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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: El Rey

El Rey Stack

Sometimes I meticulously photograph things with the intention of doing an exhaustive review.

And then I eat them.

El Rey makes chocolate from Venezuelan beans. Not only is it really good quality, it's pretty reasonably priced.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:51 pm     Comments (3)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Gail Ambrosius

Gail Ambrosious

I liked this photo because I felt like the chocolate had some personality. There’s a swirl on top, but it’s turned away, like the chocolate is being coy. Or perhaps I snuck up on it and took this photo.

This is from Gail Ambrosius, which I’ll get around to reviewing for the holidays.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:50 pm     CandyHighlightFeatured NewsComments (4)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Twix Coconut

Twix Coconut

This is a little visual tease ... there’s a new Twix Bar coming out next year, Twix Coconut.

It doesn’t look any different on the outside (actually it looks the same inside, too). It’s kind of like the M&Ms Coconut.

The full review for Twix Coconut is now up!

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:09 pm     CandyHighlightFeatured NewsComments (16)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween 2010 Product Run Down

Since this is the sixth Halloween I’ve covered on Candy Blog, it’s hard to find Halloween candies to feature that I haven’t reviewed before. So I thought I’d do a run down of what I’ve been seeing in stores again this year for the Halloween Season. These are just candies that are special to Halloween, not regular candy in large bags or with special wrappers.

Candy Corn Kisses


  • Caramel Apple Kisses (review)
  • Candy Corn Kisses (review)
  • Pumpkin Spice Kisses (review)
  • Orange colored KitKats
  • Reese’s Pumpkins
  • York Peppermint Patties shaped like Pumpkins with Orange colored filling
  • Sky Bar - Eclipse - Caramel Filled  Milk Chocolate


  • Twilight Eclipse Candies (review)
  • Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses (review)
  • Clark Wicked Mix (review)
  • Mary Jane Wicked Mix (review)
  • Mellocreme Zombies (I still haven’t found these)
  • Candy Corn


  • Brach’s Milk Maid Caramel Candy Corn (review)
  • Brach’s Autumn Mix (review)
  • Brach’s Halloween Mix (flavored mellocreams in holiday shapes) (review)
  • Brach’s Indian Corn
  • Brach’s Mellocreme Pumpkins
  • Brach’s Gummy Candy Corn (review)
  • Bat Dots


  • Blood Orange Dots (Bats) (review)
  • Ghost Dots (Clear)  (review)
  • Candy Corn Dots (Vanilla)  (review)
  • Orchard Mix Caramel Apple Pops (review)
  • Vanilla Tootsie Rolls
  • Caramel Apple Sugar Babies

  • Peeps Cocoa Cats (review)
  • Peeps Chocolate Pumpkins (review)
  • Peeps Ghosts & Pumpkins

  • Butterfinger Pumpkins
  • Spooky Nerds
  • Whitman's Candy Corn Marshmallow


  • Russell Stover Peanut Butter Candy Pumpkins
  • Whitman’s Candy Corn Marshmallows (review)
  • Russell Stover Coconut Dream Pumpkin
  • Russell Stover Chocolate Marshmallow Pumpkin
  • Russell Stover Dark Chocolate covered Marshmallow Pumpkin (review)
  • Russell Stover Strawberry Cream Pumpkin
  • Russell Stover Marshmallow Pumpkin (milk chocolate) (review)
  • Jelly Belly Mellocremes


  • Jelly Belly Deluxe Halloween Mix (review)
  • Jelly Belly Giant Candy Corn
  • Jelly Belly Sour Gummi Pumpkins
  • Jelly Belly Fall Festival Mix
  • Other

  • Riegelein Confiserie Foil Wrapped Halloween Chocolate (review)
  • What have you seen in stores ... or what have you had trouble finding this year?

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:43 pm     CandyHalloweenHighlightFeatured NewsShoppingComments (10)

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Eat with your Eyes: Honeycomb Peanut

    Honeycombed Peanut

    Unlike Circus Peanuts, Honeycomb Peanuts are more like you’d expect based on their size, shape and color. They look like peanuts, are about the same size as a small pair of peanuts in teh shell and actually taste like peanutty candy. They’re a light orange colored hard candy filled with a crunchy peanut butter center (kind of like the middle of a Butterfinger Bar).

    I usually pick them up in bulk bins. They’re also considered a vegan candy.

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:26 am     CandyHighlightFeatured NewsComments (8)

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Eat with your Eyes: White Malteasers

    Malteasers White

    I picked up this curious alternate version of Mars’ malted milk balls called Malteasers in white chocolate a month or so ago. I was ready to review them, then it got very hot in Los Angeles. So hot that even the candy I store in insulated coolers (no ice or anything) actually melted. It was in the high nineties in my candy room.

    So you’ll just have to enjoy the photo.

    Package photo here and review of the regular Malteasers here.

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:23 pm     CandyNew Product AnnouncementHighlightFeatured NewsComments (6)

    Friday, October 1, 2010

    Candy Tease- October 2010

    imageName: Hi-CHEW Grape
    Brand: Morinaga
    Description: Japan’s #1 selling fruit chews for more than 30 years. Now in Grape.
    Introduction Date: in stores now
    Notes: I’ve blogged quite a bit about HiCHEW over the years and take full credit for the fact that they’re now being sold more widely in American stores. The new packaging is in English and with a flavor list slightly different from Japan. We can get strawberry, melon, green apple and mango in stores already. The candy isn’t made in Japan, it’s produced in Taiwan. Some hardcore HiCHEW fans (including me) prefer the Japanese version, as the flavors are more intense and authentic tasting.

    imageName: Jelly Belly Seed Packs
    Brand: Jelly Belly
    Description: Jelly Belly play on the nostalgia of heirloom seeds and reflect the ingredients used to make Jelly Belly beans.
    Available in Watermelon and Very Cherry, the products are gluten-, dairy- and gelatin-free, as well as kosher certified

    Introduction Date: unknown
    Notes: The choice of cherry as a flavor for a seed package is more than odd as cherries come from trees. I don’t know anyone who has grown a cherry tree from seeds (most people I know buy saplings). Better choices might have been cantaloupe, strawberry, blueberry, mixed berry, or raspberry. I like the idea of the packaging though, it would definitely be fun to add to a themed gift basket for a gardener or food enthusiast.

    imageName: Ben Tre - 72% Cacao Single Origin Dark Chocolate
    Brand: Scharffen Berger
    Description: Ben Tre is one of the first Vietnamese single-origin beans to be imported into America. Ben Tre is spicy, lightly fruity with notes of banana, cinnamon and fig.
    Introduction Date: in stores now
    Notes: Banana and fig along with chocolate is a great combination. I’ve never had a bar made with Vietnamese cacao. This is definitely one single-origin folks will be interested in.

    imageName: Dark Chocolate Mallo Cup
    Brand: Boyer Candies
    Description: From milk chocolate to a rich & popular dark chocolate with a creamy Mallo center. Boyer Candy Company will introduce their ever famous cup candy in a dark chocolate Mallo Cup. “This is in response to an overwhelming demand from loyal Mallo Cup customers”
    Introduction Date: 11/1/2010
    Notes: Mallo Cups are the first “cup candy bar”, so it only makes sense that they get a flavor extension eventually. I’m assuming they come with the little Boyer play money points.

    All photos/images courtesy of the respective manufacturer

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:56 pm     CandyNew Product AnnouncementHighlightFeatured NewsComments (5)

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    Eat with your Eyes: Merci


    May I just show you these lovely chocolate sticks and say thank you? There, I did.

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:12 pm     CandyHighlightFeatured NewsComments (10)

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