Thursday, April 2, 2009

Candy Tease: Spring 2009

While Candy Season is winding down with Easter less than two weeks from now, All Candy Expo is gearing up ... which means plenty of new product announcements.

imageName: Dark Velvet - Champagne and Cognac
Brand: Anthon Berg
Description: Dark Velvet is two beautiful gift boxes with delicious truffles. Each one of them is filled with a smooth filling dominated by either Piper-Heidsieck Champagne or R?my Martin Cognac. A taste experience as dark as chocolate and with fillings as smooth as velvet.
Notes:  I’m rather fond of the Anthon Berg liquor bottles, mostly because they make me feel like a giant alcoholic. The cognac sounds the most appealing, as I think that the earthy, leather & tobacco flavors of cognac go well with dark chocolate.

imageName: Yogurt Coated Raspberry Soft Eating Liquorice
Brand:Darrell Lea
Description: Darrell Lea have coated their delicious Raspberry Soft Eating Liquorice with creamy yogurt. Containing only Natural Flavor and using colors derived from natural sources, it is preservative free to compliment Darrell Lea’s range of “Better for you” Australian Liquorice.
Notes: Darrell Lea is really expanding in the US. They’re also going to bring out a version of Allsorts in US stores as well. I have zero interest in yogurt covered red licorice though I imagine there are plenty of folks who are going to be interested.

Name: DOVE Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter
Brand: Dove (Mars)
Description: It’s the combination we’ve all been waiting for - soft and creamy peanut butter surrounded by silky smooth DOVE Chocolate. It’s the most indulgent way to experience the premium taste of 100% real, authentic milk chocolate and creamy peanut butter. Available in retail stores nationwide in May 2009.
Notes: It’s about time!

imageName: Kazoozles
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Description: Kazoozles Cherry Punch: Two Cherry Ropes with Punch Filling. Kazoozles Pink Lemonade: Two Lemon Ropes with Cherry Filling. June 8, 2009 release.
Notes: Look familiar? These came out back on 2005/06 and were called SweeTarts Rope. I don’t know why both flavor versions have to have cherry in them. Why couldn’t the lemon one be lemon and raspberry?

imageName: Gummy Puckerooms
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Description: Sour Sanded Gummies in different mushroom shapes and four yummy flavors (cherry, grape, lemon/orange, and grape/cherry). June 8, 2009 release.
Notes: These feel like a return to the Wonka whimsy. It seems like moving into gummis is a natural extension for the Wonka line as well. I find the flavor selection a little odd ... but I guess Wonka must think that everyone loves cherry.

imageName: Gummy Sluggles
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Description: Classic, sweet gummies in three fun slug-like shapes, and four yummy flavors (lemon, strawberry, grape, and orange). June 8, 2009 release.
Notes: I don’t know if these are going to be distinct enough from other gummis already on the market, but hey, there’s no cherry in it, so I’m definitely down for a try.

imageName: Tic Tac Melon Mango, Holiday Twist & Pina Colada (Limited Edition)
Brand: Ferrero
Description: Tic Tac Melon Mango uses an innovative combination of fruit flavors and vibrant colors. Starts shipping in June 2009. Tic Tac Holiday Twist
will spice up your holiday with the combination of our Freshmint & Cinnamon flavors. Starts shipping in September 2009. Tic Tac Pi?a Colada combines the flavors of coconut & pineapple in a single mint to create a unique tropical flavor sensation. Starts shipping in March 2010.

Notes: I know Tic Tac comes out with these limited editions, but I’m never able to find them in stores. (Not that I couldn’t make my own Holiday mix myself.)

imageName: Impulse Chocolate Bars
Brand: Valor Chocolates
Description: Now you can enjoy all the flavor of Valor chocolate anytime, anywhere. Our new 1.59-ounce chocolate minibars give you that little bit of extra pleasure whenever and wherever you want. Adult pleasure any time, any where.
Notes:  I didn’t write that copy. Valor is a great Spanish brand of chocolate that I seem to have neglected on the blog for many years. These little bars may change that, as I often find the 100 gram bars a bit daunting (and expensive).

imageName: Skipjacks
Brand: Wolfgang
Description: Skipjacks are delicious, light Oyster Crackers covered in Wolfgang’s natural, creamy milk chocolate. The crispy, salty cracker, and the sweet milk chocolate make this new product as irresistible as fresh popcorn at the movies.
Notes: I can’t tell from the product info if these are the saltine stile oyster crackers or the big crunchy lump style. Either way, I’m ready to give these a try.

