World’s Finest Chocolates

These World’s Finest Chocolate bars came courtesy of my dad, who was apparently too kind-hearted to turn down the kid selling them as a fundraiser. According to Wikipedia, the World’s Finest Chocolate company makes their chocolate “from bean to bar”. My dad bought a milk chocolate and a W.F. crisp (I assume that’s World’s Finest…

Streit’s Sour Bears [Review]

This bag of Streit’s Sour Bears caught my eye in a display of Passover foods at Wegmans. They’re imported from Israel and “Kosher for Passover and year round.” They’re billed as “soft & chewy” and “sour jelly candy”. I expected them to be gummi bears. Instead, their texture was similar to Haribo TropiFrutti, only way…

Mozart Piano Bar

My friend Steve bought me this German Mozart Piano Bar at least a year ago. I’m sorry it took me so long to write about it, Steve! The under-flap blurb describes it as “finest pistachio marzipan and hazelnut nougat in a crispy milk chocolate.” As you can see from the bumpy photo below, the milk…

Chocolate-Covered Wine Grapes

From the NY Times Food Stuff, a report on chocolate-covered wine grapes that “have been infused with shiraz before being dipped in dark chocolate.” I like to make rum raisin rice pudding, and when I do, half of the rum soaked raisins disappear into my belly before they make it to the rice pudding. To…

Haribo Fruity Pasta

Haribo Fruity Pasta [Review]

Haribo Fruity Pasta claims that it’s “extra sour” on the bag, but it’s not. It also claims that it’s “gummi candy”, but it’s not quite what I would consider to be gummi. And for good measure, they didn’t really look like pasta either. There’s plenty of sour sugar in the bag, on the gummis, and…

Wonka’s Golden Ticket Contest

I love that Nestle/Wonka has been diving back into Roald Dahl’s original books for marketing inspiration. My friend Steve alerted me to the fact that they’re currently running a real-life Golden Ticket contest to promote their new Exceptionals line. Prizes include trips around the world, movie tickets, and “a gazillion pieces of chocolate.” I’ve yet…

Chocolove Holiday Fruits and Nuts in Dark Chocolate

I bought this Chocolove Holiday bar on sale in January. Thus I think that it’s safe to assume that “holiday” is PC for Christmas. It’s described on the back as follows: “Sweet currants, tart cherries, zesty orange and spicy ginger compliment a mix of crunchy pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts enrobed in dark chocolate… This classic…

Breaking news! Free Macarons in NYC!

SERIOUS EATS!! I love your site, but why, why, WHY wait until the day before Free Macaron Day to post about Free Macaron Day? Why not post it earlier, say, yesterday when I was planning a spontaneous trip to see my boyfriend in New Haven, which just happens to be on the commuter rail line…

Blog upgrade!

Inspired by Cybele’s recent biting of the bullet and moving Candy Blog to candyblog.net, I finally upgraded my super outdated (+2 years old) WordPress blogging software – so outdated that I had to upgrade manually! It was scary. First I did all my uploading and overwriting, but nothing changed. Then I tried uploading and overwriting…