Bees and Beans Winter Line

I got a lovely assortment of Bees and Beans’s candy bars as a free sample. They’re “handmade from whole ingredients in small batches” using local ingredients from Portland, Oregon. There are three bars in the winter line: the Coffee bar, the ‘Bert bar, and the Honey bar. The Coffee bar was “coffee caramel with toasted…

J. Emanuel Classic Truffles

This box of J. Emanuel Classic Truffles also came as free samples from J. Emanuel via Chocolate.com. From left to right, the top row is Marzipan, Mocha, Peppermint, and Gianduja. The bottom row is Paris, Raspberry, Amaretto, and Champagne (which was identical to that of Monday’s wine truffle collection). Marizpan was dark chocolate contrasted against…

Meiji Meltykiss – Coffee and Black Sesame

These Meiji Meltykiss were picked up on my trip to China. They came in lots of different flavors, but I only picked up two varieties because they were pretty expensive for China (~$5-6 box). I went with coffee and black sesame because they sounded the most delicious and intriguing. The Meltykisses came in impressive packaging….

Kit Kat Milk Coffee - Review

Japanese Kit Kat – Milk Coffee Flavor!

This Kit Kat Milk Coffee came courtesy of my roommate’s boyfriend, Steve. I’m not sure how Steve got his hands on it, but I’m so thankful that he thought of sharing it with me! I can’t read any of the Japanese text on the packaging – if any readers know, feel free to leave a…

Mini Ritter Sport Round-up – Part II

Here’s the continuation of Monday’s review of Ritter Sport’s Schokowurfel. Monday, I reviewed the Creme Coco, the Mandel Split, and the Caramel Crisp. Today, I’ll review the rest of the set: Crocant, Cappuccino, and Edelnugat. I’m not exactly sure what Crocant means in German, but the onomatopoeia made me think of crunchiness. And I was…

Trader Joe's Espresso Pillows

Trader Joe’s Espresso Pillows

These Espresso Pillows are yet another purchase from Trader Joe’s arsenal of candy, this time from the candy display near the checkout counter. I nearly missed them, despite their classy looking tins, and I’m glad I didn’t. They’re billed as “crunchy toffeed espresso bits covered in dark chocolate”. I’m not sure where the pillow part…

SunDomes assorted chocolates

My favorite part about Whole Foods is their bulk food bins. I can pick out as much or as little as I want! Instead of buying a whole jar of a spice when I only need a pinch, I can buy just a pinch. Instead of buying a whole tub full of chocolate-covered almonds when…

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Truffles

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato and Caffe Mocha Truffles

Today brings us reviews of two more chocolates from Starbucks, their Caramel Macchiato, and Caffe Mocha Truffles. I gave the Chai Truffles a meh review last time, but I had coupons, so I went ahead and bought more to try. Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Truffles Review: First up, the Caramel Macchiato Truffles are billed as “marvelous milk chocolate…