Retro Round-up

Here’s a round-up of several retro candies that don’t merit very long reviews on their own. But when you string them all together, I get a full review’s worth. Yay! Ice Cube According to Cybele, these guys used to be tasty. Now they’re not longer made with real chocolate, and I am not a fan…

Topic

The Topic is a UK bar comprised of “milk chocolate, hazelnuts, soft nougat, and smooth caramel centre.” Sounds good so far! The bar’s wrapper is rather simple and not at all modern looking, but it’s not quite retro. I like the kind of homey feel it gives. The soft caramel of the bar strings out…

Ghirardelli Intense Dark Assortment

As I readied to write this post, I discovered that I’ve never formally reviewed any Ghirardelli chocolates on this blog, though I’ve eaten lots of Ghirardelli chocolates in my life. To remedy that, here’s a review of their Intense Dark Assortment. First up, the Mint Bliss, a 60% cacao. It had a great snap and…

Blog Action Day and Fair Trade Month

Today is Blog Action Day, which is why you’re getting a news post on a Wednesday. To make up for it, tomorrow will be a review day. I participated in Blog Action Day last year, when the topic was the environment, by posting about organic and fair trade candy. This year’s topic is poverty, which…

Emily’s Chocolates Contest

From the folk’s at Emily’s Chocolates (who I’ve worked with before): In honor of this year’s Cranky Coworker Day, Emily’s Chocolates wants to hear the best cranky coworker stories! The most outrageous, funny, original, or inspiring story will win $150 worth of Emily’s Chocolates. Bringing these goodies into the office is sure to bring a…

Russian Candy IV

Russian Candies IV

First 3 Parts on Russian Candy can be found here: Russian Candy I Russian Candy II Russian Candy III More reviews from the ginormous box of Russian candy sent by my friend Leslie nearly a year ago. Don’t worry; the tasting was done back when they were more fresh out of the box (though I…

Ferran Adria!

Bonus weekend bragging post – My friend Jenny and I got tickets to what I think is the best event at the NYC Wine and Food Festival: Ferran Adria and Anthony Bourdain talking food with Eric Asimov. There won’t be any actual food or candy there (unlike at other festival events), but I couldn’t afford…

Flowers Kiss Candy

Another Asian treat sent as a free review sample by Asian Food Grocer. I was given free reign to pick what I wanted. In addition to pineapple Hi-Chew, I asked for Flower’s Kiss Candy because I was intrigued by the name. Would the Flower’s Kiss Candy taste like flowers? Thankfully, nope. What does Flowers Kiss…

Intense Caramel Apples

Last fall, my residential college (the best residential college at Yale, of course) had caramel apple makings set out in the dining hall one night – crockpots simmering with melted caramel, nuts and sprinkles for decorating, craft sticks for that authentic caramel apple look, and, of course, lots and lots of apples. t I don’t…