Essential Candies List – 56-110

Today, y’all get the latter half of my take on Cybele’s list of the 110 Essential Candies for Candivores. In case you missed it, the first half of the list posted last Friday. I’ve bolded what I’ve tried before and sprinkled comments and photos throughout, after the jump.

More Chocolate + Design

From a long-over contest at Re-nest, the Chocolates Birdfeeder from Vanishing Creatures Chocolates. The box contains 15 pieces of organic dark and white chocolates that look like endangered animals. When you’re done with the chocolates, the packing can be converted into a bird-feeder, and the bird seed is included! There’s a little animation on the…

Brach’s Jelly Nougats

I love bulk bins because they let you buy exactly how much you want. I especially love them for candy because they let me buy just enough to taste for a review. The last time I was at a Wegman’s with bulk bins (my neighborhood one is too small to have a bulk bin section,…

Chocolate + Design

Via Candy Yum Yum, the French design firm 5.5 and the Spanish chocolatier ChocolatFactory have teamed up to give the folks at Mary and Matt a run for their creative chocolate design money. They’ve got a similar chocolate pie chart that’s customizable, a chocolate bar graph in which each bar is labeled with its caloric…

Wei of Chocolate – Vegan Dark Chocolates

Apparently my distaste for Rochester winters has been, well, apparent. I recently got an email from Lisa Reinhardt, a University of Rochester grad, telling me that she sympathized about Rochester winters. Fortunately for the sake of the blog, she was also emailing to tell me that she was the owner of Wei of Chocolate, a…

Essential Candies List – 1-55

To kick off 2010, Cybele from Candy Blog posted an exhausted list of the 110 Essential Candies for Candivores. She suggested that we repost it with what we’ve had checked off and add our thoughts. Great idea! But so much work… I’d been putting off doing so because Cybele’s list was so intimidatingly thorough, but…

Economy Candy in the NY Times

Economy Candy (of which I am a huge proponent) gets a shout out in a NY Times’s 36 hours in NYC article. I hope it brings them tons of extra customers; they deserve them! Here’s the blurb from the article: “A giant Gummi rat. How New York is that? You can pick one up to…

Hawaiian Punch Jelly Beans

I was just in Target this past weekend and saw that they already had an endcap of Easter candy on display. It’s still January! Ridiculous as that was, it at least served the purpose of reminding me that I’ve been sitting on some jelly bean tasting notes from last Easter-ish (ish because I bought them…

L.A. Burdick now in Manhattan

I have been to Boston/Cambridge, MA at least a half dozen times, always with the intention of visiting L.A. Burdick‘s brick and mortar cafe. I loved the box of their truffles that my former associate master gave me, so it’s not that I lack the motivation to visit (or maybe I do lack motivation because…

TCHO Chocolates – Re-review

After I noted TCHO’s off packaging, they sent me fresh samples with their new packaging. In the months since my roommate bought the pack that I first tasted, TCHO had switched from an inner paper liner (which probably contributed the nasty paper flavor) to an inner foil liner. It seems like they’ve also reformulated the…