Friday, July 23, 2010

Cadbury Starbar

Originally uploaded by inajeep
Bought in England enjoyed in New Jersey. Wow, this candy bar was wonderful and I am sorry I didn't buy more while over in England.

The Nugat was smooth, not very peanutty but had a wonderful little cookie aftertaste. The chocolate was very good but tended to flake off when eating. Either way since I have a relative going over there in a few weeks I will put in a request for more of these.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wonka Domed Dark Chocolate peices

The new candy is something I have been waiting for ever since the remake of the movie came into the theaters. Using the brand. They are called Exceptional.

The dark chocolate is bitter like it is supposed to be but I don't find these exceptional in any way. Nothing particularly wrong with them either. I don't taste the milk chocolate dome and dark chocolate is not a favorite of mind.

Interesting bag and with the holographic coloring it is difficult to photograph and even hard to read.

The squares are larger than they should be IMO.

I won't be buying these again but will try the others just to see. I still miss the willy wonka bar from my childhood. Oh Scrunch bar would you ever taste as good as you did back then?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Botan Rice Candy

Originally uploaded by inajeep
This candy was bought at the Philadelphia Flower show for $2. There was a small asian shop setup outside the show and I wanted to try the rice candy. The film on the inside of the wrapper was edible. The candy itself is chewy and sweet. Not overly sweet and had a slight fruity taste.
It came with a sticker.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Originally uploaded by inajeep
Yes. I tried it and the grape/pomegranate flavor was better than I expected. Not much to report on other than the price with was $3 at 5below. The artificial color was very deep and my teeth looked blue for a while. I don't know what my body absorbed or if it is even worth buying but I may try the other flavors one or twice. The price is a bit of a put off more than anything.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Premiums M&Ms

premiums M&Ms
Originally uploaded by inajeep
I thought that you couldn't mess up a chocolate + almond candy. I was wrong.

First, the good things. Very pretty package and it sits up nicely. The entire whole almond is crunchy and tastes fresh.

Now for the bad stuff. The chocolate had no flavor. I had to bite one in half to check to see if there was chocolate. The candy covering while pretty does not look like candy and is nothing like the candy shell of a normal M&M. I thought that each piece was wrapped in a protected shell much like the chocolate eggs at easter because a. they didn't look like candy and b. it tasted like and felt consistently like a wrapper. If you ever handled those decorative soaps that had a wax or some type of coating that dissolved in water then you know what these M&Ms felt like. Or, again I have an easter analogy, if you ever got that egg dye kit that had the metallic pearlescent dye, then you know what they look like.

More bad news:
It was $4 for 6 oz.
There is no visible date code so you can tell if they are old or not.
The resealable bag noted on the top is just a normal plastic bag that is not resealable.

This candy was obviously designed by a marketing team because this feels like they started with the look before they even considered how it would taste.

I will not be buying them again. I love the normal almond M&Ms and will stick with them. The only thing premium about these is the packaging and price.

Thursday, October 01, 2009


Originally uploaded by inajeep
Outside of the funny name these caramels are awesome.

Addictive and I am searching for more after I get up from my desk.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Hello Panda snack

Hello Panda snack
Originally uploaded by inajeep
Again this snack borders on being a non-candy item. However, they were delicious. The cracker/cookie was light and crisp and the chocolate center was soft and creamy. I will be buying these again.