Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Valentines Product Roundup

Since this is my third Valentines since starting the Candy Blog, I figured I should point newer readers to some almost-fresh reviews of Valentines products that can be found in stores today. (Lest you think that I haven’t been there, done that.) Just click on the teensy photo to be transported back in time to relive the glory.

imageName: 3 Musketeers Cherry with Dark Chocolate
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: samples from Mars reps
Price: unknown
Size: 9 ounces
Calories per ounce: 124
Type: Chocolate/Nougat
Rating: 6 out of 10

imageName: Be My Love Edible Jewelry Kit
Brand: Au’some
Place Purchased: Walgreen’s (Echo Park)
Price: $.99
Size: unknown
Calories per ounce: unknown
Type: Chalk (Dextrose)
Rating: 6 out of 10

imageName: Strong Dark (70% Dark Chocolate)
Brand: Chocolove
Place Purchased: gift (thanks Monica)
Price: unknown
Size: 3.2 ounces
Calories per ounce: 157
Type: Chocolate
Rating: 8 out of 10

imageName: Chocolate Heaven
Brand: Cocoa Deli
Place Purchased: Walgreen’s (Echo Park)
Price: $3.50 (on sale)
Size: 5.1 ounces
Calories per ounce: 141
Type: Chocolate/Caramel/Mint
Rating: 6 out of 10

imageName: Dove Jewels
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: Rite Aid (Echo Park)
Price: $3.99
Size: 5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 144
Type: Chocolate/Nuts
Rating: 6 out of 10

imageName: Elmer’s Four Piece Box
Brand: Elmer’s Chocolate
Place Purchased: Von’s (Hollywood)
Price: $.99
Size: 2.4 ounces
Calories per ounce: 121
Type: Chocolate/Caramel
Rating: 5 out of 10

imageName: Ferrero Rocher
Brand: Ferrero
Place Purchased: Walgreen’s (Echo Park)
Price: $1.39
Size: 1.3 ounces
Calories per ounce: 169
Type: Chocolate/Nuts/Cookie
Rating: 8 out of 10

imageName: Mon Cheri
Brand: Ferrero
Place Purchased: Walgreen’s (Echo Park)
Price: $1.39
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 173
Type: Chocolate/Nuts
Rating: 7 out of 10

imageName: Raffaello & Rondnoir
Brand: Ferrero
Place Purchased: RiteAid (Vermonica)
Price: $.69
Size: 1 ounce
Calories per ounce: 180 & 160
Type: Chocolate/Cookie/Nuts/Coconut
Rating: 6 out of 10 & 8 out of 10

imageName: Heart Shaped Junior Mints
Brand: Tootsie
Place Purchased: Von’s (Hollywood)
Price: $.99
Size: 4.75 ounces
Calories per ounce: 116
Type: Chocolate/Mint
Rating: 7 out of 10

imageName: Marshmallow Hearts
Brand: Frankford Candy
Place Purchased: Rite Aid
Price: $.79 (on sale)
Size: 5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 95
Type: Marshmallow
Rating: 6 out of 10

imageName: Assorted Chocolates (Heart Box)
Brand: Russell Stover
Place Purchased: Walgreen’s (Echo Park)
Price: $.99
Size: 1.75 ounces
Calories per ounce: 137
Type: Chocolate/Coconut/Caramel
Rating: 6 out of 10

imageName: SpongeBob Squarepants Plastic Heart
Brand: Frankford Candy
Place Purchased: Walgreen’s (Echo Park)
Price: $1.50 (on sale)
Size: .71 ounces
Calories per ounce: 140
Rating: 2 out of 10

imageName: SweeTart Hearts
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Walgreen’s (Echo Park)
Price: $.79
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 113
Type: Dextrose/Sour
Rating: 7 out of 10

imageName: Turtles
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Walgreen’s (Echo Park)
Price: $1.98 (75% off!)
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 139
Type: Chocolate/Nuts/Caramel/Kosher
Rating: 4 out of 10

imageTechnically I never reviewed the Coconut Heart, but here’s the specs on the Egg version:
Name: Cream Eggs: Strawberry, Coconut and Maple
Brand: Russell Stover
Place Purchased: Rite Aid
Price: $.39 each
Size: 1.25 ounces
Calories per ounce: 104-120
Type: Chocolate
Rating: 8 out of 10

imageTechnically I never reviewed the Nestle Cruch Dark Heart but here’s the review from oh-so-long-ago on the Limited Edition Bar:
Name: Nestle Crunch Dark
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Convenience Store
Price: $.75
Size:1.4 oz
Calories per ounce: 135
Type: Chocolate (crisped)

I also have on hand for review this week: Brach's Heart Shaped Cinnamon Imperials, Brach's Cherry JuJu Hearts, Confectionery Lane Mixed Fruit Marshmallow Lollipop & Hershey's Heart's Desire Assortment.

