Tuesday, June 24, 2008

NEW M&Ms Premiums- fancy new flavors & colors!!

So excited! This is majorly HUGE news for M&M and candy lovers- M&Ms PREMIUMS have hit the shelves!! I found these at Target after hearing rumours of them at diff candy websites, and here they finally are! OMG so beautiful- the colors! The packaging! The flavors! These are NOT the M&Ms you grew up with - they are all dressed up for a very fancy party and come in an array of cool new flavors: Triple Chocolate, Mint, Rasberry Almond, Mocha, and Chocolate Almond (that's all Target had at least). For starters I got the 4 you see here, Im sure they will go on sale with a promotion coming soon I hope (have not yet seen any print or TV ads for these at all!?). The Target price is $3.99 for 6 oz, which may seem high but not really - these are seriously VERY special M&Ms. The cool metallic/marbled colors are really space age looking and SO pretty, would look amazing in a candy dish or as decoration on cookies/cakes. It's hard to capture the full effect here online- gotta see up close. The packaging is so fun, fresh, and innovative Im just blown away. Its a fully resealable bag within a box (see photo) and works perfectly to show them off. The taste? It starts with a heavenly smell form whatever flavor you pick, but Im a little bummed cuz there's no crunchy candy shell! It's so weird to bite an M&M and have just a soft chew- no crunch at all! Took me a moment but I got over it- that's a curious choice they made which separates them even further from regular M&Ms- or maybe the metallic dye/colors would not work for a hard shell(?). Anyways they taste as awesome as they sound and I will definitely buy the other flavors. So for the love of chocolate, keep an eye out for these, they are some very classy candies!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chocolates of the World (pt.6)- Brazil!

My sweet friend Adrianna brought me these from her home country of Brazil! These are all common chocolate candy bars there, and the packaging is all written in Portugese. As you can see by the delicious pictures, there's Nestle strawberry and milky cream filled bars, one with coconut, as well as a big dark bar (which has ingredients written in at least 6 diff languages on back!). Thanx so much Adrianna- Brazil knows good chocolate!

See ealier posts covering Chocolates of the World from Japan, Korea, Russia, Poland, Eastern & Baltic Europe, Costa Rica, Israel, and more....! choc on

NEW- more Batman promo chocolate candy!

Here are more deliciously fun promo chocolates for the upcoming Batman movie "The Dark Knight". There's a Special Edition KitKat with a bat design, Reese's Pieces in black and blue colors, and a Reese's Bar in the shape of a bat of course- plus the obligatory online game tie-in where you "Find the Bat signal and you can Win instantly!" Does anyone really ever jump thru all the hoops and win these promo games? I never met anyone who did.....but it's the chocolate I care about- anything else is extraneous! Choc on
PS- see earlier post for New Reese's dark & milk choc bats!

NEW Reese's Select Clusters!

Wow- this is BIG news for Reese's fans- new Clusters that includes the famous Reese's peanut butter and milk choc PLUS chopped pecans & peanut & caramel! Im not a big fan of the Caramel Reese's cups that came out a few years ago (too sweet, not enough salt- out of balance) but these clusters are absolutely divine! Perfect combo of flavors and texture. This bag is large with about 20 individually wrapped clusters inside- I had a hard time stopping after 4- yes that good. Even better news is it sounds like on the back they are planning even more variations to expand the line- it says: "Now Reese's Select brings you a new line of deliciously different yet familiar products that delivers the ultimate Reese's experience." Hmmmm, me thinks this means more to come...keep visiting to see what I find!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Chocolates of the World (pt.5)- Costa Rica!

My good travelin' friend & co-worker brought me these from Costa Rica! Dark choc covered PASSIONFRUIT! Does it get any better than that? I was so excited and thrilled (as she was to find it for me)a chocolate brand & flavor I have not ever seen or tasted before - this is a rare treat indeed. The passionfruit is actually in jelly form and goes exquisitely well with the very high quality dark choc - I had a hard time not eating the entire bag in one sitting. Manufactured by Cafe Britt (www.cafebritt.com)in Costa Rica- my first try ever of choc from that country- quite impressive! Thanks sooooo much Linda!
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