Stolen Nutella

Some German thieves made off with 5.5 metric tons of Nutella, worth ~$20,000. Slate had some suggestions for what they could do with it, including eating it all. I wonder how many calories are in all that Nutella?

Walker’s Assorted Toffee

I love Walker’s toffees, so when my friends Emma and Jason asked me if I wanted any candies from England, I asked for some Walker’s. They brought me this box of Assorted Toffees (and also a box of After Eight thins). The Assorted Toffees were English cream toffee, plain chocolate, milk chocolate, banana, and eclair….

Askinosie Single Origin Dark Chocolates

I bought this selection of Askinosie Itty Bars at Antonelli’s, this great cheese shop in Austin. They were sort of ridiculously expensive, I think at least $1 per 7 gram bar, but they were a perfect size for a candy blogger! Based on the full-sized chocolate bars on the Askinosie website, I think my Itty…

Dark Roca (and other Rocas quick-hit)

Last year at Sweets and Snacks, the Dark Roca won a Most Innovative New Product award. I picked up some samples of the Dark Roca and other Rocas, and like the Albanese Rainforest Gummi Frogs, I just found my tasting notes in an old notepad. The Dark Roca (second from the left) was a dark version of…

Shower Patch Kids body wash

Guys, there’s the most amazing new body wash coming out! I can’t wait to get my sugar fix while I’m cleaning off in the shower!     Thankfully, it’s really an April Fool’s joke. Though that sugar scrub thing is real; it just ain’t edible.

Albanese Rainforest Gummi Frogs

Sometimes I let tasting notes sit around for a loooong time. Case in point, I got some Albanese rainforest gummi frogs as free samples at Sweets and Snacks last May. I ate and took notes on them a few months after that, and I just recently found those notes buried in an old notepad. Whoops…

Sunkist Lemon Gummies

I bought these Sunkist Lemon Gummies at the dollar store. There were also Sunkist strawberry gummies there, but I just bought the lemon since I like citrus flavors. The yellow gummies were shaped like little lemon slices. They were firm with a bouncy bite that was too solid for me to tear cleanly through the gummi…

Dandelion Chocolate in the Blogosphere

San Francisco is quite the hub for chocolate lovers – quite a few bean to bar chocolate makers have set up shop there. Lately a new chocolate maker called Dandelion Chocolate has been making news in the food blogs that I read. David Lebovitz wrote about them favorably, and Serious Eats has a photo-filled slideshow…

After Eight Mint Chocolate Thins

My friends Emma and Jason recently took a vacation to London and brought me back a box of After Eight Mint Chocolate Thins. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’d recall that I spent the summer of 2008 in the UK, during which I reviewed the regular After Eights. The Mint Chocolate…