Monday, November 20, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Score (lemon): 4
Score (chocolate): 3
Score (salmiak - salt): 2
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
image courtesy of nutella.com
Nutella is universally beloved sweet that consumers expect to taste exactly the same with each encounter. Watchful German fans recently noticed that Nutella packaging has changed its ingredients, adding more sugar and milk, and decreasing the cocoa. The changes haven't been instituted yet in the American version of Nutella but it's sure to follow soon. Basically, you can expect something sweeter, more creamy, and less chocolatey.
Stock up while you can on Original Recipe Nutella and read more about the ingredient changes in the Daily Mail: "Nutella fans go nuts after discovering the company has secretly changed the formula" (6 November 2017).
Monday, November 13, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Once I procured my bag of new limited edition Peanut Brrr-ittle m&m's, I tore them open with heightened anticipation. I just had a good feeling about this new flavor, and these expectations were met with flying colors. Peanut Brrrr-ittle m&m's are so delicious! They rival plain and peanut butter m&m's as my very favorite. Upon first bite, they don't seem awfully different from a traditional peanut m&m, but then you find yourself with extra crunch, added through the candy shell and a toffee coating on the peanut. The warm buttery toffee flavor melds beautifully with the peanut and the chocolate and all together it is a rich and perfectly-balanced mouthful. Despite best intentions I kept running back to the cabinet for fresh handfuls of the addictive sweets, until the entire mega-bag was almost completed. These Peanut Brittle m&m's should be a year-round offering. They're fantastic!
Score: (unexpected) 5
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Another fantastic Scandinavian treat! The Norwegian Nidar Smash bar uses one of my very favorite (and underutilized) combos--cruchy corn and chocolate. Rather than the more typical rice krispies and chocolate, crisped corn adds more substantive savory flavor and offsets the sweet chocolate beautifully. I wish these were available on the American market--they would definitely constitute a go-to chocolate bar. Thanks for finding this, Mom!
Friday, November 3, 2017
How did a cinnamon bun grow into such a pervasive cultural icon?
Is it simply the delicious frosting or is there more to it?
To read a fascinating account of the history of Cinnabon, head to the Seattle Met blog:
Scents from a Mall: The Sticky Untold Story of Cinnabon
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Score (flavor innovation): 5
Score (likelihood to buy again): 2
Score (chewing on champagne): 3
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
I may never genuinely wrap my head around the incredibly welcoming and luxurious environment of the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong Club Lounge. Among the myriad benefits offered in the 116th floor lounge are an ever-changing rotation of the most decadent, beautiful and tasty sweets. The images above display a small sampling of the dessert creations on hand.
Then there are the chocolates....
Not to mention traditional afternoon tea...
If the above splendor wasn't enough, there are jars of traditional Asian candies to taste-test. Thanks to Georgina for introducing me to the Lounge's traditional Chinese candies, Chan Pie Mui preserved plums and White Rabbit Creamy Candy (with an inner layer of melting rice paper), not to mention Morinaga Matcha Caramels from Japan.
I'm still swooning and most definitely still full.
Friday, October 27, 2017
I have previously written about my impassioned anti-pumpkin spice feelings (read here). Because of this belief that Pumpkin Spice is simply disgusting, I asked a less biased taster, Will, to do the honors. He thought these were pretty good--a nice warm flavor of pumpkin and spice. However, he felt that the white chocolate base was too sweet, so that one cannot eat huge amounts of the sweets in one sitting. For those on the Pumpkin Spice bandwagon, these m&m's are probably worth your while.
Score (pumpkin spice): (forever) 1
Score (unbiased flavor score): 3
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Many posts on obsessiesweets have celebrated the wide and delectable array of Haribo gummies in the past. Vice Media, however, reports on a troubling German documentary that has uncovered working conditions akin to slave labor used in the production of the sweets' key ingredients.
To Read Further....
Via Vice: Investigation Alleges Haribo Gummies Are Made Using Slave Labor
Via Jezebel: Haribo Faces Allegations of Slave Labor After Investigation
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Score (flavor): 2
Score (packaging): 4
Friday, October 20, 2017
Score (decoration): 4