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Sam’s Club Is Now Selling Bags Of SNICKERS POPCORN

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We’ve been snacking a lot at home these days and one of the treats we miss most is gourmet popcorn. Just grabbing a handful of candy coated popcorn and popping each sweet and salty morsel into your mouth has us dreaming of simpler times. Well, thanks to a colloration between Snickers and Sam’s Club, we can dream a little less while staying home.

Candy Pop Popcorn just revealed a new Snickers flavor that can only be found at Sam’s Club.

Yes, if you’re thinking popcorn that’s fused together with Snickers chocolate candy, you’re absolutely right. Made with pieces of Snickers candy pieces, the popcorn is finished with a Snickers’ caramel drizzle and nuts. The next movie night will be seriously decadent.

You can find 20-oz bags at Sam’s Club locations nationwide. While you’re there, see if you can cop a few bags for us too, please. We’ll eagerly wait by our mailbox.

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Chocolate Easter Eggs Filled With Two Layers Of Honey Peanut Butter Are A Whole Seasonal Mood

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Though circumstances have completely flipped as a result of social distancing and shelter at home mandates, Easter is still around the corner and festivities are in order. Sure, Easter egg hunts will look a whole lot different now and will vary depending on the celebrants, the one constant is the amount of delicious seasonal candies and treats there will be to go around.

If you’re looking to level up your run of the mill chocolate Easter egg experience, why not do it with one that has wild honey peanut butter occupying all its insides with not one, but two layers — done by none other than the chocolate artists at Compartés.

Long having the reputation as arguably the world’s best chocolate bars, Compartés solidifies that rep with this luxurious chocolate Easter egg offering. These eggs are a part of a lineup of Easter treats that the chocolatier is offering for the season. Other goodies include an edible chocolate Easter basket, chocolate-dipped Easter Peeps, and a 24-karat big-eared Easter bunny. And with Compartés offering free shipping right now, it’s possible to send these treats to loved ones — including yourself, because self-care 2020.

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Biscoff KitKats Exist, I Repeat, Biscoff KitKats Do Exist

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Hands down, Biscoff cookies are in my top five best cookies of all time category. Similarly, Kit Kats are pretty classic. Knowing that, picture the droolfest from the news of both brands fusing into the super snack that is BisKats or Kitcoffs. I’m joking of course, because Biscoff KitKats is the official name of this tastiness. Sadly, I wish I could say, “you can find the tastiness here in America,” but you can’t. Biscoff KitKats are only available in the Middle East and a few select UK locations. 

The collaboration features Biscoff’s signature buttery spread paired with KitKat’s crunchy wafer and chocolate. Originally only available in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, the sweet news has spread like wildfire and Biscoff KitKats has begun traveling with it. The UK was just the first stop so there’s only a matter of time before it lands stateside (fingers crossed). This Facebook post about it has over 16k comments alone. The excitement is palpable. I believe the Biscoff KitKat has the potential to be bigger than even Green Tea KitKat. That’s right, I said it.

In the meantime, until North America is blessed with this treat, I suppose the next best thing would be to go grab some Biscoff spread and a pack of KitKats from the store and have a party.

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These Boozy Chocolates Are What You Need To Get Through The Holidays

Christmas is fast-approaching with retailers being swarmed by mobs of holiday shoppers. If you’re like me, you probably wait until the last minute to grab gifts, wrongly assuming a strategic edge. No matter your approach, finding the perfect presents can be a tad stressful. New babies tend to pop out yearly and shoe sizes grow quicker than heavy snowfall. It’s worth it of course, few things bring more joy than the smile on a loved ones face after receiving the perfect gift. 

Furthermore, along with joy, the holiday season always offers treats to help take the edge off. Spiked eggnog is an obvious favorite. Rum cake is another. For true sweet and slizzard spirits, boozy confections are definitely this year’s go-to. These clever creations contain enough alcohol content to give your Santa hat an extra lean. Below are a list of boozy chocolates that are sure to get you through the holiday hooplah:

1. Cognac Pine Cone

andSons’ Cognac Pine Cones are crafted to be the perfect balance of French Delamain and 61% dark chocolate ganache. Two pieces come in each box at a retail price of $15.50. 

