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Written by Marv Parker

DIY Valentine’s Chocolates Video.

Found this video which I think is very useful and easy to follow, even for those who have never tried melting chocolate before. With Valentine’s Day coming up faster than you might think, here’s a way to save some money… make those Valentine sweets for your sweetie yourself!! Guaranteed to impress. Watch the video here: [...]

January 26, 2012 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Marv’s Favorite Choc Sauce Video

Hey, gang, finally got it edited and up here on candyblog.com.  Click here to see it. Couple notes on the video:  the recipe book is Cocolat, Extraordinary Chocolate Desserts, by Alice Medrich and I think it is still in print. Second, I misspoke in the video, Guittard is in Burlingame, not Brisbane. Big difference, especially [...]

August 9, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Chocolate Sauce How-to Video Taped!

Starring yours truly, we finished the video taping yesterday and editing has begun. As soon as it’s finished it will be posted here. Using excellent Guittard Dark Chocolate wafers, I demonstrate the proper technique for melting and mixing the sauce so it’s smooth and tasty! It’s actually very easy, as long as you pay attention [...]

July 1, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Candy Corn In Space! Who Knew!

Found this amazing story on the Science Friday website about candy corn (one of our perennial faves): NASA astronaut Don Pettit chose candy corn for his five and a half month stint aboard the International Space Station and made this video:

June 24, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Girl Group, the Raisinets, Can Dance Too

Remember the “Heard it thru the Grapevine” singing raisins for a cereal several years back? Well, turns out that now a candy maker is using the same meme, only girl raisins this time to market the candy Raisinets. Here’s the video to prove it:

June 23, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Learn How Video: July 4th Chocolate Firecracker Dessert Cups

Here’s a video from “The Chocolate Addict” that’s just in time for July Fourth. Looks kind of complicated to me but interesting to watch. Haven’t ever used transfer sheets myself (thin sheets of cocoa butter with printed designs) but they certainly open up a world of candy and cake decorating possibilities. This is part one of [...]

June 23, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Remember Teaberry Gum?

One of my favorite gum flavors when I was growing up. Teaberry is a brand of chewing gum that was developed by the D. L. Clark Company c. 1900. Its popularity peaked in the 1960s. A series of commercials using Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass who performed the song “The Teaberry Shuffle” (originally a [...]

June 15, 2011 0
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Written by jeff savage

1950′s Good n’ Plenty Ad

Can’t resist posting a few more retro candy commercials I’ve found. Guess I’m on a roll (Toostie Roll?) Here’s a Good n’ Plenty commercial from the 1950′s featuring Choo-Choo Charlie.

June 15, 2011 0
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Written by jeff savage

Retro Almond Joy Commercial

Marv’s post about 5th Avenue Candy Bars included an old black and white commercial for the bars. I thought… Hmmm, what other retro candy commercials are there in YouTube Land? Here’s one that looks like it’s from the 70′s. Simpler commercials for simpler times.

June 15, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

5th Avenue Bar was a childhood favorite until…

People who enjoy a 5th Avenue these days would be very surprised to learn that back in the 60s and before, a 5th Avenue had something extra – and it’s missing today! What was it? First, some back story: Back when a 5th Ave was my favorite candy bar (I was 5-6 years old, somewhere [...]

June 14, 2011 0
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