Archive for November, 2008

28 Nov, 2008

Duncans Original Ginger

Posted by: Michael In: Chocolate

Oh, the humanity.
First off, in the spirit of full disclosure I’m going to come right out and admit that ginger isn’t my favourite thing ever, even in savoury dishes. However, I have had the ginger/chocolate combination before, and I have liked it, so I’m not completely biased against anything with ginger. Ginger and [...]

27 Nov, 2008

Dark Chocolate Moose Munch Chocolate Bar

Posted by: Michael In: Candy Bars

Moose Munch is definitely unique – popcorn isn’t generally an ingredient you’ll find in all that many candy bars (in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had a candy bar with popcorn in it). But this bar certainly makes a persuasive argument for the inclusion of popcorn in chocolate.
The Dark Chocolate Moose Munch Chocolate [...]

26 Nov, 2008

5th Avenue

Posted by: Michael In: Candy Bars

I still can’t see a 5th Avenue bar without thinking about that jingle from a few years back (“It will make you go crunch! 5th Avenue!”). The commercial is over a decade old, and yet that crazy song still pops into my head from time to time. So there’s no doubt that [...]

25 Nov, 2008


Posted by: Michael In: Candy Bars

As far as caramel goes, if Caramilk (or Caramello in the States) is about the softest that you’ll find, Riesen is the chewiest. It really is about as chewy as caramel gets; biting into one of the dense pieces of caramel unprepared can easily result in some sore teeth.
Riesen consists of five [...]

24 Nov, 2008

Necco Wafers

Posted by: Michael In: Sugary Candy

I think with a lot of the foods we like – candy in particular – nostalgia can be a pretty powerful force. We all have a handful of foods that we enjoy despite the fact that, deep down, we know aren’t very good. Perhaps they’re associated with pleasant childhood memories, or maybe years [...]

Looking at Hebert’s Fully Loaded Rocky Road Milk Chocolate Bar (that just rolls off your tongue, doesn’t it?), it becomes clear pretty quickly that they’re not kidding around with the whole “fully loaded” thing: the entire underside of the bar is completely covered with chunks of walnuts, dark chocolate and marshmallow pieces. My initial [...]

20 Nov, 2008


Posted by: Michael In: Candy Bars

I don’t think there’s any other bar out there quite like PayDay. It’s not particularly sweet, nor is it coated in chocolate like the usual candy bar. But it’s been around for almost eighty years, making it one of the oldest candy bars on the market – so it must be doing something [...]

19 Nov, 2008

Chocolove - Cherries & Almonds in Dark Chocolate

Posted by: Michael In: Chocolate

Though the name and packaging of this chocolate are seriously hokey (there is, as promised on the packaging, an actual love poem on the other side of the wrapper – in this case, Diaphenia by Henry Constable) it’s what’s inside the wrapper that counts.
A quick peek at the ingredients finds a refreshingly simple list: dark [...]

18 Nov, 2008

Colts Bolts

Posted by: Michael In: Candy Bars

This is another item I found at the Cracker Barrel, which is somewhat of a treasure trove of hard-to-find candy made by smaller manufacturers (not to mention an above-average place to eat compared to similar family-friendly chain restaurants).
I think the easy comparison to make here is to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – [...]

17 Nov, 2008

Lindt Hot Pralines

Posted by: Michael In: Chocolate

Though the combination of chili and chocolate is thousands of years old, it’s never quite reached a wide level of acceptance. I think for most people, the idea of combining spiciness and dessert is just a little bit too bizarre. It’s too bad, because done right, chili and chocolate can be surprisingly good.
Lindt [...]

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