Haribo Maoam Stripes [Review]

As promised, here’s a timely review of Haribo Maoam Stripes. If you missed it, they’re currently under scrutiny having inappropriate wrappers. I first came across the Maoam Stripes last summer in Cambridge, England, and I was fortunate enough to get a second dose from my residential college’s associate master. She got them via a Swedish…

Haribo Maoam Sour Candies

In light of recent news that’s been pushing a lot of traffic to my site, I thought I’d throw up some pictures of “Haribo Maoam Sour Candies” – really Maoam Stripes, a yummy, brightly flavored taffy treat I picked up last summer in England – to show people what they’re really looking for. I don’t…

Staying fit when eating’s your job

Here’s a nice puff piece from the NY Times discussing how professional eaters deal with the health and weight ramifications of their jobs. It basically boils down to eat less, exercise more. Anywho, there’s also a related audio slide show where chocolatier Robert Untiedt talks about his occupational hazards. Just to put it out there…

Haribo Fruit Salad

I was carded when I bought this bag of Haribo Fruit Salad. Why was I carded for gummi candy? Because I bought it in the specialty foods section of a liquor store, and apparently you have to be 21 to buy anything in the store, even if it’s just harmless Haribo. Before we begin, I…

My kind of weight loss program!

Via Chocolate Bytes, a new study finds that facing temptation in the form of chocolate actually helps strengthen one’s resolve to be healthy and lose weight. I guess my giant candy stash is a good thing for my waistline, then? Abstract in full science-ese below: “In the Western rich food environment, people are constantly confronted…

Dagoba Super Fruit

It was bound to happen. I bought and wrote a review for a candy that I’ve already written about: the Dagoba Super Fruit bar. But I’m publishing it anyway, as it’s far more thorough than my first review of it. In my defense, the bar’s wrapper has changed, so I um… didn’t recognize it? The…

Crunky Nude Ball - Candy Review

Crunky Nude Ball: The Funniest Named Candy Ever!

Lotte’s Crunky Nude BallĀ is the most hilariously named of the Korean candies that Nana and Justin sent me. Here’s Nana’s description: “Bought just for the name…Crunky is a Korean Nestle Crunch rice chocolate; here the puffed rice is on the outside.” Like the Pepero, it’s “nude”, meaning inside out. That means this review is safe…

For fruit’s sake!

Via AdFreak, a cute, if catty, series of webisodes for Cranberry Raisinets. She’s the new girl in town, and the raisins aren’t so sure about her! The first one’s below. Only two are out for now, but there are more to come.

Korean Red Grape Gummies

More candy goodness from Korea! Nana translated the name of these red gummy grapes into “my gummy,” which I’m guessing is the brand. The gummies inside were soft and gooey, with barely any bite to the texture. Each gummi was shaped like a bunch of grapes, prettily purple with just a tinge of pink when…