Archive for November, 2013

It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts

Image courtesy of scandybars.tumblr.com

I haven’t yet taken the tumblr plunge myself, but I have been finding that more and more of the interesting images I come across online lead me back to someone’s tumblr. Most of these are tumblrs I would happily follow were I to have my own, so I really should get on that! But in the meantime, I’m just appreciating this photo-heavy platform as an outsider looking eagerly in. As for my most recent, exciting tumblr discovery? That would have to be scandybars.tumblr.com. Seriously – you have to check it out!

With the tagline “Like a Blog in a Candy Store”, there was really no question that I was about to love whatever it was Scandybars was doing. I just didn’t realize how much I would love it until I was many, many pages deep. I think it’s safe to assume that most if not all of you are avid candy fans like me – people with an affinity for the sweet stuff that goes beyond a simple appreciation. And while I do appreciate beautiful candy displays and candy stores, or candy elegantly presented in any of myriad ways, Scandybars is different than anything I can recall. It’s somehow personal and modern, giving us a peek inside each of the delectable treats they feature, laid vulnerable and almost 3-dimensional against a stark white background.

Each treat is oh-so-perfectly captured to really give life to the sweets. This photographer not only has an amazing camera (Or scanner as the name would imply? Not sure exactly how they‘re doing it!), but also a very sharp knife! While I find myself browsing purely for how intriguing the photos/scans are, Scandybars would also make a good resource for someone who wanted a peek inside a candy before they bought it. I hope you love Scandybars as much as I do – they’ll be my first follow if I ever get on tumblr!

A Last Minute Thanksgiving Dessert Everyone Will Love!

Image courtesy of ComfyInTheKitchen.com

I’m just going to assume I’m not the only lady who isn’t anywhere close to ready for Thanksgiving. Yes, I am keenly aware that it is tomorrow. Yes, I know it’s foolish to wait until the last minute and deal with the crowds and empty shelves. No, I didn’t let that stop me from procrastinating! Luckily, I’m not in charge of the really big stuff this year, like the turkey and the stuffing and the zucchini casserole. But I am in charge of a few little whatnots and a dessert the adults AND the kids will love. Guess my family knows I’m still about 7 years old at heart!

If you’re in the same boat I am and need a cute, clever, colorful, kid-friendly dessert in a flash, save yourself from searching, because I already did and I got it! Presenting… Turkey Pops! (Don’t worry – they don’t taste like turkey, they look like turkeys.)

Here’s what you’ll need to make these easy, adorable little fellas for yourself:

  • Double Stuff Oreos
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Drops (or substitute)
  • Black Gel Icing
  • Red Icing
  • White Icing
  • Small Pretzel Sticks
  • Candy Corn (great way to use some leftovers up!)
  • Lollipop Sticks

Turkey Pops take just about 30 minutes to make, and are all assembly – no baking! That means you can get the kids in on the craft and be done in no time. Simply follow the instructions at Comfy in the Kitchen, and you’ll be gobbling up gobblers soon!

♥♥♥ Wishing you all the tastiest, Happiest Thanksgiving! ♥♥♥

Nothing Says ‘Cold Weather is Here’ With as Much Flavor as Peach Penguins!

Image courtesy of efrutti.com

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had the happiest of Halloweens, and are gearing up for an even greater Thanksgiving! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all the things I’m grateful for, and I’m happy to report that the list is very long. Among the things I’m grateful for is this here little blog. It has given me a place to share in my love of all things sweet, and I’m extra grateful to anyone who takes a few minutes out of their busy day to read my candy chatter. If it’s true that we are what we eat, you guys really are the sweetest audience a lady could hope for!

Another thing I’m grateful for is the Internet and the countless wonderful impacts it has made on our world. Not only is it necessary for this blog and an opportunity to meet all of you, but it has helped us all take better charge of our lives in myriad ways. Without delving too far into the really serious stuff, the Internet has helped with one of life’s greatest pleasures – scoring a great deal!

Whether I’m shopping for a new pair of winter gloves, or a bulk box of lollipops, the Internet lets me search high and low for exactly what I’m looking for at the best price I can find. It also gives me greater insight into the companies I’m supporting with my hard-earned cash, and has opened my eyes to new and wonderful sweets that might not have ever made their way to my neck of the woods. Surely, the Internet has fueled much greater and more important things than candy comparison shopping, but I don’t see any harm in appreciating its wonders both big and small!

And with that in mind, I present the latest edition of ‘Mouthwatering Prices’ – a list of places online that you can find the candy du jour. On the menu today – e.frutti Gummy Peach Penguins!

I love gummy peach penguins year-round, but these cute and fruity little fellas are especially fun for the colder months. Here are some places you can ‘march’ to get some for yourself!

e.frutti Peach Penguins in a 2.2 pound bag

SweetFactory.com – $8.50
Gourmesta.com – $8.99
BlairCandy.com – $7.95
OldTimeCandy.com – $8.99
GroovyCandies.com – $10.45