Wednesday, December 08, 2010
I reviewed Candy Blox a few years ago (here).
I did a candy buffet for the Night of Writing Dangerously write-a-thon/fundraiser for National Novel Writing Month back in November. I thought that the Candy Blox would be a perfect little treat for folks looking for something to play with and eat.
What surprised me was that they’ve changed a little since the last time I tried them. They’re much brighter and quite a bit more dense. There are fewer colors (yellow, blue, green & red) but that makes them look much more like Legos. They’re still stackable and realistic.
I’m a big believer in gifts of insanely large quantities of mundane products. So if there’s a Lego fan in your life, why not 11 pounds (that’s the box it came in, I ordered it from Jack’s Wholesale Candy & Toy in downtown Los Angeles)?
Oh, the other thing I found out? When researching the vegan status of all the candies I offered at the buffet, I had to write to Tootsie, who makes these, and they said that the Calcium Stearate comes from an all vegetable source. So these are actually vegan!
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
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.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
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.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
What sort of treats did you pass out this year to the kids? What’s your favorite this time of year?
Thursday, October 28, 2010
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!
Friday, October 15, 2010
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.
FARLEY’S & SATHERS (BRACH’S)
NESTLE & WONKA
RUSSELL STOVER & WHITMANS
What have you seen in stores ... or what have you had trouble finding this year?
Thursday, October 14, 2010
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.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
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.
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