Guest Post: Japanese Tiramisu Chocolates

I’m currently at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans, so I’m turning things over to some globe-trotting friends this week. Cameron and Meredith are former roommates of mine (we did lots of chocolate truffle tastings together), and they’re writing about some treats they bought on a recent trip through Japan. ~Rosa Hello folks!…

Dark Chocolate Chipotle Almonds from Sugarfina

These Dark Chocolate Chipotle Almonds were another free sample from Sugarfina. They came in a little plastic 2×2 inch box, which I believe is their petite size. It held ~20 almonds. They were much larger than most dark chocolate-covered almonds that I’ve seen, I think because the almonds were first given a chipotle-flavored candy shell…

Ghirardelli Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree

This Sea Salt Soiree bar is a new addition to Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark line. At least, I believed the corner label that said it was new – that’s what prompted me to buy it in the first place! Turns out it’s been out for at least a year. It’s like those “Grand Opening” or “Closeout…

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…

Guest Post: Sarotti Edel-Marzipan

I spent my weekend trying to win Duke basketball tickets by sleeping outside, so I’ved turned things over to my ex-pat friend Neil for a couple of reviews. ~Rosa This bar came, I think, from a supermarket in Osnabrueck, but I can’t be sure. Here’s a secret: I’m a sucker for marzipan. I don’t know…

Toblerone – Crunchy Salted Almond

Kraft was showing off this Crunchy Salted Almond Toblerone at Sweets and Snacks this year. They were melting it down and giving it out as fondue samples. I managed to charm my way into a free sample for review from the nice ladies at Kraft. This Toblerone was described as “Swiss milk chocolate with salted…