

When I received two “help me remember this candy from my childhood” requests in the same day, I decided that I would devote a post to the topic. Unfortunately, I’m of limited help in that area, mostly due to the fact that I’m not that old, so I thought I’d share my readers’ questions and…

Sweetriot Cacao Nibs Review

Sweetriot Cacao Nibs [Review]

Dark chocolate covered espresso beans are one of my favorite candies, so I thought I’d enjoy SweetRiot’s Flavor 70, roasted cacao nibs covered in 70% dark chocolate with a hint of espresso. And fortunately, I did. The cacao nibs were smaller and not as crunchy as I imagined. I thought they’d be the size of…