Candycandycandycandy! Bonus post

I just spent a week volunteering as a counselor at Camp Rising Sun in Connecticut. I was a counselor for the smallest cabin of little girls, ages almost-6 to 9. It was my first summer working for CRS, and I was blown away by how much candy that gets consumed there. Our cabin of 8…

Helly Kitty sugary things

I picked these up at Dave & Buster’s along with the SweeTarts Squeez. They’re technically not Asian candy, but Hello Kitty is Asian, so I’m filing her as such. I didn’t expect these to taste good, since the toy is the selling point here, and they didn’t. But that doesn’t matter, because it’s a tiny…

Black Forest Gummy Bugs

Black Forest Fun Bugs Gummies [Review]

I thought these Black Forest Fun Bugs Gummies were a super cute spin on the gummi bug genre – instead of gummy worms, these are insect shaped gummies with a juicy center. The gummi part was slightly soft; more Trolli than Haribo. The juicy center was a pleasantly sweet ooze that was a bit runnier…

Harry and David Chocolate Bar Round-up

I picked these chocolate bars up at the Harry and David (BUY) store in the outlet center. Harry and David sells gourmet food, the type you buy mainly to give as gifts because it’s way to nice and overpriced to eat yourself. In store, they had samples of their raspberry malted milk balls. I absolutely…

Pomegranate Jelly Belly success!

I have been searching for pomegranate Jelly Belly beans (BUY) ever since Cybele from Candy Blog reviewed them. I checked all the Jelly Belly selling places that I could think of, but to no avail. Finally, I discovered them in an unexpected place: the hospital gift shop. My doctor has an office at the hospital,…

Early birthday gifts!

My friend Cassie, of being-overwhelmed-in-Ikea fame, was wonderful enough to buy me an early birthday gift (by the way, my birthday is Sept. 20, if any of y’all want to shower me with presents when the time comes…). Wanna guess what I got?

Vosges Bacon Bar

I had read about the Vosges Bacon Bar (photo from Vosges website) at various candy review websites and had been dying to try it for myself. I mean, chocolate and bacon? How could that possibly taste good? I asked my friend Katie, who lives in Chicago, if she’d be willing to visit a Vosges chocolate…

SweeTarts Squeez – Green Apple

SweeTarts are one of my favorite candies, and Nestle/Wonka has added to the SweeTarts line (BUY) with Chewy SweeTarts (giant and mini), Sour SweeTarts, Giant Color Changing SweeTarts, SweeTarts Gummy Bugs, SweeTarts Rope, and finally, SweeTarts Squeez in Green Apple and Wild Cherry. Phew! Way to brand ’em, Mr. Wonka. I’d seen the SweeTarts Squeez…

Asian candies I

I am Asian, so you will be reading about a lot of Asian candy. Consider this part I of an open-ended series. Lotte Cafe Coffee chewing gum This gum tasted like weak coffee with too much sugar and cream. The flavor didn’t last very long, and once it was gone, the gum took on an…