The Evolution of Candy

My undergrad advisor loves Darwin Day and goes all out every year to celebrate it. I wish I’d seen this news story (brought to me by my friend Steve) about the evolution of candy while I was still an undergrad – it would’ve been a good excuse to bring delicious candy to our lab’s Darwin…

Deemah Juicy

Here’s a second Egyptian candy courtesy of my friend Katie. The wrapper labeled them as, “filled hard candy with cherry juice.” The candies were lozenge-shaped: smooth, glossy, oval spheres. Though the wrapper depicted them as oozing a liquid goop, the centers of mine were goo-less. Instead, they were soft and chewy. Perhaps the goo got…

DIY Chocolate Easter Eggs

The intrepid Lee of Chocolate Reviews has an impressive post about making chocolate Easter eggs from scratch. I’d like to pretend that I’m inspired by his feat, but honestly, I’m too lazy to go to all the trouble that he did, so I’ll content myself with reading about it.

Tofita from Egypt

This pack of Tofita came to me all the way from Egypt, via my friend Katie. She was in the country for archeological work and managed to get out right before the unrest really erupted. Today’s candy is tinged with revolution! Tiny English print on the side called it, “Chewy Candy with Fruit Juice –…

Nestle Galak Pop Ri

I thought it would be nice to close off nearly two weeks’ worth of Neil’s guest reviews with a review of some Dutch candy that he gave me. Presenting Nestle’s Galak Pop Ri. As best as I can tell, Nestle Galak is the white chocolate umbrella brand, while Pop Ri indicates the presence of puffed…