Hershey’s Bliss Creme de Menthe Meltaway

Someone left a bag of these Creme de Menthe Meltaway Hershey’s Blisses in lab. I’ve never reviewed Hershey’s Bliss before since I’ve never found them interesting enough to buy, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to steal one for reviewing. The Creme de Menthe Meltaway Bliss was a domed square of chocolate that…

Russell Stover Caramel

And Last? Russell Stover Caramel [Review]

Today is the last of the assorted Russell Stover chocolates that I picked up at a post-holiday sale. Monday was coconut, Wednesday was mint, and today we conclude with Russell Stover Caramel. The caramel is milk chocolate around a square of honey-amber colored caramel. The milk chocolate is thin and nicely shatters/crunches when bitten into….

Politically Demonizing Sugar?

Via Jezebel, but all over the news lately (CNN, CBS), is a new Nature commentary piece that’s been making waves by calling for government regulation of sugar. The authors of the piece cite evidence that excessive sugar consumption leads to adverse health consequences and can be addictive. They point out that alcohol has similar effects…

Russell Stover Mint Patty

Next? Russell Stover Mint Patty [Review]

Here’s the second in my series of assorted Russell Stover chocolate reviews – Russell Stover Mint Patty. On Monday, I covered the coconut, and caramel will come on Friday. Today, we’ve got mint. The mint came in a flat fondant filled dark-chocolate disk. They seem to be trying to emulate York Peppermint Patties, perhaps with…

Russell Stover Coconut

First Up? Russell Stover Coconut! [Review]

I picked up a bag of assorted Russell Stover candy for half off in a post-Christmas sale. I guess the little bow in the top left corner was what made it holiday-y. I think the packaging was so sparsely decorated that it needn’t have been designated a holiday-specific candy. But who am I to complain…

Hi-Chew Shikwasa - Not Lime!

Hi-Chew Shikwasa (Not Lime!): A Unique Flavor

My friends Nana and Justin have been having great adventures while living the expat life and chronicling it all in their awesome blog. They’ve been kind enough to¬†send me great candy finds from abroad, including my all-time most popular review: Crunky Nude Balls. Recently, they mailed me a bunch of Japanese candies, including this pack…