Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Limited Edition Reese's Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups

I simply don't like chunky peanut butter so these limited edition Reese's Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups didn't really stand a chance with me. Especially because I ardently believe that classic Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the best candy on earth. It's hard to make the best even better. And Reese's should keep trying. But I just don't enjoy the additional crunch in these. A fan of crunchy peanut butter would, I'm sure, enjoy these immensely. But I will say this, unrelated to personal taste in peanut butter: the peanut butter was dry, and no one likes that.

Score: 3

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Milky Way Tart: Cafe Brio, Arcata, California

photo courtesy of pam "famula" mendelsohn

I always love to see an inspired reinterpretation of a classic candy bar. Astute obsessivesweets reader, Pam Mendelsohn, recently sent in an image of a brilliant baked version of the Milky Way bar created by Cafe Brio in Arcata, California. A beautiful presentation, the Milky Way Tart combines dark chocolate ganache layered over salted caramel. If only I could click my heels together three times and transport myself to Arcata to taste-test this exquisite creation. Readers, please send in any other baked versions of candy bar classics that you find! 

Sad News: Dippin' Dots Defunct

image courtesy of thefrugalgirls.com

Sad news in the world of ice cream treats. It was announced today in The New York Daily News that Dippin' Dots has been forced to file for bankruptcy. I used to love these tiny frozen dollops of ice cream. They made me feel like a futuristic astronaut. They were colorful and quite delicious. If there had been a nearby purveyor I might have embarked on a serious addiction. Instead, I indulged whenever I could find them and that made them feel all-the-more like a special, unique treat. Besides the fun presentation, they simply constituted tasty ice cream. They will be sorely missed. 

Girl Scout Cookie Lip Balms

photo courtesy jezebel.com

Click here to read the announcement of the newly released Girl Scout Cookie flavored lip balms on Jezebel.com. I'm going straight for the Samoas flavor!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wish List: M&M's Cinnamon!

image courtesy of theimpulsivebuy

I am so excited to read the review of the new Cinnamon m&m's on The Impulsive Buy blog! Cinnamon and chocolate sound like a beautiful combination of flavors, especially for the winter season. Click here to read the review and please leave a comment if you see these for sale in New York! Must try!!