Friday, September 28, 2007

This Week in Candy - Candy is better when you sleep in your own bed

If you’ve already entered my candy drawing, you should definitely go enter Candy Addict’s. He has far more candy that I’ve got, so it should be a windfall for all FOUR winners.

Hammond's Candy StickChocolate Bytes is also running a drawing for some cute See’s Foil Wrapped Autumn Leaves. Check that out and enter! (Deadline is Sunday.)

X-Entertainment marks the beginning of Candy Season with their first haul of Halloween Candy. If that’s not enough to get you through to the sales that start on the day after, check out their huge archives that go back years and years. 

Buzzle has up a list of the 10 Great Moments in the History of Chocolate. Of course any top ten list will generate comments. I’m pretty sure Hershey should be on there, mostly because it was when chocolate became accessible to the masses and large-scale production techniques were applied to what had been a rather upscale artisan product. But there are other things left out of there as well.

Tasty Show (mostly chocolate) attended the Chocolate and Beer pairing sponsored by Cote d’Or at All Candy Expo. (I would have put this in my roundup, but it was posted on the same day and I didn’t see it.)

Jessica posts on Su Good Eats about a new chocolate maker in the US called Askinosie ... definitely on my list now!

Daffin's Candy BoxI didn’t do a This Week roundup last week, I was traveling and having spent all that time and money to get across the country to see my family, I thought it best to spend time with them! I had a great trip and my mother and I went to visit Daffin’s Candy Factory in Farrell, PA and then to the Daffin’s Candy Store (the World’s Largest, they say). I’ll have a complete write up on that soon and tell you what’s in that box.

I also got to watch my niece and nephew try out a bunch of the All Candy Expo candies. The biggest hit with the two of them seemed to be the Candy Stampers that Concord makes. They’re a compressed dextrose disk that has a little shape on it and lots and lots of food coloring. You wet it on your tongue and then stamp the shape on your skin, or paper, or whatever. They seemed most interested in stamping their tongues.

Swedish Fish Aqua LifeHere’s what I know my niece doesn’t like: Razzles, Russell Stover’s Mocha Truffle (I don’t know why she wanted to open it), Trolli Gummi Bears or Concord Bananas. She seemed happiest when I opened my bag of Swedish Fish Aqua Life and she picked out all the red fish. They both got a couple of Pez as well, and seemed to like them. My nephew is more mellow about candy and seemed happy with most of the stuff I gave him. He likes sour, but not super sour. Sour Patch Kids are just about his speed.

I’m so happy to be home but haven’t even really looked at all my candy yet, I’ve just been trying to respond to your requests for the new candies revealed at the All Candy Expo.

Monday: Tootsie Rolls & Fruit Rolls (5 out of 10)

Tuesday: Chewy Lemonheads & Atomic Fireballs (7 out of 10 & 8 out of 10)

Wednesday: Skittles Chocolate Mix (5 out of 10)

Thursday: Pop Rocks Milk Chocolate Bar (7 out of 10)

Friday: Junior Mints Deluxe (7 out of 10)

Average rating: 6.27 ... 29% chocolate content.

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