Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
And although these aren't actually candy, I feel compelled to cheer about these magnificent donut holes on the dessert menu. They come with three bottles of butterscotch, lemon, and chocolate syrups that you insert directly into the donuts and fill yourself. The combination of the syrup (hail hail butterscotch!) with the warm sugar-encrusted donut is perfection. I already find myself daydreaming of them. Thanks Howie & Audrey!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I simply love Goetze's Caramel Creams. After taste testing so many variations of international and gourmet caramel varieties of late, I needed simple caramel perfection. Goetze's aren't fancy but they hit the spot, the center cream mixing with the caramel into an even milkier combination. Not sickeningly sweet, these caramels are not only addictive but you can get really crafty with them- melt them over salty popcorn, squish them betwen two graham crackers, pair them with fresh apple slices. Their potential to increase the tastiness of almost any food is boundless!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I have yet to meet a Junior Mint I didn't enjoy, and these deluxe versions only improve on the original recipe! Approximately the size of a Cella's Chocolate Cherry, the center of these Junior Mint bonbons leans is more liquid than the original. And it's great. The intense mint flavor keeps the center from becoming too overwhelmingly sweet and the chocolate shell rapidly melts in your mouth. There's no easy way to eat this sticky treat without popping the entire thing into your mouth. I highly recommend the experience!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I have no idea who made this candy or really what it consists of. It's a beautiful little jewel of a something. The store clerk described it as a fig jelly, and there were tiny seeds in the red blob, but that's where resemblance to fig ended in my mind. The clear exterior blob consists of neutral rice candy, pleasing to chew on but without any real flavor. It's like chewing on sugar water. The figgy fruity center only diverged from the rest of the candy in consistency, adding some fibery mass to the combination. I loved the looks but would definitely not go for this one again.
Score : 2
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Despite the delightful packaging on the Pizza Candy of Love, the mango hard candy inside was completely disgusting. I'm biased, though. It was flavored with tamarind and I think that all things tamarind have a weird vomit undertone.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
These new Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted candy bars are perfection. I've been waiting for these all my life and only bemoan their scarcity. I've been a big fan of Cadbury Creme Eggs for years. In fact, as a child my mom once got me across the country on a slow-moving train by promising me one Cadbury Creme Egg a day and it was worth it. I've always felt that it's awkward to eat that delicious cream filling in egg form, unnecessarily messy from the proportions of the egg. This double candy bar simply elongates the original egg, allowing you far more control in your consumption of the sticky filling. It's wonderful.
This incredible find merits a special shout out of thanks to my friend Dan who has an innate gift for finding elusive limited edition candy in the unlikeliest of places.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I love these. They're basically the British version of Whoppers but the chocolate is so much creamier. The ratio of chocolate to malt definitely favors chocolate in the British version, and I prefer it that way. Luckily, they seem to be carried all over NYC so I get to eat them regularly.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I tried the peanut butter truffle from Joseph Schmidt and was overwhelmed by the strength of the chocolate. Honestly, I never really processed the peanut butter flavors because of the bitterness of the dark chocolate. The peanut butter filling was less a cream than a chocolate truffle center infused with peanut butter flavor. Thanks to my mom who picked these up at the Scharffen Berger factory in Emeryville!
The first time I tried these limited edition peanut butter whoppers I was immediately taken by how synthetic and non-peanut buttery they smelled. The taste wasn't much better. I crunched through a few and put them away. The second time I tried them I was much hungrier, so persevered through the initial distaste. The peanut butter really works with the malt ball flavor and crunch. They should do a version with a larger ratio of peanut butter, the rich melty kind that smells like real peanuts.
Like those old-time Andes Mints but with better ratio of mint to chocolate, the key to these lovely limited edition kisses is the melty dark chocolate exterior and the consistency of the minty interior creme. My favorite of all the limited edition kisses. But I'm still waiting to try the caramel apple...
This limited edition KitKat comes in a pleasing toxic green shade, but that's where the pleasure ends. The waxy coating crumbles instead of melting and the flavor can't really be compared to anything I've encountered before- a raisin that's slightly off? I put it down after one bite. Enough.
These simply taste like a chocolate cream-filled kiss. Maybe the hot cocoa moniker is more for effect than a true description of the flavor. Other than the whipped consistency of the center, it all tastes like chocolate to me. Thanks to Dan for adding these to my collection!
I popped this lotte gum in my mouth and felt like Veruca Salt turning into an enormous engorged blueberry. The flavor was intense and delicious and it turned my mouth a similarly bizarre shade of blue-purple as my pet chow chow dog. The flavor disappears way too fast, though- a brilliant flash in the pan.