Kettle Confections Almond Nougats

Up until now, my food-related experience with Etsy has been with the myriad mini food jewelry pieces you can find there; I had no idea you could buy actual food – and more importantly, candy – there! Word of warning: It looks like there’s a sidebar link for candies on the Etsy homepage. It’s actually…

What Should I Eat? Candy Flowchart

Eating on the Road’s “What Should I Eat?” food flowcharts have gotten good press in the blogosphere. Now that they’ve come up with a Candy Edition, I’m hopping on the bandwagon. Though I do feel like the novelty’s worn off a bit since the original, you have to give them props for the work that…

Hedonist Spice Collection Truffles

Today’s review is more from Hedonist’s constantly changing truffle line-up: their current Spice Collection. It consists of peanut butter cayenne, raspberry wasabi, orange chipotle, lemon pepper, and coconut curry – clearly a very spicy Spice Collection. I was fortunate enough to receive a free sample box to review from the kind ladies at Hedonist. I…

Salazon Chocolate Co. Bars

Salazon Chocolate Co. is a newly launched company that’s specializing in organic salted dark chocolate. Thanks to my candy press status, I got to try them out via free samples from Pete Truby, the company’s founder. According to their FAQs, Salazon is Spanish for salted. Their wrapper features a striking picture of salt farmers in…

Trader Joe's Espresso Pillows

Trader Joe’s Espresso Pillows

These Espresso Pillows are yet another purchase from Trader Joe’s arsenal of candy, this time from the candy display near the checkout counter. I nearly missed them, despite their classy looking tins, and I’m glad I didn’t. They’re billed as “crunchy toffeed espresso bits covered in dark chocolate”. I’m not sure where the pillow part…

Haribo Sour S’ghetti

I’ve often seen bags of Haribo Sour S’ghetti in stores but usually opted for more familiar gummis. I finally took the Sour S’ghetti plunge when they showed up at Aldi for around $1 a bag, a deal that was too good to pass up. The s’ghetti are ~2 inch gummi noodles covered in granulated sugar….

Chocolate and China

After Slate’s Daniel Gross complained about not being able to find a chocolate bar in China, readers weighed in on why. Number 4 reminded me of how my parents always bring giant packs of M&Ms with them for gift-giving when they visit China.

TCHO Chocolates

TCHO chocolates have long been on my radar. I finally got to try them when my roommates were kind enough to bring me a variety pack from California. The variety pack contained 2 each of their fruity, chocolatey, nutty, and citrus flavors. All of the squares were about 5 centimeters across the diagonal and quite…