Archive for the ‘Christmas Candy’ Category

With Peppermint Tootsie Pop Candy Cane Lollipops the Nostalgia Never Stops

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by Jon
Hard to find and a true Christmas favorite  - Peppermint Tootsie Pop Candy Cane Lollipops

Hard to find and a true Christmas favorite - Peppermint Tootsie Pop Candy Cane Lollipops

Sharability: 2

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 8

Novelty: Seasonal Novelty: 10

Overall: 10

‘Tis the season for the candy cane tootsie pop. The minty sweet peppermint to chill your breath and chewy tootsie roll chocolate to wash over your tastebuds with warmth.

You can enjoy the solo peppermint taste as long as you want until you can’t resist the urge to bite into the lollypop any longer. Then the sweet chewy chocolate flavor blends into the peppermint for one of those favorite flavor combinations that is sure to get stuck in your teeth.

Give your kids this wintertime candy to suck on while you sip on your liquid version of this candy: peppermint schnapps hot chocolate.

The chocolate peppermint makes you think of Christmas trees and Hannukah menorahs. It makes you think of snowy mornings of candy canes and hot chocolate, the feeling of coming back from sledding and gulping down that first sip of hot chocolate before you even have had time to take off your snow pants. This simple candy combines two favorites (candy canes and tootsie rolls) to flaunt its flavor and teach the original tootsie roll pop a little something.

Brachs Cherry Cordials Do Not Fail to Impress and they give Brachs Villa Cherries a run for their money

Monday, September 28th, 2009 by Jon
If you loved Brach's Villa Cherries, discontinued in 2003,  you will love their new replacment!

If you loved Brach's Villa Cherries, discontinued in 2003, you will love their new replacment!

Sharability: 6

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 5

Overall: 8

I have to admit I’m usually not a fan of fruit inside my chocolates. And when I say I’m not a fan, every time I bite into a chocolate with fruit flavored filling, it usually ends up in a gross, slobbery mess inside of a napkin.

I tentatively took my first bite of the cherry cordial expecting the same sickly sweet fruity flavor of most fruit fillings, but I was quite pleasantly surprised. Within the chocolate shell, surrounding the maraschino cherry, is a sweet goopy filling. It has the same consistency of the stretchy, soft caramel in Caramello chocolates. I’m not sure what exactly the filling is, some sort of deliciously sweet, milky substance. Whatever it is, it makes this candy what it is. The milk chocolate blend, with the goopy sweetness, and the fruity cherry creates a perfect trifecta of flavors. This candy is classy too. Place them around the edges of a plate filled with fruit and you can serve that for dessert to Obama at his grand table in the white house. 

You might remember Brach’s Christmas time Villa Cherries (I’ll admit that I don’t), which were discontinued in 2003. These may not be the original Villa Cherries that you all knew and loved, but they are new and improved. Whatever those Villa Cherries may have tasted like, I can tell you that these Brach’s Milk Chocolate Covered  Cherry Cordials  taste even better.

So whether you are going to the Obama’s for dinner, or it’s Christmas(/Chanukah) time,  or it’s right now, the cherry cordials’ trifecta of sweetness will leave you with your eyes closed and absentmindedly expressing your satisfaction through the universal “mmmmmm…”

Candy Cane Tootsie Pops

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 by Jon
Enjoy Tootsie Pop Candy Canes Year Round....

Enjoy Tootsie Pop Candy Canes Year Round....

 

As the owner of the Internet’s Largest Candy Store, I have access to over 2800 candies but I am very fussy per what I eat.

The other day, a friend of mine asked what was my favorite candy and, truth be told, it was a tough question….

I guess I go through phases and, currently, I am hooked on Candy Cane Tootsie Pops which we offer year round.

The combination of the classic mint candy flavor, the tactile quality of the round lollipop and the “surprise” Tootsie Roll center make this, in my opinion, one of the best tasting lollipops!

Don’t get me wrong – this is not the only candy that I eat but it is the type of candy that I stash away for when I need my daily sugar fix.

Nothing beats the refreshing and nostalgic inspiring taste of a candy cane and the flavor of Tootsie Rolls speaks for itself!

In this case, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts….