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Oct
29



Halloween Swag 2006

This was my candy swag from the last night I went Trick Or Treating. Pretty good for my last haul, I’d say!

Happy Halloween everyone!


Oct
27



Peep Pumpkin Dark Chocolate

Now today I have the Peeps Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pumpkin to review! I like how Peeps makes a milk and dark chocolate version of each so people can adhere to their preferences. This one too has awesome Halloween colors and iconography on it.

 

Peep Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Bitten

This was similar to the Milk Chocolate pumpkin, but this one was odd as there was a thick, sticky orange syrup all over the pumpkin when I opened it. Strange. I guess the marshmallow peed itself? I bought a second one of these to check if it had the same issue, but my second one was clean. It looks like the first was a fluke. Anyways, the chocolate is nice and dark, with a subtle sweetness and rich flavor.

Another great version of this Peep, so really it all comes down to what kind of chocolate you prefer.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again

Links Peeps Website

 


Oct
25



Peep Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Package

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means lots of Halloween candy! I love this time of year, as Halloween, as with any candy lover knows, is the best holiday. I’ve tried hard to find new and exciting Halloween candy to review for the blog, but most of what I’ve seen has been a re-hash from last year. *sigh* What’s a candy blogger to do? Well, thankfully, Peeps has given me something new to review. Behold, the Peeps Milk Chocolate Covered marshmallow Pumpkin!

 

Peep Pumpkin Milk Chocolate

The pumpkins have a wonderfully festive package. Great use of Halloween colors and shapes and showing the Chocolate Peep pumpkin in all of it’s glory. What cool is that when I take the peep out it’s shaped just liked the image of the front of the package. You don’t see that often.

A pumpkin shaped marshmallow, flat on the back side, with triangular nose and eyes. The milk chocolate smells milky and sweet, and is the real thing according to the ingredients.

 

Peep Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Bitten

My first bite was similar to the chocolate covered Easter Peep back in the spring. I was surprised to find that the interior marshmallow was not the same as the marshmallow used in peeps. It lacks that signature sugar crust we love so much, along with the fact that it’s bright orange, unlike traditional Peep’s pristine white interior.

These are festive and fun so if you’re in the mood for a chocolate covered marshmallow, this is a good bed. If you want a good chocolate covered Peep tho, I recommend you getting a package of the pumpkin ones and hand dipping them at home.

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again

Links Peeps Website


Oct
22



Brownie Mix: IV

Mixing some Halloween M&Ms into brownie batter. I love how two of them are smiling at us. smile


Oct
18



See's Deep Dark Chocolate Truffle

I am sad! Today I review the last of the See’s Limited Edition flavors for the year. Hopefully it’s a trend they continue to keep up, but for now it’s the last one. Today’s offering was sent to me as a sample, and it’s Deep Dark Chocolate Truffle. The description reads: “Dark chocolate blended with semi-sweet cocoa powder and cream drenched in premium dark chocolate”. Yummy!

First off, my apologies for a lack of an original photo this entry. I am currently driving cross-country because I am moving to Los Angeles. I received these samples once all my photography equipment was packed up. So for once I’m using a photo given to me from See’s.

 

See's Deep Dark Truffle II

The truffles are circular in shape, and are about 3/4 of an inch tall. A nice little chocolate tower, as so to speak. The chocolate enrobing is a gorgeous deep, rich chocolate color with three chocolate stripes decorating the top. The aroma of the truffle is a very deep and rich chocolatey scent, full of nice notes of cocoa, coffee and cream.

The first bite is lovely. The chocolate shell easily gives way to a rich interior which is a truffle in the best sense. It’s both dense and creamy, with a wonderfully smooth texture that isn’t slick or greasy. The dark chocolate is beautifully chocolatey, with notes of coffee, cream, and hazelnuts. There’s no fruitiness or acidity in this flavor, which is what some people struggle with in dark chocolate. Overall it’s incredibly decadent and wonderful flavor, which is a testament to Sees since the flavor is really simple, yet it’s executed beautifully.

Out of all the flavors I tried out of this limited edition run, I think this one falls in second place as my favorite after the Black Forest Truffle. This is a flavor that really captures the idea of a truffle in my mind: something that’s incredibly chocolatey and rich to eat. I can’t wait to have one with my coffee in the morning, I’d imagine it’d be a great combination. So if you can find these, I recommend them!

CONTEST: I have another two gift certificates from See’s to give away! It’s for one pound of these chocolate, and can be used in their stores or by phone at (800-895-7337). So how do you enter? Please comment on this post by Friday the 29th at noon, PST (since I’ll be on the west coast now!) and share your favorite type of Halloween candy. I’ll choose a winner randomly from those who enter. Best of luck!

Rating: Will Buy Again

 

Will Buy Again

Links See’s Candies Website


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