About Marv Parker

TV/Video Producer and Host, chocolate enthusiast, truffle maker, wine pairing consultant, food photographer and corn bread maker.
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Marv Parker has written 93 articles so far, you can find them below.


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Written by Marv Parker

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups vs. Energy Drinks

I read a very interesting and somewhat scary report this morning about the bad effects of the very popular energy drinks, especially about the caloric content. One example was that one RedBull (pictured) had the calorie equivalents of 3.5 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (one of my all time favorite candies, but more about that later)!!! [...]

June 22, 2011 0
4th of July, chocolate candy, Guittard,
Written by Marv Parker

4th of July Candy Ideas Coming In!

  Found this recipe for red, white, and blue bark over at this site. Looks easy enough, as long as you use good chocolate, like the Guittard Dark pastilles that I wrote about recently. Be careful of putting them outdoors in heat, they will soften and melt for sure!         Step 1: [...]

June 21, 2011 0
Colorful and Sweet 4th
Written by Marv Parker

4th of July Candy – Search Is On!

Trying to find the candy most easily identified with the  4th of July celebrations and picnics. Suggestions welcome as I hit the Google trail!!

June 21, 2011 0
Mars Candy, Retro Cancy, Dark chocolates, Forever Yours
Written by Marv Parker

Forever Yours Gone Forever

      Another old favorite candy bar has been missing lo these many years. Forever Yours was made by Mars to go along with Milky Ways and Snickers, offering a dark chocolate coating instead of the usual milk coating. I didn’t eat it too often, dark chocolate seemed a hard taste to acquire at [...]

June 21, 2011 0
Cadbury's Controversial Ad - Campbell
Written by Marv Parker

Cadbury vs. Campbell Update!

  News that chocolate lovers can use: A UK watchdog has officially dismissed complaints from Naomi Campbell that Cadbury’s use of her name in a recent advisement was racist, reports the Guardian. The ad for Cadbury’s new Bliss chocolate bar read, “Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town,” with the candy bar resting [...]

June 20, 2011 0
Latest incarnation
Written by Marv Parker

Goobers – Peanuts and Penises

I have always loved chocolate covered peanuts….. part of a Southern tradition I think since as a kid in N. Georgia peanuts were everywhere. We even grew them in our garden (little known fact: they grow underground). I even remember the stomach aches I got from eating green peanuts. Anyway, early on I found a [...]

June 20, 2011 0
New Mars bar.
Written by Marv Parker

Son of Mars Is Missing!

Zut alors!! I have found a photo of the new Mars Bar, even if I haven’t found the real thing. This photo  may be of the Canadian version (those sneaks). Still searching for one to munch on myself.

June 18, 2011 0
Elvis_Fudge2
Written by Marv Parker

National Fudge Day and Elvis

Today (June 16) is National Fudge Day!! I bet you are as surprised as I was to learn that, and I’m supposed to be some kind of candy expert. I’ve already marked it on next year’s calendar so I have a little more lead time. So, you ask, what is the Elvis connection? Well, turns [...]

June 16, 2011 0
photo: www.candywrapperarchive.com
Written by Marv Parker

Mars Is Missing!

Before you run out to call your local Astronomical Society or the Feds, let me hasten to point out that I am talking about one of my favorite childhood candy bars (this is a candy site, after all), the Mars bar. It was a special candy bar, as I recall, because it was a little [...]

June 16, 2011 0
Licorice, retro candy, candy box music, whistle, candy whistle
Written by Marv Parker

Good & Plenty Candy Box Music

Heard something very interesting on KQED-FM during the Michael Krasny show, “Forum, about a Good & Plenty candy box being made into a whistle. Anyone ever heard of that (besides Krasny)? I was never a fan of licorice candy as a kid, so I certainly would not have learned this trick, but maybe you were? [...]

June 15, 2011 0
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