Candy Big Brother

Via my friend Neil and Slashdot, news of a creepy marketing campaign: Nestle’s embedding GPS trackers into select candy wrappers so that they can literally hunt down the purchasers. Fortunately, that hunt ends with the lucky huntees winning £10,000. But still, creepy, no?

Ghirardelli Intense Dark – Cabernet Matinee

I found this Cabernet Matinee bar from Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark line at Cost Plus World Market. It was described as, “dark chocolate infused with a hint of natural blackberry and cabernet flavor”, which sounded awesome. I thought it would be wine-flavored chocolate, though it turns out cabernet could just refer to the grape. Unfortunately, the…

Hammond’s Crackle Crunch

This Hammond’s Crackle Crunch bar was a gift from a friend, along with their PB&J Sandwich bar. It was described as “milk chocolate with raspberry popping candy”. This bar was segmented into 2 rows of little striped domed rectangles. It broke easily along the segments, and the chocolate had a nice snap when I bit…

Wait Wait… Eats Bacon S’Mores

It’s fall, which means camping season! And camping season means s’mores! And s’mores mean bacon! Not following me on that last one? The intellectually funny folks at Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me have upped their Sandwich Monday game with the tasting of bacon s’mores. Can’t wait to try this myself.

Farts – Sour and Fruiti

These candy Farts made a big splash at the Expo, with tons of people milling around the Leaf booth saying things like, “Hey, can I get some Farts?” and “Oh I’d love to try the green Farts.” Let’s face it: it’s fun to talk about Farts. Of course I had to ask for some free…

Benita’s Peanut Brittle

Benita’s Peanut Brittle (warning: website annoyingly plays music upon opening) had their big debut at Sweets and Snacks this year, where they snagged a primo spot in Innovation Alley. My box was a free sample from the Expo. Benita’s is still a small company, so their brittle was all handmade. The packaging was wonderfully thoughtful. The…