Cadbury bar
Written by Marv Parker

US Cadbury vs. UK Cadbury

In another posting here, I mentioned that I spent my teen years in France, part of an Army family, and I had my favorites of many desserts and goodies. And of course, that was a time of discovery: girls, motorbikes and chocolate! And what better place than Europe to learn an appreciation of  quality ingredients. [...]

August 25, 2010 0
Carambar
Written by Marv Parker

Nostalgic French Candy, Carambar – An Old Favorite

I spent my teenage years in France, at an American housing facility, being an Army brat, about 15 miles W of Paris. Of all the choices I had for French candies and goodies, and there were many, I discovered the Carambar was my favorite for every day eating. And I ate them everyday, it seems. [...]

August 20, 2010 0
Twizzler by Mail
Written by Marv Parker

Candy in Mail – Is that a good thing?

So, Sunday morning in addition to the SF Chronicle I get some free candy: a Twizzlers. I have never eaten one, so at first I was puzzled as to why I got it. Then I realized everyone who subcribes to the Sunday paper got one. That’s a lot of candy floating around the county. An [...]

August 17, 2010 0
Definitely an aquired taste!
Written by Marv Parker

Chocolate Covered What??

There seems to be a prevailing attitude that anything good to eat will taste even better if it’s chocolate coated. Now I’ve long been a fan of chocolate dipped strawberries and I was raised in Georgia eating peanuts so covering them in chocolate seemed quite normal and became my favorite candy of all time. But [...]

August 12, 2010 0
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