More candy quickhits – another gifted edition

In continuing with Wednesday’s spirit of cleaning notes out of my candy tasting notebook, more quick reviews of candies that I didn’t have much to say about. These, like Wednesday’s, were all gifts, but they are not all international. South African Nestle Chocolates from former suitemate, future roommate Catherine (who doesn’t like chocolate!), who got…

Snickers Nut ‘n Butter Crunch – Limited Edition

Oh Limited Edition items – how you appeal to my candy blogger impulses! The bright orange wrapper on the Snickers Limited Edition Nut ‘n Butter Crunch (I’m fond of pointing out how Reese’s has driven us to associate orange candy bar wrappers with peanut butter) promises “milk chocolate, peanuts and creamy peanut butter taste.” Peanut…

M&M's Razzberry - Review

REVIEW: (Limited Edition) Razzberry M&M’s!

With their limited edition Razzberry M&M’s, Mars has further added to an already fairly expansive line of M&M varieties. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! These guys were tasty. I brought them to a party, and they disappeared in about ten minutes. If Mars had made the packaging and the M&M’s a pale pink…

Elvis Reese’s Big Cup: Peanut Butter and Banana Creme

The Reese’s line of candies (BUY!) has grown immensely since I was a kid. Now Reese’s peanut buttery treats literally come in several shapes and sizes, not to mention fillings and coatings and textures. The classic peanut butter cups (specifically, the miniature ones) are still my personal favorite, with Reese’s pieces coming in a close…

Take 5 Marshmallow – Limited Edition

I got super excited when I saw the Take 5 Marshmallow at Party City. The Take 5 (BUY!) is one of my favorite candies, as is the See’s Scotchmallow, so maybe the combination of the two would be candy perfection! Sadly it was not a candy revelation. To the contrary, it was rather unremarkable and…

Starburst Retro

Limited Edition – Starburst Retro [Review]

I found Starburst Retro in a display case along with the Limited Edition Carnival Skittles at the Dollar Tree. They were tucked away in a corner, so I nearly walked out without seeing them. The cashier probably wondered why I got went through the line twice, both times to buy just candy. The packaging on…

Limited Edition Carnival Skittles [Review]

I found these at Dollar Tree alongside Starburst Retro. Both are ‘limited editions’, so odds are you will have trouble finding them again! Limited edition candies may be a marketing ploy to snare the impulsive shopper, but they’re also a great way for candy makers and consumers to try out a new spin on familiar…