Savouring Every Bite of Pearson’s Nut Goodies

Have you ever eaten something so delicious you found yourself savouring every bite? Normally, I devour delicious food. Partly because I grew up in a house with four older siblings and had to eat quick or my desserts would be stolen off the plate (youngest child problems), and partly because my husband loves to steal my food.

But these Nut Goodies were so good that I found myself taking a bite, sitting back, and just enjoying it.

Pearson’s Nut Goodies Original consist of a nougat base, peanuts on top, and then a milk chocolate coating. It sounds simple, and it is. But there’s sometime special about the thickness of the nougat with hints of vanilla and the abundance of roasted peanuts. It’s a bit like a Snickers bar…. except a thousand times better.

Each package comes with one giant cluster, which I liked because it made me feel like I was eating the world’s tastiest cookie :). And the packaging is kind of cute. Simple green and red, and retro.

I will definitely be snacking on one of these sometime soon.

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

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Cinnamon and Apple candies…what could go wrong?

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There’s a lot to be said about the delicious combination of apple and cinnamon. They go together perfectly! Apple pie, apple crumble, apple and cinnamon tea….you get it.

So naturally, I was excited to try these candies. I’m a big fan of Mike & Ike’s and they looked super similar. Unfortunately, Hot Tamales were not so impressive.

The box is a combination of spicy red cinnamon candies with bright green apple candies. Each flavour alone was good….ish. The cinnamon candies were a little too spicy for my tastes, but if you’re a fan of cinnamon hearts then I think you’d love them. The apple candies were divine. They tasted just like tangy green apple, which is one of my all-time favourite artificial flavours (and yes, I realize how ridiculous and crazy that sounds).

But together, they just didn’t blend. Instead of complementing one another, the cinnamon took over. I found myself picking out the red ones and throwing them away.

All in all, I’d say this was not the best combination, and I wouldn’t get them again.

What do you think? Have you tried Hot Tamales Cinnamon Apple before?

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

 

McVitie’s Club Orange Chocolate Biscuits & Puzzles

Last weekend we bought a puzzle. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of puzzles because they take too long. But for whatever reason, this past weekend I was in the mood to do one. I needed something to calm my mind and help me de-stress. Luckily we found just the one. It’s 1000 pieces, so plenty challenging, but there are lots of little images in the picture so you can actually pick stuff out as you go and feel like you’re accomplishing something.

Puzzling has nothing to do with these chocolates by McVitie’s, but I was eating them at the time. Wow, they were tasty. Like most chocolate bars I’ve never heard of before, I had low expectations for these. Orange and chocolate? Meh. Not my favourite combo. But darn did I underestimate McVitie’s Club Orange bars. The orange flavour was strong, but didn’t overpower the milk chocolate. There was a thin orange layer tucked under the top and the biscuit in the middle was thick and crunchy. It almost reminded me of a Terry’s Chocolate orange blended together with a tea biscuit. Yum!!

I’ve since learned that McVitie’s Club bars are literally biscuits dipped in chocolate, hence the substantial size cookie in the middle. Definitely a treat I would recommend and one I’ll be eating again next time I have a hankering to do a puzzle 🙂

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

 

Gem Gem’s Mango Ginger Chews are fantastic

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Happy New Year!!!

Today, I wanted to review Gem Gem Ginger Chewy Candies partly because I’m obsessed with them, but also because they come in small individual packages, which is a nice change after overindulging during the holidays.

Gem Gem is known for having delicious ginger candies. And these are no exception. The funny thing about ginger, is that it’s a pretty divisive flavour, don’t you think? People either love it or hate it. I fall firmly in the first group and my husband is in the second. So if you hate ginger, I’m going to go ahead and tell you to avoid these treats because needless to say, you’ll probably hate them.

But, if you’re like me and love the spicy flavour of ginger then these are so worth a taste. They’re mixed with mango, which adds a nice balance of sweetness. They’re chewy, making them fun to eat and they’re dusted with a light sugar coating to off-set the spiciness.

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Also, the packaging it perfect! I love the colours and the writing. I’m a bit of a sucker for good packaging so ya, this one impressed me.

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own

Tim Tams: Australia’s Tastiest Cookie

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Three years ago, my husband Ian, introduced me to an Australian cookie called Tim Tam, and I fell in love. It is, for lack of better words, perfection in the form of a cookie.

Imagine two cookies held together by a creamy chocolate centre and dipped in milk chocolate. It’s crunchy, smooth, and oh so good. And like the picture above suggests, Tim Tams can be enjoyed by dipping them in tea or coffee to soften the cookies and make the creamy centre melt in your mouth. You can even use them as a straw, slurping your hot drink through the cookie in what’s called a “Tim Tam Slam”!

Ever since Ian brought home the first box of Tim Tams, I’ve been obsessed. When Moe sent me Chewy Caramel flavoured ones, I knew I was going to be a big fan. They have all the deliciousness of the original cookies but with an added layer of caramel at the centre. Yum!

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I can’t recommend these cookies enough!!

