Chocolati Truffles

While I was in Seattle last week for a conference, I stayed an extra day to do some sightseeing, which included a whirl around their awesome Central Library. It had crazy cool architecture, a spiral stacks, and, most importantly for this blog, a Chocolati stand. The lady running the Chocolati stand was the nicest chocolate…

Guest post: Viba Mandel-nougat

Here’s another guest review from ex-pat Neil while I try to catch up from being out of town for most of last week. ~Rosa Recent trips to Germany & Austria have refilled the never-empty pantry here. I’ve tried the Viba Mandel-nougat which came from one of those countries (sorry, I should take better notes while…

Trader Joe's Laceys Cookies

Trader Joe’s Laceys Cookies – Dark Chocolate Almond

Cookies? Why am I reviewing cookies on my candy blog? Because these Laceys Cookies are more or less made out of almond brittle and chocolate, so they’re basically candy. Plus they’re freakin’ delicious. What they look like: The Laceys were two rounds of thin almond brittle cookies, about 2.5 inches in diameter, sandwiching a generous layer…

Dark Roca (and other Rocas quick-hit)

Last year at Sweets and Snacks, the Dark Roca won a Most Innovative New Product award. I picked up some samples of the Dark Roca and other Rocas, and like the Albanese Rainforest Gummi Frogs, I just found my tasting notes in an old notepad. The Dark Roca (second from the left) was a dark version of…

Perugina’s Baci White

Baci’s big push at Sweets and Snacks 2012 was to promote their new Bacis Whites, which is how I got these free samples. They were basically a white chocolate-covered version of their regular Bacis, which I’ve previously reviewed. Regular Baci come wrapped in thick white foil with blue stars, while the Baci White were wrapped…

Sanders Favorites

I’ve reviewed a few Sanders treats on this blog already, including some of their individually wrapped Favorites that Duke’s hospital sells in its gift shop. I snagged what I believe is the rest of the line at Sweets and Snacks back in May and tasted them last November (hence the slight bloom on the dark…

Ferrero Raffaello

Ferrero Raffaello: What Is It? [Review]

I’ve written before how, when I was a kid, Ferrero Rochers were the pinnacle of fine chocolate. The Ferrero Raffaello is in the same vein as the Rocher, but without those golden wrappers and tiny stickers, it just isn’t the same! Like Rochers, Ferrero Raffaello is a spherical wafer filled with ganache and coated with chocolate. The…