NY Times Mag on the Hershey Bar

Last Sunday, the NY Times Magazine’s Design column was on “Who Made That Hershey Bar?” Apparently, Hershey started off making caramels, but “the caramel bubble eventually burst,” so he got into chocolate. I bet that caramel bubble was delicious…

Dolci Liberta – Chocolate made in an Italian Prison

Chocablog ran a neat profile of Busto Arsizio Prison in Milan, Italy, where prisoners make chocolates that are sold under the Dolci Liberta (translation: sweet liberty) brand. According to the profile, the chocolate making keeps prisoners out of trouble, teaches them skills, and allows them to make some money. And the chocolate that they make…

Truffles by Coquette – Classic

Truffles by Coquette is a new online chocolate boutique/small business. They sent me a free box of their classic truffles for review. The truffles came in a classy looking box with a gilded Coquette logo in the center. Inside were 12 spherical truffles, 4 each of the Colette, Annie, and Katherine. Colette was described as “traditional…

McSweeney’s Candy List II

There have been a lot of York Peppermint Patty commercials telling people to “get the sensation”. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x5SCaB1HlE] McSweeney’s came up with a few fun twists on these sensations that probably wouldn’t have made for good commercials.

Mamba Duos

These Mamba Duos were free samples that I snagged at Sweets and Snacks along with Monday’s Mamba Sours. From their Amazon listing, it looks like they were a limited edition Mamba flavor. Fittingly enough, there were two flavors of Duos, and two flavors in each Duo. The wrappers were decorated with funny-looking Frankenstein fruits. Like the…

McSweeney’s Candy List I

Do y’all remember when Reese’s had an ad campaign about there being no wrong way to eat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HemmX3IoHe8] McSweeney’s came up with a few very wrong ways. Like “while playing the role of Southern General Stonewall Jackson in a Civil War re-enactment, when you know you should really be loading…