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Marshmallow

Aug
29



Annabelle's RockyRoad

Annabelle’s Candy Company is a candy maker that I am very fond of. The reason for this is they are a classic candy company, once that has been around since 1950 located in the San Francisco bay area. They make a few classic candy bars, like Look!, Abba Zabba, U-No, and my favorite: Big Hunk. Just to name a few! One of their many candy bars is the Rocky Road bar, which we have here. It’s a hard bar to miss in it’s bright vibrant red package and large lettering.

Rocky Road is described as “Milk Chocolate Coasted Marshmallow with Cashews”, so very much like the Rocky Road ice cream we all know and love. It’s a long rectangular bar, and doesn’t feel heavy at all. It clocks in only at 1.82 oz. The bar smells sweet and of cocoa. With that I felt the need to look at the ingredients, and yes, this chocolate it real. No mockolate here, yay!

So the construction of the Rocky Road is a big marshmallow coated in chocolate with the top sprinkled with little pieces of cashews. The flavor is very delicate. The sweet marshmallow taste nicely of vanilla and is light and airy. The chocolate sticks nicely to the marshmallow, and it has a mild chocolate flavor that compliments it nicely. You don’t taste or feel the texture of the cashews, just you can see the pieces when you look at a bitten section of the bar. The overall flavor is a nice representation of the Rocky Road flavor.

I liked this bar, but it’s not something I’d specifically crave. Marshmallow isn’t my favorite of fillings, I usually go for nougat, caramel or fudge. Still, it’s a tasty, well put together candy bar, and if you’re a big marshmallow/rocky road fan, this bar is a must try.

Rating:  Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again

Links Annabelle’s Candy Company Website


Apr
18



3 Musketeers Marshmallow Bag

I was really surprised to find these in Rite Aid the other day. I was on my lunch break and my friend needed to run into the store for some batteries. I killed my time pursuing the candy aisle, feeling pretty confident I’ve found most everything that needed finding this year. I then laid eyes on this bag, which really looks like another other normal, Easter themed 3 Musketeers bag, and saw the words “Limited Edition” written on the top. This caused me to take a second look, and I saw that under the 3 Musketeers logo, the word “Marshmallow” was written. O ho, something new here? Needless to say I brought a bag home with me.

Marshmallow has always been a “big” candy theme for Easter. Marshmallow eggs, rabbits and of course the infamous Peeps began with Easter. So it doesn’t surprised me terribly that 3 Musketeers would jump on the bandwagon.

 

3 Musketeers Marshmallow

The candy pieces inside come in little squares like the normal minis. The look the same, the smell is very sweet, buttery and a hint of chocolate. Each are individually wrapped so they’re easy to bring a few to work or nibble some with coffee.

Biting one in half, you see a pristine white interior of fluffy nougat. Notice, the interior isn’t marshmallow, but marshmallow flavored nougat. The texture is light, airy and very rich feeling in the mouth. I get a very strong and sweet vanilla flavor, which gives it that “marshmallow” quality. In fact, the vanilla brings out the chocolate flavors more, so it’s a very flavorful combination. This is still very sweet like all 3 Musketeers, so be sure to have a drink handy.

Overall, this candy is really just a 3 Musketeers with a vanilla nougat interior. Get some normal 3 musketeer minis and the some of those fall released strawberry ones together and you have a Neapolitan 3 Musketeers much like the original candy bar! Cool!

Rating: Will Eat Again

 

Will Eat Again

Links 3 Musketeers Website


Apr
04



Peeps Peepsters Bag

These are a candy entirely new to the market this year: Peeps Peepsters. I first say this bag and was confused at first. I had no idea what these things were. So I ended up buying a bag and taking them home to start a tasting session. I do have to commend the designers of the packaging for this candy. They did a marvelous job of keeping the look of the Marshmallow Peeps packaging and style into a bag candy. It feels Eastery and fun. 

So, these Peepsters are individually wrapped in colorful foil wrappers in the bag. They’re a little larger than a Rolo. The base is about the size of a quarter and there chocolate has a peep stamped on the top. Again, the candy is very eye-catching.

They smell very sweet and marshmallowy for a lack of a better word. It’s a sweet smell with hints of vanilla and cotton candy.

 

Peeps Peepsters

So as you can see in the photo, these Peepsters have a interior of marshmallow. The chocolate walls are thick, and the marshmallow interior is rather small. The flavor of it, however, permeates throughout the candy. It has this wonderful, creamy vanilla flavor that blends beautifully with the smooth and sweet chocolate. So this candy has a very sweet flavor, so it’s not for everyone. But it does do a great job of blending chocolate, marshmallow together. It’s funny because you don’t really get marshmallow texture at all, just flavor. And it’s wonderful mix of chocolate/vanilla for the taste.

I’m a fan of these, and when I shared them with my boyfriend, so was he. So much so in fact that he’s finished off the first bag pictured here, and went out and bought another bag of the milk and one of the dark (yes, these come in dark chocolate too, and they’re also really good). I liked to have a few of these with a cup of coffee since they’re so sweet. So in short, big fan of these. Bravo Just Born.

Rating: Will Buy Again

 

Will Buy Again

Links Peep’s Website


Mar
23



Peeps Milk Chocolate Dips

Easter is coming and there’s some new Peeps to celebrate! Thankfully this year Easter has been more exciting than Valentine’s Day in regard to the candy scene. There’s a lot more “new” candy for Easter that wasn’t around last year. These Peeps are an excellent example of such.

For years Peeps have been an interactive candy during Easter time. You can decorate with them, microwave them, make dioramas with them, freeze them, etc, etc. Local candy shops always wen the extra step and sold chocolate dipped ones, which always seemed to sell well. It wasn’t until last year that Just Born decided to jump on that bandwagon, but the product just wasn’t the same. It was more akin to the marshmallow eggs you find by Russell Stover and Hershey’s.

Now, finally this year, Just Born came out with the perfect chocolate peep. They come in a tray of three, each peep sitting in a protective well and a sturdy p lactic wrapper to keep them from shifting around too much.

 

Chocolate Dipped Peep

They taste exactly as they should. The peeps have a white inside, and that crunchy, grainy exterior that everyone knows and loves. The chocolate is smooth and sweet with a good chocolate flavor. The two go excellently together, and this simplicity makes for an excellent combination.

A Chocolate Peep that’s made to be! If you’ve ever been one to by those candy shop Peeps, or want to give Peeps a second try, these are great to start with!

Before these, neither regular Peeps nor the new chocolate covered Peeps really sold me 100%. These however, are the perfect mix for me, so I’m excited to finally have a Peep I can fall in love with as an Easter treat.

Rating: Will Buy Again

 

Will Buy Again

Links Peeps Website


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

 


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