Mass marketed chocolate isn’t necessarily bad – in fact some of it is downright tasty. However, since it’s easily accessible, we’re far less inclined to put it on a towering pedestal in the same way that we might with costly yet typically higher quality artisan confections that have limited distribution.
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Whenever I dig into a package of mixed fruity flavored candies, I have an entirely predictable response: savor the purples first, then the pinks and reds. (And only after I’ve plucked out those flavors will I offer to share what remains.) Even though artificial grape receives the full measure of my devotion, I’m awfully fond [...]
Traditional licorice candy isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but it certainly has an enduring presence whether tucked inside the nightstand of a grandparent or happily gobbled up by boisterous teens in the back of a dark movie theater.
On a recent vacation in southeastern Tennessee, in which I must have wandered starry-eyed through at least a dozen fudge and candy shops, I kept bumping into these Lollipops from Blanton’s Candies. When I’m on the prowl for new sweets, lollipops donâ€™t often register on my “intriguing candy” radar, probably because I prefer to chew [...]
An epiphany can come about through meditation, a chance encounter, a life-changing moment or, of course, a box of chocolates. More specifically, Epiphany Fine Chocolates. Through handmade chocolate creations, the company’s mission, according to its website, is: “to introduce you to indulgent and surprising flavors, as well as inspire you to try new adventures, meet [...]