Candy-flavored Pringles?

Limited edition treats are a boon for food bloggers, as they give us fresh products to write about.┬áSometimes, though, I think they’re ill-advised. Have you ever wished for white chocolate peppermint or cinnamon sugar flavored Pringles? I hope not… but if you have, they exist! The Impulsive Buy has a review. Unsurprisingly enough, candy-flavored Pringles…

Marrying candy

The online cartoon Buttersafe had a fun cartoon the day after Halloween exploring the kiddie taunt, “If you like it so much, why don’t you marry it?” Image from Buttersafe; click to enlarge Maybe next year I’ll be a candy-covered bride for Halloween. That should be the next unconventional materials challenge for Project Runway: candy…

Perugina Chocolates – Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Dark Chocolate with Almonds, & Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts

Today I’m reviewing three more of the Perugina bars that I got as free samples at Sweets and Snacks. I’d covered the three plain bars last week; today’s theme is chocolate with nuts. Milk Chocolate with Almonds was described as “a crunchy almond caramel blend with the delicate flavor of milk chocolate.” Its break was…

Want to help a puppy walk?

An impromptu, not candy-related news post addendum today: my friend Amy, on her limited grad student stipend and in her busy grad student life, somehow finds the time and means to volunteer as a foster parent for shelter dogs. She takes in shelter dogs (some of whom were abused and neglected by their former owners),…

M&Ms in Science

Via ScienceDaily, a new Current Biology┬ástudy found that stimulating a reward center of the rat brain, the neostriatum, with opioids caused rats to eat more than twice as many M&Ms as they normally would have. Though they ate more candies, they didn’t get any additional pleasure from the candies, suggesting that the neostriatum has to…

Welch’s Fruit ‘N Yogurt Snacks – Strawberry

Yogurt was a big trend at this year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo. There were all kinds of yogurt-covered things, from pretzels to granola bars to candy. Today’s review is an example of the latter. Welch’s covered their fruit snacks in yogurt to create Fruit ‘N Yogurt Snacks (hereafter FNYS because repeatedly typing ‘N makes me…

Happy Election Day!

Happy Election Day, U.S. readers! If you haven’t voted already, go vote! We’re so lucky to live in a democratic government that let’s us have a say in our government – don’t waste that privilege.

Candy “Salad”

Whether your Halloween was last week or last night, chances are you’ve got some candy leftover. Serious Eats thinks you should turn it into a candy “salad”. Rosa thinks calling that sugar bomb a salad is ridiculous and sort of gets a stomach ache at the thought of eating it (h/t Knile).