Benita’s Peanut Brittle

Benita’s Peanut BrittleĀ (warning: website annoyingly plays music upon opening) had their big debut at Sweets and Snacks this year, where they snagged a primo spot in Innovation Alley. My box was a free sample from the Expo. Benita’s is still a small company, so their brittle was all handmade. The packaging was wonderfully thoughtful. The…

Zeke’s Butterscotch + Giveaway

I received this box of Uncle Zeke’s Old Fashioned Cracked Butterscotch, or Zeke’s Butterscotch, for short, as a free sample from the manufacturer. My only experience with butterscotch has been with the little gold Brach’s discs, and I didn’t know what to expect from the Old Fashioned moniker. The butterscotch came in shards of various…

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee

These Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almond Toffees are packaged and priced like their Tahitian Vanilla Caramels. I somehow missed them when I bought the caramels, but I nabbed them for a taste test on a recent visit. The bag called them “crunchy toffee and roasted California almonds, covered with premium dark chocolate.” They were shiny…

Trader Joe’s Soft Peanut Brittle

Happy Leap Day! If you cry, Leap Day William might bring you some candy… This bag of Soft Peanut Brittle was yet another Trader Joe’s impulse buy for me. I think its proper name is Trader Joe’s Soft Peanut Brittle Covered in Milk Chocolate. The bag deemed it a “flaky, crispy peanutty treat.” It came…

See’s Cafe Latte Krispy and Mint Krispy

Happy Friday the 13th! Great time to wrap up a week of See’s reviews (see Monday and Wednesday for previous reviews this See’s week). I got today’s candies the best possible way: the mall See’s stand had a little basket of individually wrapped candies by the register, and the owner told me to help myself…

Harbor Sweets Perennial Sweets

On Wednesday, I reviewed my free sampleĀ Harbor Sweets‘s Sand Castle Dark Chocolate and Caramel Bar. Today, I’m reviewing their Perennial Sweets, another free sample that I received. The Perennial Sweets was a box of “dark chocolates inspired by the garden.” My box of 16 contained 4 Nantucket Baskets, 4 Topiary Toffees, and 8 Sweet Irises,…