Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you get any sweet treats from/for your sweetie, or from/for yourself? The Serious Eats staff put their V-Day wishlist online. I’m not expecting anything from my boyfriend because he’s noticed that “the world already sends [me] enough free candy.” I will, however, be dragging him to grocery stores tomorrow to pick…

JinJu Chocolates – Fleur de Sel caramels

JinJu Chocolates makes hand-crafted chocolates in small batches and, apparently, sells them online and via some classy Las Vegas joints. They sent me free samples of their Fleur de Sel caramels and their Akoya Collection, which I’ll cover on Friday. The caramels and chocolate arrived in an ingeniously designed two-layer box that swiveled open so that you could…

Candy Bike

I just saw Wreck It Ralph last weekend (loved it, by the way!) and loved the idea of the Sugar Rush game. If you haven’t seen the movie, Sugar Rush is like Mario Kart, but set in a crazy world made of candy. The cars are made of cake and covered in frosting and zoom…

Hedonist Salted Caramels FTW!

If y’all follow me on Twitter (plug plug plug), you already know that I’ve been bragging about Hedonist Chocolates lately. They’re a small business chocolatier in Rochester, NY, where I used to live, and they turn out many delicious confections, including a ZOMG!-worthy set of chocolate-covered salted caramels. I love those caramels. I bought a…

Japanese Kit Kats – Kyoto Yatsuhashi

This week’s review items come courtesy of Nana and Justin, a couple of college friends of mine who are living, teaching, and blogging in Japan and who are kind enough to mail me Japanese goodies from time to time. I’m closing out the week with a review of a Japanese Kit Kat that is a Kyoto speciality…

Creative Homemade Chocolate Bars

Customized chocolate bars were a flashy fad about a year or so ago. David Lebovitz recently posted a smart way to make your own customized bars without needing fancy, professional molds. You can just use leftover (and cleaned!) plastic food containers! I’m definitely going to try this after my next bulk bin shopping trip for…

Coupon for Truffles by Coquette

About a month ago, I wrote (and raved) about Truffles by Coquette. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, they’ve created a special coupon for readers of ZOMG, Candy! The coupon code ZOMGCANDY will save you 20% off your order at their online store. Go forth, and buy your sweethearts some delicious artisanal truffles! If you end…

Kabosu Caramels

This week’s review items come courtesy of Nana and Justin, a couple of college friends of mine who are living, teaching, and blogging in Japan and who are kind enough to mail me Japanese goodies from time to time. According to Nana, limes are a Kyushu specialty, so it makes sense that they’d have a candy to…

Kiss Cake Gone Wrong

Cake Wrecks is a website that collects hilarious examples of poorly decorated cakes. Recently, they showed an example of a Hershey’s Kiss inspired cake gone horribly wrong. The originals from Half Baked were adorable and looked delectable. The wrecked version, however, looked like a boob job gone bad.

Japanese Candied Yuzu Peel

This week’s review items come courtesy of Nana and Justin, a couple of college friends of mine who are living, teaching, and blogging in Japan and who are kind enough to mail me Japanese goodies from time to time. Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit that I know about only because I used to be a…