Sour Punch Punchies [Review]

These Sour Punch Punchies were being heartily promoted at Sweets and Snacks, and I snagged a free sample to review for y’all. The wrapper called them “soft, chewy, and sour candy”, and they came in lemon, strawberry, tangerine, blue raspberry, and green apple. Each Punchie had a fun little face printed on it. They were like…

Frozen S’Mores

Has the cronut craze died down at all? As delicious as the lovely treats sound, I’d much rather have a frozen s’more. Check out Serious Eats’s description, and you tell me if your mouth is watering as much as mine is right now: “The Frozen S’More ($7) starts with a special marshmallow, which is made by substituting…

Hokkaido Pumpkin Chocolate

I inherited the remains of this box of Hokkaido Pumpkin Chocolate from Emma, who got them from a friend. I was amused that pumpkin-headed mascot appears to be named Yukky. The pumpkin chocolates were all individually wrapped with a little window through which you could see the pumpkin shaped candies within. Some were jack-o-lantern shaped,…

Escazú Chipotle Chile & Vanilla

Escazú Chocolates is another chocolatier that’s practically in my backyard. How did I not know that there were so many local chocolate makers right here in the triangle? I’d seen them before at Whole Foods and the coffee shop by my gym, but I’d never picked them up because I already have a sizeable chocolate backlog….

Hedonist Ice Cream Shop

I have sung the praises of Hedonist Artisan Chocolates on this blog a multitude of times. I was recently in Rochester for a wedding, so of course I had to drop in for a visit. I got some Chocolate-Covered Salted Caramels, and I stopped by their new (to me) ice cream store. It was so…

M&M’s Chocolate Bar

Mars was working hard to promote their new M&M‘s Chocolate Bar at Sweets and Snacks this May. They kept a never-ending supply of them in the press room, and I snagged one for review (plus a few more as gifts; free candy is the only payment I get for all this blogging). The bar is…

Chuao Popcorn Pop

I got this Chuao Popcorn Pop mini chocolate bar as a free sample at their booth at Sweets and Snacks. I mentioned to the chef that I really liked their Firecracker Pod, and he handed me this, saying that I would love it. He was right! It was described as being “inspired by that familiar…