Happy Halloween!

Are y’all handing out anything good for your trick-or-treaters? I live downtown and haven’t really seen kids around the neighborhood, so I don’t think we’ll buy any kid-specific stuff. We’re throwing a Halloween party for grad student-aged people that night. There will probably be some extra candy from that that we can hand out. And…

Hedonist Milk Chocolate Sesame Bark

Hedonist gave me this bag of milk chocolate sesame bark as a free sample, along with their current Autumn Truffle Collection that I reviewed on Wednesday. I had seen their bags of bark in their shop before, but I’d always dismissed them as being not nearly as exciting as their truffles. Boy was I wrong!…

Hedonist Autumn Truffle Collection

Remember when I complained about having to miss a free Hedonist chocolate tasting? My boyfriend and I ended up swapping our travel duties, and he came to Rochester instead of me going to New Haven, which meant we both got to go to the tasting party. Hooray! Cody came up with some great stuff –…

Halloween Party Ideas From Serious Eats

Via Serious Eats, an adorably photo-graphed recipe for homemade candy corn. If you start now, you’ll just make it in time for Halloween! Also via Serious Eats, a method for making chocolate balloon bowls. Great for putting out candy – like homemade candy corn – at a Halloween party.

Peeps – Chocolate Mousse Marshmallow Cats

Yet another treat from my NCA Halloween goodie bag: Chocolate Mousse Marshmallow Cat Peeps! I write about Peeps a lot, but I’ve never actually formally reviewed them. I feel like they’re a candy that’s so ubiquitous that people already know all about them. I decided to give these guys a review – if a short…

Bat Dots

Bats!! I have an affinity for bats. They’re a special tourist attraction in my hometown of Austin, for starters. And last year, a bat once somehow made its way into my New Haven apartment on the last day of Thanksgiving break. My now boyfriend (then just a friend) made fun of me for completely freaking…

Free candy and more self-promotion

Two news posts for today (the recent rush of Halloween activity has outpaced my twice weekly news schedule; I’m currently backed up through November on candy news!): 1. Win 10 lbs of candy from the National Confectioners’ Association! I was lucky to be sent one of those goodie bags courtesy of the NCA. It’s perfect…