Monday, July 27, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Score: (Perfect, top of the line, enthusiastic) 5
Friday, July 17, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This is all hand-painted marzipan. Really! Astounding edible artistry.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Recently I wrote a rave review about the Jelly Belly Star Wars Galaxy Mix (read review here). The mix consists of pearlized shimmering jelly beans in the following flavors: berry blue, blueberry, grape soda, green apple, island punch, sour apple, and wild blackberry. It's a good blend of flavors and the shining paint job transforms them into irresistible sparkling gems. And then Jelly Belly tops the Galaxy Mix by creating a tray of the mix, adding in some extra flavors, and then separating all the jelly beans by color for me!! Who knew this existed! Pre-sorted jelly beans with a Star Wars theme!!
* Special note: I received these samples from Jelly Belly Candy Company, the makers of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. Thanks, Jelly Belly! I love to sample your exciting flavors! Although I review the jelly beans above, I do not give numbered scores to free samples so as to avoid any possibility of unfair scoring.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Liddabit Sweets is all the rage here in New York City with their high-end hand-made caramels and candy bars created in unique and esoteric flavors. They were even featured in a limited edition Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream flavor (click here to read)! I arrived at Liddabit in a pique of excitement to sample all the flavors. Overall, the caramels are delicious. The beer and pretzel caramel, pictured above, features a beer infused caramel with small crunchy pretzel bits suspended throughout. It's good, but given the high price tag I don't think it matched my elevated expectations. The caramel, buttery and infused with a yeasty ale flavor, was a nice balance, and the pretzel crunch makes the whole thing taste more substantive. I would eat a lot of these special caramels if placed in front of me-but at $2/piece, one at a time will suffice for now. Thanks, Kara!
To buy your own Liddabit Beer and Pretzel Caramels, click here.
Thursday, June 11, 2015