Tag Archives: sweets

Event Review: The Big Chocolate Show 2018, New York

Disclaimer: In exchange for two tickets to New York‘s second annual The Big Chocolate Show 2018, I am writing this event review. Although there was a small press event and awards ceremony on the night of September 28th, between the 29th and … Continue reading

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Product Reviews: Seal the Seasons, DeLallo Foods, and Sugar Bowl Bakery

Disclaimer: In exchange for receiving samples from Seal the Seasons, DeLallo Foods, and Sugar Bowl Bakery, I am writing these product reviews. Seal the Seasons Seal the Seasons is a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based frozen food manufacturer that also happens to be … Continue reading

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Who Knew Desserts Were Sweet? India’s Rasgulla

Given Name: Rasagola Alias:  Rasgulla Place(s) of Origin: Odisha (Orissa), India Place Consumed: Dhaka, Bangladesh Common Features: chhena*, maida*, sugar syrup, (lemon juice) Background: I’m a sucker for South Asian desserts, but oh are they cloying(-ly sweet).  More so than … Continue reading

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Daigaku Imo: College Potato (大学芋)

Around autumn-time in Japan is when the yaki imo, or roasted sweet potato, trucks start to ply the residential areas, as the drivers playing an eerie recording trying to either tempt or frighten human hunger pangs.  (Video thanks to DeasTube)  … Continue reading

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Susie, Don’t Forget Your Coconut and Butter Sandwiches: Kaya Toast

Many fellow travelers I have encountered have played up Singapore’s role as an eating paradise.  My first time there, in August 2004, I didn’t have much liberties in where I ate, or what I chewed.  That said, the local highlight … Continue reading

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Halva day, isn’t it?

I definitely had a sweet tooth as a young’un (no, I’m not going to start talking about the DPRK again), possibly more so than now.  After discovering what Pepperidge Farm (they vend cookies, breads and biscuits, AND can be found … Continue reading

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