Random Heide Candies

I picked up these mini-boxes of random Heide candies on Halloween. I wasn’t trick-or-treating; I was party hopping, and these were placed out at Pierson College’s Inferno party. For one of Yale’s wealthier residential colleges, Pierson sure put out lousy candy. Then again, considering how many college students use Halloween as an excuse to drink…

Merci Chocolates

Merci Chocolate Assortment [Review]

Storck has had a pretty decent track record on my site. Their Toffifay got an OMG (and an awesomely addictive candy award from Candy Addict), and their Reisen got my highest honor of a ZOMG! So how would their Merci “finest assortment of European chocolates” fare? I was impressed by the packaging of these chocolates….

Snarky Chocolate Reviews from the NY Times

After the Times Dining article on cacao growers and Kallari, article author Jill Santopietro wrote a follow-up taste test of various other organic and fair trade chocolates. She was pretty disaparing and snarky. While I’ve reviewed most of the brands she’s tried (Endangered Species, Chocolove, Green and Black’s, Theo, and Dagoba) , the only bar…

Guylian Praline bar

I think Guylian truffles gave me my first taste of good, high quality chocolate. A friend’s mother gave me a small box of their seashell truffles when I was in middle school. For a kid who had never had anything nicer than regular candy bars, it was a creamy, hazelnutty, chocolate revelation. I picked up…

Lee’s Jaffa Bar

According to Wikipedia, “Jaffas is the registered trademark for a small round sweet consisting of a soft chocolate centre with a hard covering of orange flavoured and coloured confectionery. The name derives from the Jaffa orange. The sweet is part of Australian and New Zealand cultural folklore.” Until I looked it up, I was more…

NYC is full of wonderful candy

To my NYC readers, I’ll be in the city this Sunday afternoon and evening. One of my friends wants to visit the Met. I want to hit up Economy Candy and possibly visit Bergdorf Goodman for the Vosges tasting (and to check out the 5th Ave window displays; those of you who live in the…

Chow’s 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

Chow’s 2008 Holiday Gift Guide is up. Vosges made the list once again with a $111 exotic truffles and champagne set. And if that’s out of your price range, never fear. In their budget gift guide, Chow also recommends a $15 ballotin box from Payard that looks scrumptious. I bought myself the key bottle opener…

Online Candy Deals

Thanks to William from Chocolate Obsession for rustling up some great online candy deals that y’all should check out. I ordered a box of Charles Chocolates with free shipping that should arrive next week, during reading period. Nothing like high-quality truffles to help ease the pain of studying/term paper writing!