Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lauren's Candy Show Reviews

Choward’s Guava

Choward’s, known for their Violet candy and also sells Lemon, Spearmint and Peppermint flavored tablets, has come out with a new product – Guava Tropical Candy. Choward’s Guava does taste tropical, but the flavor is not distinctly guava. It’s nice and tangy, and tastes like a combination of tropical fruits with a pleasant texture that isn’t overly chalky. A fresh, fruity aftertaste lingers in your mouth after you’ve had one. If this new flavor is not for you, a Choward's package can always double as a drawer freshener.

Coconut M&M's

Coconut has become very popular in the last few years; we use coconut oil, cream and milk when cooking, and drink coconut water. Infusing the flavor in an American icon such as the M&M is a great idea. Coconut M&M’s are slightly larger than traditional M&Ms. They don’t have any actual coconut pieces within, but the flavor is right on. When you bit into one, you'll recognize the texture and the way it melts in your mouth - it’s identical to the original milk chocolate version. If you like coconut, but you’re not a fan of chewing on coconut fragments like you’d find in a Mounds or Almond Joy, these are for you. They are limited edition, so pick some up before they run out!

Honey Lovers

Honey Lovers come in16 flavors including pomegranate honey, black cherry honey, and honey dipped strawberry. Each one has a distinct yet subtle honey flavor. These heart shaped honey Lovers are a great twist on the traditional jelly bean. Gimbal's donates 5% of the proceeds from delicious Honey Lovers to the University of California Davis honey bee research.

Milka Toffee Crunch

Milka Toffee crunch is creamy milk chocolate with very small toffee inclusions. If you’re in the market for a Heath Bar, this is probably not your pick as it is really lacking in the toffee department. Milka does comes in a convenient re-sealable package which I think is handy.

Surf Sweets

I love gummy bears, and these Surf Sweets are great as they are made with organic fruit juice and sweeteners. They do not contain corn syrup or gluten. They taste just as good, if not better than the gummy bears I grew up eating that do contain corn syrup. They have a nice fruity flavor and the soft-springy consistency one would expect from a gummy candy. Surf Sweets also makes gummy worms, gummy swirls, sour gummy candy and jelly beans.

Sweetriot Cocoa Nibs

If you are a fan of dark chocolate, you’ll love these satisfying and delicate little nibs. They are 100% cocoa nibs, which come from the center of the cocoa bean, covered in 65% dark chocolate. The nibs come packaged in a small tin and are dairy, and gluten free. Sweetriot also sells raw cacao beans and chocolate bars.

Toblerone (Limited Edition)

We’re all familiar with the distinct shape and packaging of a Toblerone. Now there is a limited edition snow capped version of candy made to resemble the mountains from the Swiss Alps. Being a dark chocolate lover, this Toblerone is too sweet for me, but if you LOVE white chocolate, with which it is capped, you may really enjoy it.

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