Does this mean there’s a dream job opening?

Apparently you can make 30,000 British pounds a year as “Britain’s chief chocolate taster,” but you’ll also pack on about 28 pounds (weight-wise) in the process. At least, that was the experience of Angus Kennedy. According to Metro News of the UK, Angus Kennedy is stepping down from his chocolate tasting job because he put…

Sunkist Fruit Gems

Jelly Belly recently sent me several free samples of their new products, including a bag of Sunkist Fruit Gems.¬†Wait a second, you may be thinking – what’s new about Sunkist Fruit Gems? Rosa, you took a picture of some back in 2007! Turns out Fruit Gems are new again. Since Jelly Belly bought the Sunkist…

Toblerone – Crunchy Salted Almond

Kraft was showing off this Crunchy Salted Almond Toblerone at Sweets and Snacks this year. They were melting it down and giving it out as fondue samples. I managed to charm my way into a free sample for review from the nice ladies at Kraft. This Toblerone was described as “Swiss milk chocolate with salted…

Nutffles – Hazelnut, Almond, Red Velvet

Nutffles was a company that was new to me until I visited their booth at Sweets and Snacks. Nutffles is supposed to be a portmanteau for nut truffle (and also happens to cause some middle-school-boy giggles when said out loud). I picked up free samples of their Hazelnut, Almond, and Red Velvet truffles. The samples…

Sour Patch Kids contest and giveaway

Sour Patch Kids is currently running a Facebook campaign that extends their promotion of Sour Patch Kids as little trouble makers that do “sour” things and then try to make up for it with a small, “sweet” gesture. It’s the case of The People vs Sour Patch Kids, and the trial’s playing out over Facebook….

Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut bar

I got this Peanut bar as a free sample from the Justin’s booth at Sweets and Snacks, along with the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups that I reviewed last Friday. The wrapper describes it as “dark chocolate, peanuts, caramel, nougat.” The bar was a bottom layer of stiffly chewy nougat topped with peanuts and caramel,…

Peanut Butter Cup Science

Here’s a candy-related science paper that I’ll never actually read in its entirety. Via Discover Magazine’s Discoblog, here’s an article called, “Oil migration in chocolate-peanut butter confectionary as a function of chocolate formulation.” As best as I can tell from the abstract, scientists used MRI to measure the spatial and temporal changes in peanut oil…