Klondike, the Candy – Mint Chocolate Chip

On Monday, I reviewed the new Klondike Caramel candy. Today, I’ll cover the other flavor that it comes in, Mint Chocolate Chip. Both flavors were free samples that I talked my way into at the Sweets and Snacks Expo back in May. The Mint Chocolate Chip was described as “mint chocolate chip center covered in…

Nobel Prize + Chocolate Consumption Case Studies

Remember last year when someone discovered that a nation’s chocolate consumption correlated with Nobel Prize winning? Nature, the scientific journal, has followed up with some tongue-in-cheek interviews of Nobel Prize winners about their chocolate consumption: “We surveyed 23 male winners of the Nobel prize in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, and economics. Ten (43%) reported…

Klondike, The Candy – Caramel

When I was a kid, I remember those “What would you do-oo-oo? For a Klondike Bar?” commercials being ubiquitous. Just typing that in has the jingle playing in a loop in my brain… At the Sweets and Snacks Expo in May, Flix Candy was showing off their new Klondike candies. I got a free sample…

Blog hiatus update

By my count, I’ve been in 12 different airports in the last 23 days. Phew! Now that I’m finally back in my half-unpacked apartment, I’m feeling optimistic about returning to regular posting next week. In the meantime, here’s a photo from my trip of me hugging a panda. His name was Oreo.

Videri Chocolates – on my to do list

Serious Eats just alerted me to a bean to bar chocolate maker, Videri Chocolates, that’s right in my backyard! Well, more like a thirty-minute drive away. But still! So close! I want to go to there. Also they’re across the street from what I’ve heard is amazing barbecue. A field trip is in order. Stay…

Marzipan art in Berlin

Here’s a cute little slideshow from Serious Eats showing how marzipan is shaped by hand in a little shop in Berlin. From the headline, I was expecting marzipan fruits (I remember being a kid and watching this Martha Stewart segment on marzipan fruit in absolute awe), but the little curlicues were pretty too. I took…

David Lebovitz visits Swedish caramel shop

I love a good caramel, but I’ve always been too scared to try making them myself. David Lebovitz recently visited Pärlans Konfektyr, an artisanal caramel shop in Stockholm, and watched them make some pretty drool-worthy caramels. The finished products look incredibly delicious, but all those bubbling pots underscore my resistance to making caramels in my kitchen,…

Chewing Gum App

Via AdFreak, news of a clever new game/app from Stride Gum: it uses iOS devices’ front cameras to detect chewing motions of your mouth, and it uses that to control the game’s character. I stopped chewing gum after my dentist told me that it was bad for my jaw muscles, so I probably won’t download…

Moonstruck Animal Truffles a la Serious Eats

Moonstruck Chocolates makes pretty good chocolates (see past reviews here) that are, unfortunately, also pretty pricey. I’ve long coveted their adorable little animal-shaped truffles, but I always found them too expensive and felt like the extra cost was more for the cute factor than the taste factor. Fortunately, Serious Eats gave them all four of…

Serious Eats and Ferrara Pan

When I think of big candy companies, I usually don’t think of Ferrara Pan. I think it’s because they don’t spend much on advertising in the same way that Hershey’s or Mars does. In fact, they make a ton of different products, as evidenced in this Serious Eats round-up of (almost) everything that they make….