Wednesday, July 22, 2015
In this episode Maria and I talk about the iconic candy flavors of summer: Cotton Candy, Lemonade and Watermelon.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
In this episode we give an overview to three exceptional candies unique to Japan: Glico Pocky, Kasugai Gummy and Morinaga HiCHEW. This is just an introduction to Japanese candy, so we’ll be talking more about other candies in future episodes.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
There are a lot of gummis out there, but none are like the original Haribo from Germany. In this episode Maria and I geek out over our favorite Haribo candies.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
In this episode Maria and I revisited the entire list of 59 items we’ve covered with Treat or Trick to see what we’ve tried and how they fared.
Friday, May 29, 2015
In this episode Maria and I go through the new trends from the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago and pick out the items we’re most excited about.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Sweets & Snacks Expo started today in Chicago, with 650 exhibitors profiling thousands of candy products. Here are a few highlight of the new products announced.
Name: Tic Tac® Mixers
Notes: It’s a fascinating idea, though not original. Layering flavors so that the product experience changes over time. The two flavors (Cherry + Cola and Peach + Lemonade) aren’t quite up my alley, but I’m curious how vivid the flavor definition is.
Name: Russell Stover Freeze-it Big Bites
Notes: I like the idea of a mint chocolate chip ice cream candy treat, though I find it hard to believe that it will taste better frozen than actual ice cream.
Name: Caramel Creams® Pop
Notes: I’m a huge fan of Goetze’s Caramel Creams and really enjoy eating the parts separately. But the proportions on this, based on the image, look completely odd. But I’m willing to give it a try.
Notes: This sounds dreadful. The only thing that sounds good is the salt. I don’t even understand the obsession with birthday cake, let alone making it into a candy that covers a snack.
Notes: Lindt does great chocolate, but this foray into panned candies and the morselization trend is a little odd. For Christmas they do make some panned nuts, but I don’t recall anything along these lines before. The descriptions for the individual products are a little vague.
All images courtesy of their respective makers.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
In this new episode of Candyology101, Maria and I talk about one of the oldest and most flexible candy processes: panning. Stick around until the end of the podcast and we have an expanded Treat or Trick section with plenty of Sweets & Snacks Expo teases.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
If you were to make your own perfect mix of Skittles, what flavors would you include?
What new Skittles varieties would you like to see?
Meticulously photographed and documented reviews of candy from around the world. And the occasional other sweet adventures. Open your mouth, expand your mind.