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Dec
03



Jelly Belly Christmas Mix

Jelly Belly has cute little boxes of “Christmas Mix” available this year. The flavors are Very Cherry, Green Apple, Coconut and Red Apple. Yummy!


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


May
22



Kitkat Lemon Box

This Japanese Kit Kat is special, as it’s not only a new flavor (lemon) but also a novelty because the packaging is different. It’s a “Share with a Friend” box, that opens like a love letter, and it’s decorated with hears just in time for Valentines Day (yes, I know, way late on the pickup). It’s pretty to look at and I appreciate how unique it looks. It’s certainly catch my eye at the convenience store, that’s for sure.

The box opens so it’s like a letter and the two packets of the Kit Kat pop out perfectly inviting to give to a friend or lover. I can’t read the text, as my Japanese isn’t fluent enough, but I’m sure it’s something sappy. The color of the fingers is a nice creamy pastel yellow. It’s very spring-like aura to it. The bar smells less like lemon but more strong and sweet like a pudding or custard. Now that I think about it, it’s exactly like lemon pudding pie. It’s just a heavenly smell. 

The flavor is out of this world! It tastes just like lemon curd. It’s tart, so terribly authentically tart. There’s a little hint of something in there that tastes of creamy cheesecake, and overall it’s terribly creamy, smooth and a little sweet. So awesome. Yum.

What could I say? After my first bite or two to taste I couldn’t gobble this Kit Kat down fast enough. I don’t understand why I’d want to share this one. It’s too good I need to keep it for myself. (I’m guess I’m bad to think like that, but in all honesty, I did share this with the boy.)

Rating: Hoard

 

Hoard

Links Kit Kat Japan (Breaktown) Website


Apr
14



Reese's Pieces Pastel Eggs Package

I’ve shared my thoughts on Reese’s pieces before: hated as a child and I’ve come to appreciate them with special and infrequent cravings. I really just miss the chocolate with the peanut butter. I saw these on one of the candy hunts and wanted to give them a try, mainly because I hear so many good things about these in their Pastel Eggs format. Part of the allure was that if I didn’t end up liking them, I could at least get some pretty photos of them and then give the rest to my boyfriend, who is crazy about Reese’s Pieces.

All I can say right now, these changed my mind about Reese’s Pieces. This new shape and size changes everything. The pieces are eggs shaped: fatter like marbles with one end a little pointier than the other. They come in festive pastel colors: green, yellow, blue and pink. The quality control here is excellent as there’s little variation in shape and texture of the shells.

 

Reese's Pieces Eggs

Taking my first bite, I realize immediately what makes them special. There’s just more of everything. The shell is bigger and thicker, giving a more satisfying crunch and there’s more peanut butter. Enough to pleasantly coat your tongue if you’re patient enough to let it melt in in your mouth. This means there’s much more flavor, obviously. Some things are the same though: the shells feels nice and smooth on the tongue and the peanut butter is creamy, sweet with that perfect kick of salt.

A glowing example of how a small change in format can change a so-so candy into something stellar. If only I could get Reese’s Pieces like this year ‘round! I’m definitely going to look for more of these as the Easter sales continue.

Rating: Will Buy Again

Will Buy Again

Links Reese’s Website


Apr
13



Emo Peep

Happy Belated Easter to all you candy lovers!

I hope you had something sweet and delicious in your Easter basket. Or at the very least, ate some candy. Here’s a treat from me here at The Candy Enthusiast: some LOLz Peeps from…strange Peeps I found in the packages I bought this year. I hope they give you a chuckle.

 

Perfect Peep

 

Awkward Peep

 

Creepy Peep

Yes, I realize I am quite silly.


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