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Comments
  1. I was at Target yesterday and my gaze fell upon a small bag of Dove candies: dark chocolate cherry caramel.  Three of my favorites things in one!  I bought them and love them.  I know your feeling about cherry flavoring, though, so I don’t know that I’d urge you to try them.  smile

    Comment by Lesley on 2/05/08 at 8:27 am #
  2. uhm…some of the clicky pics no worky.

    Comment by fluffy on 2/05/08 at 10:31 am #
  3. Any idea why I can’t find Hershey’s Marshmallow Hearts this year? Hershey’s is less then helpful, but I thought you might have some inside info.

    For that matter, finding their Marshmallow Trees was impossible at Christmas.

    Thanks!

    Comment by Deb on 2/05/08 at 8:42 pm #
  4. I don’t know if you’ve seen them yet, but I’d be interested in your take on those new Reese’s flavored whoppers. I had them yesterday, and whileI could not stop eating them until I threw the box away, I was not sure I actually liked them. They are sort of odd.

    Comment by sara on 2/06/08 at 4:10 am #
  5. Love your blog, so fun to read!  Thanks for this info on valentines candy.  Though I must admit I don’t buy seasonal candy, I have had too many instances where the product just tasted stale.  My experience in food manufacturing has lead me to believe that the stuff is made well in advance of the season to meet the peak demand, and could be older than the “regular” candy in the same aisle.  Have you had a similar taste experience?

    Comment by Ariana on 2/07/08 at 5:09 pm #
  6. will you be carrying switzer licorice anytime soon?

    Comment by kb on 2/11/08 at 6:33 am #
  7. Dose anyone remember the candy hearts that were out last year and they were just like circus peanuts. The bag had solid white hearts and solid pink hearts. For anyone who loves circus peanuts these were delicious!! I have not been able to find them anywhere them anywhere. I have been to P&C, Wegmans, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and, Kinneys to no avail? Have you seen these anywhere? I am in New York. Please Help.

    Comment by jessica on 2/13/08 at 12:48 pm #
  8. OMOG!  I have been looking for those pink and white hearts for several years now.  I can’t remember the name of the company who makes them and I have been craving them!  I go on the hunt every year when the vday candy comes out!  When I first found them, they were at an Eckerds Drug Store!  Would love to find more!

    Comment by Jennifer on 3/02/10 at 7:03 am #
  9. anybody know who makes the pink and white hearts that are like circus peanuts???

    Comment by Kathryn on 1/17/11 at 5:13 pm #
  10. I have been looking for those pink and white Circus Peanut hearts for several years now! I can’t find them ANYWHERE and it makes me so sad!!! They were my favorite V-day candy! :(

    Comment by Chad on 2/07/11 at 3:16 pm #
  11. YES, those PINK and WHITE marshmellow hearts are made by FARLEY.  They are NOT the same cheapie lame ones that Target sells now.  No, these were white hearts and pink hearts in one bag.  They are THE BEST CANDY EVER!  Everyone used to carry them.  Then I could only get them at CVS and Hobby Lobby of all places.  Now I can’t get them at either place.  I have been online trying to find them.  It makes me MAD that all we are left with is the same candy we get ALL YEAR LONG only now in valentine wrappers… LAME!!!

    Comment by Tracey Ostlund on 2/02/12 at 1:47 pm #
  12. I’m glad to see that others have been on a quest for the circus-peanut-like pink and white hearts.  CVS used to get them every Valentine’s season, but I can’t find them anymore. They were truly my favorite candy (with a taste subtly different than actual circus peanuts). If anyone finds an online source, please post it here!

    Comment by Dan Inloes on 2/12/12 at 3:55 pm #
  13. This is ridiculous that none of us can find them. I’m emailing Farley to see if they can shed some light. (Though its possible my indignation stems from extreme boredom following foot surgery), but I want these hearts.

    Comment by Luke wallis on 1/28/13 at 7:01 am #
  14. i agree i been looking for these hearts everywhere ! i saw them last year then this year they were gone. they had a very different taste then the circus peanuts ! i need them

    Comment by Allison on 3/31/13 at 9:36 am #
  15. My whole family has been looking for those hearts!
    Very upset that they are no where to be found. :(

    Comment by JT on 2/10/14 at 1:46 pm #

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