Monday, February 20, 2006

Healthy chocolate?

Recently a ton of information has been in the press about the health benefits of chocolate, particularly dark chocolate which contains a high amount of flavanols. Flavanols are antioxidants which have shown to help thin blood and lower blood pressure. Now, Mars Inc. is planning to distribute CocoaVia, a chocolate candy bar health food product. Do we really need to trick ourselves into eating a candy bar? My advice, just eat your Snickers and enjoy it.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Yumm...Skittles gum

Just when you thought Skittles couldn't get any better, along comes Skittles gum, truly one of the tastiest new candies on the shelves. Each gum piece is slightly larger than a regular Skittle, but maintains the exact same flavor. About 30 pieces come in each super-cute little box. I've just discovered that in addition to the regular Skittle flavors, there is a new Xtreme Fruit Skittles gum with the flavors wild cherry, tangerine, blue raspberry, watermelon, and green apple. I haven't tried them yet, but I will keep my eyes peeled.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

How well do you know your candy bar?

Remember that Seinfeld episode where the mechanic guy eats George's Twix out of the vending machine so George creates a little candy quiz to trap the thief? Well, in this quiz you don't get a taste test (unfortunately), but you can test your visual skills. I got 11 out of 12 on the first page, the second page is a bit tougher. Check it out here.