Peeps swag – WANT

I’ve never been big on eatingĀ Peeps. I rarely buy them, even on sale after the holidays, and whenever I do eat one, it’s like, “eh, still tastes just like sugar, just like last time.” I do, however, love their look and their decorating possibilities. And as I learned last week, I love me some Peeps…

SSE House of Blues Party

While I’m still out of reviewing shape thanks to my cold (I blame air travel), I thought I’d fill in some more details about the Sweets and Snacks Expo. On Tuesday night, Emma and I got to go to the House of Blues industry party. The party itself was sponsored by Hershey’s, Wonderful Pistachios, and…

SSE Photos and Spreadsheet

I managed to catch a nasty cold on my way back from Chicago, so I’ve been lying around the apartment for days. Fortunately, there was a silver lining to my achy, feverish misery: time off work meant extra time for obsessively cataloging my Sweets and Snacks Expo haul! Packaging photos are up in the ZOMG,…

Guest Post: Katja Choco Beertjes

Unfortunately, I came down with a nasty cold/fever right after I got back from Sweets and Snacks, so I’m in no shape to delve into my new candy stash. Fortunately, Neil had written up the below guest post, so you still get a candy review today! ~Rosa Katja Choco Beertjes came into my life as…

Sweets and Snacks Days 2 and 3

Day 2 at the Sweets and Snacks Expo was much more restrained, and I came home with a much smaller stash. Emma and I parted ways in the afternoon, so the below is just what I took as samples. Also remember that Day 1’s mountain of things included two giant swag bags provided to us…

Sweets and Snacks Expo Day 1

Whew! What a day! Many thanks to Emma for playing Twitter masterĀ and wearing out the #SSE12 tag. Here’s me after we sorted through our haul. Most of the full-sized salty snacks came in our swag bags. Super nice of them to give them to us, but probably too difficult to fly home. After Emma and…

Media Preview at Sweets and Snacks Expo

I’m writing this from the media preview room at Sweets and Snacks. They kept their presentation short and sweet, so we’re just hanging out until the full expo opens, totally surrounded by treats of all kinds: We also get giant swag bags full of treats representing some of the 4600 new products debuting at this…

Expo Time!

Right around the time that this posts, I’ll be picking up my press credentials for the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago. I’m excited to attend for the first time! I’ll try to update here with some daily recaps, posting time to be determined by how good the wifi is in the press room. My…

Dorval Sour Power Straws – Pink Lemonade

These Dorval Sour Power Straws were a free sample of a new flavor: Pink Lemonade. The rest of their line-up includes blue raspberry, watermelon, strawberry, and green apple, which I’d tried before under their Sortz name. I really enjoyed these Pink Lemonade straws. They didn’t have any of the stiff plastic taste or over-wheaty flavor…