Monday, March 22, 2010
I picked up these foil wrapped treats in San Francisco as an alternative to Caffarel. Not quite as good but still charming and tasty.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I’ve picked up these 100% Honey drops a couple of times now at the Japanese market. They’re beautiful and quite tasty. It’s a hard candy made of boiled honey, pretty simple. The flavor is deep and malty, much darker tasting than liquid honey. The price is usually quite right, around $3.00, which in the realm of cough drops is pretty reasonable. (Honey is supposed to be a very effective and all natural cough treatment.) Picture of the package here.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Last weekend I went to ExpoWest, which is a natural products trade show held in Anaheim. There are about 30 choccolate or candy companies that display there so I try to stop by for a few hours during the show to check out the new treats. This year I saw that Sjaak’s, the California-based chocolatier that’s Fair Trade, Organic and often Vegan had some new items.
These little floral shaped bites are Hazelnut. Amazingly they’re also vegan - so no dairy products in there even though it’s “milky.” The chocolate is smooth, the hazelnut flavors are pretty bold. (I think a darker chocolate option would be fun, too.)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Most Easter candies are pale pastels and muted colors. The new Easter Dots are just the opposite - incredibly bright little knobs of flavored jelly.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
More stuff I’ve photographed and eaten but never written up as a full review. Here’s an array of bars from the small confectioner called Coco-Luxe. They’re rather different from mainstream fare and all happen to contain cocoa nibs.
Coco-Luxe Monkeyin’ Around bar is milk chocolate with banana chips, cocoa nibs and alfa sea salt.
Coco-Luxe Spumoni bar is white chocolate with dried cherries, pistachios and cocoa nibs.
Coco-Luxe Roark is dark chocolate with cocoa nibs.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I love candy.
That is all.
Monday, March 15, 2010
The Twix Triple Chocolate is three layers of different chocolate textures: a chocolate cookie, chocolate caramel covered in chocolate.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Every once in a while I buy something to review, not realizing that I’ve covered it on the blog already. I bought this KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter last year before I was on Good Food to talk about KitKats around the world. (Package image here.)
It was really good. The peanut butter flavor is much more earthy and grassy than the peanut butter candies here in the US.
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