Via the NY Times Dining Section of past, a Food Stuff blurb on Jacque Torres’s (aka Mr. Chocolate) new ice cream parlor, right next to his NYC chocolate shop.
I spent four years at college on the commuter line to NYC, and that I’m gone, I really wish I’d found the time to go into the city more. Good thing JetBlue flies direct between Rochester and JFK, and I have plenty of friends now living in the city – I’m sure I’ll be able to visit again soon-ish.
If you’ve yet to discover the Cake Wrecks blog, you’re missing out! Blogger Jen posts photos of and hilarious commentary on professionally made cakes gone awry.
Every Sunday, she does a thematic Sunday Sweets post, showcasing some of the best in cake decorating. One Sunday, the theme was candy! Check it out here. I think my favorite is the Smarties roll cake – each Smartie was an individual cake!
I feel like I could start a new blog category just for weird candy commercials. Via AdFreak, an ad for an Australian candy company that features a terrifyingly ginormous doll that wanders, Godzilla-like, through a city. Okay, so Godzilla never gave out free candy, but still – creepy!
Sadly, it wasn’t until after I got back from Europe that I saw David Lebovitz’s post about a special, limited edition run of French stamps that look and smell like chocolate. I was even in a French post office! Buying stamps! Zut!
Candy trends are fun and funny. Back in the day, dark chocolate was just a trend, and now it’s pretty much the norm. Recent trends that I can think of include bacon, chili chocolate, and “superfruits” like pomegrante, acai, and goji.