Hedonist Candy Cane Bark

When I left Rochester, NY, I was sad to leave behind a great local chocolatier in Hedonist Artisan Chocolates. Fortunately, when you’re a candy blogger, candy can follow you around in the form of free samples! Hedonist sent me a bag of their holiday Candy Cane Bark, along with some holiday truffles (previously reviewed here), salted…

Public Displays of Confection – Thanksgiving Mix

Public Displays of Confection sent me an assortment of samples of their artisanal, handmade hard candies. They use old school techniques on machines that are over a century old; you can check out a video here. The Thanksgiving Mix contains a seasonally appropriate mix of flavors: pumpkin pie, peach cobler, cranberry sauce, apple cider, and…

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m taking the week off from reviewing and enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope you enjoy yours too! Adorable and autumnal hard candies above courtesy of Public Displays of Confection‘s Thanksgiving Mix.

Trader Joe's Tahitian Vanilla Caramels - Review

Trader Joe’s Tahitian Vanilla Caramels [Review]

Cybele reviewed Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Tahitian Vanilla Caramels about a year ago, which first put them on my radar. The little bag nearly escaped my notice in the store. It was near the checkout counters in impulse buy territory. The caramels were beautiful round balls with a captivatingly glossy sheen. That outer coating quickly melted away when…

Turn Halloween Leftovers Into Science

Via my friend Davis comes this fun idea for a science experiment from Scientific American. It can teach your kids (or you!) about the power of evaporation by using some water to keep a chocolate bar cool, and you get to eat your results. The experiment is especially perfect for this time of year, as…

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Edamame

I’ve seen Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Edamame on their shelves for a while but had never been brave enough to give them a try. Chocolate and edamame just didn’t sound like a good combination to me. I finally picked up a tub over the weekend. Something about the bright green tub that made it hard…

Kids, I ate all your Halloween candy

Via my friend Alisha via Twitter (I’m on Twitter now, by the way!), here are some reaction shots of kids after their parents tell them that they ate all their Halloween candy. Jimmy Kimmel, you made so many kids cry! My favorite are the two brothers at the end, starting about 2:45 in. The older…

Javaz Dark

Here’s the second of the two bags of Javaz that I found at Cost Plus World Market. I reviewed the milk ones on Wednesday, and today’s review is of the dark version. As I noted on Wednesday, Javaz are chocolate covered coffee beans that are then covered with a shiny sugar shell. The milk ones…