Serious Eats makes a candy ark

I had posted earlier about how Serious Eats had finally given Economy Candy the glowing write-up that it deserves. After they bought all of Economy Candy’s gummi animals, they turned them into an adorable Serious Eats ark (photo from Serious Eats): They even put up a giant hi-res version in case you wanted to sweeten…

Milka Marketing Stunt

Via AdFreak, here’s a cool video of a marketing stunt that Milka ran in Argentina. People had to make a human chain connecting a Milka cow and a vending machine. When the chain was complete, free chocolate for everyone!

Ritter Sport Winter Edition Caramelised Almond

I bought this Ritter Sport Winter Edition Caramelised Almond at Cost Plus World Market, along with last Friday’s Caramel-Orange. I was lucky to nab the last one of these that was on the shelf! This solid milk chocolate bar was generously embedded with bits of caramelized almonds. Those nuts brought a slightly crystallized crunch to…

Ritter Sport Winter Edition Caramel-Orange

I’ve raved before about how Cost Plus World Market is a fantastic resource for new and unusual candies. I recently visited and found two Winter Edition Ritter Sports by accident – they were shelved far away from the regular Ritter Sports and other chocolates. In fact, they weren’t really shelved at all; I found them…

Post Halloween Cake Wrecks

Cake Wrecks recently posted a round-up of candy covered cakes that should never have happened. My favorite is the cake below: pumpkin Peeps all around the border, candy corn and gummi worms on top, and, of course, the perfectly correct label of “Fruit Topped Cheesecake.” Photo from Cake Wrecks.

See’s Butterscotch Pecan Bar

The See’s Candies stand has returned to my local mall for the holidays! When I saw it, I had to pick up a few of my favorite Scotchmallows, which are currently available in Christmas tree shapes, and I got this Butterscotch Pecan Bar while I was there. The bar had a milk chocolate base, a…

Kasugai Ramune Gummi

I usually buy my Kasugai gummies at Asian grocery stores, but I found this bag of ramune flavored gummies at a Cost Plus World Market. If you’re not familiar with ramune (not to be confused with ramen!), it’s a lemon-lime Asian soda that’s usually kept in a uniquely marble-stoppered bottle. Like all Kasugai gummies, these…