Mango Hi-Chews

I’ve never had the pleasure of eating a fresh mango in tropical Asia, but I can imagine just how scrumptious they could be. According to this article in Gourmet magazine, I don’t have to imagine. I just need to track down some mango Hi-Chews, which are better than the real thing. I admit that I’ve…

Candy Brands (A-Z)

A List of ALL Candy Brands! (A-Z)

A Airhead Albanese Au’some Bazooka B Beastmode Bissinger’s Black Forest Boyer Brach’s C Cadbury Chips Ahoy Choco Frutas Crown Candies D DGZ Chocolates Dorval Dove Dubble Bubble F Ferrera Ferrero Fini Florida’s Natural Godiva H Hammond’s Haribo Hedonist Artisan Chocolates Hershey’s Hi-Chew I Ikea It’Sugar J Jelly Belly Jolly Rancher Just Born K Kasugai Kinder…

Kasugai Ramune Gummi - Review

Kasugai Ramune Gummi: Asian Soda Candy [Review]

I usually buy my Kasugai gummies at Asian grocery stores, but I found this bag of ramune flavored gummies at a Cost Plus World Market. If you’re not familiar with ramune (not to be confused with ramen!), it’s a lemon-lime Asian soda that’s usually kept in a uniquely marble-stoppered bottle. Like all Kasugai gummies, these…

Trolli Soda Poppers - Candy Review

Trolli Soda Poppers: Fizzy Goodness?

I found these Trolli Soda Poppers while I was trolling (har har) the candy aisles of a local gas station. I’d never heard of them before, but they’ve apparently been around long enough to warrant a “New Look!” The Soda Poppers came in Cherry Cola, Root Beer, Orange Soda, Lemon Lime, and Cola flavors. As…

Guest Post: Meiji Fruit Gummies Part II

I was at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans earlier this week, so I’m turning things over to some globe-trotting friends. 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 Here’s the rest…

Guest Post: Meiji Fruit Gummies Part I

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 For our second and…

Okinawa Brown Sugar Candy

My expat friends, Nana and Justin, sent me a bag of Okinawa Brown Sugar Candy in their last generous shipment of foreign candies. At first I thought that making sugar-flavored candy was strange, but then I realized it’s not that different from honey candies or straight up shooting honey sticks. The prettily matte bag was mostly…