Hi-Chew Peach

I’ve reviewed Hi-Chew several times on this site. Most of them were gifts from friends or businesses in Asia, so some of them were flavors that aren’t sold in the U.S. The Hi-Chew that I’m reviewing today is U.S.-specific. The company that makes Hi-Chew, Morinaga, has a U.S. subsidiary that sells Hi-Chew in strawberry, green…

Coconut M&M’s Giveaway

I reviewed Coconut M&M’s nearly a year ago. Apparently they’ve been popular enough to now be sold in larger-than-single-serve bags, an 11.8 oz medium bag and an 18.6 oz large bag. Mars’s kind PR people are giving me the chance to give a couple of lucky readers someĀ Coconut M&M’s of their own. To enter this…

Chuao ChocoPod – Picante

Last week, I reviewed 2 of 3 Chuao ChocoPods that I’d picked out at Beacon Hill Chocolates. Today, I’ll review the third, the Picante. The Picante was described as “spicy cabernet caramel”. The other two ChocoPods that I had tried were solid chocolate, so I was surprised when this one oozed liquid caramel when I…

Beacon Hill Chocolates – Part II

On Wednesday, I reviewed 2 of the 5 chocolates that my boyfriend bought me from Beacon Hill Chocolates (BHC). Today, I’ll review the other 3. I’ve saved the best for last! I’ll start with the prettily swirled gold dome. I couldn’t find this one on their website, so no fancy description. It has cacao nibs…

Mexican Candy Round-up from The Kitchn

Years ago in my junior year of college, a bunch of friends and I went on a road trip to Chicago. While there, I picked up a huge assortment of Mexican candies in Pilsen that I never got around to reviewing. Fortunately, The Kitchn has me covered with the results of their Mexican candy tasting…

Beacon Hill Chocolates – Part I

My boyfriend recently treated me to a lovely box of truffles from Beacon Hill Chocolates (hereafter referred to as BHC). I will review 2 of them today and 3 more on Friday. BHC doesn’t make their own truffles. Instead, they sell truffles made by other chocolatiers. Alas, they don’t credit the chocolatiers in their shop…

Chuao ChocoPods – Honeycomb and Firecracker

I love the idea of Chuao Choco Pods. They’re the same chocolate as full-sized Chuao bars, just scaled down to just 11 grams apiece. Chuao’s chosen to market the scaling down as smart portion control. I say it’s great for candy bloggers who want just small samples! I picked out 3 Choco Pods at Beacon…

H&S Candies

I received a free sample box of chocolates from H&S Candies when I didĀ a giveaway with them back in February. I took tasting notes and then promptly lost them – until now! Here’s the belated review. My box contained little present-shaped squares of milk and dark chocolates. The pieces were hefty and solid, though they…