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I have had this written up for like a week (I've been writing each blurb as I eat the items so as not to forget what they were like) and have just been too lazy to get the photos off my phone. ^_^;;

But now, finally, I present you with the second batch of gift exchange snacks!

Chocolate Gingerbread Santa, Key Lime Coconut Patties, Chocolate Honeycomb, Now & Laters )
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The point of [personal profile] littlebutfierce's January gift exchange was not necessarily a candy/snack exchange, but there's not anything else I collect or am really interested in receiving, so I asked specifically for snacks, and the person I matched with (not a Secret Santa, since this wasn't a Christmas exchange and anyway it wasn't secret because people were matched with each other rather than A sending to B but receiving a gift from C), [personal profile] bibliofile, sent me a big box of snacky goodness!

Rather than save it all up and make one big post, since I don't know how long it will take me to eat this stuff, I decided to do a post after every few items. :)

Simply Snackin beef jerky, Candy Raisins, Salted Nut Roll, and Mini Cow Pie )
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This box of twelve truffles is a little pricey for See's. Usually they charge by the pound, same price for any candy, but this was $18, which is $2 more than a pound box, yet you get way fewer chocolates (the size on the box says 11.2 oz). Still, I had a gift certificate for a one-pound box, so I only had to pay the $2 difference, so I figured it was a good chance to try them, since they don't sell any of these flavors separately.

Cut for large pics )
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Except for the M&Ms and Kit Kats, these were all generously donated by [personal profile] pulchritude. Thanks, again! :D

All chocolate stuff this time! )

Candy post

Sep. 14th, 2009 12:45 am
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I've been writing reviews and photographing stuff as I buy it lately, since I noticed I was really unlikely to review anything unless I bought a whole bunch of candy/snacks at one time, which doesn't happen that often. So tonight I got a few more things from the 99 Cent Store and it seemed like I had more than enough for a post. Doing it little by little made it all seem like a lot less work, too, which was nice. :D

A random collection of things, mainly from Japanese shops and the 99 Cent Store )
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So we went to Cost Plus today and ended up buying $20 worth of candy and snacks (not as much as it sounds like, since most of it was pretty pricey), only one of which (Tim Tams!) I'd had before, so I figured I'd do another candy post. :D

om nom nom )

Candy post

Jul. 25th, 2009 11:14 pm
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It's been ages since I've done a candy post. I've had a couple new things recently, so today when we went to the 99 Cent Store, I deliberately looked for anything else that might be fun to review (they always seem to have an oddball selection), and found several things.

Mostly US stuff, but one Japanese one! )

Candy post

Mar. 9th, 2009 05:14 pm
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I have a whole drawer full of candy here piling up! Today I got yet another package from [ profile] kakeochi_umai, so I'm taking that as a sign to finally write it all up. Most of this stuff is Japanese, those there are a few American candies in there, too.

KitKat, Hi-Chew, 3 Musketeers, Reese's, and more )

So. Now we have a ton of stuff here, and I'm giving some away! I'm just going to give a few pieces to anyone who asks (everything is individually wrapped), so I can take quite a few requests. Here's what's on offer:

Soysauce KitKats
Muscat KitKats
Ume Hi-Chew
Strawberry cheesecake Hi-Chew
Aloe yogurt Hi-Chew
Brown sugar/umeboshi hard candy
Dark chocolate/cherry 3 Musketeers

Comment or email me at and let me know which you'd like (feel free to ask for some of each).
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So the other day when we went to the 99 Cent Store, they had a bunch of limited edition stuff, including some I had tried and loved, such as the Elvis Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (I didn't buy the one I saw only because I'm pretty sure it's been over a year since they stopped making those and I hate the crumbly way Reese's gets when they're old) and cherry M&Ms. But there were also two I'd never heard of, Twix Java and 3 Musketeers S'mores Brownie Bar (which I misremembered as being rocky road when I posted about it the other day).

On to the reviews! )
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Just a short one, but it includes a VIDEO. Because bacon mints deserve a video. Anyway, these are all Canadian candies from [ profile] glossing, except two of the three are not actually from Canada (Seattle is apparently to blame for the bacon mints).

Floral gum, banana chocolates, and BACON MINTS, oh my. )

Now I have all these bacon mints left! If any of you are brave enough to try them, just email me at and I'll send you a few. I'm going to have to limit this offer to folks in the US, though, as I'm not sure how customs would feel about baggies of strange white pills.
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So here's pics and reviews of the stuff [ profile] kakeochi_umai sent us, as well as some other stuff I had around the house. I think I sized my pictures smaller than usual this time, oops.

