Lindt Croquant de Caramel

I bought this Lindt Croquant de Caramel bar in France. It’s “lait aux ├ęclats de fin caramel”, or milk chocolate with caramel (toffee) bits/chips. I swear, French makes everything sound better. Check out the description from the back of the box: “D’abord un plaisir pour les yeux avec sa belle teinte blonde ou l’on devine…

Another overblown health study

Via the NY Times Health section, a piece about a new study that finds a correlation between chocolate consumption and increased survival after a heart attack. Now that I’m getting paid to work in cognitive/neuroscience lab, I think I can call myself a professional scientist of sorts and thus can declare with great authority that…

Reese’s Whipps

This Reese’s Whipps bar had been sitting around my stash for a while. I bought it ages ago when it was new-ish and on sale at Walgreen’s, but I never dug in earlier because I wasn’t that excited about it. The wrapper calls it “light and fluffy peanut butter flavored nougat.” It’s actually peanut butter…

Nestle Yorkie

I often came across Nestle’s Yorkie bars during my summer in England, but I never bought them because they’re “NOT FOR GIRLS!” It wasn’t that I was intimidated by the tagline or the red-slashed purse-toting icon; it was that I believed any candy company misogynistic enough to have such a slogan, even if only tongue-in-cheek,…

Vroom Vroom!

Via Chocolate Bytes, news that the first chocolate powered car, a Formula 3 racer, is hitting the track soon. It runs off the waste leftover after making chocolate. And it’s steering wheel is made of carrot! Check it out in action below:

Vere Mint + Nibs

I bought this Vere Mint + Nibs bar at my local food co-op. They were buy one, get one free, and I’m never one to turn down a chocolate deal! If you’re curious, the other Vere that I chose was a Raspberry + Lemon one. It’s currently languishing, unopened, in my chocolate stash, though I…

Qra Qra – Milk

Back when I reviewed the Qra Qra Lemon, I pointed out the weirdness of the name. The Qra Qra Milk sees the Lemon’s unpronounceable Qras and raises it an inexplicable flavor. What exactly is a milk flavor, any way? Milk flavored candy is actually a common find in Asian markets (I’ve reviewed a hard milk…

Ritter Dark Chocolate with Marzipan

Here’s yet another Ritter Sport bar to wrap up the week. I saved my favorite for last, the Dark Chocolate with Marzipan. The bar promises that it’s “made with 100% finest marzipan”. With a claim so lofty, they’d better deliver! I do love the neat 4X4 square of Ritter Sport bars. It looks tidy and…

UK Candy Poll results

Here are the results of a rather unscientific poll conducted by the UK’s Marks and Spencer on people’s favorite candies. Fizzy cola tops the list, which contains a plethora of distinctly UK treats that are rare in the US. I’ve tried rhubarbs and custards (beautiful, but I don’t get the appeal), pear drops, chocolate limes,…