Okinawa Brown Sugar Candy

My expat friends, Nana and Justin, sent me a bag of Okinawa Brown Sugar Candy in their last generous shipment of foreign candies. At first I thought that making sugar-flavored candy was strange, but then I realized it’s not that different from honey candies or straight up shooting honey sticks. The prettily matte bag was mostly…

Sweets and Snacks Expo 2012

Dear Readers, Thanks to finals time, I wasn’t able to get my act together enough to have a review ready for you today. I am, however, ready to put you to work! In just over a week, I will be attending the Sweets and Snacks Expo for the first time! What’s the Sweets and Snacks Expo?…

French Broad Chocolate Redux – Part 2

Here’s part 2 of my re-review of French Broad Chocolates (part 1 ran on Monday). This review is on fresh truffles sent from French Broad Chocolates as free samples, while the original ones (part 1 and part 2) were on truffles purchased at A Southern Season, a candy reseller. Canela Picante was described as “cayenne…

Artisanal Candies in Brooklyn

New York Mag has a long write-up about the artisanal food movement in Brooklyn. They’ve got a hilarious description of the Mast Brothers: “But if the Masts are Luddite chocolate-makers, they’re also figures in a very contemporary caricature. More than anyone else in the New Brooklyn artisan movement, they exemplify to an almost implausible degree…

French Broad Chocolate Redux – Part 1

After my last two part review of French Broad Chocolates (part 1 and part 2) that I had purchased at A Southern Season, Logan from French Broad left a nice comment addressing some of my criticisms. He agreed with my assessment that there were some freshness issues because I’d purchased them through a reseller and…

Guest Post: Nestle Kit Kat Chunky Caramel Duo

Globe-trotting Neil (it’s so unfair how easy it is to travel between European countries!) has another across the pond review for you. ~Rosa As promised, I have some posts up my sleeve. While waiting for dinner to cook tonight, I thought I’d simultaneously have a snack and feel productive by writing this. I pulled out a Nestle Kit Kat…

Sour Patch Kids Video Game

Remember the Sour Patch Kids Rap from Method Man? It’s reappearing in a new video game starring the Sour Patch Kids (via AdFreak). Yes, that’s right. A whole video game built around Sour Patch Kids. It looks about as weird as it sounds.