Heath Pieces

North Carolina has a great chain of drive-thru restaurants, Cook-Out, that feature an elaborate variety of milkshakes. I like Heath bar bits in my Cook-Out milkshakes, so I jumped at the chance to buy these Heath Pieces when I saw them on the shelf. Heath Pieces are another extension of the Hershey’s Pieces line. For…

Kit Kat Minis

One of the big things at Sweets and Snacks last month was miniaturized versions of larger treats. These mini versions were different from fun-sized candy bars that you see around holidays. Instead, they were unwrapped and packaged loosely in a larger bag. The Hershey’s booth was passing out free samples of King Sized bags of…

Hershey’s Bliss Creme de Menthe Meltaway

Someone left a bag of these Creme de Menthe Meltaway Hershey’s Blisses in lab. I’ve never reviewed Hershey’s Bliss before since I’ve never found them interesting enough to buy, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to steal one for reviewing. The Creme de Menthe Meltaway Bliss was a domed square of chocolate that…

Hershey’s Kiss – Air Delight

This Hershey’s Kiss Air Delight is the newest addition to the Hershey Kiss line-up. It’s basically aerated chocolate in Hershey Kiss form. I was a total sucker for the packaging here – I loved the retro polka dotted look of the wrapper. The Kiss itself looked like a normal Kiss until I bit into it….

Dagoba Xocolatl

Here’s another bar from the Dagoba line, the Xocolatl. It’s described as “rich dark chocolate, chilies, and nibs.” It had a 74% base, perhaps the same chocolate that made up the New Moon? The chocolate had a dry and crunchy snap. It was tough for me to get a flavor profile from this bar because…

Dagoba Chocolates – Milk and New Moon

I received a couple of Dagoba chocolate squares in my American Chocolate Week Chocolate Gift Pack: Milk and New Moon. I’d reviewed the Milk before, but that was years ago, and it was nice to take another gander at it with a much darker Dagoba bar for contrast. The Milk was 37% cacao. The coloring…

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Drops

I got to try this small, sample-sized bag of Hershey’s Drops as a free sample via the National Confectioners Association. It’s hard for me to envision these Drops as anything but a wannabe M&M’s competitor. Even Drops’s slogan of “No candy shell – No mess” calls to mind the M&M’s catchphrase, “Melts in your mouth,…

Holiday Hershey Kisses

These holiday Hershey Kisses, Mint Truffle and Candy Cane, have been around for a while, but I’ve never reviewed them before. They were out at an event that I attended, so I slipped a few into my pockets to write about later. The Mint Truffle Kisses came wrapped in green foil with little snowflakes. The…

York Peppermint Patty Pieces

After I tried and loved Almond Joy Pieces, I thought it was worth giving the rest of the line-up a try, so I picked up this bag of York Peppermint Patty Pieces. They’re described as peppermint flavored dark chocolate candy in a crunchy shell. They are sugar-shelled lentil candies, approximately M&M sized. The York Pieces…