Written by Marv Parker

Chocolate Sauce (candy or not candy?)

Well, it might as well be candy, tho it’s hard to carry around.

June 13, 2011 0
Father's Day candy, Father's gift, nut brittles
Written by Marv Parker

Favorite Candy for Father’s Day?

Couple suggestions have come in, responding to my request for ideas for the best Father’s Day candy, based upon old memories or recent gifts, given or received. So far, one of the faves is the old stand by, peanut brittle. I like all sorts of nut brittles, including peanut. But, we need more ideas. Keep [...]

June 11, 2011 0
Weiner apology, Twitter this, Weiner jokes, New York weiners
Written by Marv Parker

Weiner Candy Out Yet?

I figured it would be just a matter of time till some candy maker jumped on the Weiner bandwagon, so to speak. So far I have found this: See more and order a few bottles (great conversation starters these days) at:

June 10, 2011 0
Father's Day gifts, Aerated, French Candy, Teenage Candy Favorites, Hershey's
Written by Marv Parker

Air-filled Chocolates the New Taste Treat?

Here’s an interesting development in the candy world: aerated chocolates. Now, I remember eating candy bars in France many years ago that had an unaccustomed texture tho I liked it. Well, now I know what it was, and so does Hershey’s. Here’s what their official release says: “Hershey’s has recently debuted a new riff on [...]

June 9, 2011 0
Written by Marv Parker

A Favorite Dessert Recipe

Chocolate Truffle Dessert Ingredients: 6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped, or 6 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur, Kahlua, Amaretto, or milk 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten 2 tablespoons sugar Melted white and/or dark chocolate (optional) White chocolate shavings (optional) Steps: 1. Chill a small mixing bowl [...]

June 4, 2011 0
Controversial Bar
Written by Marv Parker

Cadbury Creates Controversial Chocolate

Cadbury released a new bar with a campaign nod to model Naomi Campbell… however she was not amused and in fact, reacted insulted, calling the ad racist. According to the story in Huffington Post: The advertisement read, “Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town,” with an image of the candy posed on a [...]

June 4, 2011 0
Guittard milk
Written by Marv Parker

My Tip For Melting Chocolate

Breaking up bulk chocolate can be a pain and time consuming, even with a good tool (see photo below). A better way to deal with chocolate that needs to be melted is to get it in pastilles form – small, thin “buttons” of chocolate, milk or dark, which melt quickly and evenly, regardless of your [...]

June 3, 2011 0
Photo: Coracoa Confections
Written by Marv Parker

Berkeley Chocolate Maker A New Favorite!

Check these people out, they are producing some amazing chocolate products. If you live in the East Bay, look for them at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market. Just looking at the pictures has me drooling…. sort of anyway:

June 2, 2011 0
chocolate syrup
Written by Marv Parker

Great Chocolate Candy Maker: John & Kira

Just found this producer…. looks and sounds good. Waiting for my first taste John & Kira Fig Tower Sweet Calabacita figs. Whiskey ganache! John & Kira’s drunken chocolate figs are just as intoxicating as they sound. Each artisanal fig is filled to the seams with dark 64% Valrhona ganache and coated in a thin layer [...]

May 26, 2011 0
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Written by Marv Parker

Favorite French Candy Now Available Here!

My favorite candy when I lived in France was the Carambar…. I have posted about it here already. I just learned yesterday from a former classmate of mine at Paris American High School (PAHS) that Amazon sells them now. Little pricey, but cheaper than flying Air France to Paris:

May 19, 2011 0
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