ISS Oh Yeah! Bar

I got this Oh Yeah! bar sample at Duke Recreation‘s open house. Gotta love well punctuated food brands! The wrapper promised chocolate, caramel, and peanuts. Two of the three were readily visible upon unwrapping the bar; it was completely covered in half peanuts and coated in chocolates. The nuts were dry and crunchy with a…

A Frightening Amount of Licorice

Blogging can be a dangerous hobby! Via my friend Neil, a poor blogger named Alex made fun of Finland and their salmiakki, a salty licorice treat. Some prank-happy Finns decided to assemble all the salmiakki that they could find and mailed it all to Alex for his perusal. Alex has been making (salty) lemonade out…

Hershey’s Kiss – Air Delight

This Hershey’s Kiss Air Delight is the newest addition to the Hershey Kiss line-up. It’s basically aerated chocolate in Hershey Kiss form. I was a total sucker for the packaging here – I loved the retro polka dotted look of the wrapper. The Kiss itself looked like a normal Kiss until I bit into it….

Cheesecake Pejoy

Today I’ll be reviewing a treat in the “Asian treats shaped like sticks” genre: Cheesecake Pejoy. I bought them in China. Cheesecake Pejoy is made by Glico. They have a decent U.S. presence (they make Pocky), and various flavors of Pejoy are available in U.S. Asian grocery stores. I’d never seen the cheesecake version in…

A Saturated Market for Customizable Chocolate?

I’ve covered two customizable chocolate companies on this blog, Chocomize and Chocri. Chow.com brought it to my attention that there’s some sketchiness to the similarities between the two companies. According to the NY Times, a brother of one of Chocomize’s founders had worked at Chocri, though the Chocomize founders claim that they were inspired by a…

Haribo Fruity-Bussi

Haribo Fruity-Bussi are the fruity corollary to the Jogi-Bussi that I reviewed on Monday. They were the same mix of gummi, foam, and goo as the Jogi-Bussi, but not yogurt-based. I far preferred these. The three fruits on this wrapper were orange, raspberry, and pear, though all the gummies were shaped like little round, knobby…

More Chocolate Health News

Via the NY Times Well Blog, an explanation of “how chocolate can help your workout:” Mice given twice daily doses of epicatechin, a purified form of a flavanol found in cacao, were able to run longer than those given just water. But, of course, mice are not people, and processing cacao into chocolate can diminish…

Haribo Jogi-Bussi

I found these Haribo Jogi-Bussi in Europe. There’s also a Fruity-Bussi version that I’ll review on Wednesday. They’re yogurt gummies with a foam bottom and some sort of goo in the center. There were four fruits pictured on the wrapper – strawberry, apple, peach, and pear – but I only had two colors of gummi…

Weekend Chocolate Reading

Via my friend Katie, here’s a post with loads of chocolate-related reading for ya, assembled by Johns Hopkins’ librarians. Katie, I’m calling you out (with love!) for being a nerd who reads librarian blogs. Thanks for passing on the link!

Candy Avatar Weirdness

Via AdFreak, here’s a bit of news that’s almost unbelievably strange: Ezaki Glico candies has been running candy ads with a much beloved girl named Aimi Eguchi. Turns out Aimi Eguchi isn’t a real person. Instead, she’s a computer-generated bit of wizardry, no doubt disappointing her many fans.