Hi-Chew is getting a new flavor in 2019…

What’s Hi-Chew Newest Flavor? It’s going to be…wait for it…DRAGONFRUIT! In celebration of Morinaga’s 10-Year Anniversary, they held a fan vote to choose the newest addition to the Hi-Chew team in what they called the East Meets West Flavor Challenge. Among the other choices of new flavors were Chocolate Melon, Cotton Candy, Banana Fizz and…

Chocolate antioxidants boost memory

The NY Times has a nice summary of a new neuroscience study finding that drinking a mixture high in chocolate antioxidants improved memory in older adults (aged 50 to 69).   It sounds like awesome news for chocolate lovers – our chocolate habits are good for our brains! – except that you’d have to eat 7…

Halloween Giveaway from Mike & Ike

This Halloween, Mike & Ike have some fun holiday-themed candy mixes: Mummy’s Mix is lemon, orange, grape, lime, and raspberry, and Vampire Variety is cherry, raspberry, grape, watermelon, and fruit punch. If you’ve never had Mike & Ikes before, they’re sort of like cylindrical jelly beans. I’ve reviewed (and enjoyed) their Lemonade Blends in the past….

Crispy M&M’s comeback + giveaway reminder

YOU GUYS! Crispy M&M’s are coming back! Starting in January of 2015! If you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited. I loved Crispy M&M’s as a kid. They’ve got the tasty crunchiness and mix of sweet/starchy of Pretzel M&M’s, but a superior lighter texture, if my memory serves me correctly. Is it January yet? Also, don’t forget to…

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…