2. Eggnog Snowmen Box

Hand-painted with care, andSon’s Eggnog Snowmen Box offers a fun take on a holiday confection. Each snowman is made with Tahitian vanilla eggnog white chocolate ganache, nutmeg and a touch of rum. Try taking a bite of one and saying that three times fast. You have the option of purchasing a box set of 6 or 13 at $19.50 and $39.50 respectively.

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3. Anthon Berg Liquor Bottles

Featuring a wide selection of premium liquor brands like Remy Martin, Cointreau and Grand Marnier, there’s no better companion for your holiday sweet tooth. These miniature bottle shaped treats are made with delectable dark chocolate and have an alcohol content that ranges from 2.5%-5%. A box of 16 bottles will run you just under $25.

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4. The Cocktail Menu by Butler’s Chocolates

These cocktail inspired chocolates are sure to leave you shaken, not stirred. Including 8 varieties of popular cocktails like Espresso Martini, Classic Gin Martini and Whiskey Sour. You can be the life of the mixer with this Great Taste Award winning box for just $20.  

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5. Guinness Liqueur Chocolate Pints

What better way to show your love for beer than with these pint-sized Guinness liqueur-filled candies? Crafted in Ireland, each piece is 2.29oz and made with delicious dark and white chocolate. Grab a round at your local World Market for under $10. 

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6. Baileys Irish Cream Fudge Sauce

This 10 oz jar of creamy delight comes packed with Dutch cocoa, sweet butter and Baileys. It’s the perfect topping for holiday desserts like ice cream and cake. True chocolate fiends can enjoy it by the spoonful for $12.95.

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7. Poire Williams Pear Chocolate Liqueurs

Why dip your fruit into chocolate sauce this holiday season when you can have fruit shaped chocolate with a saucy interior? This pear-shaped dark chocolate is filled with Poire Williams Brandy which is distilled from Bartlett pears, a unique pear liqueur known for its intense flavor of sweet, ripe pears. Each gift box is just $17.95.

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8. Jack Daniels’ Chocolate Bar

This chocolate bar is pretty self explanatory. Made with Swiss milk chocolate, you can have your syrupy choice of Jack Daniels’ Black Label or their sweeter Tennessee Honey for $10.95.

As you can see, your sweet tooth is covered this holiday season. If you’re still trying to figure out a holiday gift for those special someones, look no further than these selections of boozy confections. Getting chocolate wasted will take on a whole new meaning this Christmas.

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Snickers’ White Chocolate Bar Is Becoming A Permanent Flavor

For decades we’ve fallen in love with the iconic Snickers Bar. Packed with milk chocolate, nougat, caramel and nuts, the candy bar checks off many textural sensations all while gently pacifying your throbbing sweet tooth. Now, a popular flavor is joining the fold, and it’s sticking around for good.

Snickers Brand just announced that the popular white chocolate version of the confection is hitting stores. So yes, Snickers White, is becoming a permanent flavor.

The snack is comprised with the standard Snickers elements (peanuts, nougat, caramel) but tags in the rich and creamy sweetness of white chocolate as a refreshing reprieve.

Originally a limited-time release, Snickers White has shown to become so popular that the brand decided to give it a permanent home.

Expect to find Snickers White sold nationwide in stores starting January 2020. Until then, just stuff your stockings with the classic stuff.

 

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Introducing A New Kind of Chocolate Using 100 Percent Of The Cacao Fruit

Barry Callebaut Group, the same company that debuted a new fourth kind of chocolate back in 2017 called ruby chocolate, has just unveiled another new chocolate type that is a game changer in respects to sustainability and nutrition. Dubbed WholeFruit chocolate, this new type utilizes 100 percent of the cacao fruit.

For context, chocolate producers have used just 30 percent of the cacao fruit, which for the most part were the seeds or beans. The rest of the fruit, along with the husk and juice were junked and thrown out. “We take everything that’s in the fruit and utilize it in different products which are fresh and fruity,” commented Peter Boone, Barry Callebaut president and CEO of the Americas.”

