Friday, June 9, 2006

Where to Start?

I just spent about an hour sorting through the candy samples I picked up at the Expo.

What was especially frustrating is figuring out what some of it is. It’s not in the final packaging, so some doesn’t have labeling or names or even a brand.

I took a bunch of little ziploc baggies and did the best I could to group everything back together.


Some things got smashed in transit, especially chocolate things, which bums me out. My Lindt tuffles are a little dented and so was my new milk chocolate Chocovic bar. I also bent one of my Ghirardelli caramel filled dark chocolate squares, I can’t imagine that’s going to make a nice photo.

Some things I apparently picked up over and over again, as I found that I had about ten of these little Cote d’Or Mignonnette Belgian chocolate bars and I still have no idea where I got them.

As I was sifting through everything I realized that I’m not going to do a single post about everything I picked up (that would take me until the next Expo!). I might group them into rating numbers, so I’ll post one day with the superb items and maybe another day with unappetizing things.

Many of the items aren’t new introductions, just products they’re pushing, which is cool. I tried not to pick up stuff I’d had before but there was a small box of “eat this anytime” stuff that I can at least give away to folks who stop by instead of letting them look at my candy and not get any.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:39 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     All Candy ExpoNews

  1. Your Cote d’Or bonanza reminds me of an experience I had while in Chicago in 1997 for a conference. I stayed in the Swissotel, and they had a giant glass snifter of “fun size” European chocolates at the concierge desk. I’ve never made more use of a concierge desk than on that trip! It was especially good when he was away and I could just grab a handful without feeling obligated to ask a question. :^)

    Comment by Tricia on 6/09/06 at 4:37 pm #
  2. Wow! It’s like an adult version of Halloween night! :D

    I think the grouping idea is a good idea. It would keep us all in suspense in what you thought was the “Best of Show”!

    I can’t wait! I’m glad to hear you had such a wonderful time!

    Comment by Sera on 6/09/06 at 5:40 pm #
  3. Looks like you needed to bring bigger Ziploc bags.

    Comment by Marvo on 6/09/06 at 7:58 pm #
  4. Are the Cote d’Ors the little red ones?  Because they were at the Ferrara Pan stand.  I noticed because I could not figure out why they were there!

    Comment by jenny on 6/09/06 at 8:59 pm #
  5. let’s see if this works:

    I got stopped on my way out the door and was pleading with the guy.  I didn’t ask for any of this stuff!  They were throwing it at me!

    It was nice meeting you.  Thanks for all the great coverage.

    Comment by Marcus Q on 6/10/06 at 11:59 am #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    jenny - yeah, I had to look them up in the book and I’m still confused why the lemonhead people are doing chocolate, but I’m not gonna argue. They’re tasty!

    Tricia - haha! I have to admit to doing similar things in the past to get the good stuff.

    Sera - in all fairness to everything I picked up, it might take a while to find best in show.

    Marcus - goodness! You did score. Of course you guys had gear where you could stow the stuff. Be careful of the side effects of those sugarless Peeps though!

    Comment by Cybele on 6/13/06 at 2:29 pm #
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