Alcove Chocolates – Brownie

Last week, I covered Alcove Chocolates‘ mimosa, red velvet, fleur de sel, and fleur de pretzel chocolate bars. Today, I’ve got a rundown of their Brownie bar, another free sample from Alcove Chocolates. My boyfriend loves brownies – he can easily pack away half a pan in one sitting – so he was super excited…

Alcove Chocolates – Fleur de Pretzel

On Monday, I covered 3 flavors of Alcove Chocolates that I had received as free samples. Today, it’s time to write about another Alcove treat, their Fleur de Pretzel bar. They described it as “rich milk chocolate paired with crunchy new york [sic. They seem to be allergic to the shift key on their website.]…

Nestle FruTips – Mango, Grapefruit, and Lychee

As previously mentioned, I’m way overdue for a review of Nestle FruTips from China. When I was in Shanghai this March, I bought of couple of fresh tubes to cover today and Friday. I’ll start with the Mango, Grapefruit, and Lychee tube. The FruTips were thumbnail-sized flat disks that were covered in gritty sugar sand….

Bissinger’s Salt Caramels – Merlot and Chardonnay

I bought these Bissinger’s boozy salted caramels at a post-holiday sale at Southern Season. Merlot Salt Caramel was described as “red wine paired with a vintage merlot sea salt”, while Chardonnay Salt Caramel was, “Bissinger’s 300 year old caramel recipe, topped with barrel smoked chardonnay fleur de sel.” The chocolate caramels came in sets of…

Haribo Ginger Lemon Gummi Candy - Review

Haribo Ginger-Lemon Gummis [Review]

I first saw Haribo Ginger-Lemon Gummis at the Sweets and Snacks Expo back in 2012. I got to taste a sample then, but they didn’t have any that I could take with me, so I wasn’t able to review them then. Since then, I’d been keeping an eye out for them in the wild. A…

Jelina Chocolatier – Espresso

Last year at the Sweets and Snacks Expo, I picked up two chocolate bars from Jelina Chocolatier, a Canadian chocolate company that was looking for a U.S. distributor. I loved those two bars and gave them high marks and kept hoping they’d make their way to the U.S. market. Unfortunately, they’re still looking for a U.S. distributor,…

Zoë’s Chocolate Co – The Sports Bar

Last Friday, I reviewed some truffles that I had received as free samples from Zoë’s Chocolate Co. They also sent along a free sample of “The Sports Bar”, which was described as “crispy puffed caramelized popcorn-like rice crisps mixed into luscious dark chocolate and topped with carefully roasted honeyed peanuts.” The peanut studded bar was…

Zoë’s Chocolate Co – The Chocolate Collection

I recently received free samples of some chocolates from Zoë”s Chocolate Co., a small artisan chocolate shop that’s only 6 years old. I got a pretty brown box, all tied up with a pink ribbon, that featured four truffles from their Chocolate Collection: Black Raspberry, Mediterranean Citrus, Apple Pie, and Pinot Noir Infused Fleur de Sel…

Chuao Popcorn Pop

I got this Chuao Popcorn Pop mini chocolate bar as a free sample at their booth at Sweets and Snacks. I mentioned to the chef that I really liked their Firecracker Pod, and he handed me this, saying that I would love it. He was right! It was described as being “inspired by that familiar…