Kinder Cioccolato

I bought these Kinder Cioccolato bars in Italy, but I’ve seen them at random grocery/convenience stores in the U.S. before. They came 8 mini-bars to a pack, making them ideal for souvenir gift-giving. It seems like Kinder is trying to play up the pseudo-healthiness of these bars. See that blue square touting more milk, less…

Milka Extra Romig

Hot on the heels of Wednesday’s Milka 2 Chocs review comes yet another review of a Milka bar that I picked up in Italy. Today, I’ll cover the Milka Extra Romig – I think that means extra creamy? The chocolate had a soft break with a thick yet thin melt. Sounds oxymoronic, yes? By thick…

Tempered good news for chocolate and health

Here’s another study showing that chocolate can have a beneficial health effect. In this particular case, 1 to 2 servings of dark chocolate a week was found to correlate with a reduced incidence of heart failure. BUT the study comes with a key caveats: daily or near daily chocolate consumption suggested no beneficial health effects….

Milka 2 Chocs

Milka 2 Chocs: Cow-Spotted Chocolate? [Review]

Last week, I reviewed the Ritter Sport Chocolate Duo. Today, I’ll review Milka’s version of a chocolate duo, the Milka 2 Chocs, which I also purchased in Italy. The bar itself was nice to look at: lightly segmented rectangles, each stamped with the Milka logo, with a pretty cow-splotch white chocolate pattern that went across…

Candy Filled Modern Love

Last weekend’s NY Times Magazine Modern Love column was a poignant and candy-filled memoir. If only I could write like that! I think I may consume too much candy to have such strong memory ties to specific sweets. But I do have plenty of memories where loved ones and candy intersect: I have thoughtful friends…

Labor Day Vacation

Today is a U.S. holiday that more or less marks the end of summer. I’ll be spending the day in the office (got to get cracking to my grad school applications!), but I’m taking the day off from candy blogging. I hope that most of you American readers will be too busy enjoying the holiday…

Hi-Chew Soda Flavors (Japan) vs Hi-Chew Fizzies (USA)

Hi-Chew Soda Flavors (Japan) vs Hi-Chew Fizzies (US)

Hi-Chew Soda Flavors (Japan): The Japanese┬áMorinaga Hi-Chew Soda Flavors┬ácame as free samples from Tsunami.hk. Look at the lovely effervescence on those wrappers! They came in three flavors: lemon soda, cola, and white soda. If you’ve never had them before, Hi-Chews are individually wrapped, rectangularly shaped chews that are usually fruit flavored. Their chew is bouncy…