Kit Kat WiFi Break

Via Neil, news of an interesting new ad campaign from Kit Kat. Building on their “gimme a break” slogan and taking advantage of our current culture’s anxiety about our constantly wired world, they’ve built a bench in Amsterdam that blocks all WiFi signals, so people can truly take a break. A fun, attention getting idea!…

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Honey Mints

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mints

Every time I go to Trader Joe’s, I end up spending more money than I mean to. They’re just so good at suckering me into making impulse buys, like this bag of their Dark Chocolate Honey Mints. What they look like: The bag was cutely decorated with drawings of bees and beehives. It also boasted…

Homemade Marshmallow Eggs

Easter is a long ways away, but Easter candies are already out at my local grocery store. I think anyone buying Easter candies that early is either has iron willpower or eating it all him/herself. Serious Eats recently ran a recipe for Bouchon Bakery’s marshmallow eggs. They look gorgeous but also fairly challenging to make….

Perugina’s Baci White

Baci’s big push at Sweets and Snacks 2012 was to promote their new Bacis Whites, which is how I got these free samples. They were basically a white chocolate-covered version of their regular Bacis, which I’ve previously reviewed. Regular Baci come wrapped in thick white foil with blue stars, while the Baci White were wrapped…

Puré Gummies – Grape, Lemon, and Peach

There Puré gummies were another gift that my friends Emma and Jason brought back from Japan. They brought back three flavors: grape, lemon, and “fresh peach”. Each stand-up bag of gummies was resealable, which was a touch that I appreciated. The gummies inside were heart-shaped, about an inch across, and covered in tart and lightly…

Serious Eats writes up chocolate-filled cookies

There can be a fine line between candy and snack/dessert. I generally don’t review cookies, but I have reviewed Pocky and Pocky-like treats. I’ve never reviewed chocolate-filled cookies because they fall into a grey area on the candy to snack/dessert spectrum. Fortunately, Serious Eats tried a bunch and crowned Hello Panda to be the champ. Koala’s March…

Kit Kat Gran Wafer

I’ve often benefitted from friends who travel abroad and bring me back international candy. My friends Emma and Jason recently went to Japan, and Nana and Justin just sent me yet another package, so I’ve got some new Asian goodies in the pipeline. These Kit Kat Gran Wafers from Emma and Jason came in a box…

Serious Eats reviews Starbucks Hot Cocoa

Now that winter has sort of hit North Carolina, there are some mornings in which I really can’t get going without a hot drink, and I’m not really a coffee person. Ideally, there’d be an LA Burdick right by my lab so that I could grab a cup of drinking chocolate every morning, but alas,…