August 2010
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Tubi Tire Tread Red

In my last post I wrote about Tubi’s Black Tire Tread, and I’m happy to inform you that Tubi makes a Tire Tread Red too. I didn’t know of the red variety for some time, and it wasn’t until I discovered it at a rest stop on the way home to my parent’s place. My boyfriend is the one who I pointed it out to, and since he loves good red licorice, we decided to try it. We immediately loved it and wished we had bought more.

The Red is made the same way as the Black, of a row of ribbons, piled three layers high and cut into squares.

The red flavor has the same wet, thick, chewy texture. The flavor is indeed “red” but I mean that in the best way possible. It’s sweet, and has nice notes of berries, mainly strawberry and cherry. It’s very juicy, with an edge of tartness.

This is a very well crafted and well flavored red licorice. It really tastes of something, as opposed to the likes of Twizzlers and most other main stream licorice chews. I like my candy to taste like

Rating: Hoard


Intentional Chocolate: Bitten


Tubi Tire Tread Black

Tubi’s Tire Tread Black Licorice is something I discovered back at the All Candy Expo, now the Sweets and Snacks Expo, back in 2007. I was immediately smitten and I now scoop the stuff up whenever I see it, which sadly isn’t very often.

First off, the name is very descriptive of the candy itself, and you have to look at it to figure it out. The licorice is made of little laces, which are lined up in rows to make a big ribbon. These ribbons are stacked three high and then cut into squares. They do look a lot like tire treads, with their black color and texture due to the ribbons stacks. It also provides a fun way to dissect the candy when you consume it. It’s very interactive and fun.

The licorice slice is very slick and thick. The chew is very dense and soft and the flavor is very rich of molasses and licorice. It has very rich sweet notes, with a very sweet aftertaste and herbal flavor to it. The taste is so lovely, I could eat it all day.

I highly recommend these if you’re a black licorice lover, or if you’re looking to try some awesome black licorice to see if it’s something you’d like. You really can’t go wrong with Tubi’s as far as I’m concerned.

Rating: Hoard




See's Black Forest Truffle

The new limited edition See’s flavor has arrived! Yay! I am super excited about this month’s free sample of the See’s Black Forest Truffle. Who doesn’t love chocolate delivered to your doorstep? I digress. I get excited about all candy, but when I heard these were headed my way it made me happy because I love sampling See’s Candies’ products.

The bonbons arrived halfway melted, by no fault of the company, simply because the heat where I am was oppressive that day. I popped them right in the fridge to cool some, which made it hard for me to wait to sample my first one. Also, because of the melting, the bonbons in the photo may not be the most attractive, but I did my best. I’m sure if you got them in store they’d look as impeccable as ever.

Once they were cool and solid enough to handle, I went in for my first taste!

The dark chocolate is rich and smooth with notes of berries and coffee.The richness of the chocolate with it’s full flavors blend into an intense fudgey sweetness that’s crowned with the fresh flavor of black cherries. The cherry flavor is very complex, as it’s tart, sweet, has a wonderful depth to it. It its a nice mix of jam and cordial. It’s lovely. The chocolate’s “red” notes allow for it to blend beautifully with the cherry flavors. The texture is soft and fudgey and incredible luxurious. This is an incredible pieces of chocolate art.

I know I enjoyed the past two Limited Edition flavors, but this one they’re really outdone themselves. I hope they bring one one back as a regular addition to the See’s lines of incredible candies.

CONTEST: I have another a gift certificate 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 at noon, EST and share your favorite See’s flavor if you have one. I’ll choose a winner randomly from those who enter. Best of luck!


Links See’s Candies Website


Economy Candy: Interior II

Today’s post was inspired by David Lebovitz’s recent post on Economy Candy! This store is so much fun, and it’s a pleasure reading Mr. Lebovitz’s impressions of it.

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