A bunch of wacky Japanese KitKats and some other stuff. )

I am also doing some giveaways along with the usual reviews, as 1. I am trying not to eat as much candy these days, and 2. some of it was not to my tastes. If you are interested in the Tropical Fruit Aero and/or the Kinako KitKat, just email me at with your address and I will send you a couple pieces (specify which you want, or if you want both, that's fine, too). I also have a limited number of Salt & Caramel KitKats I will be giving away (I liked those quite a bit, but I don't think I want the whole bag of them around), so if you want one of the other two and are also interested these, lemme know and I'll add one in. Last but not least, although I love them to death, there's the whole trying not to eat as much candy thing, so I am giving away one Cherry Mash. I am willing to ship outside of the US, since they're small and shipping won't be that much, except for the Cherry Mash, which is heavier, so US only for that. First come, first served.
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Bruce and I have been hearing a lot about Mo's Bacon Bar by Vosges, but at $8 a bar, it's not something we probably ever would have bought, even if Bruce wasn't out of work. However, thanks to the wonderful [ profile] anthimaeria, we now have one in our possession!

You know you're curious. )

Now I really want to try out these bacon chocolate chip cookies!
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I have been dying to try the new Elvis Reese's Peanut Butter Cups ever since I first heard about them a few months ago. Then tonight we went to CVS to pick up some candy and chips for Julie and they had them! Yay! So seeing as I had a couple other new candies lying around, I figured I'd do a post.

2 US + 1 Japanese )
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Now that Bruce is back home with the camera, I'm finally reviewing those Kit Kats and Pocky Julie sent, as well as a new Nestle Crunch bar Bruce found in Indiana. I wish I had pictures of the King Bing he brought back, but I gobbled it down so quickly, that was just not possible. He asked his mom to send some, so hopefully she will actually do so. *crosses fingers*

Kit Kats, Pocky, and Nestle Crunch )
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We got some tasty fried wonton chips at Trader Joe's last night, Chinese mustard flavor. They were only $1 a bag, too. I also got to try out the new orange Cadbury Creme Eggs and dark chocolate Snickers. Both were really, really good, though, but they cost 65 cents each, so I won't be getting any more unless they go on sale (hopefully the creme eggs will be leftover after Easter).

I just finished watching ep. one of Supernatural. I quite like it. Unfortunately it's got so many dark scenes, it makes it hard to watch on my poor dying TV in here. :( SGA has some dark scenes, too, but not nearly this many. There were a lot of scenes where all I could see were people's faces. >_< I've known my TV was dying for a while, but it's not so bad that I can make myself buy a new one yet, so I'll just have to live with it. Lots of details may be missed, though. :p

One thing, though, man was there some bad exposition in this episode. When Dean came to Sam's college, there was this total "as you know, Bob" exchange as they talked about what it was like growing up.

I can't believe I'm watching two TV series. I don't know where I'll find the time. :( At least I can watch whenever, though, rather than having to set aside time when they air.

Oh, also Jensen Ackles looks a lot better on screen than he does in pictures. I've never seen a picture of him where he didn't look fugly, but he looked kind of cute in this ep. Not so much with Jared Padalecki, though.

Oh! And I meant to say look! There's an SGA Manga Art Challenge Thing. :) I'ma draw something.
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We went to Trader Joe's tonight and tried a few new things, all of which turned out to be soooooo good.

Their dark chocolate-covered raisins are the best chocolate raisins I've ever tasted, hands down. The chocolate was smooth and delicious and the raisins were soft. I've never been a huge fan of chocolate raisins before, but I am now.

The other snacky thing we got was their tandoori masala papadums. They're packaged like chips, and sold in the chips aisle. A little pricy at $2.50 a bag, but worth it. They also had...yogurt & dill, I think? But I'm not terribly keen to try those ones.

Then for dinner, we had their Thai coconut curry chicken stix, which are basically like eggrolls with curry chicken inside. Bruce mixed up some dipping sauce to go with them, just the usual sauce we use for gyoza, and it went perfectly with them. The sauce was Ajipon (citrus-flavored soy sauce) mixed with hot sesame oil and shichimi togarashi (red pepper mix).

Cori, I meant to buy the ginger cookies while we were there, but they didn't have any. >_< Just chocolate and vanilla. I hope they were just sold out and didn't stop making them or something. O_o I do have your See's here (keeping it in the fridge so it doesn't melt), so I'll try again later this week and see if they've got any in, and if not try another location.

Kit Kat

Apr. 1st, 2006 10:24 am
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We stopped at a few places on the way up for gas, etc. and happened to make a couple good candy finds. First was the Kit Kat Triple Chocolate Extra Crispy. This is one of those big bars as opposed to the usual format. It's got chocolate wafers and filling (all dark chocolate). I don't know that it's really any crispier, but it's very tasty. We got two and I've eaten them both already. The second one we found was the coffee one. This I'd heard of before (Candyblog had a review) and had been on the lookout for, but never saw. It's soooooooo coffee-y. As soon as we opened it, the whole car smelled like coffee. It's the regular four-bar format and was kind of melty for having been in my pocket for a bit, but was very, very good.

I still think my favorite is the peanut butter one Julie's sent me, but these two come close.
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Not really. Not a single one of these candies is Valentine's Day-specific, but it's a candy holiday, so I figured might as well do this candy post I've had building up, especially since I got another package from Julie today. :D

Cookies )

Candy )


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