Blogging Hiatus

Dear Readers, My life has gotten rather hectic lately. I just packed up my life in Rochester and quit my job (on good terms!) in my beloved lab at the University of Rochester. Over the next week or so, I will be moving to Durham, North Carolina. Then I’m going home to Texas for a…

Chocolove Toffee & Almonds in Milk Chocolate

I recently attended the wedding of my boyfriend’s cousin. The wedding was held in Colorado, and the bride and groom chose to give their guests gift baskets with locally made treats and favors, including bars of Chocolove chocolate. That’s my kind of wedding! The back of the Toffee & Almonds in Milk Chocolate bar described…

A website made of chocolate (sort of)

Via AdFreak, check out this Portuguese website where everything – background, buttons, words, etc. – is made of chocolate. It’s not even for a chocolate company; it’s to promote a new chocolate stout. In fact, as far as I can tell, the only thing that’s not chocolate is a bottle of the stout that’s being…

First world problems

Do you sometimes have just too many chocolate truffles to eat? Too many admirers leaving you so many boxes of chocolates that your jaw is just too sore to chew any more? Well despair no more! David Lebovitz has posted a recipe for an iced chocolate drink, inspired by the one served at Serendipity in…

Red Band Rang!

This roll of Red Band Rang! Mixed Fruit hard candies were a gift from my friend Neil, who’s been living the expat life in the Netherlands. It looks like they’re a Dutch-made treat. The cheerful exclamation mark in the title makes me wonder what the word Rang! means in English.

Hi-Chew Mango (Review)

I received this pack of Hi-Chew Mango as a free sample from Morinaga USA, along with my packs of Hi-Chew Peach and Banana. I thought I’d already reviewed them, but it turns out I had just written a news post about them. The Hi-Chews had an orange-yellow center surrounded by an off-white shell that didn’t…

Candy Porn Photos from David Lebovitz

I’ve sung David Lebovitz’s praises many times on this blog. His candy photos literally set my mouth to watering. Check out his posts and photos about Recchiuti Asphalt Jungle Mix (looks like the best bridge mix ever!) and Fouquet’s Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows.

Torku Bitter Cikolata

I’m not 100% sure how I came across this Torku Bitter Cikolata bar. A little Googling reveals that Torku is a Turkish company with its own Twitter feed. The dark chocolate bar came in 6 segments, each with a raised wedge with the Torku logo on it. The bar had an extremely sharp snap, an indication…