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…

Walker’s Assorted Toffee

I love Walker’s toffees, so when my friends Emma and Jason asked me if I wanted any candies from England, I asked for some Walker’s. They brought me this box of Assorted Toffees (and also a box of After Eight thins). The Assorted Toffees were English cream toffee, plain chocolate, milk chocolate, banana, and eclair….

After Eight Mint Chocolate Thins

My friends Emma and Jason recently took a vacation to London and brought me back a box of After Eight Mint Chocolate Thins. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’d recall that I spent the summer of 2008 in the UK, during which I reviewed the regular After Eights. The Mint Chocolate…

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…

Perugina’s Baci White

Baci’s big push at Sweets and Snacks 2012 was to promote their new Bacis Whites, which is how I got these free samples. They were basically a white chocolate-covered version of their regular Bacis, which I’ve previously reviewed. Regular Baci come wrapped in thick white foil with blue stars, while the Baci White were wrapped…