Alcove Chocolates – Brownie

Last week, I covered Alcove Chocolates‘ mimosa, red velvet, fleur de sel, and fleur de pretzel chocolate bars. Today, I’ve got a rundown of their Brownie bar, another free sample from Alcove Chocolates. My boyfriend loves brownies – he can easily pack away half a pan in one sitting – so he was super excited…

Everyburger

This box of Everyburger was an impulse buy at my local Asian grocery store. I couldn’t read a word on the package besides “Everyburger”, but the box was shelved with other chocolate+cookie treats, so I assumed that these were some sort of chocolates+cookies shaped to look like hamburgers. Fortunately, my assumption was correct, and I…

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…

Hello Panda - Review on Strawberry and Double Choco Flavors!

Hello Panda: Cute Cream-Filled Cookie Review!

Hello Panda is Meiji’s answer to Lotte’s Koala’s March: cream-filled cookies imprinted with cute animal cartoons.Without too much research, it’s easy to notice that Hello Panda hails from Japan. I got a couple of boxes to try in my free MunchPak samples, first in Strawberry and the following month in Double Choco. I have also found…

Koala's March - Review

Lotte Koala’s March Cookies: The Same As Hello Panda?

Lotte Koala’s March Cookies are “chocolate crème filled cookies” that can be found in Asian grocery stores in America. I recently got a free box from the folks at MunchPak, along with Koala’s March competitors Hello Panda (which I reviewed already). In fact, those two candies are very similar; I’ll explain. The pillow-shaped cookies are imprinted…

Milka Oreo

Milka Oreo [Review]

This Milka Oreo came to me via a visiting German student in the lab. It was a gift for the lab to share, so I couldn’t take it home to photograph in my usual set-up. Instead, I managed to snag some shots with my fancy new iPhone (finally gave up on my dumb phone when…

Sarris Candies S'mores

Sarris Candies S’mores [Review]

While I was in Pittsburgh for a conference, my former labmate and awesome Pittsburgh host took me to one of the best grocery stores ever: the Giant Eagle flagship. It was at least as good, if not better, han the flagship Wegmans in Pittsford, largely due to its incredible candy selection. I picked up a…

Kit Kat Minis

One of the big things at Sweets and Snacks last month was miniaturized versions of larger treats. These mini versions were different from fun-sized candy bars that you see around holidays. Instead, they were unwrapped and packaged loosely in a larger bag. The Hershey’s booth was passing out free samples of King Sized bags of…

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…