Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

Happy Birthday, Sacher-Torte

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Birthday cakes are nothing new, but what about a birthday for a cake? The Austrian Sacher-Torte celebrated its 175th birthday this week with a rooftop party in Austria organized by Vienna’s Hotel Sacher. The original cake was created in 1832 in Vienna when a young apprentice chef – 16 year old Franz Sacher – had to create an original dessert of short notice. As unlikely ... Read More »

Carrot Cake Frozen Yogurt

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I love the idea of mix-ins for ice cream and I know I’m not the only one, as evidenced by the continually growing popularity of ice cream shops that offer mix-ins to their customers. More frozen yogurt shops are starting to offer the same service, so frozen treat fans can get the same combinations in a slightly healthier way. Aside from standards like chocolate chip ... Read More »

Low fat donuts?

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Holey Donuts says that their donuts are neither baked nor fried, but cooked in a secret process that produces a perfect donut. As though that weren’t perplexing enough, their donuts are also low in fat, which makes them a donut anomaly in more ways than one. The fact that they’re not fried is not that surprising, given that the fat content of even the cream-filled ... Read More »

Reeses Pieces Eggs, reviewed

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As much as I enjoy Easter candy, even the newer ones don’t really surprise me like they used to when I was a kid. Perhaps I’ve just become a bit jaded, as the “limited edition” this and “New!!!” that don’t seem nearly as special or new as they should. I will admit that I was surprised, however, when I first bit into one of the ... Read More »

Don’t Mess with Our Chocolate!

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Chocolate-lover (and chocolate chip cookie lovers) will want to take note of the fact that the FDA is considering redefining chocolate as we know it. Currently, chocolate is defined as something that is made of cocoa butter and cocoa solids, with flavorings, sugars and dairy being approved additions. The new definition would allow – to use the phrasing of Cybele from Candyblog - “any concoction containing ... Read More »

Vanilla Creme Hershey’s Kisses reviewed

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Hershey’s really loves their special-editition Kisses. They experiment with flavors and fillings constantly and seem to release another “limited edition” Kiss every month. When they first started putting out filled Kisses, flavors like caramel and peanut butter were a bit hit, but no they’ve beeen releasing so many so fast (from Truffle to peppermint to coconut creme), that they all seem to be tending towards ... Read More »

Peeps S’Mores

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Like so many others, I am more than happy to eat Peeps – those deliciously sugar-coated, brightly colored holiday marshmallows – raw, especially around Easter when Just Born puts out their traditional yellow chicks and purple bunnies. These days, they put out quite a few more colors, more shapes and more flavors (like the Cocoa Bunnies), as well as offering a sugar-free Peep, but in ... Read More »

Groom’s cake for the kid at heart

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It’s true that weddings are supposed to be for “grown-ups,” but there is nothing wrong with a little nostalgia on your big day – and yes, the big day should be something special for the grooms, as well as for the brides! This basically means that you should be able to indulge in whatever your favorite celebration foods are, regardless of how untraditional they are. ... Read More »

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