Monday, September 30, 2019

No More Pumpkin Spice: Pumpkin Pie White m&m's


This year I'm drawing the line with Pumpkin Spice. I just don't like it, in any form, and there are SO MANY forms of it out there in the candy aisles. Saturation complete. So this is my one and only Pumpkin Spice-related post for the Halloween Candy Season. Pumpkin Pie White Chocolate m&m's. I'm too biased with anti-pumpkin fervor to offer up a review but you can imagine a super sweet white chocolate infused with artificial pumpkin without much underlying cinnamon or nutmeg. I'd love to hear what a pro-pumpkin reader might think of this new line of holiday m&m's. Thanks to Kara, Conor, Ronan, Mark and Luna for finding these for the blog!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Good Bye to All That: My Ice Creams of Summer



As the tidal wave of Pumpkin Spiced everything washes through our candy aisles, I want to give a special shoutout to my two favorite ice creams of Summer. It was a three-month love affair and I'll miss them terribly. Special shoutout to the Carrot Cake soft serve at Mister Dips and the Peanut Butter and Jelly ice cream at Oddfellows. I'll never forget you and hope you'll return next year.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Project 7 Grapefruit Melon Sugar Free Gourmet Gum

It turns out that grapefruit and watermelon combine into such a refreshing summery flavor! There should be beverages stacked with ice that combine these two fruits! Leave it to Project 7 to discover this energizing combination and then to create a sugar free gum version of that flavor that manages to taste pretty natural. This is definitely my new favorite go-to sugarfree gum. For now...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Cracker Jack Birthday Cake Popcorn



Cracker Jack Birthday Cake Popcorn is basically candy. The popcorn is coated with a sweet crunchy vanilla glaze bedazzled with patriotic sprinkles. Given my low expectations, this was a whole lot of fun. Plus the Prize!



Monday, September 16, 2019

Project 7 Cupcake Bites Sugar Free Gourmet Gum


Although a big fan of Project 7 Sugar Free Gourmet Gum, this Cupcake Bites flavor doesn't work at all. The artificial vanilla frosting flavor does not mix well with a sugar free gum consistency. Butter essence doesn't belong anywhere near a fresh healthy mouth. I'll stick with the less savory flavors of Project 7 in the near future...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Milky Way Fudge Bar



This new Milky Weigh Fudge Edition feels like a brick, weighted down by dense chocolate nougat topped with thick caramel. I really didn't love the taste of the chocolate nougat, which tasted more like a chocolate-aerated marshmallow rather than real chocolate fudge. It's all too much--too dense, too rich. I wonder if a "chocolate" version might taste better than a "fudge" version. Nice try, Milky Way, but I'll stick with the original.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Gummy Snapshot: Trolli Sour Brite Llamas


Trolli Sour Brite Gummies in an array of new flavor duos, now in Llama form!
Passion fruit - pineapple is the tastiest, and Strawberry-blueberry is good, too.
The mango - berry punch left me cold, but that's all subjective. I would probably opt for the classic Sour Brites of traditional flavors on future gummy forays, but these llamas were definitely a fun diversion.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sweet Arts, Gelatina: Tulcingo Bakery, Corona, Queens

I love the saturated technicolors infused into a modern Gelatina dessert. They're absolutely mesmerizing. And fruits suspended within the transparent mold create fantastical underwater landscapes.  In skilled hands, a gelatina is a work of art. I never tire of stopping by Tulcingo Bakery in Corona, Queens on my evening commute. While grabbing a more transportable sweet, such as a pan dulce or churro, I always linger at the Gelatina case admiring the vivid tableau.