I can't really believe this new study but I'd like to. Researchers at Louisiana State University tracked the health of more than 11,000 kids between the ages of 2 and 18 from 1999 to 2004 and found that children who ate sweets were 22 percent less likely to be overweight or obese than kids who shunned sweets. Really!? To read more about it, head over to CBSnews blog....
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Conor's 3rd Birthday
Jasper's 4th Birthday
Photo courtesy of Pam "Momma" Mendelsohn
Zachary's 2nd Birthday
I've recently attended a number of parties celebrating birthdays of some very cool kids. What amazed me was the beautiful array of firetruck cakes- labors of love- created for the festivities. All delicious, all ingenious in their construction and decorative elements, I couldn't help but share a few of these innovative baked treats! Gumdrop lights, oreo cookie wheels, marshmallow fondant fire hydrant, the details on these are delightful!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Samoa Girl Scout cookie, and I love those. And this is bigger! I'm definitely getting a second...
Monday, June 20, 2011
The new Hershey's Special Dark Pieces are basically a Hershey's Special Dark bar in m&m form. They're delicious, but then again, so is a Hershey's Special Dark, so this doesn't really come as a surprise. In fact, that wonderful unique flavor of the candy bar lends itself to bite-size form. It melts more easily in one's mouth, which was always my complaint about the candy bar, and the crunchy shell really compliments the dark chocolate flavor. I know they designed the shell colors to match the color scheme of the candy bar wrapper but I think they look a bit dismal. Hershey's should just assume that the flavor is connection enough to the candy's classic form and choose a beautiful array of bright colors to match the bright flavor of the chocolate. I want to see a rainbow! Thanks for finding these, Dan!
Old Town Coffee and Chocolate, downtown Eureka- if you happen through, pick some up. Hooray for licorice treat ingenuity!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Colombina Candy. Actually, they remind me of the British version of m&m's, Smarties, because their brightly colored shells actually taste vaguely fruity- not overtly, just a little tinge of fruit flavor that remains the same across the rainbow of colors. The chocolate is a little milkier than m&m's but not as instantly melty. In the hierarchy of colorful chocolate pellets, m&m's remain my favorites and Smarties and Dandies tie for second. I wouldn't say no to any of them, though. Delicious!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Straight from Candy Blog comes news of a new edition of the wide and varied Hershey's Kiss line: Air Delights! It sounds like they're similar to Nestle Aero bars- chocolate with little air bubbles suspended throughout, which leads to a more delicate chocolate taste. Aeros aren't my favorites, but I must find these new Hershey's Air Delights to taste test!