Nunu Chocolates in Brooklyn

Via the NY Times food section, a little blurb about a yummy chocolate shop in Brooklyn, Nunu’s. They make absinthe chocolate – sounds neat, but as it probably tastes like licorice, not for me. From the photo that accompanied the article, it looks like Nunu’s has the same butterfly chocolate mold as Charles Chocolates (below…

Jadis et Gourmande Chocolates from Paris

As promised, today begins a series of reviews of the goodies I picked up on my recent trip to Europe. First up is four chocolates from Jadis et Gourmande in Paris. Jadis et Gourmande seems to be best known for their molded chocolate bars in the shapes of letters or objects (like ties), but I…

Back from Europe!

Hi dear readers! I got back from Europe on Wednesday, which was also the day my last pre-Europe-written review posted. I just spent hours sorting through and posting my commencement and Europe photos, including my new candy photos, and I’m too tired/jet-lagged to write a full candy review. So today, you shall get a photo…

Candy jewelry

Via the NY Times Style Section, a jewelry photo shoot that incorporates candy! If I’m interpreting the guide correactly, that M&Ms-like ring is $27,800. That could buy a ton of real M&Ms. Maybe even literally…

Starburst Choozers

Starburst Choozers [Review]

Starburst Choozers are “fruit flavoured chews with liquid centre made with real fruit juices.” Did you catch those UK spellings? Yup – these guys are, at least for now, only available abroad. Starburst Choozers flavors: My pack had 10 Choozers unevenly distributed amongst 3 flavors: 6 pineapple & orange, 3 orange & mango, and 1…

Flying Spaghetti Monster Candy

Ever wanted to eat a deity? Here’s a site where you can buy FSM (flying spaghetti monster) candy. It looks like it wouldn’t be too difficult to make it on your own. I’d use Haribo Sour S’ghetti and gummi eyeball candy.

Nestle Quality Street – Part II

The remaining 6 of my Nestle Quality Street reviews, continued from Friday. In case you don’t want to click back, “Nestle’s Quality Street is a variety pack of cheapo chocolates that’s pretty ubiquitous in the UK.” Onward! Orange Chocolate Crunch (bottom left) is a flat disk of orange flavored chocolate with little crunchy bits throughout….

Nestle Quality Street – Part I

Nestle’s Quality Street is a variety pack of cheapo chocolates that’s pretty ubiquitous in the UK. There are 12 different kinds. The back of the box lists them all and asks, “What’s your favourite?” I only have notes on 9 of them (shrug), so we’ll do 3 today and 6 on Monday. The Toffee Penny…

Das Lollipops

I receive press release emails fairly frequently. The one that I got from Das foods was more eye-catching then most. Read for yourself: “What’s your flava?  Man Bait, Naughty Ginger, Fab-O-Pom or Caramel Me Happy? They may sound like names you’d have if you worked for an “escort” service, but they are not. Instead, they’re…