Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There’s more to hazelnuts and chocolate than Nutella. There are quite a few makers of gianduia, the paste made from combining chocolate and ground hazelnuts, in Italy. Pernigotti is one of the finest, creating lovely little foil wrapped treats since 1860.
You can read some previous reviews of their product line here.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The best turkey to serve a vegetarian is not a texturized vegetable protein one ... it’s a chocolate turkey!
I hope you’re having a sweet holiday.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ah, the classic box of chocolates. Each little piece is like a gift unto itself, the chocolate wrapping holds a sweet treasure inside.
These are Thornton’s Classics, a mostly milk chocolate assortment from the United Kingdom. They’re tasty, but sadly the high heat of Southern California has not been kind to them, so I’ll need to get a hold of more someday for a proper review.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
I’m always attracted to these beautifully crafted gumballs at the mall in the vending machines. I finally broke down and bought some, just because they’re so pretty. I’m not going to review them because, well, they weren’t good enough to even warrant 300 words.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Though it’s easy to find starlight mints, they’re not exactly the most desirable candy out there. It’s just a dependable little mint. It’s fun to see them changed up with a slightly different flavor tweak. I’m rather fond of Spearmint Starlights, which actually go with fruit flavors a little better than peppermint ... if you were pairing your hard candies.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
There was a time, a few years back, when Target used to have its own brand of chocolate called Choxie. They used a variety of companies to create their custom branded confections, so it turned out a little uneven.
Some of it was good, some of it wasn’t quite as well made. I miss the adventure of such a large new product line, but I think Target does a much better job of curating top brands than creating something from scratch like a whole line of chocolate products.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The New York Times had an interesting story about the resurgence of board games. Maybe folks should swap out their Monopoly pieces with gummis, though.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Here’s something new I picked up in London that I’ll do a review of shortly: Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles.
If you tried to flatten out your Cadbury Mini Eggs, they’d be crushed. Somehow Cadbury has magically made them into little skipping stones.
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