Goat Milk Caramels

The NY Times Dining and Wine had an intriguing Food Stuffs brief about goat milk caramels. If the goat milk part isn’t intriguing enough, the ones they profiled by Paris-Caramels come with roasted buckwheat grains! They’re currently available at Dean & DeLuca and Bklyn Larder in New York City. Is it too much to hope…

ZOMG, Candy! now on Facebook

I finally decided to make a Facebook page for the blog. The current plan is to use it in a Twitter-like fashion (because I don’t want to actually Twitter) to show sneak previews or little snippets of my candy world that don’t warrant a full blog post. There’s not much on the page yet, but…

Albanese Chocolate-Covered Gummi Bears

Albanese makes my favorite gummi bears, so I was quite excited to see some of their chocolate-covered gummi bears turn up in my NCA pre-trade show goodie bag. Albanese gave out their samples in hand-packaged candy dime bags, so I have no idea what the commercial packaging looks like. My guess is that they’re primarily…

What to do with cacao nibs

Serious Eats has a nice post up about creative ways to use cacao nibs. They’re pretty bitter on their own, but they’re delicious in sweets, and the Serious Eats piece makes me want to try them in savories as well.

Cherry Raisinets

I got these Cherry Raisinets in my NCA pre-trade show goodie bag (get used to seeing that; it was a biiiig goodie bag). The press release describes them as “Montmorency Tart Cherries… drenched in rich Nestle Dark Chocolate”. The bag brags that they’re real fruit. I wish they’d chosen more realistic cherry images though; the…

Skittles Fizzl'd Fruits

Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits [Review]

These Skittles Fizzl’d Fruits came in my free candy goodie bag from the NCA. They’re a new type of Skittle that “fizzes in your mouth to deliver a tongue-tingling sensation.” For some reason, Skittles chose to debut these in berry flavors: strawberry, berry punch, melon berry, wild cherry, and raspberry. Each Fizzl’d Fruits Skittle came…