Sunday, May 14, 2006

Help me Build an FAQ

imageI’ve been working on a list of Frequently Asked Questions for CandyBlog, but I’m sure there are plenty of Frequently Unasked Questions as well.

What would you like to know about CandyBlog? Post something here in the comments section and I’ll add it to the FAQ to be posted late this week.

Regular candy reviews continue as usual below.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:07 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     Fun Stuff

  1. Hi there! I’d like to know whether your readers can request that you review something, and also whether you accept gifts of candy for reviews. If yes, would you prefer to work directly with a manufacturer, or will you accept shipments from individuals?


    Comment by JR on 5/14/06 at 9:22 am #
  2. I’m sure you get asked many times, what camera do you use to take your photos?

    Comment by Marvo on 5/14/06 at 10:25 am #
  3. Well, here’s a few:
    When you do candy exchanges with someone, how does it work?
    How much candy do you actually eat every week? How much of that for reviewing purposes?
    Do you get a lot of things sent by manufacturers?
    Do you know of any candy that’s actually good for you (or at least not as bad as most)?


    Comment by Barbara on 5/14/06 at 10:51 am #
  4. Question:
    Where?s a good place to find nutritional info on candy?

    Question: What inspired you to Blog about candy?

    Question:  Do you ever make homemade candy? What is a favorite homemade candy?

    Comment by iportion on 5/14/06 at 3:03 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    iportion - I can answer your question about where to find nutritional info on candy right now. Check out this site:

    Comment by Cybele on 5/14/06 at 3:57 pm #
  6. how can i become a candy blogger like you? (but get paid to do it!)  :o)

    your favorite candy of all time?  or a favorite for/from certain occasions/memories?

    a list of the lowest calorie candies?

    you’re awesome, cybele!!!!!!!!  <3

    Comment by kirsti on 5/14/06 at 10:30 pm #
  7. More questions about pictures
    How do you light?
    Can you change the ampature on your camera and is that what you are doing or is it just on macro mode

    And finally and most importantly
    How do I send you canady (From Canada) to sample.  I am in no way affilated with the company.  I just want to share candy

    Comment by Janet Shum on 5/15/06 at 3:26 am #
  8. I would like to see a list of where to buy candy.  Also any way to tell if candy has not been properly stored (ie frosty look to chocolate)  Maybe a breakdown of some ingredients good and bad.

    Love your site and keep up the great work!! 


    Comment by crispin on 5/15/06 at 4:38 am #
  9. What are your other favourite types of food aside from candy? ie. Your favourite Breakfast cereal, sandwich, particular flavour or ingredient.

    Comment by GTO on 5/15/06 at 5:02 am #
  10. I’d like to see a list of candy that you have in stock but have not yet reviewed. I drive through PA a lot, and they often have hard-to-find Hershey’s Limited Edition bars. I’d be happy to send you some but do not want to duplicate efforts.

    Comment by Joe on 5/15/06 at 7:20 am #
  11. Hm… looks like I’m wondering the same things as everyone else, but here goes:

    How do you choose your candy?

    Where do you usually buy/get it?

    Other than supermarkets or chain stores, what are some of the stores (online or otherwise) to get hard-to-find candies (e.g. Japanese)?

    Do you have a specific list of criteria that you always consider with each item, or do you just write as the mood strikes and record what you’re thinking? 

    Are there any ways *I* can get free products from the same companies?  smile  And maybe you should broaden the spectrum and enlist some fellow taste-testers.  Hehe.  Seriously - I’d be interested!  It would be awesome to organize some sort of candy swap.

    Comment by Karla on 5/15/06 at 10:46 am #
  12. Besides your love for candy, how do you keep the drive going to keep up a website like this?

    is typetive good for blog hosting?

    great work and keep it up

    Comment by Dominic on 5/15/06 at 12:52 pm #
  13. Writing up a FAQ is a great idea, i’ve been thinking of doing one like forever but just haven’t had time.

    Have you been able to get into candy conventions, events, etc on the basis of doing CandyBlog? I have been thinking of trying the equivalent for cheap food ones. But i have no idea if in general you have to have credentials, or if a made-up biz card w/ the blog name will work…

    Also, I know you’ve been on the radio… how did that come about?

    Comment by Bryan on 5/15/06 at 4:12 pm #
  14. How often do you eat candy? Is your diet balanced?

    Comment by Melissa on 5/15/06 at 6:28 pm #
  15. I know you’ve answered this before, but maybe new readers would like to know. How do you eat all this and not get fat? smile  How did you get started in candy blogging?

    Comment by Eliza on 5/15/06 at 11:54 pm #
  16. yes yes can we send candy?? (from outside the usa in my case.)

    Comment by d on 5/16/06 at 11:00 pm #
  17. —- Were you surprised at the success of your site?

    —- Were you surprised at the number of fans who want to send you candy?

    Comment by desertwind on 5/17/06 at 9:27 pm #
  18. I’m always surprised when you mention taste elements in chocolate - e.g. “citrus notes” or whatever. It’s like reading wine reviews. How did you learn to do that?

    Comment by Tricia on 5/18/06 at 5:08 am #
  19. Perhaps you could include a brief glossary of some candy terms? For example, what is a dragee?

    I love your blog. The only problem with it is that it encourages me to eat more candy than I usually do!

    Comment by Lisa on 5/19/06 at 7:48 am #
  20. If we find something interesting (there’s a great little gourmet store with all sorts of interesting candies in it), one; may we send you something? and two, where would we send it?

    An aside, I am a gingantic fan of this blog—thanks a million for posting it

    Comment by Heidi on 5/20/06 at 1:44 pm #
  21. heh yep i thought of more - but tricia and lisa already said them:

    1, maybe you could explain a bit the “tasting terminology” that you use;

    2, maybe you could give a definitive guide to candies and chocolates (like a classification guide).

    also, i agree with lisa that reading you makes me eat more chocolate. especially kit kats! hehe.

    Comment by d on 5/20/06 at 6:18 pm #
  22. I would like to see a copy of your dental x-rays!

    Comment by David L on 5/21/06 at 4:23 am #
  23. Another one: When tasting things for the reviews, how do you go about it? Is there a specific order to how you do things? What do you especially check for? And how long does it usually take to review something? Do you give things a few days to grow in you or do you decide on the moment of first trying it?


    Comment by Barbara on 5/25/06 at 8:12 am #
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