Reeses Peanut Butter Cups meet a Butterfinger bar in the newest item in the candy aisle.
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I had the most incredible idea to make the tiny bars more fun: I'd melt together about 100 of the mini bars to form a monstrous Mega Fun-Size Bar! Now that sounds like fun.
With Halloween just around the corner, many of you may be just days away from a major candy glut. Perhaps your kids will bring home a prodigious haul. Or maybe you'll stock up on fun size bars for trick-or-treaters that never show. If you find yourself with extra candy on hand what can you do? How about put it in a salad...
The last time I checked, you could count the number of people who genuinely like black licorice on one hand. And after going to Iceland, I've learned that at least a few of them live in Iceland. Stroll the sweets department in any Icelandic grocery store and you'll find it stocked with black licorice in various forms.
Husband-and-wife team Maria Fernanda and Alvaro Elias didn't find a place in New York where they could buy their beloved chocolate of their native Venezuela; so they started their own Venezuelan chocolatier, Tu Chocolate.
Take Ferrero Rocher, mold it into the slim crunchy form of Kit Kat, and add the more-or-less hazelnut flavor of Nutella, and you've got Mui-Bon Avellana, my new favorite candy bar. I picked up a ten-pack of these babies at a Best Buy in Houston for just $3.09, a cool thirty cents per candy bar. Except for two barbacoa tacos at Gerardo's—more on that later—those three bucks were the best I spent all week.
When I was a kid, the simpler a candy bar was, the better. My favorite? 3 Musketeers. Soft, chocolaty, and not at all complicated—what wasn't to love? 3 Musketeers and I grew apart; and eventually, I gave up on drugstore candy bars for good. Until, of course, it became my job to know as much as I possibly could about chocolate. Between that and my penchant for new, shiny things (ooh, NEW!), I naturally couldn't resist when I saw three(!) different versions of 3 Musketeers staring me in the face at my local drugstore.
British chocolate bars: are they really awesomer than their American counterparts? Some say, absolutely-hands-down yes. These are the same people who bring an extra suitcase when visiting just to fill it with British Kit Kats, Curly Wurlys and Aero bars. We tried as many as we could find in London to bring you this comprehensive guide.
According to Business Week, bigwig Western chocolate companies like Nestle and Hershey are trying to please Asian tastes, given a booming chocolate industry there. Say hello to azuki-bean Kit Kats in Japan, green tea Hershey's Kisses in China, and ginseng-enriched...