Snickers Nut ‘n Butter Crunch – Limited Edition

Oh Limited Edition items – how you appeal to my candy blogger impulses! The bright orange wrapper on the Snickers Limited Edition Nut ‘n Butter Crunch (I’m fond of pointing out how Reese’s has driven us to associate orange candy bar wrappers with peanut butter) promises “milk chocolate, peanuts and creamy peanut butter taste.” Peanut…

Candy Bar Madness Semi-Finals!

In honor of March Madness, I’m running a ZOMG, Candy Madness contest! Vote for your favorites, and once the field has been whittled down to 2, 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 come out…

See’s Milk Chocolate with Toffee Nuggets Bar - Review

REVIEW: See’s Toffee Nuggets Bar!

I adore See’s chocolates. They don’t taste especially rich or indulgent, but they’re solid, delicious chocolates that are quite reasonably priced. If you have the pleasure to visit a See’s store, try their Scotchmallows and Scotch Kisses. This See’s Milk Chocolate with Toffee Nuggets bar came in a care package for one of the boys…

How to throw a chocolate tasting party

Here are some resources that I found to be helpful for hosting a chocolate tasting: All Chocolates Tasting Basics Selecting Chocolates Flavor Notes The Chocolate Review – if you register, they have a great PDF listing flavor notes The Nibble Real Simple’s Tasting Grid (PDF) I started my guests off with a mini-talk about the…

Almond M&Ms

For some reason or another, I see Almond M&Ms as the forgotten M&M. Well, after Crispy, I guess, but those are no longer being made. For some reason or another, Almond M&Ms just don’t get that much attention, and I only recently got to try them. That was a shame, as I found them to…

Candy Bar Madness Round II

In honor of March Madness, I’m running a ZOMG, Candy Madness contest! Vote for your favorites, and once the field has been whittled down to 2, 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 come out…

L.A. Burdick’s Chinese New Year Wooden Box

I received a beautiful little wooden box of L.A. Burdick’s Chinese New Year truffles from my Associate Master. I thought the exquisite packaging, with the red ribbon and gold wax seal (the character, fu, is for good luck, though it’s traditionally hung upside down for the holiday) was because it was a special Chinese New…

Candy Bar Madness Contest

In honor of March Madness, I’m running a ZOMG, Candy Madness contest! Vote for your favorites, and once the field has been whittled down to 2, 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 come out…

Recchiuti

Michael Recchuiti is an American chocolatier who creates elegantly sleek and beautiful truffles. I stopped by his shop (also elegant and sleek, with a predominantly brown and gold scheme and employees dressed all in black) in San Francisco’s Ferry Building. His confections and boxed chocolates are extremely pricey, so I only bought two truffles from…

Liberty Orchards Aplets and Cotlets

These Liberty Orchards’ Aplets and Cotlets were given to me by my friend Rita, who is from Washington state. In Washington, these are a locally made confection that probably takes advantage of the fruit trees of the state. If I ever get to visit her at home, I’m making her take me on the Liberty…