Oishi Hard Candies [Review]

I bought these Oishi Hard Candies while I was in China (I did more than just hug pandas there!). I don’t know the package says – I’m functionally illiterate in Chinese, so only recognize the character for fruit in the description – but I did manage to find them listed on the Oishi website, where…

Klondike, the Candy – Mint Chocolate Chip

On Monday, I reviewed the new Klondike Caramel candy. Today, I’ll cover the other flavor that it comes in, Mint Chocolate Chip. Both flavors were free samples that I talked my way into at the Sweets and Snacks Expo back in May. The Mint Chocolate Chip was described as “mint chocolate chip center covered in…

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…

Jelly Belly Peas and Carrots

REVIEW: Jelly Belly…Peas & Carrots?

I’m not sure if these Jelly Belly Peas & Carrots mellocreme candies are a seasonal Easter treat or not. My little bag was bought at the dollar store, where it was shelved with other Jelly Belly treats. Still, peas and carrots nicely fit in with springtime and bunnies, so it would make a good Easter candy….

Vidal Sour Rainbow Pencils

Vidal Candies had a colorful booth at Sweets and Snacks full of all kinds of non-chocolate treats. It looked like they carried candies that are more commonly seen abroad than in the U.S., like these Sour Rainbow Pencils that they gave me as free samples. I ate tons and tons of filled licorice pencils in…

Guest Post: Meiji Fruit Gummies Part II

I was at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans earlier this week, so I’m turning things over to some globe-trotting friends. Cameron and Meredith are former roommates of mine (we did lots of chocolate truffle tastings together), and they’re writing about some treats they bought on a recent trip through Japan. ~Rosa Here’s the rest…

Guest Post: Japanese Tiramisu Chocolates [Review]

I’m currently at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans, so I’m turning things over to some globe-trotting friends this week. Cameron and Meredith are former roommates of mine (we did lots of chocolate truffle tastings together), and they’re writing about some treats they bought on a recent trip through Japan. ~Rosa Hello folks!…

Ghirardelli Intense Dark – Cabernet Matinee

I found this Cabernet Matinee bar from Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark line at Cost Plus World Market. It was described as, “dark chocolate infused with a hint of natural blackberry and cabernet flavor”, which sounded awesome. I thought it would be wine-flavored chocolate, though it turns out cabernet could just refer to the grape. Unfortunately, the…

Sarotti Edel-Marzipan

Sarotti Edel-Marzipan [Review + Meaning!]

I spent my weekend trying to win Duke basketball tickets by sleeping outside, so I’ved turned things over to my ex-pat friend Neil for a couple of reviews. ~Rosa This Sarotti Edel-Marzipan chocolate bar came, I think, from a supermarket in Osnabrueck, but I can’t be sure. Here’s a secret: I’m a sucker for marzipan….