Happy Halloween!

I wish I was still young enough to go Trick-or-Treating. But I am old enough to hit up day-after-Halloween sales, at least! And for those who are going out, bring a pillowcase to maximize your candy haulability.

Fox Echo Mint

I picked this up at Sainsbury’s in Cambridge after I read Terry’s review of it on The Chocolate Review, and I wasn’t sorry. I bought them in a pack of six and brought them home to give out as “I remembered you while I was abroad!” gifts. The big six-pack contained six individually wrapped bars,…

A new blog!

From the National Confectioners’ Association, a Candy Dish Blog. I’ve had it in my RSS for a week or so, and it’s been fun and informative. Sadly, I added them after they ended their win 10 lbs of candy contest.

Sweet! A cookbook review

When I got the chance to review a free copy of Sweet!: From Agave to Turbino, Home Baking with Every Kind of Natural Sugar and Sweetener by Mani Niall, I took it because the interest email I got from their PR said that the book contains candy recipes. And it did, including recipe for meringues,…

Wash Post Candy-Related Road Trips

Fun fact: I was born and lived in Maryland until I was nearly 8. After reading about Maryland’s chocolate goodness in a Washington Post Sunday Source piece, I think I’m overdue for a visit to my birthplace/state. And from another Sunday Source Road Trip piece, chocolate brewing demonstrations in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.

Michel Cluizel – Noir Infini and Mangaro

When I visited London last year, I made sure to do the standard touristy things, including visiting Harrod’s department store. My second favorite part about Harrod’s was trying on uber-expensive designer shoes – I had no hopes of actually affording them (paying rent, just a tad more important), but hey, they were out in the…

Toffee versus Caramel

I often confuse myself trying to keep toffee and caramel straight. In the U.S. toffee is brittle and caramel is sticky. In the U.K., what we call caramel they call toffee. And what we call toffee… that I don’t have an answer for. At any rate, Chow.com has a nice description of the differences between…