Name: Gourmet Flavored Candy Corn
Brand: Zachary Confections, Inc. 
Description: We are pleased to introduce three more flavors of Gourmet Flavored Candy Corn! Candy Cane, Gingerbread, and Egg Nog will join our successful line of 1 lb. “candy dish” tubs.
Notes: Zachary already makes an interesting array including Raspberry, Caramel Apple, Cherry, Cinnamon, Tangerine and Raspberry Lemonade (see list here). Flavors like Egg Nog and Gingerbread actually sound more in tune with the mellow texture and flavor of fondant, so I’m willing to give them a try.

Related Candies

  1. Candy Tease: February 2009
  2. Candy Tease: Autumn 2008
  3. Candy Tease: All Candy Expo 2008 #5
  4. Candy Tease: All Candy Expo 2008 #4
  5. Candy Tease: All Candy Expo 2008 #3
  6. Candy Tease: All Candy Expo 2008 #2
  7. Candy Tease: All Candy Expo 2008 #1

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:34 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyNew Product Announcement5-PleasantFeatured News

  1. bettyfelon's avatar


    haha you are far braver than I

    I wonder how peeps would taste with peanut butter

    Comment by bettyfelon on 4/07/09 at 9:25 am #
  2. I’m going to call this your “Extreme Peeps Edition” of Peeps Mash Ups! Love the savory snacks, very bold ideas! I’m going to try mine with white cheddar crackers and see how it turns out!

    Comment by Kimberly W. on 4/07/09 at 10:36 am #
  3. Wow.  Deep end is right.  This reminds me of a cheesecake recipe that I came across recently that incorporated Guinness Stout and cheddar cheese.

    Comment by Rob on 4/07/09 at 11:40 am #
  4. So awesome!

    You are far braver a person than I am raspberry

    Peanut butter would be an interesting one.

    How about Peeps on a log?

    Comment by Bear Silber on 4/07/09 at 11:47 am #
  5. Mmm, I was thinking peanut butter, too. Unsweetened, natural pb! Yum.

    Hmmm. Great photos! Very whimsical. [trying very hard not to think about eating those mash-ups - nacho cheese *urp*].

    Comment by KateC on 4/07/09 at 12:33 pm #
  6. Sera's avatar

    Oh Cybele, I adore your creativity! I love Cheetos, yet I haven’t had them in YEARS. Now I have a good excuse to remedy this! smile

    Comment by Sera on 4/07/09 at 1:22 pm #
  7. It’s official.  You’ve overdosed on candy and gone off the deep end.  wink

    Comment by doreen on 4/07/09 at 1:48 pm #
  8. I don’t know if you’ve heard of the Book of Bunny Suicides, but these pictures reminded me of those drawing.

    Comment by Marvo on 4/07/09 at 2:18 pm #
  9. “And Peeps may actually be better when they?re stale.”

    Yes, they are. In fact I don’t think they’re any good until they are so stale they are crunchy.

    Btw, your link is broken.

    Comment by bitguru on 4/07/09 at 3:20 pm #
  10. Anything with peeps are SICK. S-I-C-K. The peeps are the reason everyone is scared of going to sleep at night. LOL, just kidding about the sleep thing.

    Comment by Riel on 4/07/09 at 3:29 pm #
  11. Awesome post!

    I’ve always like a mix of sweet and savory (french fries dipped in peppermint icing, anyone?), so I’m actually rather tempted to try Peeps with cheese!

    Comment by Peloria on 4/07/09 at 5:56 pm #
  12. We don’t have peeps in aus, but marshmallow is not really popular here anyway. How about a peep sandwich?

    Comment by Sweet Pursuit on 4/07/09 at 6:08 pm #
  13. The first thing one must do after returning home with some fresh peeps is remove the plastic wrapper.  The next step requires patience, lots of patience.  Like a fine red wine, those peeps need to breathe.  Don’t even think of separating one from the pack for at least a week.

