Friday, July 19, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
I didn't amp up the color on those photos. That is the true color of the Roaring Raspberry Pink Confection that constitutes the Snubbull Bar for the Detective Pikachu movie tie-in with 7-Eleven's 7-Select candy bars. I'm into the color for the shock value, and the tiny crunchy purple sugar crystals add something nice to the bite. The flavor of the non-chocolate is hard to put one's finger on--one would be hard-pressed to guess raspberry. Maybe it was the suggestive color, or maybe it was the vaguely waxy texture, but the Snubbull Roaring Raspberry Pink Confection bar most reminded me of those old fashioned Mother's Circus Cookies, or at least their frosting. Which I love. So no complaints. If you don't enjoy artificial flavors, skip these. If the circus cookies pictured below appeal, check out one of these Snubbell bars.
|Image of Mother's Circus Cookies via Dessert First Girl|
Friday, July 12, 2019
It's a little bit strange that the fantastic Chocolove xoxox brand doesn't seem to name its candy bars, only the components. I don't mind--it just doesn't trip off the tongue like "Snickers". No matter. The new Caramel Almonds Nougat Dark Chocolate is so uniquely delicious. The nougat is my favorite part--light-as-air. The layer of crushed almonds and caramel is dense and chewy and sweet, heavy on the almonds. The dark chocolate brings the note of bitter needed to round off the sweet bite. I can't recommend it enough. Yet again, Chocolove xoxox achieves perfection.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Friday, July 5, 2019
Monday, July 1, 2019
Haribo Sour Cubes come in array of unique and new fruity flavors such as Sour Blood Orange, Sour Dragonfruit, Sour Passionfruit, Sour Gooseberry, Sour Plum, and Sour Mango. Most of them are unrecognizable except for the exceptional Sour Blood Orange and Sour Passionfruit. The Sour Plum and Sour Gooseberry are tasty if not identifiable. Although I liked the fruit jelly/ gummy cubes, I can't report that they were all that sour. The dusting of sugar does have a zing, but it's more of a suggestion of sour than a statement of such.
Friday, June 28, 2019
It took me three tries to get these babies in front of the camera. This is because every package of Reese's Peanut Butter Lovers Peanut Butter Cups that I purchase is immediately devoured. By me. I really did not believe that anything could truly rival the classic Reese's but these do. They're not all that different than your typical cup except that the top of the cup is comprised of a layer of thicker peanut butter rather than the usual chocolate topper. It works. It's fantastic. The ones pictured here were eaten seconds after the photograph was taken. Buy some now while they're on the market!
Monday, June 24, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
I love the classic de la Rosa Mazapan (peanut candy marzipan style) so much. It's the ideal sweet bite to keep me going. So on a recent visit to Mexico I was excited to try the company's Pulparin Dots. Tamarind pulp with salt and chili space encased in a sugar shell. Tamarind is a good flavor but the chili and salt were overpowering. It was just a vaguely organic tasting spice bomb in my mouth--with a crunchy shell. I'd like someone else's perspective--someone who loves the mix of sweet and spice, maybe someone who has tasted a number of tamarind-based candies. I think there's more context needed here.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019
For an entirely new flavor, try out Thai Coconut Peanut m&m's. I'm not sure they agreed with my sensibilities of delicious, but they're something different from the rest of the vast m&m's line. The coconut and peanut make a robust flavor combination, with a lot of savory mixed with the sweet. I'd be curious to see people's reactions to these.
As for the flavor vote: British Toffee has my heart!
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Someday I will boast that I have tried every flavor of Pocky. This dream, however, is far off because there are so many varieties of the brand's cookies dipped in chocolate. This one, the Coffee & Cocoa flavor, is meant to resemble the flavor of a Tiramisu. A chocolate biscuit is dipped in a deep coffee flavored chocolate and the combination is terrific. It's part of a 3-box series depicting schoolgirls.
The most info I could find online is that the set commemorates the end of the Heisei era in Japan. If any readers know more about the set, please let me know!
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Mmm, the key to these Jelly Belly Candy Cones is that the graham flavored mellowcreme candy that is incorporated into each cone is tasty. It's not too strong but lends a graham element to each ice cream cone inspired flavor. Special shout-out to the delicious orange sorbet cone flavor.The mint chocolate chip cone is a close second. The only hitch is that orange and mint chocolate chip don't really go together so there are some weird mash-ups if you eat more than one candy at a time. Jelly Belly, let's get more mellocremes on the market!
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
We all have a fever for Game of Thrones and dragons these days. Winter came, we're down two dragons, and I need some snacks to get through the rest of this final nail-biting season. 7-Eleven's in-house brand 7-Select has brought us Dragon Gummies, in three fire-wrought shapes and three defiantly non-firey flavors--blood orange, strawberry dragon fruit, and killer kiwi. The blood orange is great --basically orange. The strawberry dragon fruit is entirely strawberry flavored--the dragon fruit is in name only. And the killer kiwi is fine although I would never have guessed that the flavor profile was of the kiwi variety. Fun to bring to a Game of Thrones viewing, even if not the tastiest gummies on the market.
Score (flavor): 2
Score (visuals): 4
Friday, May 3, 2019
How did Hazelnut Spread m&m's not exist before? We've been going through a collective Nutella obsession in America for the last few years, acting like it's something new even though it's been around and perfect in its own right since the 1940's. On a personal note, I don't prefer a hazelnut spread to pure chocolate ever--it's just not my personal go-to flavor. But I appear to be one of the few people who feels this anti-hazelnut-chocolate bias. If you do enjoy Nutella, these m&m's will rock your world. A warm buttery taste of hazelnut infuses the chocolate cream center of each oversized m&m. Run to get a package or 12 while they're in stores--definitely worth a try!
(No score due to anti-hazelnut-chocolate bias)