Vosges Blood Orange Caramel Bar

You can always count on Vosges to come up with something unique and intriguing. This Blood Orange Caramel Bar boasts hibiscus flowers, blood orange caramel, Campari, and dark chocolate (70% cacao). This bar was comprised of a thin, chocolate shell filled with a liquid, limpidly oozing caramel. All of the flavorings resided in the caramel…

Hissee Fit Snake Spray – Cherry Chase

This Hissee Fit Snake Spray came, along with a bunch of other candies, as a free sample from the National Confectioners Association. It is definitely not something that I would have picked up on my own. Spray/liquid candy is a weird genre. It was basically a tube of liquid candy with a little squirting nozzle attachment…

More Chocolate and Health Benefits

Big chocolate health news has broken again, and it’s been all over the internets, from the NY Times to Jezebel to the Kitchn: a recently published meta-analysis has shown that eating chocolate is correlated with lower rates of heart disease and strokes, and lowered blood pressure to boot. As usual with these reports, the health…

Cranberry Bog Frogs

These Cranberry Bog Frogs have been lurking in my candy stash for a while now. I know I received them as a gift from someone, but alas, I can’t remember who gave them to me. If it was you, thanks! The box calls them “sweetened dried cranberries and roasted cashews smothered with rich caramel and…

Enstrom’s Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee

I received this box of Enstrom’s Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee as a free sample from the manufacturer. Apparently they’ve been making their toffee by hand for over 50 years! The box’s description called it “the perfect blend of sweet cream butter, pure cane sugar, and California almonds, drenched in creamy milk chocolate and sprinkled with…

Learn to count with candy

When I was a kid, my mother used to quiz me with math problems that I had to answer out loud (she was a Tiger Mother before the phenomenon existed). I earned an M&M for every one that I got right. Now there’s a new board book out that’s got another way to teach kids…

The Tea Room – Honeybush Caramel

I’d never heard of The Tea Room brand of chocolate bars until I saw a bunch of them at Cost Plus World Market. Having already filled my basket with candies, I restricted myself to the one bar that sounded most appealing to me: Honeybush Caramel. The bar is described on the box as, “exquisite milk…

World’s Largest Chocolate Bar

Thanks to my friend Steve for bringing this story to my attention: the World’s Finest Chocolate Company has set a Guinness World Record for creating the World’s Largest Chocolate bar, a 12,290 pound beast. The best part of the story? “The bar will tour schools across the United States as part of a portion-control education campaign.”…

Katjes YoguBerries

These Katjes YoguBerries were a Cost Plus World Market find. They’re a big gummi maker in Germany, and my bag was in its original German packaging. They came in three shapes and flavors: a deeply purple blueberry, a pale pink strawberry, and a red raspberry. All were half translucent coloring, half solid creamy yogurt gummi. I didn’t immediately…