On Our Bookshelf: The Vintage Sweets Book

As unpretentious as it is beautiful, Vintage Sweets is a collection of traditional candy recipes interspersed with cheerful anecdotes and tips for making cocktails and party treats dedicated to the sweet tooth tribe. … READ MORE


On Our Bookshelf: Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Kitchen Recipes

We recently dug up a real vintage treasure: the 1957 edition of Nestle’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Kitchen Recipes. It is a bit of a nostalgic time capsule. Of course, our favorite section is “Candies and Confections.” … READ MORE


5 Tech Accessories That Go With Us Everywhere

Compared to many people, we travel light when it comes to tech. Beside our mobile phones and computer, here are 5 tech accessories that we use regularly and think you may find useful, too. … READ MORE


3 Days in Montreal

Montreal is a beautiful city, a river island, actually, whose rich heritage and cultural diversity is unrivaled by almost any other North American city. Even so, Montreal remains friendly, with the approachable vibe of a college town. … READ MORE


Candy Makers of Disneyland

Three of the reasons Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth are Candy Palace, Marceline’s Confectionery, and Trolley Treats. All day, every day, these candy shops make some of the country’s best classic American candy. … READ MORE


One Perfect Day in South Kona

From exploring a painted church perched on a volcanic hillside to eating cheeseburgers in paradise, here are six experiences we enjoyed in one sun-filled day in South Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. … READ MORE


More Good Stuff


Tucking into Toffee

In Sweets

Toffee is a simple confection that begins with butter and sugar. Since butter and sugar are the stuff of dreams, the appeal of toffee is obvious. But what makes toffee especially exciting is … READ MORE

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Nestlé USA Removing Artificial Flavors and Colors

In Sweets

Nestlé USA has announced that it will remove all artificial flavors and FDA-certified colors from Nestlé chocolate candy sold in the United States. Doreen Ida, President of Nestlé USA Confections and Snacks, says that by the end of 2015 the … READ MORE

In Our Candy Drawer: Dagashi

In Sweets

This time in our candy drawer, we look at three soft candies we tried are all considered types of dagashi — inexpensive candy that is usually sold in an attractive package but pretty much designed for children. … READ MORE