Friday, October 1, 2010

Candy Tease- October 2010

imageName: Hi-CHEW Grape
Brand: Morinaga
Description: Japan’s #1 selling fruit chews for more than 30 years. Now in Grape.
Introduction Date: in stores now
Notes: I’ve blogged quite a bit about HiCHEW over the years and take full credit for the fact that they’re now being sold more widely in American stores. The new packaging is in English and with a flavor list slightly different from Japan. We can get strawberry, melon, green apple and mango in stores already. The candy isn’t made in Japan, it’s produced in Taiwan. Some hardcore HiCHEW fans (including me) prefer the Japanese version, as the flavors are more intense and authentic tasting.

imageName: Jelly Belly Seed Packs
Brand: Jelly Belly
Description: Jelly Belly play on the nostalgia of heirloom seeds and reflect the ingredients used to make Jelly Belly beans.
Available in Watermelon and Very Cherry, the products are gluten-, dairy- and gelatin-free, as well as kosher certified

Introduction Date: unknown
Notes: The choice of cherry as a flavor for a seed package is more than odd as cherries come from trees. I don’t know anyone who has grown a cherry tree from seeds (most people I know buy saplings). Better choices might have been cantaloupe, strawberry, blueberry, mixed berry, or raspberry. I like the idea of the packaging though, it would definitely be fun to add to a themed gift basket for a gardener or food enthusiast.

imageName: Ben Tre - 72% Cacao Single Origin Dark Chocolate
Brand: Scharffen Berger
Description: Ben Tre is one of the first Vietnamese single-origin beans to be imported into America. Ben Tre is spicy, lightly fruity with notes of banana, cinnamon and fig.
Introduction Date: in stores now
Notes: Banana and fig along with chocolate is a great combination. I’ve never had a bar made with Vietnamese cacao. This is definitely one single-origin folks will be interested in.

imageName: Dark Chocolate Mallo Cup
Brand: Boyer Candies
Description: From milk chocolate to a rich & popular dark chocolate with a creamy Mallo center. Boyer Candy Company will introduce their ever famous cup candy in a dark chocolate Mallo Cup. “This is in response to an overwhelming demand from loyal Mallo Cup customers”
Introduction Date: 11/1/2010
Notes: Mallo Cups are the first “cup candy bar”, so it only makes sense that they get a flavor extension eventually. I’m assuming they come with the little Boyer play money points.

All photos/images courtesy of the respective manufacturer

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  1. Hooray for Grape Hi-Chew but keep that nasty dark chocolate Mallo Cup away from me.

    Comment by Jeanna on 10/01/10 at 7:07 pm #
  2. When I see seed packages, I think Tomatoes.  When are they going to have tomato-flavored Jelly Bellies?  I think these could be secretly delicious…

    Comment by JJR on 10/03/10 at 6:11 pm #
  3. I’ll have you know we have two cherry trees in our backyard that have grown from seeds. The reason I know they’ve grown from seeds is because neither my mom nor I planted them. A bird pooped out some Rainer cherry seeds and now we have two wonderful cherry trees. The trees are about 3 years old and are only about 5-6 feet tall and produce wonderful cherries in the summer! We were pleasantly surprised that the trees grew from seeds, but now we enjoy cherries from our own backyard!

    Comment by MissKacey on 10/05/10 at 6:11 pm #
  4. The best Hi-Chews are the Peach flavor. I’m not usually a fan of Grape things, but it seems that Asian candy always seems to have a more authentic grape flavor than others.

    Comment by Ben Gold on 10/06/10 at 6:22 am #
  5. Hi, We are updating our candies from all over the world, & would like to have info on your
    products.  Could you help me with that??
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    Thank You!
    Mary Ann Graf

    Comment by Mary Ann Graf on 10/14/10 at 2:08 pm #
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