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own

Orange is the New Root Beer

Crush’s Orange Gummy Soda Bottles are delicious. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they taste exactly like orange pop but they’re pretty darn close. Not unlike root beer candies (which are one of the world’s best gummies), these are shaped like mini bottles with the ‘pop’ colour on the bottom and clear ‘bottle’ colour on top. They’re also super soft and genuinely taste like orange pop instead of the typical orange flavouring you usually find in candies.

I’d say these are definitely a keeper. I also think they’d be tasty mixed together with root beer gummies, but maybe that’s just me?

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

Creamy Delicious Caramels

Cream Caramels are really plain looking. They’re soft tan in colour and shaped like perfect squares. That’s it. No bells, no whistles.

They’re a bit hard on the outside, sort of like caramels chews you might get at Halloween or from your Grandma’s house. They’re also soft  and dense on the inside, and the flavour is a combination of creamy, caramely, and sweet.

All in all, I really enjoyed Wilson’s Cream Caramels. They didn’t blow me away with their amazingness, but they were good and I found myself snacking on them a few times throughout the week.

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own

 

Messy & Tasty Old Fashioned Valomilk Cups

Hey! We’re back from our trip to Europe and I’m still full of frites, stroopwafles, and marzipan. Yum!! But more on that later.

Today, I’m reviewing Sifers Valomilk cups. For starters, I love the packaging. It’s retro, simple and there’s something so appealing about it. What do you think?

Valomilk comes with two milk chocolate cups that have a creamy marshmallow filling. The filling is sweet and delicious. It has a hint of vanilla, which, fun fact, gives the marshmallow its runny texture. Ian said the cups reminded him of Cadbury Cream Eggs, and while they aren’t quite the same taste, they certainly have the same texture.

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The neat thing about Sifers Valomilk is that it’s the only candy the company makes. The Kansas company used to make penny candies and chocolates but eventually, they settled into perfecting Valomilk cups. Today, they still use the original recipe and make them in small batches. How cool is that?

Another fun fact: the name is a mash up of all the ingredients put together: V= vanilla, MALO= marshmallow, MILK= milk chocolate.

Overall, we really loved these cups. The company has a neat and endearing story, the packaging is great, and the taste itself is delicious. Win-win-win.

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

TV Bar & Nosh: a Different Kind of Review

This week I wanted to try something a little different. Instead of tasting these chocolate bars myself, I had my husband and our roommate try them and asked them for their reviews. Here’s what they had to say:

Derek’s review of the TV Bar White 

  • “the name is a bit of a mouthful, Tropical Coconut Crunchy Rice Puffs in Smooth White Chocolate
  • Was expecting it to be chalky, like a protein bar (because it looks exactly like one), but it’s wasn’t.
  • Delicious texture, the coconut is subtle.
  • Gets better with each bite.

Ian’s review of the Nosh Bar

  • Very tasty!
  • Is like a Snickers bar combined with a Mars bar
  • Would buy it again, but “not mind-blowing”

Okay, so maybe having the guys try to describe these chocolate bars to me in vivid detail was a bit of a fail. But still, both of them seemed to enjoy them. I think Ian especially liked the Nosh bar and when you combine milk chocolate, hazelnuts, nougat and caramel, what’s not love it?

Also, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been sampling a lot of south African products lately. Remember this one, this one, this one, and of course, this one? Well, I’ve now more or less completed my South African candy tour and overall, I’d say it was both fun and delicious. I pretty much loved every product (with a few exceptions). I sure appreciate candy stores that manage to get products from all over the world! It’s so fun sampling hard-to-find treats.

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs (and Derek, and Ian)

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

South African Nougat

Hello candy eating friends!

It’s been a while! Lately, I’ve been busy with work and French lessons in preparation for my upcoming trip to Belgium (only seven more sleeps!!). I used to speak French and now I can barely remember how to ask for a cup of coffee, so lessons have been a must.

Today I wanted talk about nougat bars, which are, in my opinion, the perfect treat.

Ever tried a nougat bar before?

If not, it’s sort of like eating a chewy marshmallow with nuts and fruit mixed in. With each bite, the nougat gets softer and softer until it melts in your mouth. The key to good nougat is that it has to be soft but firm, chewy but not tacky, and it has to have the perfect combination of fruit and nuts.

Damascus Nougat is made in South Africa, but it’s based on a traditional french recipe that includes flavoured fruit pieces. While I loved the consistency of the bar (and the peanuts) I wasn’t crazy about the fruit. They tasted like Turkish Delights, which I abhor. I also found the ration of fruit too heavy and would have preferred a simpler version.

Walters Honey Nougat (also made in South Africa) is hands down the best nougat I’ve ever had. It’s simple and soft in texture. I especially loved the delicious flavours: cranberry & almond, honey, ginger & almond, and macadamia nut. Also, check out their website here. If the pictures don’t make you want to devour some fresh honey nougat, then I don’t know what will.

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So while I might not gravitate towards a Damascus bar anytime soon, I’ll be sure to have a few Walters bars on hand while I’m studying for French class.

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own