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Orange Dum Dums: For A Special Kind of Sucker

orange dumdum dump photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

It’s a good thing I have a sharp eye or I would have walked right by this fun street art sticker, which cleverly portrays the hideous orange face of Dump as an Orange Dum Dums sucker! Bwhahahaha! They got the sucking part right, that is for sure. Just six more that of this loser. January 20th can’t come soon enough.

orange dumdum trump photo by gail worley

Photographed at the Southeast Corner 23rd Street and 8th Avenue.

Product Review: Pink Panda Low Sugar Candy

pink panda candy packages photo by gail worley
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Did you overindulge a bit more that usual during the holiday season? Join the club. It would be nice if Holidays-in-lockdown meant that there are no rules, and you can eat whatever you want, but if you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to curb your consumption of sweets treats, there’s a new candy in town called Pink Panda that can help you snack guilt-free.

sweet things photo by gail worley

Pink Panda is a line of gummy candy that lets you give in to the sweet desires of your inner child while also satisfying your responsible adult brain that says snacks should be healthy whenever possible. Made with 90% less sugar than regular candy (only 2g per bag), there is no sacrifice made the it comes to quality and taste. We received bags of both the Treasure Chews and Astro Blasters varieties for review. Read on for our findings!

astro blasters close up photo by gail worley

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Product Review: Red ‘No Guilt’ Reduced Calorie Chocolate

red chocolate cover shot by gail worley
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After spending four months in the house, you may agree that the current quarantine situation has not been kind to your waistline. Most of us are way less physically active these days, and it’s so easy to reach for the comfort of favorite foods in times of stress. As an admitted foodie, I can especially relate to the temptation to over-snack while working from home. As we all attempt to reacquaint ourselves with self-control, it’s vital to have snacks and sweet treats on hand that you can indulge in while staying on your diet — and if that can include tempting chocolates, how can it be wrong? Please allow me to introduce you to a brand of high-quality chocolate called Red that is reduced calorie, with no added sugar, and insanely delicious. Yes, it exists.

red chocolate badge photo by gail

All Pleasure, No Guilt is the promise of Red Chocolate, created by Swiss-owned Chocolette Confectionary. Red is sweetened exclusively with zero-calorie, plant-based Stevia and naturally-occurring melon sugars, giving it an amazing taste, with a reduced amount of fat. Crazy, but true.

red chocolate ingredients graphic photo by gail worley

Thanks to the absence of processed sugar, Red’s dark chocolate varieties contain up to 50% fewer calories, while Red’s milk chocolate bars’ calorie count is reduced by up to 35%. This mean that the dark chocolate is KETO-friendly (with only 4 net carbs) and both are compatible with Weight Watchers as well! Guilt-free snacking never tasted so sinful. I recently received a selection Red Chocolate bars to review for the blog, and I am not fronting when I tell you that I am personally loving this chocolate. Here’s what arrived in our shipment!

red orange almond dark chocolate wrapped

Red Dark Chocolate infused with Orange and Almond. Oh, baby.

red milk chocolate wrapped photo by gail worley

Red Milk Chocolate. Smooth.

grab and go red chocolate bars photo by gail worley

An assortment of Red Chocolate Grab ‘N’ Go Bars that will set you back just 80 or 100 calories per bar!  We received three of the four available varieties, including dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and milk chocolate with hazelnuts and macadamia.

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Product Review: ChocZero Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups

choc zero packaging trio
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Food Boredom: it is a thing that’s accentuated by a shortage of tasty snacks in the house. Grocery shopping is much less fun these days, and with many confectionaries and gourmet shops closed, thank god that we have the miracle of internet shopping to procure favorite specialty foods and sweet treats. If you’re following a Keto diet, you don’t have to ignore your sweet tooth, thanks to ChocZero, the go-to chocolatier for premium sugar-free, keto-friendly treats. Even better: you can buy them online!

Adding to its popular line of all-natural-ingredient chocolate candies, ChocZero just launched their indulgent version of a confectionery legend: the Peanut Butter Cup. Peanut Butter Cups are one of the most popular candies in the States, and for good reason: they offer both sweet, delicious chocolate and protein-packed peanut butter. Win win!

choczero milk chocolate peanut butter cups photo by gail worley

Available in milk, dark, and white chocolate varieties, ChocZero peanut butter cups are a no-added sugar treat that gets sweeter with every bite — and, surprisingly, they are:

  • Keto friendly
  • Sugar alcohol-free
  • All-natural
  • Sweetened with Monk Fruit only
  • Soy Free
  • Palm Oil Free

choczero milk chocolate peanut butter cup photo by gail worley
ChocZero Milk Chocolate Variety

ChocZero recently sent me samples of all three varieties, assuring me that these peanut butter cups would taste as good as the well-known brands, with zero added guilt. My verdict, they speak the truth! Each bag contains six individually-wrapped candies; and when you open the package you will notice that these peanut butter cups don’t include a paper wrapper, which makes for less mess.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Candy!

Pink Candy
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When visual merchandising is responsible for probably 90% of retail sales, Dylan’s Candy Bar knows that the best way to sell bulk candy is to arrange it by its place in the color spectrum! That also makes iy much easier to get a photo of all the varieties of Pink Candy at one time!

Pink Bulk Candy

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Gumball Machine Window Display

Pink Gumball Machine Window Display
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Pink Gumball Machine Window Display Photographed at Dylan’s Candy Bar, Located on Third Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets in NYC.
Pink Gumball Machine Window Display

Nerds Candy Store Display With Dress

Nerds Candy Store Display
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On its own, Nerds candy is a somewhat unremarkable, microscopic-in-size hard candy with a popular sweet/sour flavor profile that The Kids love. But as you can see by this entirely over-the-top store display that brings in pop culture references from every angle, Nerds are about two things: packaging and marketing.

Mannequin with Nerd Dress

The mannequin is even wearing a tank-style mini-dress with a bright pink and purple pattern the emulates a box of Nerds, while sporting a pink wig and holding a Pusheen backpack. You’re not buying candy, you are buying an image.  How cool is she? Answer: so cool. Nerd Cool. You can buy the jumbo box of Nerds candy (which will take you one human lifetime to eat) and the Pusheen backpack at It’Sugar. The Nerds Dress is sold as a part of a “Nerd Girl” Halloween Costume at Walmart.