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Sweet Obsession Milk Chocolate Review

Back in July of 2011 I posted a review of the Sweet Obsession chocolate bars (milk and dark).  It has been my most popular (and controversial) review as many comments were written from individuals whole heartedly disagreeing with my negative appraisal.

Over the years, more than one person has asked me to taste the bars again and re-review them. Well, it has been nearly 4 years so why not?

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Say No To Chocolate-Filled Syringes

Dubai Municipality's Food Control Department was forced to issue a warning when rumors about chocolate-filled medical syringes started circulating in the United Arab Emirates.

Photos of these syringes filled with a chocolate spread by Nutella first started surfacing on social media sites, and some concerns were forwarded to the Dubai Municipality hotline.

Khalid Sherif, Director of Food Control Department, said: "The Ministry of Health confirmed that the medical needles are not clean or sanitized and might be used in hospitals to take blood or inject medicine," He also added: "We strongly advise the public to purchase food products from authorized establishments only as they get approval for all food items, apart from the periodical check up by the civic body."
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Hershey’s Air Delight

Yesterday (July 28) was National Milk Chocolate Day.  Did you do anything special to celebrate?

Hershey's Air DelightI spent a little time reviewing chocolate-related press releases and found something that had previously missed my attention...   Hershey's introduced an aerated chocolate bar called the Air Delight.

Other chocolate manufacturers have had aerated chocolate for some time.  For example, I wrote about the 75th anniversary of the Nestle Aero bar last October.  Overall, aerated chocolate accounts for about $500 million of annual global confection sales.
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A Refreshing, Summer Pairing

Like most people, I crave a sweet treat at the end of a meal.  In the summer, when food is generally on the lighter side, I like something sweet but not TOO sweet.

After you‘ve eaten your grilled chicken breasts and pasta salad, try this pairing between Ghirardelli LUXE MILK™ Toffee and Round Hill Chardonnay.
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Sweet Obsession Chocolate

Sweet Obsession Chocolate"Simply the finest chocolates on earth!"

Whatever happened to truth in advertising?

I review a lot of chocolate, and I’d be the first to emphasize that anything I report is a matter of subjective opinion and personal preference. That is, what I write is MY personal preference. Just because I like it, doesn’t mean everyone will like it. We all get that.

This time, however, you can take my review as gospel truth and just trust me…. YOU WILL NOT like Sweet Obsession™ chocolate.
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New Flavors of Chips Ahoy!

Chips Ahoy is a popular cookie product that many of us grew up with. These cookies were a blessing for those of us who desire to eat chocolate chip cookies but lack the time to make them ourselves.

In 1963, Nabisco started manufacturing this wonderful product. With a genius slogan of “Betcha bite a chip,” this cookie product gained popularity all through out America, and the road to fame later spread all throughout the world.  Through the years, Nabisco kept on producing Chips Ahoy varieties like reduced fat, snack packs, peanut butter flavored, chunkier chips, and more.
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Reunite M&M’s Milk Chocolate Candies

“The Milk Chocolate Melts In Your Mouth - Not In Your Hand”

You can definitely guess where this slogan came from. M&M’s® milk chocolate candies are one of the most loved chocolate brands. With a splash of different colors such as green, yellow, blue, brown, violet and orange, M&M’s instantly became an all time favorite for the kids and even those who are still kids at heart.

M&M’s not only satisfy one’s craving for sweets but it has also become a very entertaining tool for fun interactive games. There are a number of virtual games spreading all over the Internet with the use of M&M’s as major characters. These cute M&M’s characters are navigated in a number of virtual adventures games.
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Aldi, Lidl Brand Chocolate Bars

This is the last review in my consecutive series of store brand chocolate.  Aldi stores in the US, and the equivalent in the UK called Lidl, have a few store brand chocolates to choose from.

Lidl's own brand offers a selection of single-origin tasting squares that I think are really good.  Right now, as a matter of fact, I am eating a dark chocolate with cocoa from Peru at 72%.  The snap is crisp, the intense chocolate is rich, the texture smooth, and the fruity notes are outstanding.

The Aldi near me carries a luxury line of in-house brand chocolate called Choceur.  They carry single origin bars, truffles, and nut clusters in milk, white and dark chocolate. 
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Trader Joe’s Swiss Milk Chocolate

It’s Monday and time for another review of a store brand chocolate bar.  This time I chose Trader Joe’s Swiss Milk Chocolate.

Trader Joe’s started out as a small chain of convenience stores in the 1950s under the name of Pronto Markets. In 1967 they changed the name to Trader Joe's.

I like the line up of chocolates under the Trader Joe’s label.  They are made in the European style but have a price tag of American value.

The Swiss Milk chocolate bar I bought was only $1.99 for 100g.  The bar was smooth and creamy, with a balanced chocolatey baseline highlighted by caramel flavor notes.  The lingering finish was a very pleasant soft buttery taste.
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Product of the Year – M&M’S® Pretzel

Over 60,000 shoppers voted M&M'S Pretzel Chocolate Candies as the 2011 Product of the Year.

The food product category was Candy & Snacks, and the Mars Chocolate Company came out on top during a selection process that had consumers voting for their favorite innovative product.  The products were chosen based on 4 key elements; appeal of innovation, usage, satisfaction, and purchase intent. 

The M&M'S Pretzel achieved high marks across all elements but scored highest in satisfaction.

The Product of the Year award is hosted in 28 countries and is the world’s largest consumer-voted program of its kind.
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