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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Quax is Back

Yes, he actually floats. It’s hard to buy more glee for a dollar, you don’t actually have to eat him to enjoy him. (See last year’s review.)


POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:05 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotography

Monday, March 22, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Groder

Groder Giandiua & Chestnuts

I picked up these foil wrapped treats in San Francisco as an alternative to Caffarel. Not quite as good but still charming and tasty.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:13 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotography

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: 100% Honey

100% Honey

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.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:23 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotography

Friday, March 19, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Hazelnut Vegan Bites

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.

Sjaak's Fair Trade Hazelnut Vegan Bites

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.)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:13 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotography

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Easter Dots

Most Easter candies are pale pastels and muted colors. The new Easter Dots are just the opposite - incredibly bright little knobs of flavored jelly.

Easter Dots

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:17 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotography

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Coco-Luxe Cocoa Nib Bars

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 Monkeyin' Around

Coco-Luxe Spumoni bar is white chocolate with dried cherries, pistachios and cocoa nibs.

Coco-Luxe Spumoni

Coco-Luxe Roark is dark chocolate with cocoa nibs.

Coco-Luxe Roark

You can see the full package images by clicking on the thumbnails:
Coco-Luxe Monkeyin' Around Coco-Luxe Spumoni Coco-Luxe Roark

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:09 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotography

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Godiva Chocolate Pearls

I love candy.

Godiva Chocolate Pearls

That is all.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:07 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotography

Monday, March 15, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Twix Triple Chocolate Returns

The Twix Triple Chocolate is three layers of different chocolate textures: a chocolate cookie, chocolate caramel covered in chocolate.

Twix Triple Chocolate

Here’s my original review.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:48 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotography

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