Chocoretas

Here’s one more review of a Ricolino product that I bought at a local Hispanic grocery store: Chocoretas. The bag described them as “chocolate and artificially mint flavored candy”. I appreciate the honesty of the “artificially mint flavored” designation. I think just about all mass-market mint candies are artificially flavored, but not all are so…

Kranky K

After Wednesday’s disaster of a Ricolino product review, I thought it would be nice to close out the week with a Ricolino product that I really liked. This bag of Kranky K was also purchased at a local Hispanic grocery store. The wrapper described them as “corn flakes with chocolate flavoring coating”. Again, the “chocolate…

Huevitos

Huevitos was another Ricolino’s candy that I picked up at a local Hispanic grocery. They were touted as new, though Cybele said she had them last year. The packaged described them as “candy coated chocolate flavor eggs.” “Chocolate flavor” is a marketing/packaging red flag. It means that there’s no actual cocoa butter inside. These looked nice, like…

Moritas Sour Gummies

This week I’ll be reviewing some candies that I picked up at a local Hispanic grocery store. First up are Ricolino’s Moritas Sour Gummies, which the bag describes as “pectin gummies with artificial blackberry and strawberry flavors [sic] sugar dots.” At first glance, they looked like standard raspberry/blackberry gummi candies, though these were strawberry rather…

Starbucks Milk Chocolate Caramel Brulee

I’m not a regular coffee drinker, so when I got a Starbucks gift card for the holidays, I spent it on smoothies and candy, including this bag that was labeled “milk chocolate caramel brulee.” They were shiny and spherical chocolate-covered caramels. Their size and composition was exceedingly similar to Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Tahitian Vanilla Caramels. Fortunately,…

More on Cadbury Creme Eggs

I know some people love Cadbury Creme Eggs around Easter, but to me, they’re a totally unpalatable sugar bomb. Genius webcomic XKCD recently illustrated how they can be thought of as units of sugar measurement (click for larger image).

Guest Post: Albert Heijn’s Zachte Frisse Vrunchten

Hey candy lovers! Today we’ve got another post on candy from the Netherlands, courtesy of Neil. ~Rosa Hoi hoi! I’ve been “hamstering” candy over the past few months, so I have a whole lot of posts in the queue. The first is grocery store brand Albert Heijn‘s Zachte Frisse Vruchten, or Soft Fresh/Bright Fruits. The…

Deviled Cadbury Creme Eggs

Did you know that the folks at Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me have a blog? And that blog has a regular Sandwich Monday features, with a loose definition of what constitutes a sandwich? In last Monday’s post, their sandwich wasn’t really a sandwich; it was a deviled egg. And their deviled egg wasn’t really a…