Chimes Ginger Chews – Mango

This bag of mango flavored Chimes Ginger Chews were in my free swag bag at Sweets and Snacks. I didn’t visit their booth at the Expo because I don’t particularly care for ginger candy – they remind me too much of the herbal Asian remedies my mother forced me to eat/drink when I was a…

Peanut praline recipe

It drives my boyfriend crazy when I pick around the peanuts in trail mix/GORP. I just don’t think plain or salted peanuts are exciting enough to be worth the calories. Fortunately, Serious Eats has posted a recipe for peanut pralines, which looks like a great way to use up those unwanted plain peanuts and make…

Special-edition Ghirardelli Bars

Here’s a collaboration that I didn’t see coming: Ghirardelli chocolate; Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co., and the musical group Train. They’ve teamed up to produce a limited-edition set of dark chocolate bars, with 100% of the proceeds going to a nonprofit. You can read more about it in the press release. Normally, I wouldn’t consider…

Sarotti Edel-Marzipan

Sarotti Edel-Marzipan [Review + Meaning!]

I spent my weekend trying to win Duke basketball tickets by sleeping outside, so I’ved turned things over to my ex-pat friend Neil for a couple of reviews. ~Rosa This Sarotti Edel-Marzipan chocolate bar came, I think, from a supermarket in Osnabrueck, but I can’t be sure. Here’s a secret: I’m a sucker for marzipan….

Me-targeted Kinder ad?

My friend Neil sent me this photo of a billboard that he took in Bremen, Germany. Clearly Kinder is trying to suck up to me, all the way from Germany! Okay, maybe not. As best as I can tell, Kinder Surprise is now promoting special pink eggs with girly toys. I don’t love the idea…

Labor Day means no labor

Today’s a U.S. Holiday, and even though Duke isn’t taking it for students, I’m taking it for blogging. Mostly because I bet most of you are too busy having fun to look at things on the internet. Enjoy the holiday if you get it, and see you tomorrow!