Nestle’s PR Woes

About a month ago, Nestle found itself the target (note: sort of graphic photo near the bottom of the linked page) of a guerilla campaign. Greenpeace decided to take Nestle to task for buying palm oil from a producer that’s allegedly destroying rain forest habitats. They made a graphic “Give me a break”-commercial parody with…

Life Savers Gummies – Sweet Strings N Sour Rings

The candy blogger in me is hyper-attuned to candy packaging that indicates that its contents are a new product. The pseudo-grammar nazi in me is hyper-attuned to instances of annoyingly unnecessary abbreviations. Thus, Life Savers* Sweet Strings N Sour Rings doubly caught my eye. Actually, that’s only sort of true. There’s a lot going on…

Giant Jawbreaker Saga

I’ve often seen giant jawbreakers in candy stores, but I didn’t think anyone actually bought them, much less ate them. Well, I was wrong. Via Serious Eats, a blogger that was brave of tongue and flush with patience actually licked all the way through one of the monstrous things and documented the whole process with…

Boozy Lindt Capsules

I bought a trio of booze-filled Lindt bars two summers ago in Cambridge, England. Whisky is pictured below; the other two were Irish Coffee and Cointreau. While I tasted the chocolates soon after I bought them, it took me until now to get around to writing about them. Why the wait? Because every single one…

Chocolate tasting with the NCA

Candy Dish Blog, the blog of the NCA (National Confectioners Association had a couple of posts up about chocolate tasting and how chocolate is made with Jacques Torres (aka Mr. Chocolate). Turns out those videos were made by the NCA’s Chocolate Council as part of a promotional effort to encourage chocolate tasting. I got a…

Got Leftover Peeps?

If you have leftover Peeps from your Easter baskets, or if you’ve stocked up on them in post-Easter candy sales, why not turn them into Peepshi (Peeps sushi), Peeps Krispie Treats, or make them into a sandwich? Or save them for next year’s Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest. This year’s crop of winning entries was…

Grape Vines

Red Vines were not a childhood candy of mine. In fact, I never heard of them until they were proclaimed “crazy delicious” in The Chronic(WHAT?)Cles of Narnia (tangent: man, rewatching that takes me back to my freshman year of college, back when YouTube was new and video shorts were novel). I recently got the chance…