Indi Chocolate

When I was in Seattle for a conference a few weeks ago, I managed to slip away to Pike Place market one day for an extended lunch break. On my way out, I found this little hidden, family-owned chocolate shop called Indi Chocolate. Indi Chocolate does bean to bar, but they also do bean to…

See’s Assorted Chocolates Week 2 – Day 3

Back in 2009, I devoted a whole week to See’s Chocolates as I reviewed an assorted box that they sent me. This week will be another week of See’s Chocolates reviews, only this time, I’ll be reviewing a box that I bought and picked out myself in Seattle. On Monday, I covered four of their truffles. Wednesday, I reviewed four Dark…

See’s Assorted Chocolates Week 2 – Day 2

Back in 2009, I devoted a whole week to See’s Chocolates as I reviewed an assorted box that they sent me. This week will be another week of See’s Chocolates reviews, only this time, I’ll be reviewing a box that I bought and picked out myself in Seattle. On Monday, I covered four of their truffles. Today, I’ll review four Dark…

Trader Joe's Laceys Cookies

Trader Joe’s Laceys Cookies – Dark Chocolate Almond

Cookies? Why am I reviewing cookies on my candy blog? Because these Laceys Cookies are more or less made out of almond brittle and chocolate, so they’re basically candy. Plus they’re freakin’ delicious. What they look like: The Laceys were two rounds of thin almond brittle cookies, about 2.5 inches in diameter, sandwiching a generous layer…

Askinosie Single Origin Dark Chocolates

I bought this selection of Askinosie Itty Bars at Antonelli’s, this great cheese shop in Austin. They were sort of ridiculously expensive, I think at least $1 per 7 gram bar, but they were a perfect size for a candy blogger! Based on the full-sized chocolate bars on the Askinosie website, I think my Itty…

Dark Roca (and other Rocas quick-hit)

Last year at Sweets and Snacks, the Dark Roca won a Most Innovative New Product award. I picked up some samples of the Dark Roca and other Rocas, and like the Albanese Rainforest Gummi Frogs, I just found my tasting notes in an old notepad. The Dark Roca (second from the left) was a dark version of…

Hi-Chew Fanta - Review

Hi-Chew Fanta Flavors: Don’t You Wanta?

These Hi-Chew Fanta flavors were found and purchased at an Asian grocery store in my hometown. I think this is the first time that Hi-Chew has partnered with another brand for their chews! From the outside, the Hi-Chew Fanta looked like standard Hi-Chew fare – rectangular prisms of a colored center enveloped in an off-white…

JinJu Chocolates – Akoya Collection

Today’s JinJu Chocolates’ Akoya Collection came in the same dual-layer swivel box as the Fleur de Sel caramels that I reviewed on Wednesday. The collection consisted of 5 gorgeously painted/airbrushed molded dome truffles in mostly fruity flavors. Berry Mascarpone was a magenta truffle decorated with red speckles and a brown X. It was a “summer…

JinJu Chocolates – Fleur de Sel caramels

JinJu Chocolates makes hand-crafted chocolates in small batches and, apparently, sells them online and via some classy Las Vegas joints. They sent me free samples of their Fleur de Sel caramels and their Akoya Collection, which I’ll cover on Friday. The caramels and chocolate arrived in an ingeniously designed two-layer box that swiveled open so that you could…