Perles au Miel (Honey Beads)

These Perles au Miel, loosely translated as honey beads, were a gift from my friend Neil, who’s currently living and working in the Netherlands. The wrapper says that they’re “fourrees miel”, which means filled with honey. They were extremely hard-shelled little balls with a prickly granulated sugar shell. The flavor was spot-on with the amber…

Deemah Juicy

Here’s a second Egyptian candy courtesy of my friend Katie. The wrapper labeled them as, “filled hard candy with cherry juice.” The candies were lozenge-shaped: smooth, glossy, oval spheres. Though the wrapper depicted them as oozing a liquid goop, the centers of mine were goo-less. Instead, they were soft and chewy. Perhaps the goo got…

UHA High Concentrated Milk Candy

Today, I start delving into the substantial stash that I picked up in China. First up is two varieties of UHA high concentrated milk candy. I reviewed the original version way back in October of 2007. First up, the chocolate version. The front of the bag shows an oozing lozenge-looking thing. The back labels the…

Life Savers Fruiteria [Review]

This bag of Life Savers Fruiteria caught my attention with its splashy NEW! sign. It kept my attention with an adventurous selection of flavors that included passion fruit and papaya. It seems that globalization and foodie-ism have trickled down to this once basic brand that started out as a peppermint. In addition to passion fruit…

Das Lollipops

I receive press release emails fairly frequently. The one that I got from Das foods was more eye-catching then most. Read for yourself: “What’s your flava? Man Bait, Naughty Ginger, Fab-O-Pom or Caramel Me Happy? They may sound like names you’d have if you worked for an “escort” service, but they are not. Instead, they’re…

Tootsie Pop Drops

In addition to Monday’s Junior Mints Deluxe, Tootsie Roll also sent me a case of their Tootsie Pop Drops. I have a special fondness for Tootsie Pops – I once got a bad case of the flu when I was a kid, and my mom bought me a whole bag of Tootsie Pops to entice…

British Boiled Sweets – Part 2

Today we continue Monday’s review of British hard candies with a lemon sherbet drop and the rosy apple. Lemon Sherbet Drop My lemon sherbet drop wasn’t exactly a hard candy anymore. I think mine had just been sitting in the bulk bin for a bit too long and suffered by softening. It tasted pretty much…

British Boiled Sweets – Part I

British boiled sweets have interested me since I first read a Harry Potter book. Clearly the Fizzing Whizbees and acid pops imagined by J.K. Rowling had some root in muggle candy. Specifically British muggle candy. Today, I present part I of a two part series on British boiled sweets (aka hard candies). Acid Drops I…

Russian Candy IV

Russian Candies IV

First 3 Parts on Russian Candy can be found here: Russian Candy I Russian Candy II Russian Candy III More reviews from the ginormous box of Russian candy sent by my friend Leslie nearly a year ago. Don’t worry; the tasting was done back when they were more fresh out of the box (though I…