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Monday, July 26, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Butterfly Lollipop

Melville All Natural Lollipop

Melville’s Candy has always made stunning molded lollipops, they even have a new line with all natural ingredients. The flavors are more subtle, but then I feel like it’s more like the classic barley sugar pop than an intensely flavored hard candy pop.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Rainbow Tubes

Cherry Rainbow Stick

Actually, what kept me from eating these was the fact that they were cherry-flavored.

Cherry Stick

Great idea for a summer party - it’s a generous straw that can be used to sip lemonade and probably even milkshakes (or a float).

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Mushroom Cap

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Following on yesterday’s Lucky Stars, this Super Mario mushroom tin with mushroom shaped candies is also made by Boston America Corp.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Kakosi Nibbles

Kakosi Nibbles

There are so many things to love about this. Let’s start with the package. The tin is adorable and most of all, function. The top slides open a little or a lot to dispense chocolate covered cacao nibs.

So it’s a tin of nibs? What’s so special about that these days? These are single origin criollo nibs from the Ocumare Valley (my favorite).

I picked up this sample earlier this year at ExpoWest (a natural products show). Now they just need to get them in stores.

Kakosi Nibbles  Kakosi Nibbles

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Oldies but Goodies

I don’t believe in “retro candy”. We don’t think of Snickers or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as retro, yet they’ve been around as long as Tootsie Rolls or Heath Bars. Some candies are simply classic, they endure because they’re good at what they do. Here’s an interview I did for Professional Candy Buyer. Click to enlarge to read the text ... or just look at the pictures.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Bottlecaps

Bottlecaps

Bottlecaps are underrated. Just look at them, soda pop flavored pressed dextrose candies shaped like bottle caps! What would be more fun or better for sharing?

Cherry, Cola, Grape, Root Beer and Orange. (In an ideal world there would also be a Squirt version, but I guess others will complain that Dr. Pepper & Sprite are missing.)

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Tiger’s Eye

Black Sugar & Vinegar

I liked these Black Sugar hard candies from Japan because they were so nicely made. They had a deep color of amber and a striated crystal, almost like Tiger’s Eye. The taste was a little weird though, they were a combination of Black Sugar (like molasses) and vinegar. Probably good for a sore throat, but a little too savory for me.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Buckeye State & Hitting the Road

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I’m headed off to the Buckeye State, which has always proved to be a rich source of candy for me. Above is a photo of Harry London Buckeyes, an Ohio specialty.

My plans of interest to Candy Blog readers are: Aldi, the Spangler Factory and Albanese Confectionery Factory Store ... perhaps some Fanny May when I get to Chicago on the second portion of the trip. Plus whatever else I see along the way.

So while I’m off doing that, I’m just going to post new reviews on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Don’t worry, they’ll still be something every day, including Eat with Your Eyes and other special treats. Of course if I run across something extraordinary I’ll be tweeting.

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