Diamonds? Chocolate? Why not both?

Got a spare $1,250 lying around? Who doesn’t, right? Clearly you want to spend that money on a dozen chocolates: 4 covered in 22-carat gold, 4 covered in pure silver, and 4 accented with diamond. You can find the Royal Collection at Cocoa Gourmet. Kind of makes the gold-flake covered pralines (photo above) that Melissa…

Maynards Wine Gums

Maynards Wine Gums: A UK Candy Staple [Review]

Today you get 2 reviews for the price of 1. Some changes have been made to Maynards Wine Gums over the last decade, as the differences in this review will show. Rosa’s Wine Gums Review from 2008: Wine gums are a very British sweet. They’re firm (really really firm) gummies that aren’t actually wine flavored,…

Stride Gum Commerical

That has nothing to do with gum. As explained by AdFreak. It’s quite intriguing and awesome and intoxicating, especially when other people join in. Watch for the demilitarized zone in Korea just shy of the 2 minute mark, and my hometown of A-TX just after. Oh, and the Stride Gum part pops up at the…

Lily O’Briens Chocolate Bars

Lily O’Briens was extremely generous in the array of chocolate samples they sent me. I got a ton of their delicious truffles, and I got two sets of their luxury bar assortments. Ten bars of chocolates was more than I could ever eat, so I shared one set plus my second honeycomb crisp and sticky…

Len Libby Chocolates

Back in March, over spring break, a few friends and I visited Len Libby while we were in Maine. Because it’s not every day you’re within driving distance of a life-size chocolate moose. Meet Lenny (and a mama bear and her cub made from solid dark chocolate): Though we’d dropped in just to see Lenny,…

A few chocolates from Cocoa Bella’s assortment boxes

I’ve been sitting on these reviews for ages. The chocolate truffles were leftovers from the first Calhoun College chocolate tasting I hosted. That’s right – leftovers. We had that much chocolate overload. From Cocoa Bella’s Exotic Assortment comes a Van Coillie Kastanjes, a Christopher Elbow Rosemary Caramel, and a Lillie Belle Farms Cayenne Caramel. Another…

Emily’s Chocolates Contest and Coupon

Emily’s Chocolates makes goooood chocolate-covered cookies and fruits and nuts. They also make a chocolate covered fortune cookie that I’ve seen on the shelves of Walgreen’s but have yet to try. Right now they’re thinking ahead for the holidays and running a contest soliciting possible holiday fortunes to put inside their cookies. You don’t win…

Gummi Sushi

More Japanese candy fun thanks to my friend Michael, this time in the form of Gummi Sushi. The Japanese are quite good at coming up with cute things (Hello Kitty much?) and clever things, and they certainly haven’t skimped on cuteness and cleverness in their gummis. Better yet, unlike the gummi hamburgers or pizzas that…

Charleston Chew – Chocolatey

I’ve already reviewed the vanilla version of the Charleston Chew once with tepid results. So why do they warrant a re-review? Because I’ve tried them in chocolate (not much of a difference and certainly not worth mentioning), and I’ve tried them frozen. Frozen Charleston Chews are a candy revelation if you’ve only had the non-frozen…