Nestle Crunch Girl Scouts – Caramel & Coconut

Monday I reviewed two of the three limited edition Nestle Crunch Girl Scout cookie inspired candy bars that I found at my local Dollar store. Today, I’m covering the third, Caramel & Coconut, inspired by Samoas/Caramel deLites. This was described as “cookie wafers, coconut caramel creme and chewy caramel, topped with toasted coconut.” Like the…

Taro Desserts – Yay or Nay?

Serious Eat’s Robyn Lee had been tweeting teasers about a taro ice cream post. And it’s here! Apparently, she loves it. I have had worse luck with taro flavored sweets and am not particularly convinced that I’d like it in ice cream form. I think I’ll stick with taking my taro savory (suddenly have cravings for…

Hammond's PB&J Sandwich

Hammond’s PB&J Sandwich

Hammond’s PB&J Sandwich bar was creating quite a stir at Sweet and Snacks. It won the most innovative new product award in the chocolate category, where they were up against some Hershey’s products and some Wild Ophelia (from Vosges) bars. What it looks like: The bar was segmented into 10 H-embossed rectangles with a solid…

Bent Objects Marshmallow

If you’ve never heard of Terry Border, you can thank me later for introducing him to you. He’s a modern day Alexander Calder, combining talented wire art with everyday objects and a sly creative wit. He created the below “Martyr-mallow” scene that I just had to share, especially in light of yesterday’s post!

Russell Stover S’More(s)

This Russell Stover S’More was yet another free sample snagged at Sweets and Snacks (get used to that opening line, folks. I got enough candy stashed from the Expo to wait out the zombie apocalypse). S’mores was a weirdly big thing at the Expo. This was the only fully assembled s’more that I saw, but…

Science says measure out your indulgences

A recent Op-Ed in the NY Times encourages people to stop overindulging. In addition to making you feel sick, overindulgence can also make you less satisfied with what you have (even when you have more). They give an example of how chocolate proves their point: “In a recent study conducted by our student Jordi Quoidbach, chocolate…

Life Savers Gummies – Collisions

I picked up this bag of Life Savers Gummies Collisions at the Sweets and Snacks Expo, where they’d been left out in the press room in hopes that people like me would choose to write about them. Congratulations, Wrigley. You win. The bag I got was a big share size that was awkwardly proportioned, wider…

Snickers Sample Lady Love

Via AdFreak comes this cute commercial for Snickers Peanut Butter Squared. Ah, young love… I’m not ashamed to admit that I time my Costco visits for peak free sample hour. Last weekend, they were handing out whole babyback ribs!