Candy Gift Ideas Continued

More candy gift ideas, courtesy of Chow.com, in an extra candy heavy top ten list of mail order treats. I count 3.5/10: Devil in an Apron Organic Caramels, Recchuiti Asphalt Jungle Mix, Choclatique Moon Rocks Collection, and some components of the La Cocina Teaspoon Box.

Lotte Pepero

Hooray for globetrotting friends! My friends Nana and Justin recently finished up a three year stint teaching English in Korea (next stop for them: Scotland). Before they left Korea, they were kind enough to buy and mail me a bunch of Korean candy for the blog. Thanks for the help, as always, Nana and Justin!…

Camille Bloch Mousse Caramel and Noisette

More “discontinued” and thus discounted goodness from Wegman’s, this time in the form of two Camille Bloch Mousse chocolate bars, a caramel and a noisette. The two bars are quite similar, “Swiss milk chocolate with ___ mousse filling.” Caramel goes in the blank for the former; hazelnut for the noisette. I love the pictures of…

Chuao Chinita Nibs

I’ve read several reviews of Chuao products since I started candy blogging, and I’ve been wanting to try them for quite a while. Somehow, though, they never came across my path before I came to Rochester. I found this bar of Chuao Chinita Nibs at Wegman’s, on sale because they were being “discontinued.” I think…

Qra Qra – Lemon

You can probably guess that today’s review is not of an American candy. American companies may give their products weird names to make them memorable, but they’d never go for something as unpronounceable as Qra Qra. Asian companies selling in the U.S., however, totally would. I love the packaging on this product because a) it…

Santander Tropical Fruit Bits

When I first moved to Rochester, I found it a bit odd that everyone talked about how great Wegman’s was. Really, Rochester? The coolest thing about you is a grocery store? But you know what? Wegman’s is awesome. I come from Austin, TX, home of the 80,000 sq ft flagship Whole Foods (also awesome), and…

Awesome animated short

Via Candy Addict, an awesome and beautifully done animated short about a boy who finds himself in a land where everything is made of candy (kind of like that Simpsons episode where the same happens to Homer, only way cuter). I love the part where the boy picks up a gummi egg to use as…

Gummi Jelly

I bought these Gummi Jellys (Jellies?) in Spain, but I’m 90% sure that I also saw them in France. Though the gummi part of the name conjures up thoughts of springy gummi candies, the jelly part is the more accurate moniker, as the Gummi Jelly is a soft fruit pate-like candy. Each Gummi Jelly is…