Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Apparently it's old news that I missed that Kinder Eggs have been banned in the United States because of their terrible danger to young children (read the CNN report here). I might have noticed the ban if the wonderful hollow milk and white chocolate eggs that come with a little toy packed inside had disappeared from my neighborhood stores, but it seems that the stores in my neighborhood didn't get the memo, either, because I see the things everywhere. Apparently with the Easter Season upon us. Honestly, I understand that a small child should not be tempted to shove a large chocolate egg with a plastic toy inside into his or her mouth, but really, aren't there far more insidious dangers out there on the market? And do all Americans have to relinquish their addiction to the Kinderjoy because some parent somewhere didn't monitor their child's careless consumption of the classic treat? I'm aghast. Bring back the Kinder delights! In the meantime, I'm buying up every Kinder Egg I can find! And for other New Yorkers who need to stock up, check out this list compiled by DNAinfo of local stores that still carry the toy-filled sweets).
In honor of Easter, scientists at the University of Nottingham conducted and filmed a number of in-depth chemistry experiments upon the indominable Cadbury Creme Egg. The Atlantic published the footage which proves that creme eggs are, indeed, a wonder of science! Enjoy!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
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Does this count as candy news? A magical mango jelly bean has emerged to teach the world that Kate Middleton is everywhere. The candy speaks the truth! Read more on the NPR blog...
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Washington Post hosts a yearly "Peeps Show" contest calling for the creation of extraordinary dioramas in celebration of marshmallow Peeps. Thanks to reader, Pam "Momma" Mendelsohn, for alerting me about this year's winner, a striking diorama entitled, "Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue," a riviting reenactment of the Chilean minors' emergence from entrapment portrayed in vivid marshmallow splendor. Check it out!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
papabubble candy shop, where you can watch them concocting incredible tasty and colorful creations. I've never really understood the ruckus over hard candy and papabubble changed my mind. I picked up a big bag of candy and will photograph and report back soon, but early tests show that this is really wonderful stuff.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat has come out with a delightfully unique array of chocolate bunnies. Ok, they're a little steep at $12 a bunny (they're not that large), and so I simply pass them daily on my way to and from work, dreaming of how exciting they must taste (I love Vosges chocolate). If I were to pay $12 for a chocolate bunny, this is what I would pick. The flavors are:
Barcelona Bunny- Hickory smoked almonds + grey sea salt + 45% deep milk chocolate
Toffee Bunny- Sweet butter toffee + pink Himalayan salt + deep milk chocolate
Red Fire Easter Bunny- Dark chocolate bunny with Mexican chillies + Ceylon cinnamon
Orchid Vanilla Bunny- Tahitian vanilla bean + 62% dark chocolate