Walkers’ Nonsuch Toffees

I cannot believe that I haven’t reviewed Walkers’ Nonsuch Toffee here yet. Walkers’ and licorice pencils were my mondo UK candy loves, and when I ordered my London-raised boyfriend several boxes of his favorite UK cereal as a special treat, I made sure to slip a few slabs of Walkers’ into my order. It’s bloody…

Walker’s Assorted Toffee

I love Walker’s toffees, so when my friends Emma and Jason asked me if I wanted any candies from England, I asked for some Walker’s. They brought me this box of Assorted Toffees (and also a box of After Eight thins). The Assorted Toffees were English cream toffee, plain chocolate, milk chocolate, banana, and eclair….

Essential Candies List – 1-55

To kick off 2010, Cybele from Candy Blog posted an exhausted list of the 110 Essential Candies for Candivores. She suggested that we repost it with what we’ve had checked off and add our thoughts. Great idea! But so much work… I’d been putting off doing so because Cybele’s list was so intimidatingly thorough, but…

Bocandy sample – ROM Cel Mare from Romania

Bocandy is a new subscription treat service (those seem to be popping up all over the place!) that specializes in international candy. I love trying international treats, but they can be hard and/or expensive to come by, so I was super excited to get a free Bocandy sample to see what they’d send. I got…

Nestle Yorkie

I often came across Nestle’s Yorkie bars during my summer in England, but I never bought them because they’re “NOT FOR GIRLS!” It wasn’t that I was intimidated by the tagline or the red-slashed purse-toting icon; it was that I believed any candy company misogynistic enough to have such a slogan, even if only tongue-in-cheek,…

Nestle Quality Street – Part I

Nestle’s Quality Street is a variety pack of cheapo chocolates that’s pretty ubiquitous in the UK. There are 12 different kinds. The back of the box lists them all and asks, “What’s your favourite?” I only have notes on 9 of them (shrug), so we’ll do 3 today and 6 on Monday. The Toffee Penny…

Riesen

Riesen are one of those candies that I’d often seen on store shelves and in commercials but had never bothered to try. When I was in England on my toffee binge, I saw these under the counter and thought it was time I gave them a shot. It helped that they came in a small…