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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Aldi Dominos

My mother sent me these Milk Chocolate Domino Cubes from Aldi before the holidays.

Dominos

The package says: Gingerbread cookies with apple jelly and persipan coated with milk chocolate. I didn’t know what persipan was, but when I tasted it, it was a lot like marzipan. I looked it up and it pretty much is marzipan except it’s made with apricot kernels instead of almonds. Ultimately I wasn’t sure if these were candy or petit fours. I preferred the dark chocolate ones, the milk version (which photographed better) were very sweet and the gingerbread cake part just wasn’t spicy enough for me.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Krema Batna

When I was at Miette Confiserie late last year I picked up a handful of little individually wrapped candies. One was a licorice caramel called Krema Batna.

Krema Batna

I liked the idea of a licorice caramel, especially one that wasn’t artificially black. I also liked the wrapper, you can’t really see in the picture that it has a picture of a cougar on it (or some other large cat) that reminded me of some kind of high school mascot. (We were the Wildcats in Mechanicsburg.)

The chew was stiff and smooth with a great toasted sugar flavor mixed with a light anise. I’d love to have more, I’ve looked around on the internet and can’t find anyplace that carries them. I was even hoping to run into them at the Fancy Food Show.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Eat with Your Eyes: E. Guittard Orinoco Milk Chocolate

E. Guittard Orinoco Milk Chocolate, a petite 2 ounce bar that comes in a pretty purple wrapper.

E. Guittard Orinoco Milk Chocolate

I’ve bought this bar several times now but I keep eating it instead of reviewing it. In short: it’s smooth and munchable. Much more on the side of fresh dairy flavors than the caramelized and dried milk notes of European dairy milk chocolate.

Package photo here.

Eat with your Eyes is a recurring feature where I just show you stuff I’ve photographed but probably won’t get around to reviewing. Feel free to share your reviews here of the candy if you’ve had it.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:14 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotographyComments (0)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Grandessa Signature Single Origin

This is unfair. Pretty pictures of bad chocolate.

Grandessa Signature Origin Chocolate

I’m a big fan of Aldi candies and chocolate and for the most part they’re far better than you’d expect for the price.

This is not one of those cases. The Grandessa Signature Origin Chocolate Assorted Sticks were in fact assorted and were clever little sticks of chocolate. (Package photo here.)

Grandessa Signature Origin Chocolate Java

The Java milk chocolate tasted burnt and sour.

Grandessa Signature Origin Chocolate Madagascar

The Madagascar 72% was fruity smelling but so fatty and empty tasting that it was pointless as a chocolate flavor delivery device.

Grandessa Signature Origin Chocolate Sao Thome

The Sao Thome 75% was bitter, dry and more like buttered charcoal than chocolate.

Eat with your Eyes is a recurring feature where I just show you stuff I’ve photographed but probably won’t get around to reviewing. Feel free to share your reviews here of the candy if you’ve had it.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:26 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotographyComments (1)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Eat with Your Eyes: Pinwheel Nougats

I was enchanted with Vintage Confections Caramel and Nougat Pinwheels online and was pleased to find out I could buy them at a shop in Pasadena.

Vintage Confections Caramel & Nougat Pinwheels

So I picked up a handful of them, dutifully photographed them. Then I ate them. No review, just ate them.

Vintage Confections Caramel & Nougat Pinwheels

They’re a smooth nougat layered with a light and chewy caramel then rolled up and sliced into pieces.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Rock Candy

If I’m going to eat straight sugar, I prefer the brown type, which has a wonderful molasses, vanilla and bourbon notes to it. But there’s no denying that the encrusted gems on a simple wooden stick are compelling.

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Eat with your Eyes is a recurring feature where I just show you stuff I’ve photographed but probably won’t get around to reviewing, but feel free to share your reviews here of the candy if you’ve had it.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:02 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotographyComments (1)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Jose Cuervo

Today’s candy is Turin Jose Cuervo Filled Chocolates. I have this problem that whenever I go to trade shows I tend to pick up one or two of these liquor filled chocolates from Turin. I bring them home and take their picture ... and then I eat them. And you never get the full story.

Turin Jose Cuervo Filled Chocolate

Now at least you get part of the story. The oozy, gooey part. Yes, each dome of chocolate is filled with a liquor infused syrup.

Turin’s line of liquor filled chocolates comes in a bar format as well, but I think I prefer the ratio of liquor syrup to chocolate on these. I prefer the Jack Daniels to Jose Cuervo and the Gran Marnier is flavorful but very sweet.

Eat with your Eyes is a recurring feature where I just show you stuff I’ve photographed but probably won’t get around to reviewing, but feel free to share your reviews here of the candy if you’ve had it.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:48 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotographyComments (1)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Photo Friday: Eat with Your Eyes

I have more candy than I eat. I eat more candy than I photograph. I photograph more candy than I review.

Godiva

After the holidays my boss gave me a box of Godiva chocolates that she didn’t want (she gets a lot of candy from vendors and clients). Sometimes candy is good for eating, sometimes it’s good for taking pictures. This was more of the latter.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:56 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPhotographyComments (5)

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