Chocolate Book Review

After reading Serious Eats’s book review of The New Taste of Chocolate, Revised, I need to track it down at the library, stat. I’d love to learn more about how cacao beans are farmed and fermented – great things are being done on the farming side to improve cacao farmers’ quality of life!

Hedonist Chocolate-Covered Orange Peels

I got a lovely box of Hedonist’s Chocolate-Covered Orange Peel as a free sample to review. They describe it as “candied orange peel enrobed in bittersweet chocolate.” It felt very apropos for fall. The candied orange peel is imported from Italy – very fancy! – and enrobed by Hedonist. There are 20 peels to a…

Happy Pre-Thanksgiving!

Happy day before Thanksgiving! I hope that my American readers are busy cooking up a storm and preparing to celebrate with friends and family. That’s my plan, so I’m taking a hiatus for the rest of the week. I’ll be back on Monday! In the meantime, if you’ve got any leftover candy corn, now’s your…

Goody Good Stuff Sour Fruit Salad

Last Friday, I reviewed my free samples of Goody Good Stuff‘s Strawberry Cream gummis. Today, I’m reviewing the free samples that I got of their Sour Fruit Salad. In my view, Goody Good Stuff’s biggest selling point is that they contain no gelatin, so they’re vegetarian/vegan-safe (they’re also free of artificial flavors and colors). In…

Goody Good Stuff Strawberry Cream

Goody Good Stuff is a new gummi brand that’s made with all natural ingredients and no gelatin, so it’s truly vegetarian/vegan friendly. They’ve been around in the UK, and as of last month, they’re available in the US at Stop & Shops and Giants. Check out their cute little Koala mascot! It likes rubbing up…

World’s Largest Truffle

A bunch of Brits broke the record for the world’s largest truffle with a 253.9 kg (that’s 559.75 pounds!), 433,330 calorie beast that has a brandy ganache center. That could feed a lot of starving children! Instead, it’s going to be broken down into thousands of smaller truffles and sold to raise money for a…

QQ Gummis – Part II

Here’s Part II of my QQ gummis round-up. See Monday for Part I, where I reviewed Strawberry, Lychee, Peach, and Orange. Today, we’ll wrap things up with Pineapple, Green Apple, Blueberry, and Grape. Pineapple was cutely shaped like a tiny pineapple. Its flavor was heavily core-y and tastes just like a white American gummi bear….

QQ Gummis – Part I

I picked up these bags of QQ Gummis in China. Each bag contained just one flavor. I had to visit a few stores to get this assortment – most stores only had a handful of flavors. I ended up with a rainbow of 8 altogether: Strawberry, Lychee, Peach, Orange, Pineapple, Green Apple, Blueberry, and Grape….