Photo: Coracao Confections
Written by Marv Parker

New Vanilla Syrup sounds good and yummy!

Found this on my Facebook page…. good news for people looking for ways to work with their diabetes or blood sugar irregularities. Coracao Confections Announcing our *NEW* product VANILLA SYRUP!! An amazing liquid syrup sweetener made from coconut sugar and real vanilla bean. Awesome *low-glycemic* substitute for agave and maple syrup! Available NOW at all [...]

May 19, 2011 0
Mint cookies
Written by Marv Parker

Child of the ’70s Real Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies

Yummm… thin mints are great with brandy, I learned years ago while in the Sierras skiing. They are great with anything actually. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

March 11, 2011 0
Candyblog pralines, from NOLA
Written by Marv Parker

Is The Praline The Official Mardi Gras Candy?

Good question. Being from the South and having lived in LA, pralines certainly rate very highly for me. I guess it’s the pecans that attract me and which add so much flavor, especially if toasted. If you think your Mardi Gras festivities require some authentic flavors I found a recipe which is easy to make [...]

March 4, 2011 0
Valentine's gift before
Written by Marv Parker

Valentine’s Day and Gifts Gone But Not Forgotten

This is what I found waiting for me on Valentine’s Day before dinner: a gift wrapped box of See’s toffee, featuring both milk chocolate toffee and dark chocolate toffee. What a treat! The Valentine’s cards were special too, one on the left I made for my sweetie.

March 4, 2011 0
Good and Healthy!
Written by Marv Parker

Chocolate’s Startling Health Benefits

Good news for us candy lovers…. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

February 22, 2011 0
Tempering tub
Written by Marv Parker

How Mr. Chocolate Makes His Chocolates

Excellent description of tempering chocolate and the molding process.

February 14, 2011 0
tempering chocolate, bain marie
Written by Marv Parker

Tempering Valentine’s Chocolates for Gift Giving

One of secrets for making fabulous chocolate candies is that if the chocolate is to be melted then used, as for a molded heart, say, then the chocolate has to be tempered in order for it to remain shiny and firm. It has to do with chemistry which I won’t go into here but it [...]

February 11, 2011 0
Fake candy
Written by Marv Parker

Candy Humor? You Betcha!

Had to laugh when I saw this:

January 13, 2011 0
Written by Marv Parker

Valentine’s Day Is Coming – Candy Lovers Rejoice!!

Here is some interesting background on what makes the day special: (from Valentine’s Day has a history that is full of legends. No one is really sure of its origin. Some say that a Roman called St. Valentine was honored because he did not want to give up his religion. He died on February [...]

January 12, 2011 0
Unique Christmas gifts
Written by Marv Parker

Unique Ghirardelli Chocolate Christmas Gifts

My wife Kay has come up with a fun and delicious ideas for gifts for her co-workers. Costco fortunately has bags of Ghirardelli chocolates for sale, individually wrapped and perfect for giving. She shopped for some antique or unusual candy dishes, made distribution (4 flavors), and then wrapped them in festive wrap. Not too difficult [...]

December 16, 2010 0
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