The problem with giving candy as a Valentine's gift (or flowers for that matter), is that they are eventually gone, they are only a temporary gift. So how can you give your candy-loving significant other something that will satisfy the love of candy (let's say...Rolos), in a way that will score you long-term points?? Funny you should ask because we have the answer - sterling silver My Last Rolo keepsakes. They run £35 (about $70) apiece, which may seem expensive, but if your sweetheart truly loves Rolos, its a bargain.
The Chocolate Mii comes to us from Paul Pape Designs and looks like a miniature Wii. The packaging even says, "Wii belong together, you and Mii."
Inside the Wii-shaped box are two chocolate Miis with hearts (made out of red hots) on their shirts. There are boy-girl, girl-girl, and boy-boy combinations - depending on your inclination. The Omaha Chocolate Company produces these cool confections - each made with 2.1 oz (pretty large) of gourmet milk, dark, or while chocolate, and they run $14.95 (a bargain for a gift this unique in our opinion).
R.M. Palmer, the maker of many novelty and holiday candies, is launching the Dale Earnhardt candy bar, called the Big Mo'. This follows in the footsteps of other sports stars such as Reggie Jackson (Reggie Bar), Muhammad Ali (Muhammad Ali Crisp Crunch), and Pete Rose (Pete Rose Super Charg'r Energy Bar). The Big Mo' is a milk chocolate candy bar that will come in two flavors - creamy caramel and peanut butter. It is scheduled to hit stores nationwide in January 2008, had anyone seen it yet?
At some point in every cool company's life cycle, they get to a point where in order to grow they need to think beyond their original product category and into new ones. Such is the case with Jones Soda. The innovative soda company - known for putting customer photos on the bottles, opening distribution in skateboarding shops and selling turkey and stuffing flavored soda at Thanksgiving - is now selling candy. Now, as with any good brand extension, the company has not completely left their soda roots with flavors such as: cream soda, orange and cream, grape, green apple, berry lemonade, and fu fu berry. Yummy flavors, its carbonated, what more do you need?
I suppose it ultimately comes down to how strong your candy jones is. If yours is particularly strong and you live in Japan, you can get your hands on this very odd confection - the Larvae Chocolate (Youchu Choco). Looks frighteningly like a beetle larvae, so kudos to the manufacturers for making an accurate mold.
Luckily, it doesn't taste like beetle larvae - its body is made from milk chocolate and corn flakes, the skin is white chocolate, the legs are made from tiny strips of dried squid (OK, that's gross), and the mouth is made from orange peel. Its made by the Komatsuya confectionery and bakery - and it appears they're having trouble keeping up with demand. They're only available in Japan right now, and they sell for about US $2.
If you have a hankerin' for cotton candy, but there's no circus or carnival in town, check out this machine - it allows you to make cotton candy at home. Here's the interesting part...you don't make it from the traditional sugar syrup but from hard candies. Any hard candy will workYou can use any kind of candy you like. The machine is available at the Japan Trend Shop for $159.
Pimp your teeth with this off-the-hook Grillz Candy! Most people can't afford a diamond-encrusted platinum grill. I know I can't. Fortunately, most people can afford this tasty candy one. Simply place the lollipop-like end into your mouth and suck away (works like a pacifier). The flavor of the Grillz you receive will be a surprise, as they come in Sour Apple, Peach, Watermelon and Strawberry.