DIY PB Cups

Via Lifehacker, directions from the blog Love Them Madly for how to quickly and easily make homemade peanut butter cups. I’d say add a pinch of salt to the peanut butter for an additional flavor boost.

Guest Post: Toggenburger Kägi-Fret

Hey guys! We’ve got a couple more reviews from Neil this week. I actually got one of these bars at the Expo but haven’t tried mine yet. My most recent trip was to Switzerland, where I was very excited to pick up some chocolate treats to review for you all… and, yes, lord over those…

Au’some Giga Bites

Au’some was promoting these Giga Bites at their booth at Sweets and Snacks. I got free samples of one of each flavor to review. Au’some is trying to market these as “Your social candy.” The back has a link to their Facebook page, and the name and flavors are techy-tinged. All of the candies were…

Marshmallows as Medicine?

Via Lifehacker, suggestions that eating a few marshmallows can help ease the pain of a sore throat. I am dubious, though the idea that the gelatin is doing some of the work may explain why Jello is considered quintessential hospital food. I also take issue with the idea that throat lozenges taste bad. Some of…

Zeke’s Butterscotch + Giveaway

I received this box of Uncle Zeke’s Old Fashioned Cracked Butterscotch, or Zeke’s Butterscotch, for short, as a free sample from the manufacturer. My only experience with butterscotch has been with the little gold Brach’s discs, and I didn’t know what to expect from the Old Fashioned moniker. The butterscotch came in shards of various…

Candy Probably Doesn’t Make You Fat

According to a study in Nutrition Research, “candy consumption was not associated with body weight measures, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, or metabolic syndrome” in a sample of over 15,000 adults. In fact, some health markers like BMI and waist circumference were lower in people who eat candy than people who don’t. The National Confectioners’…

Sulpice Chocolat – Gingembre

Sulpice Chocolat had a booth at Sweets and Snacks with some gorgeous samples laid out. I was trying to limit how much sugar I actually consumed on the show floor, so I was happy when Sulpice agreed to mail me a free sample bar to review at home. I got the Gingembre, which was “crystallized…