Boone continues, “It’s also nutritious as we take advantage of all the nutrients in the cacao fruit. We have a bold commitment to work with smaller chocolate farms around the world. We want to pull them out of poverty by working with them on how to create, in the end, the farm of the future. Part of that is using the whole fruit of the cacao from their farms. So overall, we hope this brings prosperity to smaller farms as well as reduce the risk of child labor and puts less pressure on the forests affected by chocolate production.”

As the issue of sustainability in various retail sectors has inserted itself in the forefront of concern, as well as the public being more aware of their own consumption habits, WholeFruit chocolate’s hopes to address such concerns are a step in the right direction. Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate initiative ensures to fulfill that plan.

In terms of taste, with the whole cacao fruit being used, the chocolate yielded a flavor akin to dark chocolate, with a fresh, fruitier complexity to it. The milk chocolate variety of the WholeFruit had the same similar characteristics in flavor, but with a more velvety texture and mouthfeel.

With regard to availability, 30 of the world’s top chocolatiers, pastry chefs, and artisans will have access to WholeFruit in May 2020. A wider launch for industrial producers is anticipated in 2021, with public retail soon thereafter.

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This Avocado & Chips Chocolate Bar Is An Unlikely Must-Try

From shakes, toasts, and even beer, we’d like to think that we’ve seen it all when it comes to avocado-flavored food iterations. But this latest sweet, an avocado chocolate bar with actual tortilla chip bits inside, is one that comes out of left field. Yet even though the combo is a head-scratcher on paper, and either open or curious mind will lead you to a chocolate bar that is surprisingly delicious and hits familiar flavor profiles and textures.

From the creative chocolate minds over at Compartes, namely founder and owner Jonathan Grahm, this new avocado & chips chocolate bar is a limited-edition flavor that capitalizes on the success of last year’s avocado chocolate bar.

What sounds like the wrong flavor duo to make into a chocolate immediately becomes validated once you realize the valuable crunch that the bits of tortilla chips provide. Think of the satisfying crip you get from a Nestle Crunch bar, only with the complimentary saltiness that plays well with the smooth and creamy avocado-based chocolate.

Available online for shipping nationwide and select retailers for $9.95, this new Avocado & Chips bar is a new take on the tried and true salty and sweet dynamic that we all love.

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This Ice Cream is Made with the ‘Fourth Kind’ of Chocolate

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Cold vapor filled the supersized metal bowl, spilled out onto the counter, and crawled under the glass panel between me and said bowl. Here at Creamistry, in Irvine, CA, the ice cream is made to order using ultra cold liquid nitrogen that insta-freeze’s the contents of each ice cream. I’m waiting to try their newest flavor, ruby cacao, the “fourth type” of chocolate.

Chocolate ice cream isn’t usually my thing but, hey, this one is pink. So I had to try it, right?

The ice cream’s initial flavor isn’t chocolate. Mildly sweet, almost floral at first, the initial lusciousness is more reminiscent of berries. Eventually it gives way, leaving a slight acerbity to remind you that you’re still eating chocolate. 

Creamistry’s special flavor comes served as is or in a sundae that’s loaded to the brim with fresh strawberries and blueberries, whipped cream, and chocolate chips. While relatively simple, in terms of Creamistry’s creation (we’re talking about a place that makes an Elvis Presley sundae with banana ice cream, peanut butter, and candied bacon), the fresh fruit and the whipped cream work together to accentuate the fruitiness of the ice cream.

Ruby cacao sent the chocolate industry into a frenzy in 2017 when the manufacturer Barry Callebaut announced that it had discovered a fourth kind of chocolate, one that was a milky pink color.

The exact making of the treat is a secret, but it’s theorized that the chocolate is made using unfermented cacao beans. The fermentation is where the cacao beans get their usual brown color before being made into chocolate. Instead, the beans are instead acidified before they’re made into chocolate, causing them to retain their original red color profile.

The different production process leaves ruby cacao’s taste somewhere in between white and milk chocolate.

For ice cream this works perfectly. The flavor isn’t overwhelmingly sweet, but it’s enough to fix anyone’s sweet tooth.

This flavor is only available for the summer, though. And who knows when ruby cacao will become publicly available en masse, so you’ll want to scoop up a sundae soon if you want to try the fabled fourth chocolate.