Lily O’Briens Opens NYC Cafe

Via last Wednesday’s Times Dining section, a piece on Lily O’Briens new Chocolate Cafe in Bryant Park. I’ve reviewed them before, once unfavorably when the chocolates I bought were past their prime, and twice more (bars and truffles) rapturously when they were fresh.

Master’s Tea with Judy Logback

A couple of weeks ago, on February 25th, I skipped my bootcamp class at the gym and went to a Master’s Tea with Judy Logback, the founder of Kallari chocolates, instead. After complaining about the Times Styles’ snarky chocolate review that fawned over Kallari a bit too much, how could I pass up the opportunity…

Junior Fruit Cremes

Normally, candy blogging has lots of perks. My friends give me candy, PR companies mail me free samples, people love me for feeding them my extra candy, and I get to eat lots of candy! But eating lots of candy isn’t always fun and games. Candy doesn’t always taste good, and sometimes, it can be…

Emily’s Milk Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers

More from Emily’s holiday lineup that I received after the holidays (thanks a lot, Fed Ex). On Monday we had pecan halves. Today, we’ve got graham crackers. Beautifully enrobed in milk chocolate and individually wrapped for freshness graham crackers, that is. Like the pecan halves, these guys are simple, yet tasty. The milk chocolate layer…

More on chocolate and the poor economy

Rob Walker of the NY Times Magazine’s Consumed column muses about premium chocolate in our current economy. Unlike the WSJ piece that I previously posted about, Walker concludes that luxury chocolate isn’t just getting by; it’s actually doing well. Contrast that with a NY Times pre-Valentine’s Day piece about using the recession as an excuse…

Emily’s Milk Chocolate Cocoa Dusted Pecan Halves

I’ve worked with Emily’s Chocolates several times before, and since they make solid, decent chocolate, I’m always happy to try their products. After a few shipping snafus, I finally received a generous sample box of their holiday goodies. Even though it’s now March, no worries; their holiday/seasonal wares are still available on their website. While…

Fling

I was excited/mad when I read this Jezebel post about Mars’s new Fling bar. Excited because my press packet and free samples were in the mail; mad because they were still in the mail and ugh, if I’d already reviewed them I might’ve been able to nab a link from Jezebel, like CandyBlog and CandyAddict…

WashPost Peeps Diorama Contest now open!

I love the Washington Post’s annual Peeps diorama contest and look forward to it every year. People’s creativity and attention to detail are awe-inspiring. Now’s your chance to be awe-inspiring too! The contest is now open! Actually, it opened on March 1st. Photos of entries are due on the 15th, so get crackin’!

Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends - Review

Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends [Review]

Considering how many different flavor blends that they make, I was surprised to realize that I’d never reviewed any Mike and Ike candies on this site. Today, I shall rectify that oversight by covering their Lemonade Blends. I’m already annoyed at the name. Shouldn’t it be a lemonade blend, as in a blend of different…