Chow’s Year in Food 2008

Last year, Chow’s Year in Food review mentioned the proposed changes in the definition of chocolate. This year, Chow’s Year in Food discusses “chocolate-flavored candy-type” items. Remember, chocolatey does not equal chocolate! Though I should note that I rather enjoyed the 5th Avenue. And, like last week, I’m taking the latter half of the week…

Vosges Naga Bar

I’ve reviewed Vosges several times on this blog now, so it’s no secret that I love the brand but wish that it were more affordable. Then again, I guess it would be less special if it weren’t a splurge. The Naga Bar, comprised of “sweet Indian curry powder, coconut flakes, and deep milk chocolate, 41%…

Best cookies EVER

This is only tangentially related to candy: I just discovered the best cookies ever. From the Chicago Tribune’s cookie contest, 2nd place (only 2nd?!) winner: Dorie’s Dark and Stormies. They are a chocolate revelation when they’re still warm and gooey out of the oven.

Lindt Orange Intense

I’m a big proponent of Lindt as a great not-too-expensive-but-still-nice bar for a good chocolate fix. Their Excellence bars are, yes, excellent, and range in price from $3.50 (at the Lindt store on 5th Avenue in NYC) to $1.50 on sale once at Wal-greens (I totally took that opportunity to stock up on my beloved…

Chewits Fruities

I have my last final exam of the semester today. A week ago, my friend Rita, already done with all her finals and term papers, packed up and went to England and Scotland. I’m quite jealous of her, both for being done so early and for getting to go to the UK, which I love….

5th Avenue

On Monday, I reviewed the Butterfinger. Today’s review is of the 5th Avenue, a highly similar but less well known peanut butter bar made by Hershey’s. The 5th Avenue is “crunchy peanut butter in a rich, chocolatey coating”. If you’re new to the candy blogging world, you should know that “chocolatey” is candy marketing speak…

Butterfinger

Nestle had quite the coup when they enlisted Bart Simpson (and the rest of the Simpsons) to shill their Butterfingers. Everyone knows that nobody better lay a finger on Bart’s Butterfinger. I find that to be a shame, as that’s helped Butterfinger overshadow the similar, but better, 5th Avenue bar (review of that to come…