Friday, June 8, 2007

This Week in Candy - That’s My Purple!

  • imageCadbury long ago staked out its claim to the color purple, Pantone 2685C. While you’re likely to see the color purple used in association with lots of marketing, when it comes to chocolate, Cadbury thinks Pantone 2685C is all theirs. (I’ve noticed that dark chocolate seems to be branded with some shade of purple no matter the brand, Hershey’s and M&Ms are both using purple.) Read more here.
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  • Karletta Moniz at The Art of Tasting Chocolate had the sweetest post this week that I absolutely identified with: Like Cab Fare for Chocolate.
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  • Steve (yes, Don’t Eat It Steve!) of The Sneeze no longer wants to know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Curious?
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  • I’ve never reviewed them but I love ‘em, they’re called BumbleBars - made from sesame seeds, honey and love or something. I Ate A Pie has the scoop.
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  • If you are what you eat, can you get chocolate milk from a cow that eats chocolate? There are some livestock farms that have been feeding their cattle & pigs junk food scraps. (Hey, it’s better than China where they feed them melamine.) I’m just wondering how much it would be to go load up the back of a pickup truck full of “candy bar scraps”.
  • Things I want to make (but probably never will):

     

  • Well Seasoned Cook has a recipe (and gorgeous photos) of Anise Turkish Delight. Just the thought of it sends me to the moon.
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  • This week’s Nutpatch Nougats reminded me that I’ve had a recipe bookmarked for 6 months from the Barmy Baker for a classic Nougat de Montelimar. Somehow I think that I’m more of an “order it on the internet” candy person. But you never know.
  • In Revival News:

     

  • Phood is back and so is Junk Food Blog!
  • Here’s the recap of Candy Blog reviews this week:

    Monday: KitKat Temptations: Hazelnut Praline & Coconut Eclair (5 out of 10)

    Tuesday: Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels (7 out of 10)

    Wednesday: Nutpatch Nougats (10 out of 10)

    Thursday: Tiny Size Chiclets (5 out of 10)

    Friday: Chocotelegram & Chocolate Dispatch (7 out of 10)

    Weekly Average: 6.8 ... 40% chocolate content.

    POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:48 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyFun StuffNews

    Comments
    1. Thanks for the mention. BTW, the Turkish Delight got better with age, a firmer texture and more intense flavor.

      Comment by Susan on 6/10/07 at 2:39 am #
    2. That’s not purple!

      Comment by Russ on 6/10/07 at 10:45 am #
    3. So glad you enjoyed my chocolate for cab fare piece.  An ‘only in San Francisco’ moment.  Love your site!

      Best,
      Karletta, http://www.CulinaryMuse.com

      Comment by Karletta on 6/23/07 at 4:44 pm #

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