Chow’s Fancy Pixy Stix

For me, Pixy Stix are a candy that I loved as a kid but have no desire to revisit as an adult. If you have more nostalgia for them than I do and want to try a grown-up twist on them, check out Chow.com’s recipes for what they’re calling Trixy Stix. The Trixy Stix have…

Javaz Milk

I found two bags of Javaz candies at Cost Plus World Market. I’ll review the milk ones today and save the dark ones for Friday. They’re chocolate covered coffee beans – a once novel treat that’s become fairly run of the mill these days – but with a twist: they’re also covered with a candy shell….

White Chocolate Tips

I went grocery shopping a few days after Halloween, and they’d already replaced all the Halloween displays with Christmas stuff. That means it’s time to make peppermint bark! If you’ve got some leftover white chocolate after you’re done, check out these comments on a post from The Kitchn with some fun suggestions on what to…

Lindt Excellence Black Currant

I saw this Lindt Excellence Black Currant bar at Cost Plus World Market and couldn’t resist picking it up, both because black currant is an unusual flavor to find in the U.S. and because I’d never seen it before, so I thought it was a new product. Apparently, I’m a little behind the times, as…

Candy versus medicine

Via my friend Kevin, a bit of candy news that I found both adorable and alarming. A couple of intrepid sixth graders found that many kindergartners and their teachers had trouble distinguishing between certain candies and similar-looking medicines. The study definitely sounds the alarm on the importance of keeping medications out of kids’ reach, but it’s also…

World Market Toffee Caramel Milk Chocolate

I’m working my way through Cost Plus World Market’s store brand of chocolate. Monday, I reviewed the Strawberry and Champagne Dark Chocolate. Today, we’ve got the Toffee Caramel Milk Chocolate. I was curious as to exactly what World Market meant by toffee caramel. Generally speaking, your basic combination of sugar and butter is either toffee…

Candy Bar Infographic

Infographics are a fun by-product of technological advances in data mining and digital design. Via Jezebel, a crazily detailed infographic that can help you find the candy bar that will satisfy whatever flavor combination you’re craving. Phew!