Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cloud Nine Marshmallows

I know you've all felt like you were floating on a cloud at one point because of a blissful event, but have you ever felt like you were eating a cloud?  I never had until I tried the Cloud Nine Marshmallows from Strawberry Hill Candy!  

These clouds were shaped like a perfect cube and were covered with powdered sugar.  They're fluffy, chewy, soft, and melt in your mouth.  They were more than just a marshmallow as the hint of lemony flavor gave it a gourmet and homemade taste.  The powdered sugar on top was the ice cream on the cake.  Fluffyness + sugar = delicious.  I love powdered sugar and anytime I consume it, it definitely puts a smile on my face.  That's why I definitely felt like I was on cloud nine while eating this marshmallow!

These are perfect for an afternoon snack, tea time, and for making Cloud Nine S'mores!  If you're a marshmallow fan, you'll love how these melt in your mouth.  Thanks for sharing your delicious treats with me, Strawberry Hill Candy!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween Lollipops

I love Boston.  I love candy.  So it’s obvious that I would love Strawberry Hill Candy in Boston!  They were so sweet to send me some samples to review on my blog, including Halloween lollipops!

I received the cutest festive lollipops in a big red package.  The lollipops included orange fall leaves, green brains, orange jack-o-lantern pumpkins, vanilla white ghosts, and grape black bats.  I also hit the jackpot when I received to bonus lollipops, the pink flipflop lollipop, and last but not least a cherry "I love Boston" lollipop.  They were all adorable, wrapped in clear cellophane, and had an extra long stick making them easy to hold.  They were all pretty big in size so you could lick one for a good hour until it’s all dissolved.  They were very flavorful, colorful, and fun.  I shared some with my friends and we started a lollipop crew, and were the coolest kids around!

These lollipops are perfect for handing out to Trick-or-Treaters on October 31st. They also make great decorations around the house for Halloween, and would look super cute stuffed on top of a Halloween cake.  Check them out for yourself at Strawberry Hill Candy's website.  They're spooky delicious! 

Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ghost Rice Krispie Pops

Boo! Happy October!  Halloween is just a few weeks away.  Want a fun, easy, adorable, and delicious spooky treat idea?  Today, I'm going to tell you how to make Ghost Rice Krispie Pops!  Don't be scared, these are the friendliest ghosts around, just like Casper!

Here's what you need:

Rice Krispie Treats
White Chocolate chips
Lollipop Sticks
Clear wrappers
Twist ties


Whip up a batch of Rice Krispie Treats from scratch, or do it my way, and buy the individually wrapped and already made Rice Krispie Treats.  This way you can unwrap, cut, and dip!

Either way, cut a square Rice Krispie Treat into a square shape.  Then, round off the top edges to resemble a ghost.  Just cut two little triangles on the two top corners, smoothing the edges so it's a nice, round shape.  You can even cut different shapes, by cutting the top two corners, keeping a sharp edge, to resemble a grave shape.

Then, pour about 1 cup per 3 ghosts of white chocolate chips.  Melt the chips either on the stovetop or microwave.  I ended up microwaving them for 2 minutes today, stopping the timer and stirring a few times in between.

Make sure your Rice Krispies are prepared before you melt the white chocolate chips because you have to dip them fast before the chocolate hardens.  Then, take each Rice Krispie Treat, dip it in the chocolate until it covers a little over 1/2 of the treat on both sides.  

Then, take two circle sprinkles, I used blue this time, as the eye and place them in the center of the treat, close together, for two spooky eyes.  Make sure you do this before the chocolate hardens as well.

Next, let them sit for about 10 minutes to completely harden.  Stick the lollipop stick right in the middle of the bottom of the treat.  Push it in enough so the stick is secure and will hold up the ghost.

Then, take the clear wrapper, bought from any craft store, stuff the pop inside, then use the twisty tie to hold it all together.  And voila, you've got the cutest little edible ghosts!

