Kit Kat Minis

One of the big things at Sweets and Snacks last month was miniaturized versions of larger treats. These mini versions were different from fun-sized candy bars that you see around holidays. Instead, they were unwrapped and packaged loosely in a larger bag. The Hershey’s booth was passing out free samples of King Sized bags of…

Lemonheads now 50 years old

Lemonheads turned 50 last year, and they’re celebrating with a fun little Limited Edition tin marking their 50 years of pucker power.¬†It’s like an Altoids tin, only (duh) it’s filled with Lemonhead candies. I got one as a free sample from the manufacturer. I had no idea Lemonheads have been around for so long! I…

AirHeads Bites [Review]

AirHeads Bites are a new product being handed out at Sweets and Snacks. We used to sell AirHeads as a fundraiser when I was in grade school, and I have nostalgic memories of tearing up AirHeads, wrapping the bits around my fingers, and licking my fingers until I was a sticky, sweet mess. Man, I…

Ritter Sport – Coconut

Today is the 4th of 4 new Ritter Sports¬†that I got as free samples from Euro-American Brands at Sweets and Snacks. The Coconut was described on the wrapper as “with tropical coconut flakes in a coconut and milk filling.” This was a standard 16-squared filled Ritter – a milk chocolate shell with a textured white…

Fake Mini-Snickers

Miniaturized candies was a big trend at this year’s Sweet and Snacks Expo. Funnily enough, that trend was teased on April Fools Day when Snickers posted this (fake) ad for miniature Snickers. Miniature Snickers is actually a real thing; just not in the above format. Mars showed off their new Snickers Unwrapped at the Expo….

Ritter Sport – Fine Extra Dark Chocolate 73%

Here’s the 3rd of 4 new Ritter Sport samples from Euro-American Brands that I got at Sweets and Snacks. Monday’s Cocoa Mousse broke the mold by featuring 9 squares instead of 16. This Fine Extra Dark Chocolate 73% does the same… but in the opposite direction. It features a whopping 36 itty-bitty squares, each stamped…

Gun control alternatives

A few weeks ago, the news of a cute exchange between Vice-President Joe Biden and a 7 year-old boy made the rounds. Apparently this 7 year-old wrote a letter to Joe Biden saying that the world would be a safer place if guns shot chocolate bullets instead of real ones. Photo from the AP. Joe…

Ritter Sport – Milk Chocolate with Cocoa Mousse

Last Friday, I reviewed the Limited Edition Ritter Sport Raspberry and Cranberry Yogurt, one of the 4 Ritter Sport samples that I got from Euro-American Brands at Sweets and Snacks. This week, I’ll cover the other three, for a delicious Ritter Sporty week! First up, the Milk Chocolate with Cocoa Mousse, a new Ritter bar…