Balisto Muesli-Mix

I’m hopping a plane to Paris today, so I thought it fitting to trot out a review of a French candy bar that I ate last summer. I found these two Balisto bars in Le Gros Franck, the same Cambridge cafe where I found the Carambars I reviewed a while back. I’ll review the Muesli-Mix…

Candy Wedding

I usually skip the NY Times Vows section in Sunday Styles, so I missed this article about a couple getting married in Dylan’s Candy Bar, complete with Hershey’s dress from a past Project Runway challenge, when it first ran. Sweet, indeed, but perhaps a little TMI about their long and rocky relationship? Photo from NYTimes.com

Amella Caramels

When Amella Caramels contacted me about trying free samples of their caramels, I almost turned them down. I was out of town relaxing in Myrtle Beach, and it was a week and a half before my graduation day, just shy of two weeks when I was to move everything I owned (including my candy stash)…

Commencement?!

Holy cow. Today is the first day of the rest of my life… Today, I graduate from college. Tomorrow, my parents and boyfriend and I are spending the day in NYC. Hopefully I’ll manage to sneak in a trip to a good candy source – they’re all over the place in the city. Wednesday we…

Godiva Truffles

Godiva Truffles [Review]

Back before I started candy blogging in earnest, I thought Godiva was the pinnacle of chocolates. How could they not be, with their beautiful, shiny, golden ballotins? When I was in middle school, my family got bumped up to first class for a Shanghai to Tokyo flight. They served Godivas for dessert, which only bolstered…

How much sugar is in candy?

SugarStacks.com is a neat site that visualizes how much sugar is in various foods by stacking a corresponding number of sugar cubes. They have a limited candy section which is somewhat startling, if unsurprising. Photo courtesy of sugarstacks.com PS: Happy 22nd Birthday to my friend Cassie, giver of many great candy gifts and introducer of…

Cadbury Starbar

Cadbury Starbar [Review]

This Cadbury Starbar‘s been floating around in my tasting notebook since I had it last summer while I was in England. It was on my list of candy bars to try while there, thanks to a favorable Chocablog review. The Starbar is “shot through with peanuts and caramel,” which made me think that it would…

All Candy Expo

This year’s All Candy Expo kicks off today. It’s basically a giant candy trade show featuring new products and free samples and all kinds of candy swag. I was invited, and holy cow I would love to attend, but I just can’t afford it right now. I’m busy getting ready to graduate from college and…

Life Savers Gummies Island Fruits - Review

Life Savers Gummies – Island Fruits [Review]

I got these Life Savers Gummies Island Fruits as free samples from Wrigley (they came with the Orbit Mist). The Island Fruits lineup is new to the Life Savers Gummies family and features the following flavors: pineapple, fruit punch, strawberry kiwi, and mango melon. I’ve always enjoyed Life Savers Gummies, but I rarely buy them….