Food, Review

Candy Review; Cherry Lovers Fruit Chews

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I literally thought these were jelly beans when I picked them up… even though they’re MUCH bigger than your average jelly bean and they’re heart shaped.

The thing that got me was that they’re made with REAL Cherry Juice! Also I’m a sucker for basically anything cherry flavored.

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There’s a ton of different flavors listed on the back and it’s sort of hard to tell which is which because at least 3 of them look exactly the same!

I know for a fact I’ve had Cherry Vanilla, Cherry Cola, Chocolate Cherry, and Wild Cherry. It does have the tart flavor of what real cherry juice would taste like and some of them have distinct tastes but the 3 plain reds that look alike sort of start to blend in together. Chocolate Cherry is not good at all. I don’t know how to explain it besides not good lol. Cherry Cola is probably my favorite one of the ones I’ve tried so far. Hunting down the other flavors is kind of hard because they start to all blend in together after awhile.

This was a fun thing to try and it does taste good but I’m not like in love with it or anything which I thought I would be!

Also, I sort of wish I had painted my nails prior to taking these photos lol, oh well!

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?

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Food, Review

Candy Review; White Cheesecake M&M’s

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These I actually found last year (2017) and never got the chance to review them — I really hate when that happens.

M&M’s along with Oreo and Lay’s have been all over the let’s see what fucked up flavors we can create next! Hype train it seems like over the last few years. At first I was LIVING for these over the top crazy flavors but now… everything is kind of just starting to taste the same *insert shrugging emoji here*.

And that’s what sort of happened in this case!

When it comes to M&M’s there’s only so much flavor you can pack into a tiny dot of chocolate covered in very very delicate and light candy shell. Well I mean there’s A LOT you can pack into there (Cadbury Eggs anyone?) but it seems when it comes to M&M’s, it sort of just falls short.

Majority of their seasonal flavors I admit don’t even taste like what they’re suppose to taste like. It’s like you get this light hint but most of the time you’re still punched with the usual milk chocolate flavor.

White Cheesecake on the inside was white, so that’s a good start. But it didn’t at all taste like cheesecake. It tasted creamy and sweet but it to me just tasted like a slightly sweeter version of white chocolate. Which there’s nothing wrong with that — if you like white chocolate. But even as a person who loves white chocolate throwing a handful in your mouth to ‘see what happens’ isn’t a good idea. It’s like this artificial sweet overload!

While these pretty colored candies are fun to photograph, they weren’t that fun to eat.

Review

Candy Review; See’s White Chocolate Strawberry & Black Forest Truffle

It’s been a really long time since I’ve had a See’s Candies near me, first of all.

There wasn’t any actually in Florida unless you count the pop up shops/kiosks that would come around but just during the holiday season. And as someone who grew up in California well it was kinda depressing. See’s has always kinda been my chocolate of choice. I mean I like Godiva but I’ve GROWN UP with See’s. So when they release their holiday truffles it was kinda sad I wasn’t able to try them, though sometimes I’d ask my mom to get me some and ship them to me.

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This year they came out with 3 truffles… well 2 1/2 is more like it I guess.

I literally thought both the white and dark chocolate were strawberry filled, I guess I got too excited and misread… whoops. They also came out with the Black Forest truffle. I ended up grabbing all 3.

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After realizing that the dark chocolate was indeed NOT strawberry filled I decided to just pop the whole thing in my mouth, sorry. But the chocolate was fluffy and creamy. It wasn’t overly sweet and the dark chocolate wasn’t at all bitter, it was perfect and comforting!

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The strawberry white chocolate was pretty good; it was smooth and creamy and the strawberry flavor was definitely there. It paired so nicely with the white chocolate too! The only thing is I felt there was too much white chocolate, if you know what I mean. While the flavors both worked nicely together I could had used a bit more strawberry filling!

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The Black Forest truffle was MY FAVORITE (I’m not sure seeing the inside really does anything but it makes for nice photos, right?)! It’s described as dark chocolate with tart cherries and that’s EXACTLY what it was! If you’re a fan of dark chocolate and cherries I would HIGHLY recommend this!

I’m so tempted to go back and get a whole box of these. They kind of remind me of those holiday cherry chocolates you know with the cream or the clear liquid in the middle BUT BETTER.

I’m obviously really excited about this truffle.

I’m also really excited to try the Easter truffles they come out with every year, there’s usually a lemon one that’s really good.

What’s your favorite chocolate shop between Godiva and See’s or is there another one you prefer?

Review

Candle Review; Bath & Body Works Soft

When this candle came out everyone was so excited! I mean the scent notes for this line sounded so good and the labels were ultra cute with their frosted jars and just CAN YOU FEEL THE ZEN AND GOOD VIBES?

Everyone in particular took a liking to this candle the Soft candle which is described as Pink Petal Tea Cake.

The scent notes include: Rose Petals, Fluffy Cake and Orange Essential Oil

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Someone on Instagram described this scent as if you mixed ScentSationals Pink Velvet and Violet Sugar wax melts from Walmart together. I’ve never sniffed Violet Sugar so personally I wouldn’t know; but Pink Velvet has been one of my favorite ScentSantionsals wax melts since 2015.

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Personally I think this candle is a softer sweeter version of this candle from Kohls that came out last year. I unfortunately only have this small candle and a wax melt of it but Soft from Bath & Body Works definitely reminds me of this scent, just a little more softer and with a lighter scent throw.

Unfortunately Soft and the rest of the candles from that line gained some attention due to the fact that the label was ripped off of another company — one I hadn’t heard of before and from what I had seen people were linking it to a product on Amazon. I have since lost the post that actually went into detail about the situation. There was a candle in the collection called Nook that half the jars didn’t even have a label to, it was just a blank black jar (which the store I had found my Soft at had those label-less jars of Nook).

This isn’t the only label B&BW has ripped off in 2017 either, there were at least 2 or 3 more collections where they had.

Now I don’t know the source behind all of this or if B&BW actually had permission from the original artists and I’m not sure if anyone else knows for sure what was going on either.

But I’m a little saddened that these candles didn’t get the shelf space they deserved as they were really hard to find and people who did have access to them would post on Instagram how they’d buy up to TEN BACK UPS or they’d buy the whole store out making them even HARDER to find (which is really unfair to the rest of us) and they were really pretty candles!

Overall I do like the scent to this, though the scent throw is a bit more on the fluffy sweet side when the candle isn’t burned and you leave the lid on you can still definitely smell the candle and it’s STRONG. I’m not going to go crazy and burn through the only one I have until maybe I am able to get my hands on a back up but since I’m not there’s still plenty of dupes and alternatives to try out — I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for the ScentSationals Violet Sugar to mix with Pink Velvet and see how close that is to this scent!

I’ll keep you all update on how that goes!

(Also can we take a moment to see how differently I edit my photos now compared to 2015 and to last year? Gosh, editing is so weird.)