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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hachez Frohes Fest

Frohe Weihnachten
Feliz Navidad
Vrolijk kerstfeest
Joyeux Noël

Merry Christmas!

Did you get something sweet as a gift this year?

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Eat with Your Eyes: Brandy Beans

Trader Joe's Brandy Beans

I reviewed the manufacturer branded version of these a few years ago. Doulton Liqueur Chocolates (Cointreau & Teacher’s). Basically, they’re a good deal for three dollars. The quality of the candy is decent enough for Trader Joe’s but the packaging isn’t anything approaching exquisite. Caution: you can get a little buzz from them.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Merry Mingle

Trader Joe's Merry Mingle

Just a little preview of a new Trader Joe’s holiday candy. I picked up a few of their new item last week and will do a review of all the returning items as well before Thanksgiving.

Merry Mingle is like a dark chocolate pecan turtle with a few dried cranberries thrown in.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Choceur

Choceur Chocolate Bars

Aldi sells absurdly inexpensive Germany chocolate. Here’s a tease of an upcoming review for their mini chocolate bars. They’re called Choceur Fine Chocolate and are 1.4 ounces each in packages of 5. The perfect single serving of chocolate.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Chocolate Knife

Mindestens Swiss Chocolate Knife

I saw these little candies making the rounds as a meme, but I didn’t see them in person until I went to Germany.

It’s a Swiss hazelnut chocolate confection shaped into a pocket knife and wrapped in red foil to look like a Swiss Army Knife.

Mindestens Swiss Chocolate Knife

The Mindestens Swiss Chocolate Knife is a pretty simple little candy. The center is soft gianduia (chocolate hazelnut paste) and covered with milk chocolate. It’s sweet and soft, nothing spectacular, as I’ve had much better gianduia before. But it’s hard to quibble with the design, as both the foil and the molding of the chocolate is so attentive to details. Seek them out if you have a Swiss Army Knife fan in the family.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Eat with your Eyes: Scotch Balls

K Chocolatier K Hiballs: Scotch

Most chocolate and liquor combinations are about the flavors. This one actually has a real sip of Scotch inside each chocolate sphere. Kind of like and alcoholic geode.

These little morsels are from K Chocolatier of Beverly Hills. This is just a tease, review to come.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Eat with Your Eyes: Tic Tac Strawberry Fields

TicTac Strawberry Fields

A new flavor of TicTacs called Strawberry Fields. The candies are two different shades of pink but I think they were the same light strawberry flavor.

You can read an excellent full review at Sugar Pressure. They should be on store shelves now, but I haven’t seen them. These were a sample from the Sweets and Snacks Expo.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Eat with Your Eyes: Walnut


I may be allergic to walnuts, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t think they make great companions for chocolate.

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