Tootsie Pop Drops

In addition to Monday’s Junior Mints Deluxe, Tootsie Roll also sent me a case of their Tootsie Pop Drops. I have a special fondness for Tootsie Pops – I once got a bad case of the flu when I was a kid, and my mom bought me a whole bag of Tootsie Pops to entice…

Hershey’s Barbie Doll – Giveaway

When I was a kid, I didn’t play with Barbies much. It wasn’t because my parents were afraid that she’d give me body image issues or anything like that (though if I had a daughter of my own, I probably wouldn’t give her Barbies for that reason) – it’s because we were too po’. My…

Junior Mints Deluxe

Junior Mints Deluxe [Review]

In addition to sponsoring a giveaway, the folks at Tootsie Roll sent me free samples of two of their newer products for a review. Today, we’ll cover the Junior Mints Deluxe or, as I liked to oxymoronically refer to them, giant Junior Mints. A friend joked that they could be called Senior Mints, but those…

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! As a bonus news treat, here’s a slideshow documenting how Peeps are made. And a cute review of Peeps lip balm from Serious Eats. And a huge collection of Peeps-related internet links. Whew! Are you going to hit up the post-Easter sales tomorrow? I certainly am!

Bubu Lubu

Over spring break, the Yale Concert Band went on tour to Mexico. I, unfortunately, was not able to join them. On the plus side, kind friends brought me back Mexican candy, and their trip reminded me of all the Mexican candy in my stash (bought back home in Austin, TX and in a little candy…

Candy as comfort, candy as expense

Two candy pieces from the NY Times. First, reports of an upswing in candy sales during these tough economic times, in keeping with historical trends. Two things immediately struck me after reading the article: 1. Raymond Schneider of the opening paragraph could save a lot of money buying his candy someplace other than Dylan’s Candy…

Hershey's Symphony Almonds & Toffee Chips

REVIEW: Hershey’s Symphony Almonds & Toffee Chips

After Monday’s review, a Heath vs Skor showdown, I thought I’d continue the theme of chocolate + toffee with a review of Hershey’s Symphony of the Almonds and Toffee Chips persuasion. I think Hershey’s Symphony is a funny line – it doesn’t get much recognition or advertising, so it’s not especially distinctive, yet it’s been…

Chocolate Beer?

I don’t especially like beer – probably because my beer drinking experience started with college kegger-type deals with bad, cheap beer – but I do love chocolate. I wonder if I could enjoy chocolate beer, as covered by Serious Eats. I’ll probably stick with just eating my chocolate.

Skor Vs Heath - Which is better?

Skor vs Heath Bar: Which Is Better?

Back when I reviewed the Daim bar, I wondered what the difference was (or if there was a difference) between Skor bars and Heath bars. Ostensibly, they seem identical: both are chocolate covered crunchy toffee bars, and both are made by Hershey’s. But since it doesn’t make sense for Hershey to make two identical products,…