Eiffel Bon Bons

When I was in middle school and high school, we used to sell these little bags of Eiffel Bon Bons to raise money for French Club and the National French Honor Society. I think I ate as many bags as I sold – they were so addictive! Where do you find Eiffel Bon Bons anyway? I…

Chocolate-Covered Bug Dystopia

Via Chow.com, a Telegraph story about how the European Union has spent/is spending millions of Euros to investigate the nutritional qualities of bugs as food. For humans. For when we’ve destroyed the Earth and must turn to bugs for sustenance. Their taste test reviewed chocolate-covered scorpions and honeybee creme brulee. I’ll have to admit, the…

Dark Angell

On Monday, I covered the Angell Crisp bar. Today, I’ll review its darker (but still fair trade and organic) counterpart, the Dark Angell. It was comprised of “dark chocolate, rich cocoa, and [an] almond center.” I’ll give it style points for the name, which conjures up an expectation of sinful deliciousness. Unfortunately, the bar fell short…

Angell Crisp

I found this Angell Crisp bar in a food co-op in NYC. On Wednesday, I’ll review the Dark Angel version. The Angell Crisp wrapper promised, “milk chocolate; crispy creamy chocolate center”, all wrapped up in an organic and fair trade candy bar. My first impression upon biting into this bar was, “Hmm… It tastes good…

Torku Nugamel

I believe I received this Torku Nugamel as a free sample from the NCA (my post-move pared down candy stash is still ridiculously large. I have not done my best in tracking its origins). I have a few other random Torku bars in my stash, one of which I’ve already reviewed. It looked absolutely luscious…

Literary Candy Snobs

Via my friend Neil comes this fun list from McSweeney’s called, “The Candy Encyclopedia of American Literature”. It reimagines classic candy names as classic American novels or poetry. Just to give you a taste: “Sugar Babies: 19th c. children’s book. Largely considered out of date for its racist themes.” Intriguing… This exercise would make for a…

Whisper

I found this Whisper bonbon at the local Dollar store. I was in there on a failed expedition for clothes hangers (still working on setting up the new place!). It was labeled “Milk Chocolate Bonbon” at the top. The whole thing was about the size and shape of a golf ball with the bottom third…

Caramel apple noms

Yesterday was Labor Day, marking the unofficial end of summer. Now that it’s fall, can we make caramel apples? Serious Eats is ready with an easy recipe. I think I need to start planning a caramel apple making party – just put out caramel in a crock pot, lots of apples, and lots of toppings!

Phew

If you tried to access my home page over the weekend, you may have noticed that my website was compromised. I believe they cracked my login password. Thankfully it was a fairly simple hack that I was able to fix on my own. And, further thankfully, I use different passwords for different websites, so the…