Lee’s Chocolate Mint

I’m always on the prowl for candies I’ve never tried before, and when I saw the Lee’s Chocolate Mint bar on the shelf at Randall’s, I snapped it up, along with a Jaffa Bar, which I haven’t opened yet. I’d never heard of Lee’s, a Scottish based food maker, before, so I was eager to…

Whitman’s Soho

I usually don’t finish the candy that I taste. Instead, I take a few bites and pass the rest on to friends, many of whom are happy to try my candy cast-offs even when my bite marks are on it. They’ll even polish off candy that I personally hated, so I almost never throw anything…

Candy Bar Madness Winners!

Thanks to everyone who voted and participated in my Candy Bar Madness Contest! I really like doing candy-related polls, and if I can find the time to figure out how to easily integrate into my WordPress, I’ll start doing them more often. Because they’re fun! Here’s recap of the polls and their results, with the…

Abba-Zaba – Sour Apple [Review]

Back in November of 2007, I reviewed the original Abba-Zaba and didn’t much care for it (and also spelled the name wrong). I did, however, note, “Apparently, the Abba-Zaba also comes in a peanut butter-filled apple-flavored taffy, which sounds intriguing. Apples, particular tart green ones like Granny Smiths, and peanut butter are a great combination,…

Little Debbie 100 Calorie Nutty Bars

Little Debbie 100 Calorie Nutty Bars [Review]

I share Cybele from Candy Blog’s view that 100 calorie packs are a rip-off when it comes to candy but can be sensible in the case of other snacks to help prevent mindless overeating. Little Debbie’s 100 Calorie Nutty Bars do not clearly fall in either category. On the one hand, you don’t really save…

Candy Bar Madness FINALS!

In honor of March Madness, I’m running a ZOMG, Candy Madness contest! The original 16 have been whittled down to two: Reese’s Pieces versus Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Leave a comment (with your email address which will be hidden and will only be used to contact you if you win) guessing which candy bar will…

Hershey’s Whatchamacallit

Hershey’s Whatchamacallit is a bar that I’ve seen on grocery store shelves all my life but had never bothered to pick up, probably because I had no idea what was in it. While candy bars like Twix and KitKats had a strong advertising push during my childhood, the Whatchamacallit was neglected. The wrapper claims peanut…

Reese’s Crispy Crunchy Bar

The Reese’s Crispy Crunch Bar is “made with chocolate, crispy peanut butter candy, creamy peanut butter, chopped peanuts.” Sounds fabulous. Also sounds quite similar to the Snicker’s Nut ‘n Butter Crunch, except the Reese’s version contained real,creamy peanut butter. Upon unwrapping the bar, I was hit with a strong smell of genuine peanuts and peanut…

Calhoun College Chocolate Tasting Notes

My tasting notes, as promised. I loved how I was able to notice the subtle differences between the bars by tasting them all together. For example, when I first tasted the Scharffen Berger Extra Rich Milk, I thought it was sweet and yogurty. Tasting it right after the Chocolove Milk and the Papua single origin…