Wednesday, July 25, 2012
This Week in Candy Blog History: July Week 3
It’s pretty hot over most the United States this summer. Even in more mild years I’ve tended to avoid chocolate purchases because it just ends up in a sticky puddle before I get to eat it.
Posting here will be a little lighter for the next few weeks. You’ll get fresh reviews at least twice a week and this roundup of posts from the pasts on Wednesday.
Name: Cupcake Bites
Read the full original review of Cupcake Bites here.
Jolly Ranchers are pretty much perfect the way they are, dense and intense, portable and pretty cheap. (I wish they came in minty flavors.) So you can imagine I wasn’t that keen on this new version of the candy which really has nothing to do with what makes Jolly Ranchers awesome.
Name: Jolly Rancher Awesome Twosome Chews
Read the full and original review of Jolly Ranchers Awesome Twosomes Chews here.
I was excited to include Toffifay finally on Candy Blog. They were one of my favorite candies as a teen and one that I actually still buy as an adult even with all this other candy in my world. (I was pleased at how the photos turned out, too.)
Name: Toffifay (Toffifee)
Read the full and original review of Storck Toffifay here.
For a while my Aussie readers kept telling me to try Musk Sticks. I didn’t even understand what that could be. I did find some Musk Life Savers and thought that they were interesting, but wondered if the perfumed flavor was just a mistake. Turns out that’s really what they’re supposed to taste like. I realize now that the Musk Sticks that I did find were from one of the lesser brands, but I’m not sure if the quality was what was holding back my love.
Name: Musk Flavored Sticks
Read the full and original review of Musk Sticks here.
Name: Jujyfruits & Jujubes
Read the full and original review of Jujyfruits and Jujubes here.
In 2006 I had my first opportunity to visit the All Candy Expo (now called the Sweets & Snacks Expo) in Chicago. There was a crazy amount of candy there, but I knew I struck gold with these samples from Anthon Berg filled chocolates. Again, part of the attraction was that they were so fun to photograph.
Name: Chocolate Liqueur Bottles & Chocolate Coffee Dreams
Read the full and original review of Anthon Berg Filled Chocolates.
In 2005 I’d barely started the blog and was still finding my way around the planet through confectionery. It was then that my obsession with black sugar and all things molasses and brown sugar started. I made my first online purchase of candy from Japan.
Name: Kuro Ame
Read the full and original reviews of Japanese Kuro Ame candies.
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