Tag Archives: orange

Review: Orange M&M’s from Australia

The first of several items from Australia that I’ll sample in August, these orange-flavoured M&M’s prove that Canada regularly misses out on interesting brand extensions in major candy and snack lines. The U.S. regularly gets these curious variants, but I’d assumed Australia was in the same boat as Canada with stuff like this. Apparently not. […]

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Review: Jelly Belly Chocolate Dips

I like Jelly Belly jelly beans enough to be able to pick my way around the nasty flavours in a bowl of assorted beans. Popcorn? Yuck. Same with just about all the “creamy” ones. And yet these new Dips Jelly Belly candies are new to me. NEAROF! was gifted a bag from America a few […]

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Food Fight: U.K. vs. Canadian Smarties candy

You learn strange things when you start asking questions. It was during a visit to British Pantry, Calgary’s most delightful U.K. import shop, that I noticed a small selection of British Easter sweets, including Cadbury Crème Eggs. Being naturally inquisitive, I asked one of the staffers if they were different than the Canadian Cadbury Crème […]

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Review: Three curious chocolate bars from Seattle

These three chocolate bars were all gifted to NEAROF! by my dad, who bought them during a trip to Seattle. All look to be delicious, flavourful treats, yet all are hard to find in this corner of Canada. Trying exotic foodstuffs with limited availability can be fraught with mental anguish. If you don’t like the […]

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Recipe: Simple Spiced Apple Cider

Near as our calendar app can tell us, it’s Christmas Eve. That means it’s time to hunker down in front of the fireplace, snuggle up with your special someone, and enjoy a warm mug of spiced apple cider. This recipe, from the lovely Aline, is easy to make, and the aroma fills a house with […]

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Review: E. Wedel Blood Orange and Mango chocolate bar

How’s this for an interesting chocolate bar flavour: blood orange and mango filling. In recent years, mango has become a trendy taste to add to all sorts of things, and the fruit itself is getting easier and easier to find in North American grocery stores of even moderate size. Blood orange, however, is still a […]

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Review: Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange chocolate bar

Orange and chocolate, we get along juuuusst fine. From the old Mocha Valencia days at Starbucks to the current seasonal deliciousness of Terry’s Chocolate Orange, I can’t get enough of the pairing. While I’ve tried Dairy Milk in the past, I’ve never sampled their orange-flavoured bar. A crazy sale price at Safeway convinced me to […]

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Review: Juicy Fruit Desserts chewing gum

I first found these last year on a trip to Seattle, and I’ve been patiently waiting for them to show up in Canada. And, well, what do you know? Here they are! The pharmacy gum-rack shelf-talker showed three flavours available in Canada: Strawberry Shortcake, Apple Pie and Orange Crème. While I don’t miss the mint […]

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