Almond Joy

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    February 18, 2014

    Planter's and Mr. Peanut: A Tasty History

    No offense to Mounds and Almond Joy, but I've never been able to relate to their slogan: "Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't." Because, um, I always feel like a nut (and you can take that in the figurative sense as well). I may not always want nuts in my chocolate bar or cookie, bu ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Addicted to Buc-ee's & A Recipe for Pork Tamales

    Hungry in Houston: As Texans, we are addicted to Buc-ee's, and there is no shame in that. This week, Adam Brower writes about his addiction to the gas station mecca. He starts with the coffee, then discovers the Almond Joy creamer, and finally the sausage egg cheese croissant. One bite of that break ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Top 10 Best Chocolate Candies To Make Halloween Trick-or-Treaters Happy

    Okay, time to get down to business. While it's perfectly acceptable to give out candy devoid of cocoa at Halloween, we all know chocolate is the name of the game on October 31. Whether you're being modest and giving out fun-size or miniature versions, or are going whole hog (probably in a not-so-sub ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Cake Decorating 101: Reveal Cake

    Last week we took a look at decorating cakes on the inside by making a Zebra Cake, so I thought I would continue that theme by showing you how to make a reveal cake for a baby shower. Sharing with friends and family what the gender of the soon-to-come baby has become more than just announcing it thr ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 91, Avocado Gelato at Frozen Cafe

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    The Much-Feared Restaurant Wars Hit Top Chef: Texas

    ​Now that Work of Art is over, I've had to find another reality show to haphazardly catch before tuning into Bravo on Wednesday nights. That show is Restaurant Impossible, and it's weirdly addictive. I've even found myself seeking it out on purpose, which is something I never do with Food Network ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Recipe: Almond Coconut Candy Fudge

    On a cloudy weekend afternoon, I felt like baking, but the cupboard held everything but flour. To save myself a trip to the store and an overheated kitchen, I settled instead on making fudge. Chocolate was the favor I craved, but since I was having Caribbean cocktails later that evening, I though ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Tuesday October 4, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press is good for 50 percent off ($10 for $20) of five small gelato cups at Gelato Blu. The smooth, creamy gelato at Gelato Blu comes in 75 varieties, like chocolate chip, hazelnut and amaretto; try fun flavors like Almond Joy, Bailey's, or tiramisu. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Give Your Kids That Candy

    Photo courtesy of New Grounds​Let's say your kids hit the "cool" houses this year at Halloween -- the ones that don't give away crap like apples and toothbrushes -- and brought home one hell of a haul. Congrats to you for living in a neighborhood with decent neighbors! Now what to do with all ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Food Fight: Mounds v. Almond Joy

    ​As I was a child with a sweet tooth of heroic proportions, Halloween was always my favorite holiday. My parents refused to buy store-bought sweets, but this was purely an economic principle: They had no objection to me eating candy, so long as I acquired it myself. I also had to donate a thir ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    8 Common Foods (That Are Poisonous)

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Earlier this week, Katharine Shilcutt took a look at 8 foods notable for containing trace amounts of radiation. She carefully pointed out that the radiation in those foods was so negligible, there's no real threat to you or me unless we were to ingest m ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Food Destination: Hershey's Chocolate World

    ​While visiting central Pennsylvania this past weekend, my sisters and I once again went to Hershey's Chocolate World, an assortment of chocolate-themed attractions primarily designed for children but enjoyable nonetheless for three female twenty-somethings. Save some spiffy renovations and a ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Aftermath: Har Mar Superstar, My Jerusalem and the TMI Brigade at Super Happy Fun Land

    Photos by Brittanie SheyGive them drugs so they'll shut up (please): Har Mar openers My Jerusalem​ Rocks Off pulled into the parking lot of Super Happy Fun Land fashionably late Saturday night just in time to see Sean Tillmann (a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar, clad in street clothes instead of his usual ... More >>

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