Chow’s Summer Gift Guide

Chow’s Summer Gift Guide 2008 has been posted. While there are no actual candy items, Vosges (which I’ve reviewed quite a bit) has a product that made it on the list: their Red Velvet Mini Party Cake. It looks delicious and gorgeous, but really, $60 for a cake that only serves four? Not even including…

Cherry Mash

I’ve tasted quite a few candies and confections that I actively disliked for the sake of this blog (it was fun walking down candy memory lane by going through my archives), including some Russian mockolate things that made me want to vomit (nothing against Russian candies; just those in particular were nasty). The Cherry Mash,…

Kinder Cereali

I once wrote that I’ve yet to meet a Ferrero product I didn’t like. As my Lily O’Briens experience showed, I’m not above eating my words. The Kinder Cereali bar was not for me. The packaging on my Kinder Cereali is all in Italian because I got it from my friend Andrew, who was lucky…

Emily’s Chocolates Contest Winner

Congratulations to….. Emily! (what a coincidence), the winner of my Emily’s Chocolates giveaway, courtesy of Emily’s Chocolates in honor of National Candy Month. She will be receiving a bunch of their goodies, and I will be jealous and bury my sorrows in tea and a scone, or something. If you’re curious, I used an online…

Meiji Chocolate Tasting, part II

Part II of II of the Meiji Chocolate tasting (courtesy of my worldly friend Michael) that started on Monday. Today, we shall begin with the somewhat incongruously named Black Chocolate. Why incongruous, you ask? Because for a bar that’s named BLACK in giant letters, this one isn’t very dark in taste or appearance, though it…

Meiji Chocolate Tasting, part I

My friend Michael brought me a ton of candies from Japan, including four Meiji chocolate bars. I shall review two today and two on Wednesday, making them parts N and N+1 in my Asian candies series (sorta forgot to keep counting on that one). First up is Meiji Hi Milk. Like all the Meiji bars…

Emily’s Chocolates Contest Reminder

Don’t forget, y’all have until 5pm EST on Monday, June 9th to enter my Emily’s Chocolates giveaway, courtesy of Emily’s Chocolates. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. US readers only please (sorry to my international readers. I’m getting a taste of your frustration, as I can’t receive US samples while…

Thorntons Alpini-inspired bar Continental

Thorntons seems to be pretty well known in England but unheard of in the US. I actually had this bar in America, a month or so before I arrived in the UK, courtesy of my British friend Michael (the same one who gave me all the Japanese candy that I’ve been reviewing. He’s British but…

Half off Michel Cluizel!

Last Tuesday, I flew from JFK to Gatwick, London, so of course I had to pop into the JFK duty free shop to look for candy deals. They had Ghirardelli and Godiva and Cadbury and Toblerone and more, but none of it was particularly special or well-priced, so I nearly left without buying anything. But…