Fling –> 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp Bars

Remember those awfully marketed but okay tasting Fling bars from Mars? I think they’ve been repurposed – and repackaged – as “new” 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp bars. Here’s the new bar’s website and the press release announcing them. Below is the Fling version of the bars. I guess Mars dropped the sparkly chocolate angle. I…

Charles Chocolates Orange Twigs

Cybele from Candy Blog called Charles Chocolates’s Orange Twigs a signature item, which is perhaps why they included them in the box of free samples that they sent me. Charles Chocolates calls them “delicate milk chocolate ganache with a hint of fresh orange… coated in a thin layer of 65% bittersweet chocolate and then finished…

Interview with Chuck Siegel

I got the chance to interview Chuck Siegel, president and founder of Charles Chocolates, via his PR firm. “Transcript” below. 1) What is your favorite mass-produced, decidedly non-gourmet, checkout aisle/vending machine-style candy bar? Chuck Siegel: I love a frozen Snickers bars on a really hot summer day. 2) What is the most unusual chocolate you’ve…

Charles Chocolates Triple Chocolate Almonds

Charles Chocolates contacted me when they launched a revamped website and a new flagship store in San Francisco. I got sent a bunch of free samples which I’ll be reviewing this week and into next, and I got an email interview with Charles Chocolates’s founder, Chuck Siegel, which y’all can read tomorrow! Today, however, y’all…

Wonka Sour Puckerooms Gummies

I bought a bag of Wonka Sour Puckerooms Gummies on sale for just a dollar (along with a $1 bag of their new Sluggles Gummies, which shall be reviewed in the future). I hope the Puckerooms’ on-sale-ness doesn’t mean that they’re on the way out! I found them adorable, creative, and most importantly, tasty! I…

Chocolate Theme Park in Beijing

The “World Chocolate Wonderland” theme park recently opened in Beijing. The UK’s Daily Telegraph has a slideshow gallery of the amazing things in that park, including a gorgeous yellow robe that looks like embroidered silk but is actually chocolate. It’s mind-boggling! The Chinese characters for chocolate are “qiao ke li”, which (as best I can…

Pretty Chocolate Packaging

From my friend Steve, a list of 20 prettily packaged chocolates. I don’t quite get why some of these merit a special mention (not that I think they’re ugly, but I wonder what makes them prettier than the rest of what’s out there), but I do love the Swiss Army Knife chocolates – if they…

Foosh Energy Mints

I’ve been off caffeine for several years. Nowadays, if I have a glass of caffeinated soda in the afternoon, it’ll keep me up all night! Thus, I’m probably not Foosh Energy Mints’s target consumer. But when their maker, Vroom Foods, offered to send me free samples, I decided to try them for your sakes, readers….