Simply Lite Sugar Free/No Sugar Added Chocolates

I got these Simply Lite Sugar Free and No Sugar Added chocolates as free samples. I generally try to eat healthily, but that usually doesn’t extend to my candy selections, so these aren’t something that I’d buy for myself. The tagline on these bars is “fine chocolates for the health and calorie conscious.” I find…

Taza Chocolate Hit by Flood Damage

Taza Chocolate, one of my favorite artisan chocolate makers, just got badly hit by a flash flood (note: video plays automatically). From an email they just sent out/their blog: “Around 3pm, Taza’s Director of Manufacturing (i.e. Head Chocolate Making Guy), Mike Schechter, thought maybe he’d pop by our newly renovated, first floor chocolate factory for…

Berkshire Bark – Pretzelogical

I recently had the chance to visit Cornell for big kid science camp. The drive from Rochester to Ithaca is a gorgeous wind through the Finger Lakes region, and I stopped at a cidery along the way. It was there that I picked up this Berkshire Bark bar. The blurb on the back of the…

Meiji Kaijiu Peach Gummi Candy

I got these Japanese peach gummis in my generous free sample box from Tsunami.hk. They’re solid proof that the Japanese are darn good at making gummis (along with creepy robots). The gummis came in a resealable bag with a luscious white peach and a blue um… condom-like button promising 2600 mg of… something. The gummis…

Ale and Pretzel Caramels

Via The Kitchn blog, here’s a creative and intriguing recipe for Ale and Pretzel Soft Caramels. I’m too afraid of scorching all of my roommate’s pots to attempt homemade caramels, but maybe some of y’all have more chutzpah?

Albanese Gummi Butterflies

These gummi butterflies from Albanese are a relatively new addition to the bulk bins of my local Wegmans. They’re beautifully translucent and look like those gel window sticker things. They came in six colors/flavors and were generously sized. Tip to tip, I’d say the wingspan was about the length of my index finger. The texture…

NuNu Chocolates on Food Curated

Via Serious Eats, here’s a short video of NuNu Chocolates on Food Curated. They’ve been on my list of chocolate shops to visit ever since I read about them in the NY Times Dining section. Watching the video is almost as good?

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you’re having a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday! I’m spending the long weekend on a mini-vacation with my family, so there won’t be a review come Monday. In the meantime, check out my ZOMG, Candy! Facebook page! I’m running a candy giveaway through the discussion tab. I’d love to hear what…