Japanese Kit Kats, part II

I’m sure I left y’all on the edge of your computer chairs last Friday when I promised weird Japanese Kit Kat reviews. Here are the remaining three in order of escalating weirdness. Apple and chocolate aren’t an unheard of combination, but I’ve not enjoyed it in the past. In the Kit Kat iteration, it’s less…

Japanese Kit Kats, part I

When my friend Cassie went to Japan for a fun trip with her boyfriend (so jealous, by the way), she offered to bring me back candy. I eagerly requested Kit Kats. Why Kit Kats, a run-of-the-mill candy that’s all over the U.S.? Because the Japanese make about a zillion Kit Kats in strange flavors, and…

Human Kit Kat Vending Machines

More creative advertising from Kit Kat, this time via humans dressed as Kit Kat vending machines. I think I’d personally be incredibly creeped out if I caught one of those on my way to work, but hey, free chocolate! P.S.: To the reader who sent me a Contact Me email about Chewy Nerds – I…

Leftover Chocolate Tasting Notes – Part II

The long-awaited continuation of my chocolate tasting quick hits from last week: Frey’s Noir Authentique was the third of the three Frey bars I bought on sale at Target (the other two being their Tiramisu and Hot Chili Pepper). It had a nice nuttiness but a slightly bitter aftertaste, and its creamy melt gave way…

Leftover Chocolate Tasting Notes, Part I

I threw a chocolate tasting party ages ago and have been sitting on these tasting notes since then. Today, some quick hits for the last Friday (alas!) of my spring break. Part II will come Monday, when I’m back (boo!) in class. Ghirardelli Duet, from their new line of Luxe Milk chocolates, pairs “creamy milk…

Easter M&Ms giveaway

Isn’t it frightening how soon holiday themed candy goes out on the shelves? The Easter stuff started trickling out before Valentine’s Day before they fully burst onto the shelves on February 15, two full months before Easter. M&Ms has special pastel colored M&Ms, some of which are egg shaped, which I appreciate. Unlike some candy…

Jelly Belly Citrus Mix

I can’t recall ever having worked with Jelly Belly before, so I was quite surprised to find a free sample tin of their new Sunkist Citrus Mix in my PO Box. I’m not exactly sure how they found me (probably via a PR company that I’ve worked with on another candy), or my address, but…