Darrell Lea’s Soft Eating Liquorice

I got these bags of Darrell Lea’s Soft Eating Liquorice as free samples via the manufacturer. According to their PR peeps, they’re Australia’s #1 soft eating liquorice. Wonder if that means there’s such thing as a hard eating liquorice? They come in four flavors – strawberry, green apple, mango, and original. I told them that…

True Confections by Katharine Weber

I was surprised to get an email from Katharine Weber, asking if I’d like a free copy of her latest novel, True Confections. After all, I specialize in writing about candy, not books. True, I’ve referenced Steve Almond’s Candyfreak, but that’s nonfiction and very candy-centric. I assumed that in Ms. Weber’s novel, about protagonist Alice…

Essential Candies List – 56-110

Today, y’all get the latter half of my take on Cybele’s list of the 110 Essential Candies for Candivores. In case you missed it, the first half of the list posted last Friday. I’ve bolded what I’ve tried before and sprinkled comments and photos throughout, after the jump.

Cranberry Raisinets

Nestle‘s Cranberry Raisinets have been making the rounds in the candy review blogosphere lately (check out Candy Blog and Candy Addict). A PR rep sent me some free samples, three 100-calorie packs, to be precise, along with an offer that I think you, dear readers, will appreciate. But we’ll get into that in a bit….

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! As a bonus news treat, here’s a slideshow documenting how Peeps are made. And a cute review of Peeps lip balm from Serious Eats. And a huge collection of Peeps-related internet links. Whew! Are you going to hit up the post-Easter sales tomorrow? I certainly am!

Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends

Considering how many different flavor blends that they make, I was surprised to realize that I’d never reviewed any Mike and Ike candies on this site. Today, I shall rectify that oversight by covering their Lemonade Blends. I’m already annoyed at the name. Shouldn’t it be a lemonade blend, as in a blend of different…

Candy news bonus

Stephen Colbert on how Trick-or-Treating is like panhandling; to him, trick-or-treaters are hobos in training. Famous chefs/food writers on what they give out on Halloween. I wish I could trick-or-treat at their doors! How post Halloween sucks for orthodontists. And a capuchin monkey on a pumpkin. His name is Bond, James Bond. Meanwhile, I went…