Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels

It’s fall, and here in the U.S., that means pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING. Seriously, Trader Joe’s October Fearless Flyer is about 90% pumpkin stuff. One of their seasonal pumpkin products includes these Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels. The box described the caramels as “dark chocolate with a smooth pumpkin spiced caramel filling sprinkled with real Hawaiian sea salt.”…

Churchill's Confectionery Carousel

REVIEW: Churchill’s Confectionery Carousel

Churchill’s Confectionery is family-run, London-based company that is now making inroads in the U.S. via shops like Williams Sonoma and Bloomingdale’s. They recently sent me a free sample of their Carousel tin filled with toffee and vanilla fudge. The tin itself was beautiful: a round cylinder with a tented top and embossed with colourful (see…

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…

Kooky

This Kooky candy bar was an impulse buy at the checkout line of my parents’ neighborhood grocery store, HEB. It’s a knockoff Twix that was shelved with a knockoff Snickers, 3Musketeers, and Milky Way, but I chose to buy the Kooky because it was on sale (3 for $1 instead of 2 for $1). The…

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Caramallows

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Caramallows

I bought this box of Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Caramallows last week. I was super excited to think that I’d caught a new product that resembled my beloved See’s Scotchmallows, but it turns out that they were around last year as well. The long, skinny box described them as “pillowy marshmallow bites with a layer…

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…

Klondike, The Candy – Caramel

When I was a kid, I remember those “What would you do-oo-oo? For a Klondike Bar?” commercials being ubiquitous. Just typing that in has the jingle playing in a loop in my brain… At the Sweets and Snacks Expo in May, Flix Candy was showing off their new Klondike candies. I got a free sample…

Skinny Cow Divine Filled Chocolates – Caramel

I’ve never been a big fan of candy companies that refer to candy as a guilty pleasure. Why can’t it just be a pleasure, without all these extra hangups? As long as you’re not eating as much candy as I do, you’re probably fine. Skinny Cow, with its ridiculous svelte cow logo, clearly markets itself…