Monday, November 01, 2004

Original recipe Goldenberg's

It's a complete travesty, folks. I'm absolutely distraught. Apparently Goldenberg's Peanut Chews have been sold to Just Born (of Peeps fame). Fine. But, here's the thing: they say they're going to alter the recipe to have less molasses taste, more caramel. OH, THE HUMANITY!!!! That's just wrong, wrong, wrong.

In other news, yesterday was Halloween. I managed to NOT eat the entire bag this year. I gave out Kit Kats, Reese's, Mike & Ikes, assorted chocolates shaped like gross ears, fingers and eyeballs, and-- for those too lazy to put together a costume-- rancid lemon granola bars that were so heinous I actually called the company to complain about them.

I just realized that I never wrote about the wondrous Australian package of love that Deb sent me. It was full of crazy, yummy things... Minties, Turkish Taffy, chocolate caramel koala bears, and the BEST, BEST, YUMMIEST, MOST FABULOUS things-- Tim Tams. Ohmygod. These are chocolate-chocolate-chocolate cookies that are so unbelievable. I have since ordered more from the only place you can get them in the US-- Texas, of all places. And, I've already eaten them all. They are a thing of beauty.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Meeting Neil Diamond in a dark alley

This just in...
In a Larry King transcript, Neil Diamond admits to his passion for Goldenberg's Peanut Chews. He said that he found out stupid Barbra Streisand loves them too, so he bought her a bazillion bags, but then ended up eating them all on the plane. He was all like, "You can only get them in Brooklyn." Oh please. Go back to singing Sweet Caroline. The rest of us plebians will continue to placate our Goldenberg's fix with a trip to the local Walgreens.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

A candy named Patricia

Shhh. Don't tell. I have a new boyfriend. His name is Fritz Knipschildt and he's a chocolatier. I met him tonight at his factory for a story I'm doing for the Post. This man is only 30 years old and his chocolate was voted #2 in the world--the freakin' WORLD-- by Gourmet magazine. It's a tiny little place and all the chocolate is hand-made. Each piece is named after a woman (including, I might add, Patricia, which is red chili and tangerine ganache). He gave me a box of assorted chocolates, a bottle of Passion Fruit & Ginger syrup and a dark chocolate hazelnut bar. Bless his warm, chocolatey heart.
I am so psyched for the Fancy Food Show this weekend. I think it's going to be even better than the Candy Expo, if that's possible.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Candy exchange

Holy Crap! I'm so excited I can't stand it. I recently met an Aussie on one of the writers' websites I belong to, and we got to emailing each other back and forth. She's a food writer, too, so we have lots to say to each other. BUT---check this out---we're doing a candy exchange!!! Oh, beloved Australian candy, I can't wait to meet thee. I sent her a big box of various delectibles...Twizzlers, Red Vines, Jelly Bellys, Nerds, Airheads, Goldenbergs, Pearson Peanut Roll, Fruit Stripe Gum and beef jerky for her husband. Oooh, the anticipation is killing me.

In other news, I finally ate the Coffee Crisp and it was soooo good. Mmmm. Coffee crisp.
This weekend starts the Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center in New York. YAY! Row after row of food and free samples. I can't wait!

Monday, June 07, 2004

Limited editions

It's madness, sheer sugar madness!! Hershey's has unveiled four new "limited edition" candy bars: Triple Chocolate Kit Kat, Chocolate! Chocolate! Almond Joy (choc.flavored coconut), York Chocolate Truffle Peppermint Pattie and some kind of white chocolate and almonds crap. So far I've only tried the Kit Kat and it was wondrous. I'm on the lookout for the orange and mint Kit Kats I've heard so much about, but have yet to secure.
In other news, tomorrow begins the All Candy Expo in Chicago. I won't be attending this year, but I will recognize it with a moment of silence. And a candy bar.

Monday, May 10, 2004

I heart Canada

It's a groovalicious day full of sugary goodness. Betsy went to Montreal and brought me back the motherlode: one box Glossette raisins, one Mr. Big, one Kit Kat chunky, one Aero (milk chocolate), a Wunderbar and yes, yes, one glorious, delicious, crispety, wafery Coffee Crisp. Can you say Amen?!
Oh yeah, check out his website: It's delicious.
Okay, okay, so I haven't been keeping up with this blog. It's not that I haven't been eating candy...of course I have. I just returned from a weekend in New York that included a stop by Dylan's Candy Bar, of course. There, Steve Almond was signing copies of his new book, "Candy Freak." Here's the thing...I've read a few chapters so far and it's really funny and very clever, but I'm just so jealous that he wrote this book and it didn't even occur to me to try and put MY candy memoirs down on paper like that. ugh. Anyhow...
I was really psyched because they had Mallocups (which have been out of commission for some time now.) I also purchased Charms hard candies, a Valomilk and a Twin Bing. I went back to the hotel, started reading the book and tore open the Mallocups. Imagine my disappointment when they were hard as a rock. Probably a case left over from the old days. how sad.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Oh for shame. I haven't written in so long...haven't even talked about the Chocolate Show! Well, it was fabulous as one might expect. Chocolate from here to eternity including the BEST DAMN TRUFFLES EVER. I bought two boxes which disappeared overnight. The thing is, I don't know where to get them, and I don't remember what they're called. Arrgh. I will find them. It's only a matter of time.
Over Christmas, Alex and I dipped 90 Oreos in chocolate and decorated them all pretty-like. But the big revelation was our now patented Minty Yummy SandWood Treat: an Oreo with a York peppermint pattie dipped in chocolate. Oh! The taste sensation.
For Christmas, Mike sent me some chocolate covered peanut brittle made with Virginia peanuts. Lord have mercy. I had to hide the bag it was so good.
I will update soon. Keep the faith.