Another Dominique Ansel confection

Via Serious Eats, Domonique Ansel’s latest confection creation is a Gingerbread Pinecone filled with speculoos mousse and covered in chocolate. There are few things more delicious than speculoos and chocolate, as Trader Joe’s has taught me. Photo from Dominique Ansel’s website because I live too dang far away to get my paws on one for myself….

Belgian Sweet Treats

Serious Eats has a nice round-up of chocolate and nut treats that can be found in Brussels. I want speculoos almonds! I know that Neuhaus has US outposts in NYC, so not all of those sweets are out of reach if you can’t get all the way to Belgium.

Trader Joe’s Milk Chocolate filled with Caramel

Trader Joe’s recently introduced a new line of Belgian chocolate bars {filled with} stuff. They made a big splash on my radar because one of them was {filled with} speculoos cookie spread, which is SO MUCH NOMS!, and my Trader Joe’s didn’t carry them and probably never will. Instead, it carried the other two, caramel…

Leonides Les Truffes

Today I’m reviewing more European treats that were gifts from my friend Neil, this 9-piece box of Leonides Les Truffes. There were 6 kinds of truffle in the box: Classique, Noire, Cafe-Caramel, Champagne, Noisette Croquante, and Speculoos. They got a little smooshed in transit, so a few had cracked shells, but they all tasted fine! All of the…

Nestle Galak Pop Ri

I thought it would be nice to close off nearly two weeks’ worth of Neil’s guest reviews with a review of some Dutch candy that he gave me. Presenting Nestle’s Galak Pop Ri. As best as I can tell, Nestle Galak is the white chocolate umbrella brand, while Pop Ri indicates the presence of puffed…