Archive for the ‘chocolate’ Category

Peanut Butter M&M’s Melt More Magically Than Most M&M’s

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 by Becca Droz

Peanut Butter M&M's were designed with candy lovers in mind as who can resist the great taste of America's most beloevd chocolate candy combined with creamy peanut butter? It's a match made in candy heaven!

Sharability: 7

Denture Danger: 1

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 7

Overall: 10

 Peanut Butter M&M’s are a breed of their own. A small glob of peanut butter is covered in M&M’s melty milk chocolate and the hard candy shell allows it to keep its shape. This type of M&M is relatively new. It was introduced in 1990 about 50 years after the original M&M hit the market. Peanut Butter is the best type of M&M to allow to melt in your mouth. A trick that my brother taught me when I was younger was to let it sit in your mouth for a minute and then push your tongue through the M&M and that way you get the full taste of the candy with direct contact to all taste buds.

I have noticed that through the years the Peanut Butter M&M’s have been the most rare to come by. They aren’t on the shelf next to the Kit Kat, Reese’s and Regular M&M’s. I actually don’t remember a time when I was successful in finding the Peanut Butter M&M’s on a store shelf. Their elusive quality is just another one to add onto the reasons why this is such an enjoyable candy to eat.

Milky Way Simply Caramel offers a totally Caramel experience

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 by Jon Prince
Milky Way Simply Caramel Candy Bar offers a truly Caramel experience

In 1923, the first chocolate candy bar with a filled center was introduced and it was called Milky Way. In 2010, this iconic candy bar has a new relative called Milky Way Simply Caramel which is a great tasting candy bar aimed at lovers of Caramel Candies...

Did you know that the first chocolate bar with a filled center was the beloved Milky Way bar, made by Mars, which was created by Frank Mars in 1923. However consistent this candy bar has remained for over 87 years, it is important to note that note all Milky Way bars are created equal. 

The Milky Way bar that is offered in the United States is a delicious amalgamation  of chocolate malt nougat topped with caramel and covered with rich milk chocolate BUT the Milky Way Bar offered on “distant shores” is not topped with caramel and is therefore similar to the American 3 Musketeers.

Confused? The Milky Ways sold in the United States is similar in taste to the Mars Bar sold in Europe.

Just when you think that you understand the subtle differences, Mars throws us a challenge with their new and delicious Milky Way Simply Caramel.

Unlike its siblings, this is identical throughout the world and, according to Masterfoods USA, it is “for consumers seeking a totally caramel experience” and is “tempting with rich, creamy caramel surrounded by real milk chocolate.”

It is a delicious new candy bar and there are few companies that can take a tried and tested classic and make it better as Masterfoods USA has done with Milky Way Simply Caramel

Dark Chocolate Clark Bars – A history of a classic candy bar revisted!

Friday, July 9th, 2010 by Jon Prince
A vintage Clark Bar Advertisement made long before there was a Dark Chocolate version

Clark Bars have a unique place in Pittsburgh history and were invented in McKeesport where our candy warehouse has been located since 1927! The new Dark Chocolate Clark Bar is a truly delicious twist on an old classic!

The former pride of Pittsburgh and McKeesport , the beloved Clark Bar, has just released a  All Natural Dark Chocolate version which is truly a unique twist on one of the best tasting candy bars available

In case you are not familiar with Clark Bars, they are a candy bar consisting of a honeycomb peanut butter crisp center with a rich milk chocolate covering.

The signature item of one of the country’s largest candy empires started in 1891 with a small operation run by young entrepreneur David L. Clark located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Within a few years, he made enough money to open a modest factory in McKeesport which is where CandyFavorites has been located since we opened our candy filled warehouse in 1927 ( actually it was in 1926 but we didn’t incorporate until a year later)

 By 1911, the candy had become so popular that the company was forced to relocate, and Mr. Clark purchased a large building from a cracker manufacturer. 

 In the 1920′s, when the company was making approximately one hundred and fifty (150) different types of candy and gum, Mr. Clark decided to create a separate company for the gum-making business, thinking that the candy and gum operations would be more successful if run separately.

 He opened the Clark Brothers Chewing Gum Co. across the street from his candy factory and his family continued to run the business until 1955.  The company remained a Pittsburgh mainstay for several decades but ran into financial difficulties in the 90s and the brand was rescued by the New England Confectionary Company known to candy lovers as NECCO.

In 2010, the formula was changed for Clark Bars and now includes All Natural Ingredients.  The Dark Chocolate version of the Clark Bar is one of the few examples of a formula being improved and we think that this variation is so delicious that, someday, it too will become a classic!

Take A Moment to Enjoy Silky Smooth Dove Dark Chocolate

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 by Becca Droz
Take A Moment to Enjoy Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate

Take A Moment to Enjoy Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate

Sharability: 6

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 6

Overall: 10

If you think of yourself as someone who just doesn’t do dark chocolate, one of those people who thinks dark chocolate is just too bitter or too sophisticated or not sweet enough or not smooth enough, think again. If you think that you fit at least slightly under that description then I would argue that you have not tried Dove’s smooth dark chocolate.

