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The dumbing down of American candy.

American commercial candy is bad, and in recent years it’s gotten a lot worse.   Maybe my standards are too high — I’ve had European chocolate, gourmet chocolate made by independent candymakers, and marzipan, which is popular in many parts of … Continue reading

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#reesesplease @ReesesPBCups and The Hershey Company: stale pbcups are not delicious

Originally posted on leo brown weekly response (2011-2013):
Whenever the JCC swim team went to Friendly’s after a meet, I ordered the decadent, oozy Monster Mash Sundae. I horde Reese’s. I mash peanut butter cups into ice cream whenever possible.…

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I could not resist.

At the store today I found this homemade salted caramel vanilla fudge and I just HAD to have it. It’s as delicious as it looks. Sometimes you just HAVE to indulge.

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Incredible news for my “Merrimints” fans!

Several months ago, I posted an article about “Merrimints,” a delicious mint candy that was made until the 1970s and then disappeared. But due to the overwhelming demand for these delicious mints, several companies have recreated them. The article I … Continue reading

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Anyone remember Merrimints? Well, they’re back (sort of)

As a child, my mother used to purchase boxes of Delson’s Merrimints for bridge and dinner parties. I wasn’t allowed to eat them, since they were for company, but I knew how to get to the high shelf in the … Continue reading

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