Thursday, October 31, 2019

Haribo Halloween Ghostly Gummies

Haribo Ghostly Gummies, featuring grinning toothy skulls, menacing fanged jack-o-lanterns, vampiric bats, and lurking zombies, are my favorite of the many Halloween-inspired gummy mixes!
Wishing readers a happy and sweet Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ghirardelli Intense Dark Blood Orange Sunset

There's a more refined way to enjoy the Halloween candy season than simply gulping handfuls of candy corn (not that there's anything wrong with that). The Ghirardelli Intense Dark Blood Orange Sunset bar brings a dark twist to a chocolate classic. Little freeze dried bits of blood orange suspended through the dark chocolate pack tiny bombs of super zingy citrus flavor, and the chocolate itself is infused with a more subtle citrus note. Delicious!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Hammond's Sodapop! Cola Flavored Milk Chocolate with Fizzy Popping Candy

There are an awful lot of candy bars of late that incorporate pop rocks / popping candy. It's a fun novelty. What made this Hammond's Sodapop! candy bar so compelling is the cola flavored milk chocolate. I've never experienced anything like that and tend to enjoy Hammond's milk chocolate. Chocolate and cola are a nice blend and the flavor didn't overwhelm the chocolate. It was a little unnerving, though--it's unexpected to find notes of artificial cola in a mouth full of milk chocolate. I enjoyed the experience and would be curious to try more flavor-infused chocolate bars by Hammond's but I probably wouldn't buy this bar flavor a second time.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Halloween Trolli Sour Brite Bats, Cats and Rats

Creepy and Delicious! I love these new Trolli Sour Brite Bats, Cats and Rats for the Halloween candy season! In sour cherry, lemon, strawberry, grape, orange, and lime, there's not a bad flavor in the bunch.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Halloween Season Gummy Snapshot: 7-Select Gummi Candy Witch Hats

(Hard to see but there are black witch hats, too. They're just blending into the background. 
Loving the new Halloween array from 7-Eleven's 7 Select brand!)

Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween Season Jelly Belly Candy Corn

I've never encountered a candy corn that really competes with the classic honey-infused Brach's Candy Corn. Artificial candy corn flavor without that mellow honey just lacks the substance, or might I even say character, of the Brach's version. I enjoy most Jelly Belly candies and their wild flavors but the candy corn is all sugar, no honey, and I just didn't get into it with the same compulsion I bring to the Brach's. I do like that these Jelly Belly packs are sold in individual size, like a bag of m&m's. I'd love to see other candy corn companies embrace the idea.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Halloween Sweets: Reese's Monster Mania Peanut Butter Cups

Um, I'll never say no to a Reese's Peanut Butter anything, so this is more a complaint with marketing than with the product. Here we have some super cute packaging for Reese's Monster Mania Peanut Butter Cups. But then you tear open the package and find a Reese's Easter Egg. Same mould, not even an attempt to add some creepy horns or a stem to transform the egg into a jack-o-lantern. 
I'll still eat all of them. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Halloween Creepy Cocoa Crisp m&m's

I've heard good reviews of these new Halloween season Creepy Cocoa Crisp m&m's from those I forced the candies upon. Not robust enthusiastic reviews, but definitely positive. So take my feelings with a large grain of salt. I don't like the grainy consistency of the cookie at all. It doesn't really add to the general chocolate flavor, either. It might even detract. They're just not my thing but worth testing out to see what you think.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Brach's Autumn Mix: Candy Corn and Pumpkins!

With the end of the Summer ice cream season, we usher in another beloved round of seasonal sweets. With the Autumn holidays let's welcome the back the king of seasonal candy, Candy Corn! Bring it on! I've already devoured a 1-pound bag and it's still September! Pictured here is the classic Brach's Autumn Mix, including regular candy corn, chocolate candy corn, and--my very favorite--pumpkins!!