David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans Sampler

Three words: bacon jelly beans. Oh I’m sorry, you wanted more than that? Okay. I got a free sampler box of David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans (available online from Amazon/Oregon Trail Foods), and it included a bacon flavor. Which I will review last to make sure you keep reading. The David behind the beans is the…

Sweetly Demented Chocolate/Raspberry Brains

It’s always fun when candy has some personality. Sweetly Demented is a homegrown candy shop that sells an assortment of creepy and freaky candies. I recently received some free samples of their “We All Think Terrible Thoughts,” which are 60% bittersweet chocolate brains filled with a raspberry ganache. The sizeable brains (about two inches long…

World’s Largest Gummi Worm

The World’s Largest Gummi (or Gummy) Worm found its way into my candy stash as a free sample from its makers. At over two feet long (26 inches to be exact), it’s quite a sight to behold. I put some regular gummi worms beside it for comparison. I’m going to call it the Worm in…

Nintendo Mushroom Candy

Nintendo Mushroom Sour Candy [Review]

I got this Nintendo mushroom candy tin in my Sweets and Snacks Expo press kit/goodie bag. It was immediately eye-catching due to its sheer adorableness factor. It came in a little aluminum tin designed to look just like a Super Mario mushroom (something fans will recognize immediately). I loved the bright and cheery red-spotted cap….

Ooh La La Candy Cupcakes

Ooh La La Candy isn’t a candy company per se. Rather, they’re a candy packaging – or repackaging company – with the tag line, “Style and Taste.” Their wares include candy greeting cards and candy gift boxes, which are pretty cute and clever. What really caught my eye, however, were their candy cupcakes. I got…

Kinder Joy Eggs - Inside

Kinder Joy: The New Candy Egg! [Review]

Most people are pretty familiar with Ferrero’s Kinder Surprise eggs. They’re banned in the U.S. and some other countries because they mix edibles and toys with tiny parts, which is a no-no. Kinder Joy, which I came across for the first time in Europe, is a newer addition to the Kinder egg line. It too…

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…