Charles Chocolates Sale

Via Chocolate Obsession: Charles Chocolates turns four tomorrow, and they’re running a few promotions to go along with their birthday. I’ve never tried them myself (I came close last winter, but after our Scharffen Berger tour, my folks elected to get Dim Sum instead of touring another chocolate factory), but I’ve read good things. See…

Milky Way Magic Stars

I do my best to be as objective as possible, and when extraneous factors influence that objectivity, I always try to disclose them. That’s why I always tell you when something I’m reviewing was a free sample, or when I’m tasting something from a candy genre that I personally dislike (like white chocolate or licorice)….

Hershey’s Cacao Reserve Single Origin Collection

I’ve previously written about Hershey’s Cacao Reserve line, their attempt to make better chocolate than their low quality, increasingly vegetable oil laced everyday fare. Their Single Origin Collection is a blatantly obvious but still smart attempt to jump on the single origin bandwagon. Like the word “Belgium,” the “single origin” moniker can lend cachet but…

Nestle Smarties

I’d read about Nestle Smarties on candy blogs before (Cybele has a nice Smarties v. M&Ms post, and Candy Addict wrote about them as well), and I’d even eaten a few in lab (before the days of M&Ms colorworks, Smarties were apparently better suited as food rewards), but it wasn’t until I got to England…

Carambar (Part I?)

There’s a wonderful restaurant in Cambridge (England) called Le Gros Franck near the city’s train station. Apparently, at night it’s a fine dining establishment. I only went there during the day, when it’s a French cafe that serves a deliciously decadent salmon crepe. Nom nom. They also had a wide selection of Carambars, which are…

Milky Way Crispy Roll

The other day, I was chatting with a friend about the candy blog, and she made a comment about how it must be hard to keep finding new candy to try. You’d think so, but no. There are bazillions of types of candy out there (various plain chocolate bars alone could take ages to get…

More concoctions of chocolate and booze

As I wait to turn 21. Chocolate Fondue a la Chalet Suisse 3 (3 oz) Toblerone bars 1/2 cup light or heavy cream 2 tbsp kirsch brandy or Cointreau Stir over low heat until chocolate is melted Chocolate-Covered Strawberry 1 oz strawberry schnapps 1/2 oz creme de cacao (white) 1/2 oz cream Stir with ice…