Mentos Rainbow

I’ve done two Mentos reviews in the past (one of which was for a flavor sold in Asia), so it’s about time I covered them again. This round, I’m reviewing the Mentos Rainbow. Mentos are oblate spheroid candies with a crunchy candy shell and a chewy center. There were 11 to my roll: 2 each…

Hammond’s Pigs N’ Taters

I bought this Hammond’s Pigs N’ Taters bar at the amazing Giant Eagle flagship in Pittsburgh. How could I not buy a bar featuring “milk chocolate with crispy bacon bits & potato chips”? Those are all things that I love! This is the third Hammond’s chocolate bar that I’ve reviewed (previous reviews here and here)….

M&M’s Chocolate Bar

Mars was working hard to promote their new M&M‘s Chocolate Bar at Sweets and Snacks this May. They kept a never-ending supply of them in the press room, and I snagged one for review (plus a few more as gifts; free candy is the only payment I get for all this blogging). The bar is…

Skinny Cow Divine Filled Chocolates – Caramel

I’ve never been a big fan of candy companies that refer to candy as a guilty pleasure. Why can’t it just be a pleasure, without all these extra hangups? As long as you’re not eating as much candy as I do, you’re probably fine. Skinny Cow, with its ridiculous svelte cow logo, clearly markets itself…

Russell Stover Caramel Apple with Peanuts

I got this Russell Stover Caramel Apple with Peanuts as a free sample at the Russell Stover booth at Sweets and Snacks. There was also a version without nuts; this is just the one that was handed to me by the nice booth representatives. The wrapper described this as “naturally apple flavored caramel, peanuts, and…

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…

Ritter Sport – Coconut

Today is the 4th of 4 new Ritter Sports┬áthat I got as free samples from Euro-American Brands at Sweets and Snacks. The Coconut was described on the wrapper as “with tropical coconut flakes in a coconut and milk filling.” This was a standard 16-squared filled Ritter – a milk chocolate shell with a textured white…

Ritter Sport – Fine Extra Dark Chocolate 73%

Here’s the 3rd of 4 new Ritter Sport samples from Euro-American Brands that I got at Sweets and Snacks. Monday’s Cocoa Mousse broke the mold by featuring 9 squares instead of 16. This Fine Extra Dark Chocolate 73% does the same… but in the opposite direction. It features a whopping 36 itty-bitty squares, each stamped…

Ritter Sport – Milk Chocolate with Cocoa Mousse

Last Friday, I reviewed the Limited Edition Ritter Sport Raspberry and Cranberry Yogurt, one of the 4 Ritter Sport samples that I got from Euro-American Brands at Sweets and Snacks. This week, I’ll cover the other three, for a delicious Ritter Sporty week! First up, the Milk Chocolate with Cocoa Mousse, a new Ritter bar…