Monday, November 30, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
I've tried maple cotton candy once before (read ecstatic review here) and walked away transformed. Maple sugar is such a natural pairing with the traditional cotton candy form. Instead of that extra syrupy sweet flavor, though, the natural aroma and flavor of maple elevates the entire dessert. It's incredible. This Jed's Maple Cotton Candy is fantastic and lasted approximately five minutes in the pantry before getting inhaled. Thanks, Ben!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Score (packaging): 5
Score (flavor): 4
Friday, November 20, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
These Pez Hedz Hello Kitty Soft Candy Chews constitute a surprisingly light and refreshing chew. Flavors are raspberry gummy face with blueberry bow and strawberry gummy face with a strawberry bow. The candies aren't as super sweet or artificial tasting as one might expect looking at them, either. It's all about the aesthetics here but the nice flavors are a good bonus. On a side note, besides the branded name, I don't see any relationship to Pez Candy here. Perhaps it's a good sign, though, that the brand is branching out. I do love Pez.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Score (flavor): 3
Score (aesthetics): 5
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Traditional Turron candy goes back over 500 years to Spain's Moorish roots. It's a hard nut-based nougat or brittle, almonds or other nuts roasted with plentiful honey and egg white sometimes added in to cohere the mixture. All three varieties of my selection by El Almendro (since 1883!) are delicious and now I desire to try more, especially a homemade version. Thanks for bringing this back in your suitcase, Mom!
Friday, November 6, 2015
Pocky chocolate dipped biscuit sticks constitute such a classic sweet treat. The variety of flavor variations on the original are vast and overwhelming. One of my favorite go-to Pocky flavors of all time is the Sicilia Lemon Resort Pocky, a cookie stick dipped in a sparkling lemon icing- not too sweet, relying on a natural tart lemon base. So flavorful, so light and crunchy, so ideal for a sunny afternoon treat.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
photo courtesy of mars via people.com
I'm so excited to try these new seasonal m&m's flavors! Included are Hot Chocolate (with dark chocolate!), White Peppermint, and Cafe Mocha. All three have the potential to be delicious but I'm especially excited to try the Hot Chocolate. All three varieties were released on the market on November 1 and I'm on the hunt!
Click here to read more via People.com: "There are 3 New m&m's Flavors About to Enter Our Lives and Hearts"
Monday, November 2, 2015
This Cocoaland Lot 100 black current gummy from Malaysia presents itself as a dense chew, rich with juicy black current flavor. This is definitely one of the nicest of the whole Lot 100 line.
Click here to read past Cocoaland Lot100 Gummy reviews.