Darrell Lea’s Soft Eating Liquorice

I got these bags of Darrell Lea’s Soft Eating Liquorice as free samples via the manufacturer. According to their PR peeps, they’re Australia’s #1 soft eating liquorice. Wonder if that means there’s such thing as a hard eating liquorice? They come in four flavors – strawberry, green apple, mango, and original. I told them that…

Trick-or-treating safety/paranoia

Another Halloween-related Candy Professor piece from the Atlantic, this time dissecting the false myth that evil-doers hand out razorblades and poison with their trick-or-treats. It includes the awesome line, “wrappers are like candy condoms.” My mom used to check my Halloween haul and tossed anything that wasn’t thoroughly sealed. Did your parents do the same?…

J. Emanuel Classic Truffles

This box of J. Emanuel Classic Truffles also came as free samples from J. Emanuel via Chocolate.com. From left to right, the top row is Marzipan, Mocha, Peppermint, and Gianduja. The bottom row is Paris, Raspberry, Amaretto, and Champagne (which was identical to that of Monday’s wine truffle collection). Marizpan was dark chocolate contrasted against…

J. Emanuel Wine Truffles

I got the chance to try these J. Emanuel (not to be confused with Jay Manuel) wine truffles as free samples from them, via Chocolate.com. Wine and truffle pairings are pretty common in these foodie fad days, but I think truffles made with wine are a fairly rare treat. These are all made with a…

Meiji Meltykiss – Coffee and Black Sesame

These Meiji Meltykiss were picked up on my trip to China. They came in lots of different flavors, but I only picked up two varieties because they were pretty expensive for China (~$5-6 box). I went with coffee and black sesame because they sounded the most delicious and intriguing. The Meltykisses came in impressive packaging….

UHA High Concentrated Milk Candy

Today, I start delving into the substantial stash that I picked up in China. First up is two varieties of UHA high concentrated milk candy. I reviewed the original version way back in October of 2007. First up, the chocolate version. The front of the bag shows an oozing lozenge-looking thing. The back labels the…

Candy isn’t evil!

From the NY Times Dining and Wine section, a pre-Halloween piece on candy as a cultural scapegoat. Congrats to the Candy Professor for the much-deserved spotlight on her hard blogging work! And here’s a related post on Jezebel about ways in which candy can be good for you, to help cut that candy-related guilt.

Amedei Tasting Squares

I picked up this assortment of Amedei tasting squares while I was in Italy. Even though I bought them in the country where they’re made, they were not cheap. Guess that’s par for the course when you make the world’s most expensive chocolate. Each tasting square was about an inch and a quarter square and…