Friday, April 10, 2020

Mike and Ike Easter Treats

Mike and Ike Easter Treats variety mix offers Grape, Strawberry, Lemon Lime, Cherry, and Pineapple Banana candies and they're all pretty tasty! Even Pineapple Banana! (Although I wouldn't make it a consistent flavor throughout the year). 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Peeps Easter Jelly Beans

Peeps Jelly Beans are pretty but not tasty in flavors of lemon, strawberry, blueberry,  and marshmallow. They're simply too sweet. I'll sticks with Peeps Marshmallows for now.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Brach's Pastel Fiesta Malted Milk Eggs for the Easter Basket

Whoppers have better chocolate but Brach's Malted Milk Eggs (in Pastel Fiesta color mix!) definitely host the superior central malt ball, in both flavor and consistency /density. The bag disappeared so quickly! The Pastel Fiesta colors are really lovely, too.

Monday, March 30, 2020

m&m's Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

No candy compares to Peanut Butter m&m's and the Peanut Butter m&m Eggs just enlarge the classic. Not only that, this is the most beautiful color mix m&m's has ever developed- so lovely! That cornflower blue with the aqua! Pure perfection. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Brach's Purple Rain Tiny Jelly Beans

Berry, Blueberry, Blue Raspberry and Grape flavored jellybeans comprise this well-named Purple Rain mix. Solid Brach's jellybeans, all over good flavors, and a sweet nod to a musical icon--definitely a win for the Easter basket.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Spring is Coming! Lemon Crisp KitKat

Crawling through the last days of Winter and dreaming of Spring, these new Lemon Crisp KitKat keep me going! I'd prefer tart and citrusy lemon KitKat than this super sweet lemon creamsicle KitKat, but it's a fresh new flavor, nonetheless. Definitely worth procuring a bag!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Easter Robin Eggs - Malted Milk Balls

I've rediscovered my love for malted milk balls, such an overlooked yet stalwart candy! Whoppers Robin Eggs are a classic from my childhood but during the consumption of this last bag I noticed that it's a really dense sharp malt ball, as opposed to the more pillowy malt ball created by Brach's. I feel compelled to take a deeper dive into malt. More to come.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Starburst Jellybeans Soda Pop Flavors Mix

Soda Pop mix seems to be popping up everywhere--I just finished a bag of Welch's Soda Mix Sour Patch Kids yesterday! Starburst are my favorite jellybeans so any flavor other than classic mix is going to have to be pretty great to compete. These are fine and they're a fun novelty but they don't steal the show from the classic Starburst Jellybean flavors. The orange, grape and fruit punch aren't anything special but the green Cola Lime is an intriguing new flavor combination.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

New Trolli Sour Crunchy Crawlers

I love Trolli sour trolgummies and adding a sleeve or crunchy sour coating is exactly what was previously missing! So far I've bought two bags of these and they haven't made in front of the camera as they were devoured too quickly. I'm stocking up!

Friday, February 14, 2020

All Love for Valentine's Day Hazelnut Spread m&m's

I don't even like hazelnut chocolate products but I love these highly addictive Hazelnut Spread m&m's! The soft consistency and mellow flavor of the hazelnut cream center is offset perfect by the milk chocolate and sugar shell crunch. They can't be in the house anymore because they are consumed at an alarmingly fast rate. Love the color mix for Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Starburst Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Jellybeans

The cherry and strawberry flavors are almost indistinguishable, but these little red heart shaped jewels are totally compelling anyway! Starburst makes great jelly beans.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Getting Salty for Valentine's Day: Ghirardelli Sea Salt Caramel Hearts

I love these Ghirardelli two-packs--the ideal snack size. After sampling, though, I'm going back for the large size bag of these Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Hearts. They're so good! They're not shy about the salt, but the rich chocolate and sweet caramel balance it nicely. The caramel is an especially pleasing consistency. 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Valentine's Day White Cheesecake m&m's

No no, these White Cheesecake m&m's are so sugary sweet the Cheesecake flavor barely comes through, a little like getting a mouth full of cream cheese frosting without the cream. Eat the new Hazelnut Spread m&m's instead! Those are so incredibly delicious. More on that soon. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

NYC Locals: Magnolia Bakery Honors Harley Quinn and Birds of Prey

I've missed out on the excitement surrounding the release of the new film Birds of Prey. I did not miss, however, the news that Magnolia Bakery is celebrating the release with Pink Puddin', a blend of their famous and incredibly compelling Banana Pudding with chunks of vivid pink confetti cake. Reason enough to celebrate!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Candy Backlog: Skittles Cramy Yogurt Dips

In theory, Skittles Dips--traditional Skittles dipped in a layer of creamy yogurt--sound disgusting. In reality, they were delicious! If a little messy! Get that yogurt inside the candy shell and we've got a big winner! Yogurt Power!

Monday, January 27, 2020