Crown Candies - Borrachitos de Teequila y Licor de Cafe

Borrachitos from Crown Candies: Tequila + Licor de Cafe!

I recently had the pleasure of getting a candy sneak preview. Crown Candies sent me two boxes of their Borrachitos candy (Spanish for a little drunk, and a traditional Mexican treat, apparently). I got one each of their two available flavors: BorrachitosĀ de Tequila y de Licor de Cafe. More about Crown Candies andĀ Borrachitos: Crown Candies…

Candy and Me: A Book Review

I just finished Candy and Me (A Love Story) by Hilary Liftin. I give it an OM. It’s more or less a memoir tied to sweets, with each chapter linked to a different sugary treat, from Skittles to Circus Peanuts to canned frosting. I was amazed at Hilary’s capacity for sugar consumption. As a kid,…

Russian Candy III

Russian Candies III

For some reason, this post disappeared after I wrote it the first time. It was originally supposed to publish after Russian Candies I and II but instead published as blank nothingness (much to the disappointment of Leslie, who gave me the candy in the first place). Fortunately, I still have my tasting notes, so I…

Georgia Nut Bear Claw – Part III of Chicago Week

As Chicago Week continues, yet another delicious confection courtesy of the Cobbs: the Bear Claw (and a similar looking product here) made by Georgia Nut (bottom right in a poorly lit shot; sadly the only photo I have of it). The Georgia Nut Bear Claw is a serious candy. It’s ginormous, about the size of…

Hershey’s Bliss Coupon

Missed the chance to throw your own Hershey’s Bliss party? Their website has a $1 off coupon so buy it for yourself at a discount. I’ve never tried Bliss (and did not get selected to throw a Bliss house party) and am not planning on going out of my way to do so based on…

Fannie May Chocolates – Part II of Chicago Week

The saga of my sweet-toothing my way through Chicago continues with Fannie May chocolates, who I would liken to Chicago’s version of See’s, except See’s is better. At a Fannie May store, I picked out a selection of their chocolates and a few of their individually wrapped candies (review on those to come next week)….

Junior Mint Giveaway!

Joel from Candy Xpress, an online wholesale candy seller, sent me a big package of Junior Mints, Colombina Mint Balls, and Trident Tropical Twist gum. Quite the Xtreme care package for reading/finals period, I must say. I gave away lots and lots of the candy to my studying-addled friends, but several boxes of Junior Mints…

Frango Mints – Part I of Chicago Week

Back in March, over my spring break, I road-tripped to Chicago with my dear friends Katie, Chris, Rita, and Steve (who needs to get a blog or something. I’m not going to be creepy and link to his facebook page). Lemme tell ya, you’ve got to really love the people you’re road-tripping with, especially when…