This candy bar of Dove chocolate is! It melts smoothly in your mouth leaving you craving more, but be careful because it does follow the trend of most candies in that less is more. As long as the candy bar comes perforated to break into separate chunks you might as well make someone’s day silky smooth with the generous offer.

Dove from the Mars company makes sure that its chocolate is not too sweet or too bitter, but is as delectable as it is by making sure the perfect ratio of chocolate liquor and cocoa butter is put in the chocolate.

I can just imagine one of those society driven people bustling through a stressful day of business plans and kids’ arrangements, or a teenager after a long day at school, or backpackers after a long hike, or a young child after a day, or a grandparent after a sports event being interrupted by a friend or a stranger and asked if they want a piece of Dove’s silky smooth dark chocolate.

I can imagine they take it as they would take most pieces of chocolate, with mild excitement and mild thanks, thinking it’s going to be equally as good as the bag of M&Ms they gobbled down an hour ago but upon putting this piece of chocolate in their mouth all of the worries and problems, all thoughts of past and future drift away into nothingness (which is really what they were to begin with) and all that is left is a moment of chocolate bliss where the entire body is focusing on the magical taste of silky smooth dark chocolate nowness, every muscle in the body is trying to conserve the taste as it melts away, until, there it was, a moment of presence brought to you by Dove’s silky smooth dark chocolate.

Sources:

http://www.dovechocolate.com/chocolate.html

Baby Food or Chocolate Coated, Malted Milk Balls Are Delicious

Monday, December 7th, 2009 by Becca Droz
Chocolate Malted Milk Balls are one of our favorite candies and we offer Brachs Malts as well as Whoppers to name but a few brands that we represent

Chocolate Malted Milk Balls are one of our favorite candies and we offer Brachs Malts as well as Whoppers to name but a few brands that we represent

Sharability: 8

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 3

Novelty: 6

Overall: 8

Obviously, (almost) anything covered in chocolate is a taste treat. Even though the malted milk ends up stuck in your teeth it is worth the crunch that it adds to the soft melty milk chocolate. These little generic malt balls are tasty, but they don’t come close to the satisfaction you find when you bite into a real gourmet malt ball also known as Brachs Malts.  But not to say these malt balls aren’t delicious, they way they melt in you mouth or crunch between your teeth is quite unique. 

Malted milk is a powdered food that is made of malted barley, wheat flour, and evaporated whole milk, all mixed together in one crunchy, airy snack.
The idea for malted milk was originated by a pharmacist named James Horlick who was trying to develop a wheat and malt based nutritional supplement for infants.

In 1873, James and his brother William formed their own baby food company. Soon after, they patented their formula for of dried milk, trademarking the name “malted milk” and marketing their product as “Diastoid.”

Though the intentions were to make a healthy supplement for infants, malted milk became popular in may other respects. The fact that it was lightweight, non-perishable, and packed a lot of calories made it a perfect snack for exploring travelers worldwide. 

 It was also a popular drink that was commonly found at soda fountains and a delectable addition to ice cream. Now you can find malted milk within the shell of chocolate in almost any candy store.

Heaven Does Exist: Lindt Lindor Chocolate Balls

Friday, November 27th, 2009 by Becca Droz
Lindt Milk Chocolate and Lindor Balls give you a true taste of chocolate heaven...

Lindt Milk Chocolate and Lindor Balls give you a true taste of chocolate heaven…

Sharability: 8 (spread the love)

Denture Danger: 2

Convenience: 6

Novelty: 7

Overall: 10

This is it. This is the candy that justifies chocolate obsessions and addictions. This is the chocolate that can actually make your mouth water at the sight of it, and the chocolate that defines creamy and defines milk chocolate. This is the chocolate that sets the bar for all chocolates. Please, if you find a chocolate that you think can give the Lindor Chocolate Balls some competition, let me know, because I would love to try that chocolate.

The only chocolate that I’ve tasted that even comes close to this is chocolate that my friends have brought back straight from the homeland of chocolate itself, Switzerland. What a coincidence! These Lindt Lindor chocolate balls are manufactured in Kilchberg, Switzerland by a team of dedicated and experienced chocolate chefs.

Lindt began in 1845 in Zurich’s old town when David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his son Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann decided to make chocolate. The Lindor Balls were originally produced in 1969 as Christmas tree decorations. Its demand and popularity convinced Lindt to make these chocolates year round. The Lindor name came from combining Lindt with the French word for gold: or (Lindt + or  = Lindor). This is a very appropriate name because this chocolate really is the quality of gold. Enjoy your visit in heaven while it lasts.

Sources:

http://www.lindt.com/au/swf/eng/company/history

Dark Chocolate M&M’s

Friday, July 7th, 2006 by Jon Prince

Few products have captured the imagination and tastebuds of candy lovers as Dark Choclate M&M’s have…

Originally introduced as a Limited Edition, they soon grew to”cult” status and became harder and harder to find

At CandyFavorites.com, we are always looking for the latest product and we are proud to announce that we these in stock in several different packaging options as well as  5 pound bulk cases!

We are not sure how long supplies will last but we are sure that these are one of the best tasting candies to hit the market….