Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
The concept behind Project 7's Build-A-Flavor S'mores gum is creative and fun. It's nice to have three varieties in one, where you can combine chocolate graham gum with marshmallow gum or stick with the separate flavors. The marshmallow gum is pretty tasty and a close approximation of a real marshmallow. The choco graham gum tastes quite a bit like chocolate, but it's unnerving to experience chocolate in gum form and the flavor is a little bit off. Gum should clear the palate, not confuse it. I just couldn't get into the choco graham experience. That said, I'll be excited to try more of Project 7's flavor creations.
Score (concept): 4
Score (flavor): 2
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Monday, June 20, 2016
Wawel Malaga Chocolates from Poland present a candy flavor entirely new to my taste-buds. Named after the Spanish wine, chopped raisins are suspended in a thick, somewhat gloppy caramel with a subtle flavor of rum or alcohol. The closest flavor comparison is rum raisin ice cream minus the cream. It's not my cup of tea but for anyone who likes the combination of chocolate and spirits, these might be right up your alley!
Friday, June 17, 2016
This Lotte Apricot & Dark Chocolate bar, hailing from Japan, is a really surprising flavor. I absolutely love chocolate dipped dried apricots so I came in with high expectations. The dark chocolate was rich and flavorful, and the crunchy pebbles of apricot combined well with the chocolate base. The chocolate bar smelled strongly of artificial apricot, though, and the flavor wove through the chocolate. It was a dark, funky, heavy version of apricot, not that tart, fresh, natural apricot flavor. Overall, a disappointment. It did get me thinking, though, that some chocolate company should come up with a lighter variation of this concept.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Ice Cubes have been around forever. They're not a high-quality chocolate treat, but they're so unique and appealing. As a kid, this was one of my favorite go-to's. Albert's Moritz has been distributing them for decades. They're mockolate, not real chocolate, and are infused with a hazelnut or praline flavor. Strangely, they feel cool on the tongue and melt instantly upon hitting the mouth. This is because they're made of partially hydrogenated coconut oil, which melts at a low temperature, but if you can forget that fact, they're a pretty enthralling bite. They're for sale at my neighborhood bodega and a couple times a week I just can't help but pick one up on my way home from work to make the walk home sweet.
Score (flavor and cool sensation): 4
Score (ingredient quality):1
Score (nostalgia quotient): 5
Friday, June 10, 2016
Pocky has become an inadvertent favorite at obsessivesweets, with so many tasty varieties to test (see past reviews of Pocky and variations). This Mint Demitasse Pocky by Glico is another good flavor to add to the growing list. A mild mint-infused chocolate cookie stick is dipped in milk chocolate. The mint is subtle, elegant. Each bite just hints at mint, emphasizing the rich chocolate base. Delicious!
PS-Sicilia Lemon Resort Pocky remains my all-time favorite. For now....
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016