Monday, December 10, 2018

Limited Edition Daim Orange

Originally launched in Sweden, Daim bars are the near-equivalent to Heath or Skor bars, with a lightly crunchy caramel almond candy center surrounded by a thick layer of milk chocolate. There is something so addictive about that satisfying crunch and the buttery caramel flavor. I recently found a bag of limited edition Orange Daim bites. The orange flavor to the chocolate adds another layer of flavor but isn't too dominant. I love these little individually wrapped bites. I had to get them out of the house to share at work because I was consuming them by the fistful. Then I just kept eating them at work. If you can find the Orange Daim, seize it! I found mine at IKEA!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Edition Mike and Ike Merry Mix

Hey, a new Mike and Ike flavor mix is always a treat. Sometimes they're a little off --remember Buttered Popcorn?-- and sometimes they're magical --hello, Mega Mix! The Christmas Edition Merry Mix constitutes one of the better flavor combinations, with Lime, Cherry, and Holiday Punch. The box depicts a strawberry, kiwi, and pineapple to illustrate the flavor. I certainly wouldn't have come close to guessing those fruits, but it's a nice berry-ish mellow blend. I easily finished the box in a sitting, which is the true test.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Seasonal Favorite: Peanut Brittle m&m's


They're back and I'm so excited! I've already consumed two bags of the seasonal Peanut Brittle m&m's and we're only in the first week of December. Below, the republished review from last year, illustrated with new technicolor photos!

Reposted from 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

Monday, December 3, 2018

Pop Rocks Candy Cane Christmas Edition

Mmmmm, holiday Pop Rocks! It's hard to go wrong with this classic. The flavor was good but I might not have placed it as Candy Cane. It was more like a pepperminty cherry flavor, which was still pretty tasty. A suggestion: don't consume on the subway. The lady seated next to me looked unnerved by the small snap crackle and pops emanating from my direction.


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas Candy Season: Trolli Sour Brite Reindeer Poop



I simply refuse to think about Christmas candy until December 1. That provides ample time to sample the newest array of holiday treats but also allows one to maintain a sense of propriety during the Fall season. It just doesn't feel right to see a Santa Claus themed chocolate before Thanksgiving. 

But here we are again, December 1. We shall begin the season with something that made me laugh. Trolli Sour Brite gummies are tasty as far as sour gummies go--good flavors and consistency, a nice mix of sour and sweet. These reindeer poops are the usual breakdown of Trolli Sour Brite flavors, just molded into the shape of poop emojis, or what I prefer to think of as a soft-serve swirl. Way to mix it up with Christmas themes, Trolli!

Score (trolli sour brite gummies): 3
Score (originality of holiday theme): 4