Happy Memorial Day!

I just spent ~the last two weeks in Italy for a cognitive science conference, and ~the last two weeks prior to that were spent putting in lots of overtime to get ready for said conference. I managed to write enough blog posts in advance to cover me while I was out of the country and…

Wonka Squishy Sploshberries Gummies

Wonka’s Squishy Sploshberries Gummies are yet another new addition to Wonka’s Edible Garden of gummies. These, too, were in my free 16 lb bag of Sweets and Snacks Expo preview goodies, courtesy of the NCA. I thought they were just berry-flavored gummies with foamy bottoms, until I tried one and discovered that they were berry-flavored…

Books about chocolate

Ever wanted a more cerebral take on your sweet tooth? Serious Eats has a round-up of 5 great books about chocolate. David Lebovitz, whom I love, gets a nod for his The Great Book of Chocolate, and Dorie Greenspan‘s Chocolate Desserts is also noted. (Braggy aside: I adore my copy of her book, Baking: From…

Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Bar

I have to admit, I had a beef with this bar even before I tasted it. Its name is too darn long – it’s annoying to type out “scrumdiddlyumptious!” So I’m shortening it to WESCB, for Wonka Exceptionals Scrumbdiddlyumptious Chocolate Bar. Wonka Exceptionals is Nestle/Wonka’s new line of higher quality – and higher priced –…

Two new Cadbury commercials

Cadbury has a penchant for creating some strange ads. Via AdFreak, here are two more bizarre ones of a chocolate charmer and tap-dancing cows. The latter has a weird close-up shot of the lead cow’s udder.

Wonka Whipped Wingers Gummies

Nestle’s been doing a great job of breathing new life into their Wonka lineup. While I haven’t loved everything that they’ve rolled out, I do love the creativity and imagination that’s gone into their new products. I’m devoting this week’s reviews to the bunch of new Wonka products that I got in my NCA goody…

Pretzel M&Ms + and Giveaway!

Pretzel M&Ms are the newest addition to the M&Ms lineup. Unlike many of the other M&Ms varieties that I’ve reviewed in the past, these look to be a semi-permanent, non-limited edition addition. I got to try them out for free via the NCA and also via some M&Ms PR people. Please note the cute and…

Serious Eats and Licorice

As I’ve made pretty clear on this site, black licorice is not my thing. I avoid it at all costs and thus never write about it. If you are a black licorice fan, however, Serious Eats has got you covered with a post reviewing all 15 kinds of licorice available out of the bulk bins…

Ooh La La Candy Cupcakes

Ooh La La Candy isn’t a candy company per se. Rather, they’re a candy packaging – or repackaging company – with the tag line, “Style and Taste.” Their wares include candy greeting cards and candy gift boxes, which are pretty cute and clever. What really caught my eye, however, were their candy cupcakes. I got…

Ode to Frango Mints

Jennifer McCoy, the pastry chef of Craft (that’s Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio‘s restaurant), waxes rhapsodic about Chicago’s Frango Mints on Serious Eats. I reviewed Frango Mints a couple of years ago (wow! It’s been that long?!) and loved them.