    Comment by JollyJoe, Mike & Ike on 4/07/09 at 6:51 pm #
  14. I’ve read your blog a few times but not posted in awhile but I had to say…..
    AWWWWW..Poor Peep with a Cheeto thru the head :(

    Comment by Melonie on 4/07/09 at 8:34 pm #
  15. Exciting post! I’ve already had my annual package of peeps, but now I’m considering eating more.

    Comment by Tyler on 4/07/09 at 8:39 pm #
  16. You made my day!  The pics are just hilarious.  I have to make sure my husband sees this since peeps are one of his favorite candies.

    Comment by Diane on 4/08/09 at 4:54 am #
  17. this is genius.  i officially have a blog crush.  I love the picture of the peep sitting in the bowl of cheese.  I also prefer that frito lay squat can.  If I had thought of this first, I would have surely done it myself.  peeps savory!

    I did my own wacko peeps post a few weeks ago on my own blog, “peeps stunt cycle”.  linked to my name.

    Comment by the pizza on 4/08/09 at 4:57 am #
  18. Have you ever thought of trying Cheez Whiz with your Peeps?

    Comment by Johnny Carruthers on 4/08/09 at 5:53 am #
  19. Ohh, who has tried french fries dipped in a wendy’s frosty?

    Comment by Riel on 4/08/09 at 10:33 am #
  20. Just in time!  I am bringing chips and dip to the family Easter celebration…I’m gonna sit a peep in each dip I bring!...I don’t think I would eat peeps with any of these items, but now you have me thinking about peeps and bacon…..Cybele, you inspire me!!!

    Comment by Michelle F on 4/08/09 at 11:20 am #
  21. Fries with a frosty or a chocolate shake—totally great!  Also buttered toast with hot chocolate is a nice one.

    Something about that dish of nacho peeps is just priceless.

    Comment by JJR on 4/08/09 at 1:45 pm #
  22. Cybele, I’ve been reading your blog for 2 - 3 years now, and this is the first time I’ve commented…I LOVE this post!  I had to laugh out loud…thank you!

    Comment by Fran on 4/08/09 at 2:55 pm #
  23. mmm, JJR, I need to try that.

    Comment by Riel on 4/08/09 at 4:41 pm #
  24. Tricia's avatar

    You may have gone off the deep end? MAY??? I’d say that right there is the understatement of the year on Candy Blog!

    Comment by Tricia on 4/08/09 at 5:37 pm #
  25. Wow. The pictures are super cute, but I was imagining what the combos would actually taste like…and then I threw up in my mouth a little bit. :x

    Comment by Shauna on 4/08/09 at 11:06 pm #
  26. Please don’t do this to me when I’m full of Cow Pies and Pecan Puddles.

    Comment by jMo on 4/09/09 at 7:33 pm #
  27. So glad I’m not the only person who does this! My personal fave is dipping Peeps in some melted chocolate and giving them a cute little chocolate straightjacket!

    Keep (Peep?) up the good work!

    Comment by Cookie on 4/10/09 at 1:12 am #
  28. I’m surprised that you stayed away from Peeps and nacho cheese- my absolutely favorite snack at the movies are red Twizzlers and nacho cheese; trying them with Peeps is TEMPTING!

    Comment by Jeff B on 4/10/09 at 7:03 am #
  29. I love your Peeps pictures. Very cute and fun! I really enjoyed scrolling down!

    Comment by skibs on 4/11/09 at 1:21 pm #
  30. How do you slice a peep in half like that?  Laser?

    Comment by Amanda on 4/13/09 at 2:43 am #
  31. This is hysterical. Nice work!

    Comment by Sara on 6/21/09 at 11:23 am #
  32. nice post. I love the cute and funny peeps.

    Comment by utari on 7/11/10 at 7:42 pm #
  33. Hi, Candyblogs,
    I seem disgusted at the site of this savory mashup, as i hate peeps themselves. but i am willing to try it.

    Thank You,

    Wesley A. Fitsporn
    Email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or reach me in work at: 1-803-220-1212

    (Wesley A. Fight- Sap- Oh-Ar-N)

    P.S, please don’t make rude comments about my name, its pronounced Fight-Sap-Oh-Ar-N

    Comment by Wesley A. Fitsporn on 1/18/11 at 4:43 pm #
  34. Hahaha, Wesley A. FitsPORN xD

    Comment by Lol Katie 00 on 1/18/11 at 4:44 pm #


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