Monday, July 15, 2019

Detectve Pikachu Movie Tie-In: Snubbull Roaring Raspberry Pink Confection Bar


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

New Chocolove xoxox Caramel Almonds Nougat and Dark Chocolate Bars


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

Ulker Cikolata: Milk Chocolate with Pistachios

Ulker milk chocolate, hailing from Turkey, constitutes some of my favorite mass-marketed milk chocolate--maybe in a tie with Cadbury. It's a milker chocolate than Hershey's or Nestle. Blend in a handful of soulful pistachios and you couldn't ask for more in a chocolate bar. Pistachios are so underutilized in candy. They're too subtle and mellow to stand up to a strong chocolate flavor, but I love their flavor combination. This bar is a perfect example of how pistachios elevate chocolate as compared to peanuts or almonds. I'm also a proponent of sunflower seeds and chocolate, but that's for a later review. If you can get your hands on an Ulker Cikolata bar, buy two!

Score: 4

Friday, July 5, 2019

Cookie Dough Red Velvet Cupcake Bites

Why are these Cookie Dough Red Velvet Cupcake Bites so compulsively delicious? I couldn't offer a reasonable explanation. The candies consist of tiny vanilla cake bites with the consistency half-way between cake and cake dough surrounded by bright red (super-staining--both on the hands, mouth, and nearby clothing) cocoa flavored "frosting". It's all so artificial and yet each bite begs for the next--each morsel instantly transforms from solid to melty on the tongue. The flavor is buttery and rich and so sweet it made my teeth ache. I finished off the box in no time and have found myself thinking about obtaining more. Thanks, Ben!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Haribo Sour Cubes


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.