Political Chocolate and Candy

L.A. Burdick (reviewed on ZOMG here) is selling two different boxes of “Election Chocolates” until November. Obama’s box contains Hawaiian-Pineapple, Kenyan Coffee, Kansas Corn Crunch, and Tennessee Sour Mash. McCain’s box has Arizona Citrus, Hot Pepper Tequila, Peanut Butter, and Kentucky Rye. A few personal complains about this promotion. For Obama, Hawaiian-Pineapple and Kenyan Coffee…

Haribo Starmix Review

Haribo Starmix [Review]

Haribo is all over the U.K. in a big way. I brought back a couple of big bags of Haribo mini bags to give out to friends as little “I thought of you while abroad!” gifts. In addition to standard Haribo gummies (twin cherries, happy cola, etc.), Haribo also comes in a variety of mixes….

A World Without Chocolate?

I haven’t had the chance to see Wall-E yet (I’m writing this post on July 10; it doesn’t open in the UK until July 14), but I have been reading rave reviews from critics and facebook friends. From what I understand Wall-E the robot lives on a desolate future earth. Thanks to global warming and…

Zotter Mango-Brazil Nuts

I discovered Zotter bars in The Candy Store in San Francisco. They carried several varieties, including one with blood orange, one with cheese, and one with mango and Brazil nuts. I thought long and hard about buying the one with cheese, just because a cheese-filled chocolate bar isn’t something you come across every day, but…

Kinder Happy Hippos: Too Cute to Eat?

Sometimes, candy can come awfully close to being too cute to eat. Fortunately for you lot, dear readers, I am willing to sacrifice my cuteness sensibilities and chomp down on adorable candy, even if it happens to endearingly resemble frightened hippos. What do the Hippos taste like? Kinder’s Happy Hippos, like nearly everything made by…

Llama + Candy = Overload of stuff I like

Friends of mine know that I have an irrational adoration of llamas. They’re so adorable! And soft! And cute/ugly! Which is why I absolutely loved this Starburst commercial. Note: Photo below is of an alpaca, which is related to and actually cuter than the llama by dint of being smaller. If llamas were horses, alpacas…

Goodbye, England!

When this post publishes, I will be on a plane on my way to Texas. Goodbye, England! I’ll miss you and your wide variety of candies (so many gummies!). I won’t miss the extra pounds I put on eating all that candy – hopefully those will fall off soon once my candy diet returns back…

Science and chocolate

From the Washington Post, an article about using gene sequencing to learn how to breed a better, more resilient cacao tree. Hooray for science!

Cadbury Double Decker

Cadbury Double Decker

When I asked for UK candy recommendations, Justin suggested that I try the Cadbury Double Decker. I’m glad he did, as it was quite enjoyable. On my first day of “work” in lab, I popped into a post office to buy a notebook. Unlike in the US, UK post offices seem to be personal small…

Chocolate Mints Roundup

Chocolate and mint is a classically delicious combination. I bet the Girl Scouts owe their continued existence to the continued financial support of Thin Mint sales. I’ve already reviewed quite a few chocolate and mint candies on the site. Here are three more. Hershey’s Mint Truffle Kisses Yet another variety of Kiss from Hershey’s (excellent…