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Posts from the ‘Candy’ Category


Antidote Dark Chocolate Bars

Seeing red? Feeling blue?  There’s an Antidote for that.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of incredible chocolate bars on the market but Antidote Dark Chocolate Bars are in a league of their own. Created by Red Thalhammer who was born, raised, and educated in Austria before moving to New York City, Antidote Dark Chocolate Bars differ from other bean-to-bar chocolate makers in that she uses half raw and half roasted cacao to make bars that are comparatively low in sugar (0-8 grams per 1.1 ounce serving) but off the charts in flavor. Read more »


Chewie Fruities

Chewie Fruities are chewy squares of orchard fruit candy not unlike Starburst except that Chewie Fruities taste remarkably fruity and are made with organic, all natural ingredients with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, With three flavors to choose from: Meyer Lemon & Raspberry, Pomegranate & Nectarine, and Blood Orange & Honey, Chewie Fruities satisfies the kid in all of us who subscribe to the motto “It’s all about the candy.” Read more »


Little Secrets

No artificial ingredients, flavors, or colors. No corn syrup. No diggity. No doubt.

Little Secrets are often described as the healthier version of the M&M. With no artificial anything, Little Secrets are “knock-your-socks-off” delicious bite sized candy coated chocolate bits. Crunch through the bright candy shell and taste what real candy is: rich, sweet, and crunchy all at the same time. Read more »


Dark Chocolate Matzah Bark

If you happen to live in Boston and need the perfect Passover treat, stop in at EHChocolatier at 561 Windsor Street in Sommerville, just east of Cambridge to buy Dark Chocolate Matzah Bark. Whether buying these for yourself, sharing as part of a dessert, or bringing them as a gift for the host or hostess, Dark Chocolate Matzah Bark will bring a sweet ending to any Passover Seder.

For those of us unable to get to Boston, EHChocolatier ships the bark 2-day Priority, Fed Ex 2-day, and UPS Second Day Air to ensure receipt before Passover. Read more »


Starburst vs Lovely Fruit Chews

At a recent theater show during intermission, the refreshment stand had a stack of Starburst – the square-shaped fruit flavored soft chewy taffy-like candy – sitting on the counter. Although tempted to purchase a stick of this childhood favorite, one look at the ingredients list made me change my mind and wish there was an alternative.

My search led to the Lovely Candy Company which makes Lovely Fruit Chews – square-shaped fruit flavored soft chewy taffy-like candy made with real fruit and no corn syrup, gelatin (from animal bones), artificial flavors or colors. Read more »


Organic Nectars Chocolate

Sometimes simplicity is the point…..

Organic Nectars has been dedicated to making and delivering the finest quality artisanal food products for more than a decade. Based out of small town – Maldon-on-Hudson – about 40 miles south of Albany, Organic Nectars specializes in raw products (nothing heated above 118 degrees to preserve maximum nutritional value) that are healthy, environmentally friendly, and delicious. Read more »


Foodie Gift Ideas

The holiday season is all about food and lots of it at the office, restaurants, and at home. So many of the rich foods associated with the holidays contain dairy (i.e. butter, milk, cream), eggs, or animal products but there are many specialty holiday foods without these ingredients that are fresh and taste as rich and delicious as traditional favorites.  Here are a few great gift ideas for the foodie in your life: Read more »


Gummies without the Gelatin

Never trust an adult who doesn’t like gummy bears, worms, or sour crawlers.

There is something special about gummy candy that brings out the kid in all of us. When a friend asked me “What do gummy bears, worms, cinnamon hats, sour crawlers, jelly rings, jelly slices, and hundreds of other gummy-type candies on the market have in common?,” my answer was “sugar,” which is not necessarily true (there are sugar-free gummies). Read more »


Cacao Prieto

Chocolate makers – meticulous aficionados who choose to start with cacao beans to create their chocolates – are the rock stars of an industry that celebrates the subtle flavor differences of the cacao bean. Bars are now notable for the characteristics of the beans – the variety and where it was cultivated which are influenced by rainfall, sunshine, temperature, and the type of soil in which the bean was grown – and the multi-step process by which the chocolate maker takes large colorful cacao beans and turns them into a mouth-watering sensation. Read more »


The French Mint: Les Anis de Flavigny

Sharing a candy with an aniseed in its heart is a demonstration of love.

More than 400 years ago (1591) in an Abbey in the Burgundy region of eastern France, a group of Benedictine Monks started making a hard candy from the anise seed, which comes from the plant called Pimpinella Asisum – a sprawling green herb plant with an aromatic scent, strong feathery stems, green leaves and tiny white flowers that produce anise fruits or what others called anise seeds. Known for their distinctive flavor, anise seeds proved to be the foundation for one of the world’s oldest hard candies: Anis. Read more »