Category Archives: Food and Drink

Lily’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Honest time. I’m iffy on Stevia. On the one hand, it’s a plant-based sweetener that’s super low calorie, so it’s a great swap for the chemical packets I typically put in my latte. On the other hand, it’s got a … Continue reading

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Bissinger’s Coffee Toffee 75% Dark Chocolate, Almond Toffee & Rich Roasted Coffee Bar

Sometimes I feel as though I’m not cool enough for some of these uber-fancy chocolate bars. Such was the case with this one; made in Italy, sustainable trade, single-origin chocolate…I’m way out of my league here. And I’m not telling … Continue reading

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Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark Blood Orange Sunset bar

This bar is part of a line of Intense Dark chocolate bars from Ghirardelli. Others include Sea Salt Soiree, Raspberry Radiance, Hazelnut Heaven and Salted Caramel Cascade. This one is relatively new, having been introduced in 2019. The bar is … Continue reading

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Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree

If you don’t recognize the name Ghirardelli, you haven’t been paying attention. They’ve been around as chocolatiers and candymakers since 1852, based in San Fransisco and are recognized as one of America’s premier candy makers. The latest example of their craft … Continue reading

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Ritter Sport Golden Edition, Milk Chocolate Squares

I have another (huge) bar of chocolate from Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG of Germany , a major chocolatier. This one is the Ritter Sport Golden Edition Milk Chocolate Squares, and when I say “huge”, I mean just that: … Continue reading

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Ritter Sport: Two Limited Edition Candies, Raspberry Creme and Buttermilk Lemon

As you will remember, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG is a major German chocolatier and candy manufacturer. I happen to have recently received two of their Limited Edition candies for review, Raspberry Creme and Buttermilk Lemon, which means, sadly, that I … Continue reading

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Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with Marzipan

I have a love/hate relationship with almond candies. I adore candies with the whole (or chopped) nut added in. Candied almonds are also quite yummy. But then there’s marzipan. Perhaps it’s because I was raised on the quality stuff straight … Continue reading

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E. Guittard chocolates

This tasty review was penned by J.S.S. Boyce.  I’ve received a sampling of three different bars of chocolate  from E. Guittard, the oldest family-owned chocolate company in the United States. San Francisco chocolate-makers since the 1850s, the company began with one … Continue reading

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Berkshire Bark: chocolates from the exotic reaches of the Bay State

Elizabeth Bear wrote this most excellent review. I received three bars of Berkshire Bark for review – Tropical Heat, Jumpin’ Java, and Midnight Harvest. This is not my first experience with the confectioner: Tropical Heat is one of my preferred road-trip snack … Continue reading

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Sukkerfri Dent Duett: Berry + Licorice Pastilles

I’m an unabashed fan of black licorice. I’ve tasted (and reviewed) lots of different styles, from salty to sweet, and even covered in chocolate. (Don’t knock ’em ’til you’ve tried ’em y’all.) But licorice and berries? No, not berry flavored … Continue reading

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