Truffles by Coquette – Classic

Truffles by Coquette is a new online chocolate boutique/small business. They sent me a free box of their classic truffles for review. The truffles came in a classy looking box with a gilded Coquette logo in the center. Inside were 12 spherical truffles, 4 each of the Colette, Annie, and Katherine. Colette was described as “traditional…

Sanders Favorites

I’ve reviewed a few Sanders treats on this blog already, including some of their individually wrapped Favorites that Duke’s hospital sells in its gift shop. I snagged what I believe is the rest of the line at Sweets and Snacks back in May and tasted them last November (hence the slight bloom on the dark…

Hammond’s Caramels – Vanilla and Chocolate

These Hammond’s Caramels were free samples that arrived in the same box as the Piggy Backs that I previously reviewed. They came in vanilla and chocolate, and both 1.5-inch squares were wrapped in waxed paper for an old-fashioned look. Vanilla had a soft and super super sticky chew, like an extra sticky Starburst. The wax paper that…

Benita’s Peanut Brittle

Benita’s Peanut Brittle (warning: website annoyingly plays music upon opening) had their big debut at Sweets and Snacks this year, where they snagged a primo spot in Innovation Alley. My box was a free sample from the Expo. Benita’s is still a small company, so their brittle was all handmade. The packaging was wonderfully thoughtful. The…

Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters – Milk Chocolate

Ira Glass had a great quote in his recent NY Times interview: “I don’t believe in guilty pleasures, I only believe in pleasures. People who call reading detective fiction or eating dessert a guilty pleasure make me want to puke. Pedophilia is a pleasure a person should have guilt about. Not chocolate.” I agree with…

Shurms Caramel Apple Soft Candy Chews

One of my favorite Halloween candies are Tootsie’s Caramel Apple pops, so I gladly accepted the chance to review free samples of Shurms Caramel Apple Soft Candy Chews. They were definitely unlike anything I’ve ever had before. The individually wrapped chews were gorgeous to behold, a thick, luscious looking layer of caramel atop a glowing green…