Peanut Hottie

Howdy! I’m Patty, a professor of Psychological Sciences at a small college in the midwest. Some important background information: I’m absolutely obsessed with peanut butter. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t keep any sort of nut butter in the house, or I’ll enter into a nut-butter-induced-fugue-state…within a few hours, the nut butter will…

Sweets and Snacks Social Media Gameplan

Emma here. A quick update on how you can keep up with us at Sweets & Snacks 2013! I will be live-tweeting all the deliciousness on Twitter @zomgcandy. We’ve created an Instagram account @zomgcandy, too. We think we can take real cameras into the exhibit hall, so hopefully we’ll be able to upload hi-res, wider-angle shots at…

Guest post: Ritter Sport à la Crema Catalana

Here’s another guest post from ex-pat friend Neil! ~Rosa Late on a Friday night at a German supermarket, I discovered a new Ritter Sport flavor I hadn’t even seen advertised yet: the Ritter Sport à la Crema Catalana. I spied something like a crème brûlée on the package and my heart skipped a beat. I bought…

Guest post: Hema Caramel & Biscuit Candybar Mini

Here’s another guest post from ex-pat friend Neil! ~Rosa A staple of Dutch towns is the HEMA department store. I dither on its American equivalent. K-Mart? Target? Everything there is their own brand, from clothing to sausage to the carpet cleaner. Often, when you ask a Dutch person “Where would I buy a…”, the answer…

Guest post: Viba Mandel-nougat

Here’s another guest review from ex-pat Neil while I try to catch up from being out of town for most of last week. ~Rosa Recent trips to Germany & Austria have refilled the never-empty pantry here. I’ve tried the Viba Mandel-nougat which came from one of those countries (sorry, I should take better notes while…

Guest post: Sier Ijscups Chocolade

Ex-pat in the Netherlands Knile is back for the day! ~Rosa It’s been far too long since I’ve been in this space. It’s not for lack of material, believe me. My candy-purchasing has sloped off a bit as I stare at my candy shelf’s growing pile including once-tasty-looking items that are now past their best-by…

Guest post: Ovomaltine

As I try to recover from a week in New Orleans, ex-pat friend Knile has a couple of guest posts on deck. ~Rosa I can’t believe I’m still eating what I bought in Switzerland nearly six months ago! I’ve been dying to tuck into this one in particular, but have held off for a rainy day. Here we…