Smarties Bubble Gum

I did not know that Smarties Bubble Gum existed until I fished it out of a tub at an Asian grocery store (which is probably why it was all water-spotted). I’ve never seen them sold elsewhere, but maybe it can be found at a penny/bulk candy shop of some sort? Smarties Bubble Gum is quite…

Viva Chocolato

On Tuesday, while I was en route to England, Viva Chocolato was having a ribbon cutting ceremony back home in Austin. Mayor Will Wynn (isn’t that the perfect politician name?) was in attendance to help celebrate the 10 Austin female-owned businesses – the Viva Divas – that went into putting Viva Chocolato together and to…

Liberty Orchards’ Classic Fruit Chocolates

After my review of Liberty Orchards’ Aplets and Cotlets, which were a gift from my friend Rita, posted, her mother left a comment promising to bring me the chocolate covered version next. And, lo and behold, when Rita’s parents visited her at school, they came bearing a box of Liberty Orchards’ Fruit Chocolates. Hooray! They…

UK Candy Recommendations?

This afternoon, I’m flying to London, then busing to Cambridge where I will spend the next two weeks (I get to be a research assistant for the Autism Research Centre. Hooray!). I’m excited, of course, since I’ve never been to Europe before. Any particular suggestions for candy to check out while I’m on the other…

Dars Milk Chocolate

Another Japanese chocolate courtesy of my friend Michael, Dars Milk Chocolate wins for coolest packaging. The pink dot on the box is a chocolate temperature gauge. From what I could tell (some Japanese characters are taken from Chinese, so I could puzzle out the meaning), purple is too cold at 19 C or lower, the…

Giant Chewy Nerds AKA Bumpy Jelly Beans [Review]

This Easter, Nestle/Wonka introduced a new jelly bean: Nerds Bumpy Jelly Beans. The candy blog world pretty much raved about them (Candy Blog and Candy Addict were just two who gave them high marks). When I picked up a couple of bags in post-Easter sale season, I loved them too, but because they had already…

Cadbury Rube Goldberg

From the New Yorker Goings On blog, an awesomely elaborate Rube Goldberg for smashing Cadbury Creme Eggs: Edit: The embedded video screwed up my site layout, so here’s the link instead. I’ll figure out this technology thing, someday.

Meiji Porte Hokkaido Milk

I got a box of Meiji Porte Hokkaido Milk candies (available from Amazon or J-list) along with several other Japanese candies courtesy of my friend Michael. They were so delicious that I immediately thanked him for bringing them into my life. I would call these candies vanilla creme over a light chocolate cookie with a…

All Candy Expo starts today

Today marks the official beginning of the All Candy Expo in Chicago, and I’m in New Haven. Boo! But I’m with my friends working on a thing for band, which is more important than stuffing my face and suitcase with more candy that I could ever eat. Mmhmm… The All Candy Expo is a big…

Terra Nostra Organic Chocolate

After my Earth Day round-up of environmentally friendly chocolates left them off, I got an offer to taste some Terra Nostra Organic chocolate, which I eagerly accepted. They sent me a Ricemilk Choco, an Intense Dark, a Double Dark Truffle, a Robust Dark & Roasted Almond, and a Satin Milk Truffle. The Ricemilk Choco (below)…