An all-time favorite candy choice.
Written by Marv Parker

Candy Corn Flavored Jelly Beans, At Last!

Great news for those of us raised on candy corn and others who just like it (from their press release): Jelly Belly Candy Co., Fairfield, Calif., has introduced its first candy corn-flavored jelly bean. The Jelly Belly beans are decorated in the three colors — orange, yellow and white — reminiscent of the corn kernels. [...]

July 5, 2011 0
Guittard chocolate, dark chocolate, 72% cacao, video production still
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
Tastes like the county fair in summertime!
Written by Marv Parker

County Fair Candy Taste!

  What you see here is a handful of goodness…. a pile of Jelly Bellies whose flavor leaps out at you and says “midway candy at the County Fair” in no uncertain terms. This flavor, one of the many that Jelly Belly’s offer, is pure caramel popcorn. Amazingly realistic. Easily my favorite JB flavor. And [...]

June 28, 2011 0
Candyland Concession - Sonoma County Fair 2010
Written by jeff savage


County Fair time it is again! A veritable cornucopia of comestibles awaits! I took this last August at Sonoma County Fair. I’ll be back for more this year!

June 28, 2011 0
County fairs, deep fried candy,
Written by Marv Parker

Summer Means County Fair Candy!

Yep, that time of year again. County fairs across the country, all filled with an amazing assortment of tempting candy treats, many only found at fairs. I’ll be highlighting some of the more unusual (or fattening) offerings in the coming months, especially after my trip to Wisconsin next month. That’s the location of the photo. [...]

June 28, 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
Beer and chocolate marriage,
Written by Marv Parker

4th of July Paradise: Beer and Chocolate

I have found an amazing recipe for Chocolate Beer truffles at Honest Cooking and I will be making them before the 4th holiday. This could be the ultimate alcohol/chocolate pairing! Let’s celebrate! Photo from Honest

June 23, 2011 0
4th of July treat
Written by Marv Parker

Peanut Butter Fudge, the All-American Candy

Being a peanut butter fan and a fudge fan, I especially like the two combined. This may be the first All American candy…. after all peanut butter was invented as we all know by the good Booker T Washington in Alabama. So, without his fabulous discovery, no peanut butter fudge. This recipe seems straight forward [...]

June 23, 2011 0
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
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
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