November 30, 2008

CandySnob's Monthly Roundup for November

Candy Recipes

Gift Guides

Gourmet Candy

Random Candy Stuff

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November 27, 2008

CandySnob's Holiday Gift Guide


gbreadcaramel.jpgFOR THE MOST CARAMELICIOUS PERSON YOU KNOW
Gingerbread Caramels
These smell and taste like gingerbread but they have the smooth, creamy texture that could only come from the world's finest caramels. Made exclusively with the butter from the AOC-designated Charentes- Poiteau region of France, they simply melt in your mouth.

d&dcaramel.jpgDEAN & DELUCA Butter Caramels
A DEAN & DELUCA EXCLUSIVE. These caramels are made with rich butter from the AOC-designated Charentes-Poiteau region and are so smooth and creamy they melt in your mouth. Flavors include Chocolate, Coffee, Hazelnut and Vanilla.
via Dean and Deluca


mallocup.jpgFOR THE TORTURED SOULS WHO CAN'T DECIDE BETWEEN MALLO CUPS AND VALOMILK
Mallo Cups
Whipped marshmallow creme center engulfed by a delicious comibination of rich milk chocolate and coconut. 24 per box.

valomilk.jpgValomilk
Valomilk; the original "Flowing Center" candy cup. Each package has two milk chocolate cups with a marsh-mallow center weighing a total of 2.2 ounces. A box of 24 packages
via I Love Mallo Cups


FOR THE ADVENTURER
mosbaconbar.jpgVosges Mo's Bacon Bar
Breathe...engage your five senses, close your eyes and inhale deeply. Be in the present moment, notice the color of the chocolate, the glossy shine. Rub your thumb over the chocolate bar to release the aromas of smoked applewood bacon flirting with deep milk chocolate. Snap off just a tiny piece and place it in your mouth, let the lust of salt and sweet coat your tongue. applewood smoked bacon + Alder wood smoked salt + deep milk chocolate, 41% cacao.
via Vosges Chocolate


CHOCOLATE FOR CONNOISSEURS IN HOT WEATHER
pocket_pates.jpgBackpacker's Pocket Paté- "Weatherproof Chocolate"
Shrink wrapped blocks of gourmet artisan chocolate. Deliciously convenient! This Original ChocolateSmith Creation is convenient, portable, and essentially weatherproof. Backpacker Pocket Pates are the perfect item to take with you on your next outdoor adventure! To eat, simply slice a wedge, peel off the wax and enjoy! All items are Handmade & Hand Dipped. Colors will vary. AVAILABLE FIVE FLAVORS: DARK CHOCOLATE, RASPBERRY, SUNSET ORANGE, NUTS & BERRIES, & PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE.
via The ChocolateSmith


FOR WINE LOVERS
wine-chocolates-box.jpgSonoma County Winegrape Chocolates
16 Premium Chocolate Truffles Infused with wine grapes from Sonoma County's finest grape growing regions. Assortment: Russian River Pinot Noir Truffle, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Truffle, Knights Valley Merlot Truffle, Chalk Hill Chardonnay Truffle.
via Sonoma Wine Grape Commission


FOR THOSE WHO WISH THEY WEREN'T IN SNOWY WEATHER
maunaloa.jpgMauna Loa Macadamia Nut Gifts
Who wouldn't want a ticket to Hawaii in the middle of winter? If a plane ticket to the Big Island isn't in the gift budget this year, you might consider the next best thing... macadamia nut candies. It won't satisfy that sand-between-the-toes craving, but it will make the recipient feel warm and fuzzy inside. Choose from an assortment of baskets and boxes including milk chocolate covered macadamias, milk chocolate toffee covered macadamias, coffee glazed macadamias, dark chocolate covered macadamias and more!


FOR THOSE IN SNOWY WEATHER... THE PERFECT HOT CHOCOLATE
tazacinn.jpgTaza Chocolate Mexicano Cinnamon
Our take on the infamous Ibarra disc, this is the simplest, most delicious chocolate you'll ever taste. Made only with our Mexican stone mills (molinos), this chocolate contains only three ingredients: roasted cocoa beans, cane sugar, and cinnamon stick. Whip up a rich, authentic taza de chocolate mexicano, or eat it as is!
via Taza Chocolate

plushpuffs.jpgPlush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows
You can't have truly sinful and satisfying hot chocolate without the perfect marshmallow, floating in your mug and melting in all its gooey glory. Plush Puffs are available in yummy flavors like Vanilla Bean, Caramel Swirl and Peppi Mint. And so you don't feel too guilty about the indulgence, they're made from all natural ingredients.


FOR THE CALORIE CONSCIOUS
dylansstraw.jpgDylan's Candy Bar Re-Treat
Get your candy fix with out taking a bite. Dylan's Candy Bar has a fun new line of body products at Sephora, all with your sweet tooth in mind. Finally, apply directly to hips with no weight gain.

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November 18, 2008

Ococoa Peanut Butter Cups Take It Up A Notch

choc-3.jpgI don't know if it is right to even call them peanut butter cups. They look more like truffles in denseness and richness. Not to mention the gourmet flavors - Cashew Apricot, Marzipan Truffle, Almond Cherry, and Classic Peanut Butter.

Check out the cups at Ococoa

Heads up from NOTCOT

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November 17, 2008

Skittles Ad - What Do You Think?

Expired Foods doesn't like this Skittles ad, but we think its not too bad. Weird, but not bad.

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November 3, 2008

Candy Recipe: Sea Salted Smoked Almond Chocolate Bark

almondbark12.jpgHalloween is over, which means its time to shift our attention to the holidays - Thanksgiving and one of the "Big 4" candy holidays - Christmas. Here is a great recipe from Elle's New England Kitchen that we can't wait to try. Looks like it will make a great gift as well.

Sea Salted Smoked Almond Chocolate Bark

Long list of ingredients:

-8 oz. Nestle Chocolatier 53% Cacao Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces (OR your favorite dark chocolate--not too bittersweet because you want some sweetness to balance out the salt and smoked almonds)
-1/2 cup smoked-flavored almonds, coarsely chopped, divided (but I use more)**
-1/8 teaspoon sea salt (preferably large crystal) (I also use more than this)**

**Eyeball these two, ok? If you think you want more nuts, go for it. And the salt--1/8 tsp? Who are they kidding? I like some in every single bite, so I sprinkle some all over, I don't measure it--but it's more than a skimpy 1/8 tsp.

Extremely complicated directions:

Line 8-inch baking pan with parchment or wax paper.
Microwave the chocolate in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 minute, then stir. The chocolate may keep some of it's shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth.
Stir in 1/4 cup almonds.
Pour into the lined pan.
Sprinkle with remaining almonds.
Tap pan several times to spread the chocolate and settle the nuts.
Sprinkle with sea salt.
Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm.
Break into pieces.
Store in air-tight container at room temperature.

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