What’s in a chocolate’s name?

As a psychologist, I’d long known that people can easily determine which of the below two shapes is named Bouba and which is named Kiki. Kiki sounds hard, so people associate it with the sharp shape, while Bouba sounds round and goes with the round shape. I learned more recently from reading Slate’s excerpt from a book about…

Olive & Sinclair Whisky

I mentioned yesterday that I visited Olive & Sinclair, a Nashville bean-to-bar chocolate maker, while I was in town for a wedding. There were some chocolate truffles filled with a boozy caramel for sale – if I remember correctly, they were called Whisky Musket Balls? At any rate, I bought one to try. It was pricey…

Olive & Sinclair

Part of my recent travels included a weekend in Nashville for a wedding. My awesome friend Kevin took me to Olive & Sinclair, a local bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Nashville. It was a fun visit. They’ve got free samples of everything lying around, so of course I tried it all. I also bought a box of…

Pee candy from Hollywood

I’ve been traveling quite a bit recently, so I’ve been too busy to write new reviews. Hopefully I’ll be able to play some catch-up this weekend, as I’ve got some new free samples that just rolled in. In the meantime, I’ve got some photos from my travels to share. I found this pee candy (“Urine…

Bon Appétit foreign candy slideshow

Bon Appétit has a slideshow of “19 foreign candies to buy while traveling“. For some reason, they’ve got Japanese Kit Kats in the slideshow header but not in the actual slideshow, which is a shame because Japanese Kit Kats are awesome. Which reminds me, I’ve got some cheesecake flavored ones stashed away from this past March. I…