A year ago, we came to you with a simple pink maltball that
tasted like Barbie
, and the Candy Girls were born. In addition to this
momentous anniversary, Aubrey has even bigger news to commemorate with the birth of her baby boy last night!
What better way to celebrate the concurrence of these events
than with a cigar. Chocolate, of course.
We picked up these beauties at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in
Writer's Square. They're the only Thompson-brand candy the shop sells. "That company's been around longer than we've existed," a store employee told us as we
picked up a couple of blue-banded beauties.
The fun lies in the packaging, which is pretty outstanding. We're not cigar aficionados, but we do like our chocolate, and appreciate the whimsy of these in lieu of the real deal. Once unwrapped, the cigar reveals wrinkles etched into the chocolate, making the whole thing look...a little...um, deserving of the "It's a Boy" cigar band. Best not to examine it too closely, and focus instead on holding it in the corner of your mouth while practicing lines like, "Now see here..." in an old-timey movie voice.
The cigar is hollow and the milk chocolate is good, but not earth-shattering. Still, it would make the perfect gift for any new parent.
Would we finish the cigar? Sure sure!
Would we buy again? Yes; a fun way to celebrate without ruining your lungs
Rating: 4 out of 5
Want to take a sweet walk down memory lane? Best of a year of Candy Girls after the jump.
And, of course, we ate many vile things, mostly consisting of candy
pretending to be something else: Chocolate Mix Skittles
Sunkist Float Soda
Chewy Candy Cars
Robbins Soft Candy
Bologna Bubble Gum
and Sour Gummy Popcorn
We hope you'll join us in a bite of cigar as we look forward to another year of candy land mines and confectionery gold mines.