Sun Cups – Milk Chocolate Caramel Cup

Today, I’m finally wrapping up my coverage of the Sun Cups line. I was introduced to them at Sweets and Snacks and sent home with a bunch of free samples. On Monday, I covered their sunflower butter cups. Wednesday was the mint cup, and today I’ve saved my favorite for last: the caramel cup. The…

Banana Slug Noms

Ugly Overload is the awesome and fascinating antithesis of Cute Overload. Instead of squee-ing over the latest baby animals, you get to marvel at the ugliness that evolution has wrought in many other far less glamorous creatures. Photo from Wikimedia Commons A while ago, they posted some photos of a banana slug lollipop – banana…

Sun Cups – Dark Chocolate Mint Cup

This Sun Cup Dark Chocolate Mint Cup was another Sun Cups products that I got as a free sample at Sweets and Snacks. Like the sunflower butter cups, they were made from organic ingredients and Rainforest Alliance cocao. The Mint Cups were dark chocolate filled with a golden brown mint fondant. The golden brown coloring was surprising,…

German vs American Haribo Bears

I am a horrible person to travel abroad with, as I’m always ducking in grocery and convenience stores to see what’s on the shelves. Learning about the history of cathedrals is fine and dandy, but I feel like I get the best insight into other cultures by learning more about their everyday snacks. That’s why…

Sun Cups – Sunflower Butter Milk and Dark

Sweet and Snacks was full of booths promoting different kinds of nut butters. Sunflower butter, technically not even a nut butter, was a new one to me, so of course these Sun Cup Sunflower Butter and chocolate cups were new to me as well. Turns out, sunflower butter is awesome! I shouldn’t be so surprised…

Ritter Amarena Kirsch

This Ritter Sport Amarena Kirsch is a European limited edition summer flavor from last year, apparently. I was lucky enough to get a free sample of one from the Gourmet Grand Dame at Sweets and Snacks. Kirsch is cherry, and I think Amarena Kirsch is a flavor of ice cream that you can get in…

Rummy Bears

In continuing with our theme of news posts about gummies, Serious Eats has a great post about how to make alcohol infused gummi bears. Being extra awesome, as Serious Eats generally is, they went the extra mile and created gummi bear and booze flavor pairings that totally make sense. Peach gummi + cava = bellini…

Cinnamon Bun Bites

Is there anyone who’s immune to the smell of Cinnabon? Something about the mix of sugar and cinnamon and heat is so intoxicating! I’ve never let myself succumb to the siren scent of Cinnabon (too many calories from “frat”!), so I was excited to taste these Cinnamon Bun Bites as a less calorie laden alternative. I got them…

Gummi Bear Combustion

When I was in high school, I did a project testing the 5-second rule by dropping gummi bears on different floor surfaces that I had swabbed with E. coli. For the record, 5 seconds is more than enough time for bacteria transfer to happen. The following is a way cooler use of gummies and science:…

Coco Keeno – Coco Goldrush

I got this box of Coco Keeno as a free sample from their booth at Sweets and Snacks. They were sampling all kinds of chocolate-covered things, and I asked for a box of their Coco Goldrush to take home for review. I thought they were the most delicious and unique of their offerings. The box…