Sour Punch Bits – Tangerine Lemonade

These tangerine-lemonade flavored Sour Punch Bits came in my free goodie bag from the National Confectioners’ Association. Looks like the American Licorice Company is expanding from just making Sour Punch Straws. They turned out to be little sour sugar covered cylinders divided into yellow and orange quadrants. Mine got a little sadly damp in this…

Mini Ritter Sport Round-up – Part II

Here’s the continuation of Monday’s review of Ritter Sport’s Schokowurfel. Monday, I reviewed the Creme Coco, the Mandel Split, and the Caramel Crisp. Today, I’ll review the rest of the set: Crocant, Cappuccino, and Edelnugat. I’m not exactly sure what Crocant means in German, but the onomatopoeia made me think of crunchiness. And I was…

One man’s bid for chocolate domination?

Edit: Oops! Not actually about Trader Joe’s… Embarrassing mis-reading on my part. Thanks to Jay for the catch! Here’s a NY Times piece about how one man is buying up a huge swath of the world’s chocolate market. I sure hope he doesn’t single-handedly screw up the world’s chocolate economy!

Mini Ritter Sport Round-up – Part I

My May trip to Italy meant a layover in Frankfurt, which in turn meant that I got to buy lots of Duty Free Ritter Sport. In fact, I managed to leave Europe with not one but two sets of mini Ritter Sport assortments. The below Schokowurfel set had 6 varieties (Sorten?): Creme Coco, Mandel Split,…

Meiji Pupurun Grape Gummis

These Meiji Pupurun Grape Gummis came in my generous free sample box from Tsunami.hk. They came in a conveniently resealable bag with a cute mascot and an intriguing rendering of the gummi’s cross-section. Each gummi was the size of a gum drop but with a rounder domed shape. They had a stiff outer shell that…

Kit Kat Wimbledon Ad

I’m nearly a month late in posting this – maybe I should try to be more like Kit Kat’s marketing team. Via Ad Freak, an ad that Kit Kat displayed within hours of the end of Isner and Mahut’s record-setting, epically long Wimbledon match.

Turin Chocolate Bars – Kahlua and Baileys

I picked up these two Turin chocolate bars, a Baileys and a Kahlua, in a Duty Free shop on the U.S./Canada border. I’ve seen them in Walgreen’s before and had always passed on them because they were rather pricey, but at the border they were on sale and Duty Free! There was also a Grand…

Not Just Cereal

Not Just Cereal is “the first chocolate-coated cereal snack…that combines the flavor and crunch of your favorite cereal covered with a smooth, milk chocolate layer.” They’re currently available at Walmart; I got mine as free samples from their PR people. They come in four flavors: Fruity O’s, Honey Toasted O’s, Toasted Rice, and Cinnamon Crunch….