These are perfect for a Halloween party favor, a fun craft to do with your kids, and even a great treat for Trick-or-Treaters.  Kids will love them!  Enjoy!  Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cocktail Inspired Candy

Going to a girls night out or Bachelorette party and want a fun treat that everyone will love?  Why not bring some cocktail inspired candies and share with your friends!?!  Sugarfina's got the perfect mix of cocktails and candy!  It's a super cute congratulatory gift or something to give just because girls just want to have fun!

Just needed to start this off by saying as soon as I got this package delivered, I was so impressed by the packaging!  It came with a handwritten note, a menu of what was included, and I loved the sleek blue look and font they used at Sugarfina, very classy!


Time to raise your glasses to Sugarfina, while you read my take on these cocktail inspired candies and then order some for yourself!

First was the Cuba Libre.  These puppies tasted like you are sipping on coke and rum and say so what I'm drunk because it's the freaking weekend and you're about to have you some fun!  They definitely got you in the party mood and had a rum after taste. They had a coke scent, were gummy and chewy, and a bit of a spice from the rum flavor.  Bottoms up!

Next was tied for my favorite, the Champagne Bears.  They came in two colors, one was a golden hue, like original champagne, while the other was pink, resembling a pink champagne.  They smelled like champagne and tasted bubbly.  The gold color was juicy, full of flavor, chewy, and had a champagne aftertaste.  When eating them, I felt like I was just cheers-ing my closest friends after a heartfelt toast.  The pink gummy was sweeter than the gold, was also chewy, and super juicy.  When eating two at once of both colors, it tasted like drinking a gulp of champagne.  The two colors mixed well together, but the gold color definitely overpowered the pink bear.  

Then I tried the Champagne Bubbles.  First of all, they looked adorable.  Little circular sweets covered with nonpareils.  Oh so white and so pure.  I could not wait to try these.  When these bubbles hit my mouth, I automatically tasted the sweetness.  They were crunchy from the nonpareils, while slightly chewy and smooth on the inside.  They were extra juicy and tasted like a hint of champagne and the flavor stayed with me even after I finished.  They were definitely more crunchy than smooth.  They reminded me of Smarties, and who doesn't like Smarties?

As for the Martini Olive Almonds, they were cute little olive lookalikes made out of white chocolate.  I loved the green outside and the red dot to resemble the red pimiento in a real green olive.  Super cute!  These had a bit of a frosting type flavor.  They were white chocolate covered almonds with a smooth outside and a crunchy middle.  I almost dropped mine right into a martini, just for the fun of it!

The Belgian Ale Pints were definitely for the beer lovers out there.  A strong beer scent immediately hit my senses as soon as I opened the package.  They looked like a cute little beer gummy with the dark brown and white foam at the top, and tasted like it as well!  It definitely had the cola, beer, and alcohol flavor.  They were chewy gummies that were super potent, and each chew tasted like you were sipping on a beer, while relaxing on the beach.  There was a strong beer aftertaste, and any ale lover would love these!

The Cognac Vsop Cordials and the Single Malt Scotch Cordials were both very similar.  They were both round and brown and looked exactly the same.  Upon first bite, tasted like a whopper.  Once you kept chewing, you go to the juicy inside which tasted like you were taking a shot!  Both of the insides had a clear and somewhat sticky liquid.  They were both strong, crunchy like a Nestle Crunch bar and chocolatey and when you add the alcoholic flavor, you get a mix of both worlds!  Potent alcohol plus chocolate is the way to go when enjoying a night with your girlfriends!  


The Absinthe Cordials were bright green and round.  The first bite tasted minty.  As my teeth kept chewing, I then came to a realization that they resembled an M&M with the thin layer of a crunchy outer shell, mixed with a chocolatey inside.  But the Absinthe Cordial had one more hidden layer past the chocolate that included the clear, juicy, absinthe flavor.  It was definitely strong, but not as strong as the Cognac Vsop and Single Malt Scotch Cordials.  It was like eating an M&M and taking a shot at the same time!


These were all great to try but since I love champagne the most, my favorites were the Champagne bears and bubbles!  So sweet, cute, and delicious!  I'd definitely recommend sharing these with your friends for a fun night out or in.  BYOB and have these on the side!  Thanks to Sugarfina for sharing these amazing cocktail inspired candies with me!