Frey Hot Chilli Pepper

Hot on the heels of Wednesday’s chili chocolate post (har har) is today’s review of more chili chocolate: Frey’s Hot Chilli Pepper bar. When I reviewed Frey’s Tiramisu bar, I mentioned that I’d also picked up their chili chocolate. Deb was kind enough to warn me that it packs a lot of heat, and boy…

David Lebovitz at Fouquet

If you’ve never been to David Lebovitz’s blog (it’s been in my blogroll since I started this site), you’re really missing out. Check out his post about his visit to Fouquet, a Parisienne confectioner. The photos are luscious and totally drool-worthy.

Q.bel All-natural Chocolates – Wafer Bars

Last Friday, I reviewed and greatly enjoyed Q.bel‘s wafer rolls. Today, I tackle the wafer bars, the wafer roll’s squatter, squarer cousin. Like the wafer rolls, the wafer bars come in three versions: milk chocolate crispy rice, dark chocolate crispy rice, and milk chocolate peanut butter. The two crispy rice wafer bars were wafer cookies…

Ancient Chocolate in the Americas

Back at the beginning of the month, Live Science reported that excavators in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico found chocolate residue on shards of pottery, suggesting that ancient peoples had been drinking chocolate in the present-day U.S. as far back as ~1,000 years ago. Mmm…

Smuggling Immigrants in Cocoa Powder

Via Serious Eats, 15 illegal immigrants tried to stow away in a tanker truck full of cocoa powder. While it’s funny joke about being immersed in chocolate or to refer to desserts claiming “death by chocolate,” the cocoa powder was pretty dangerous and could have suffocated those men. A headline about 15 dead immigrants being…

Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick

Like Gummy Bears? Then check out what Vat19 sent me as a free sample: That, dear readers, is a Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick that’s 88 times the size of a regular gummy bear (by the way, if you can’t tell, that’s Vat19’s photo, so those aren’t my man hands. I don’t have man…