Saturday, July 17, 2010

Buckeye State & Hitting the Road


I’m headed off to the Buckeye State, which has always proved to be a rich source of candy for me. Above is a photo of Harry London Buckeyes, an Ohio specialty.

My plans of interest to Candy Blog readers are: Aldi, the Spangler Factory and Albanese Confectionery Factory Store ... perhaps some Fanny May when I get to Chicago on the second portion of the trip. Plus whatever else I see along the way.

So while I’m off doing that, I’m just going to post new reviews on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Don’t worry, they’ll still be something every day, including Eat with Your Eyes and other special treats. Of course if I run across something extraordinary I’ll be tweeting.

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  1. Aldi has had some great stuff recently.  I have twice bought a cornflake and peanut bar that I thought was excellent.  There is also a milk chocolate bar that has biscuit or cookie nuggets that is pretty addictive. Several of the chocolates have had hazelnuts or hazelnut chocolate paste featured.  On the non chocolate front I have gotten a couple packages of Australian style licorice.  The licorice flavor is pretty soft and mild.  I didn’t try the mango and thought the strawberry was too firm and blah.

    Comment by Rachel on 7/17/10 at 5:46 am #
  2. Stop by our candy store in Columbus, Ohio!  We make the BEST BUCKEYES in the state! They are handmade and very creamy!

    Melanie Bunstine and Emily McCurdy
    emlolly candy

    Comment by Emily McCurdy on 7/17/10 at 7:07 am #
  3. Esther Price chocolates may be worth a lookout, it looks like you’re going to be up in the north part of Ohio, but I believe they can be found there and in Indiana as well. I know you can buy the gift boxes at most Krogers, and the like.

    Comment by Jezzy on 7/17/10 at 1:11 pm #
  4. Safe travelling Cybele. Have fun!

    Comment by Jim on 7/17/10 at 2:44 pm #
  5. I wonder if you’re taking the Spangler tour, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.  We took it and…..

    Comment by Jenny on 7/17/10 at 6:48 pm #
  6. Terry’s Toffee on Grand Avenue is famous for being one of Oprah’s Favorite Things.  And it is very tasty. 

    Have a fun trip!

    Comment by Rebecca on 7/18/10 at 7:23 am #
  7. You should make an extra little trip into PA to hit up Baldinger’s in their new location..

    Comment by J on 7/18/10 at 9:44 am #
  8. Hope you enjoy your stay here in the Buckeye state =)  I’ve seen your Malley’s review, so you’ve already been to one of the best places we have to offer!

    Comment by Angela on 7/18/10 at 11:15 am #
  9. Have fun in my home state!  For an extra bonus, you should try the ice cream at Friendly’s, which incorporates a fair amount of candy into its sundaes and flavors. 

    Enjoy the Buckeyes.  They are the best.  Wish I could find some good ones here in LA.

    Comment by Jay from The Sweet Spot Candy on 7/18/10 at 1:14 pm #
  10. Welcome back to Ohio!  Have you been to the Harry London factory in Canton?  I’m pretty sure they give tours.  If I weren’t such a dark chocolate lover, I’d suggest you do a comparison test between their buckeyes and Malley’s.

    Comment by Jammies on 7/19/10 at 2:17 pm #
  11. Are the Harry London buckeyes any good?  I used to LOVE Harry London (20 years ago!), but the taste and quality really went downhill since they were sold to 1-800-FLOWERS.  I’m extremely hesitant to try them now!

    Comment by Jane on 7/20/10 at 3:20 pm #
  12. I second the recommendation for Terry’s Toffee in Chicago!  You can skip Fannie May: It is no longer manufactured locally.

    Comment by RedNailz on 7/21/10 at 2:14 pm #
  13. As many have already said, welcome to Ohio!
    Homemade Buckeyes are still better than store bought ones (in my opinion at least wink

    Comment by mdippold on 7/22/10 at 10:15 am #
  14. Harry London Buckeyes are THE BEST, creamiest, yummiest…most perfect Buckeyes ever. They are what the University officially uses. Hope you got some!

    Comment by Go Buckeyes on 7/24/10 at 2:25 pm #
  15. I used to live in Ohio. Making your own Buckeyes was a popular thing to do! So yummy!

    Comment by Lauren on 8/02/10 at 7:57 am #
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