Moonstruck Chocolates

I bought these Moonstruck truffles at a posh gift shop in Rochester. They cost a pretty penny, so I limited myself to three: Peppercorn and Sesame (it was on sale; half off), Ocumarian, and Chocolate Malted Cream Cone. Peppercorn and Sesame was a dark chocolate square prettily decorated with a pink speckled white chocolate topper….

Maynards Juicy Squirts

Maynards Juicy Squirts – Berry

These Maynards Juicy Squirts are right up there with Crunky Nude Balls in the category of unfortunately/awesomely named candy. I found them in Canada and bought them because they looked fun and because they’d let me use the words “juicy squirt” a lot. Maynards Juicy Squirts Berry flavors: They come in four flavors: wild cherry-berry,…

Kit Kat Uji Matcha [Review]

I got this Uji Matcha Kit Kat as a free sample from Tsunami.hk. Uji Matcha is a specific blend of green tea, and it’s one of the many flavors of Japanese Kit Kats. The Kit Kat fingers were pea green colored. Even though I’ve reviewed quite a few matcha chocolates on this blog, I still…

Happy Easter!

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, I think we can all agree that Easter is a fine holiday for candy. In fact, it’s my favorite candy holiday, thanks to Cadbury Mini-Eggs, Whoppers Robin Eggs, and fun jelly beans. Hooray for commercialism, I guess? At any rate, have a happy Easter!

Kit Kat Framboise

These Kit Kat Framboise were free samples from Tsunami.hk. I love trying different varieties of Japanese Kit Kats! I’m also amused that these Japanese Kit Kats were named in French – framboise means raspberry. Everything about this Kit Kat was pretty. The pink polka dots and ribbon on the outer box made it look like…

Peeps peeps peeps

Easter is just around the corner – as are post-Easter candy sales! If you choose to load up on Peeps next Monday, check out this Serious Eats post with ideas for what to do with them.

Cadbury Popping Mini Eggs

Cadbury Popping Mini Eggs

I found these Cadbury Popping Mini Eggs in Canada. I love Cadbury Mini Eggs and always try to snatch them up around Easter time,┬áso I was super excited to try them with a popping twist. Tiny print on the bottom of the wrapper called them, “solid milk chocolate eggs with popping candy in a crisp…

Japanese Candy Noms

Japanese candy makes me question what I define as candy, as so many of their treats are made from a combination of candy/chocolate and cookie/biscuit. Take Pocky, for example. Here’s a nice Pocky round-up from Serious Eats, and a whole round-up of Japanese chocolate/biscuit things.

Twix Coconut – Updated with Giveaway!

Twix Coconut is the newest limited edition offering from the folks at Mars. It’s comprised of “creamy milk chocolate, crunchy cookie, [and] coconut flavored caramel.” Mine came as a free sample in a press pack inside a plastic coconut and with a tiny USB that I first thought was a fun-sized regular Twix bar. Hooray…