Monday, December 30, 2013

#BookReview: Masquerade's Moon by RaShelle Workman

Masquerade's Moon


Title: Masquerade's Moon
Series: Blood and Snow, book 6
Author: RaShelle Workman
Publisher: Polished Pen Press
Description: EVERY THOUSAND YEARS THE VAMPIRE QUEEN SELECTS A NEW BODY, ALWAYS THE FAIREST IN THE LAND, AND THIS TIME SHE'S CHOSEN SNOW WHITE.

"Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love's blood, become the Vampire, Snow White."

Summary: Professor Pops throws Snow White a Masquerade Ball for her sixteenth birthday. A war is brewing and her party may be the battle ground.

***This is a novelette***

Review: Snow White's 16th birthday is finally here. In the beginning of this series, Professor Pops practically begged her to let him throw huge party which she agreed to simply because she hadn't ever had a real birthday party that she could remember. Well, we found out later Professor Pops knew of Snow White's destiny. He knew she would probably be turned into a revenant, but he believed it wouldn't happen until after her 16th birthday. Unfortunately, Snow is special and was turned months too soon. What was meant be a part where Pops and his boys could protect her turned into a party of supernatural creatures. Snow controls her bloodlust well, but can't keep from defending herself from a group of chayot that come to kill now that she is a vampire. How can she stay alive when the world's oldest Angel-like creature is determined to destroy her? How will Gabe react to his father and what he is supposed to be destined to do? The plot is thickening and now Snow White must decide who the good guys really are.

My Rating (Out of 5): Rose Icon 1 Rose Icon 2 Rose Icon 3 Rose Icon 4 Rose Icon 5

Purchase the book:
Amazon.com - Kindle
Barnes And Noble - Nook and Paperback, Volumes 1-12
Smashwords - Multiple Digital Formats, Volumes 5-8


About the Author:
RaShelle Workman


RaShelle Workman is the international bestselling author of the Dead Roses series ("Sleeping Roses," book 1 in the series, has been translated into Turkish and is NOW available wherever Turkish books are sold), the Immortal Essence series, the Blood and Snow series, the Cindy Chronicles, and Touching Melody (A Forever First Novel). She's sold over five hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog: rashelleworkman.com.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

#BookReview: Prey and Magic by RaShelle Workman

Prey and Magic


Title: Prey and Magic
Series: Blood and Snow, book 5
Author: RaShelle Workman
Publisher: Polished Pen Press
Description: EVERY THOUSAND YEARS THE VAMPIRE QUEEN SELECTS A NEW BODY, ALWAYS THE FAIREST IN THE LAND, AND THIS TIME SHE'S CHOSEN SNOW WHITE.

"Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love's blood, become the Vampire, Snow White."

When blood is all you crave, is there even a choice?

Review: A huge change has occurred in Snow White. After believing that she killed Gabe just after they had just rekindled their friendship, Snow runs away. She believes she is a true monster, which isn't that far from the truth. Once she drank human blood, she made the complete transition to being a vampire. She allows herself to become exactly what she feared, but maintained the rules that Professor Pops, Gabe's adoptive father and adoptive father of the other six guy friends of hers, have her in order to not kill humans. During her adventure in baptism, she is swept away to the Vampire Queen's realm. This is an eye-opening experience that ends up returning her home. Another shocking ending, but this one made me very happy.

My Rating (Out of 5): Rose Icon 1 Rose Icon 2 Rose Icon 3 Rose Icon 4 Rose Icon 5

Purchase the book:
Amazon.com - Kindle
Barnes And Noble - Nook and Paperback, Volumes 1-12
Smashwords - Multiple Digital Formats, Volumes 5-8


About the Author:
RaShelle Workman


RaShelle Workman is the international bestselling author of the Dead Roses series ("Sleeping Roses," book 1 in the series, has been translated into Turkish and is NOW available wherever Turkish books are sold), the Immortal Essence series, the Blood and Snow series, the Cindy Chronicles, and Touching Melody (A Forever First Novel). She's sold over five hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog: rashelleworkman.com.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

#BookReview: The Christmas Town by Elyse Douglas

The Christmas Town


Title: The Christmas Town
Series:
Author: Elyse Douglas
Publisher: Broadback
Description: Traveling home for Christmas, two modern women in their 20s are forced to drive together during a snowstorm, and they get lost. They cross a covered bridge and, suddenly, they enter the past, finding themselves in a small picturesque Vermont town in 1943. They meet two handsome soldiers, who are about to be sent off to war, and they fall in love with them, while also struggling to find a way to return home to their own time. With the soldiers’ help, on Christmas Eve, the two women finally have one chance to return to their own time, but they are caught between their love for the soldiers, and their desire to return to the present. At the last moment, they must make the difficult decision and, because it is Christmas, a miracle happens.

Review: I was asked to review this book a few weeks before Christmas, which is the primary reason I agreed to read it. The title and the timing just made me think that the book would be a great review for this holiday season. I don't know if I really felt like this story is really a Christmas story though. It took place at Christmas time, but the main focus is the love story and World War II. It is a really good story, and I could definitely see it as a Hallmark Christmas movie.

It took me a little while to get into the plot mostly because the two main female characters, Megan and Jackie, are very argumentative with each other. They start out in the 21st century, both trying to get home for Christmas. They have never met before, but a helpful stranger offers them his rental car, the last one at the airport. The stipulation is that they have to share it. As they are driving to Portland through blinding snow, they are transported to a tiny town in 1943. They argue about where they are, how to get home, what to tell people, and even how to blend into the local culture. once they accept that they aren't in the 21st century any more, I was able to get more into the plot. Both girls end up falling in love with men going off to war. They learn what it is like to be really in love, but also to fear for the life of the one you love due to wartime. The book contains a lot of war history that I probably never paid attention to in school, but would have if it had been presented the way the author wrote it. I feel like I learned a lot in an entertaining way. I really enjoyed the story and loved the ending.

My Rating (Out of 5): Rose Icon 1 Rose Icon 2 Rose Icon 3 Rose Icon 4

Purchase the book:
Amazon.com - Kindle / Paperback
Barnes And Noble - Paperback and Nook

About The Author:
Elyse Douglas


Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a Master's Degree in English Literature from Columbia University. She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a speech-language pathologist. She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed five novels: The Astrologer's Daughter, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, Christmas Ever After, The Christmas Town and The Christmas Diary.

Douglas grew up in a family where music and astrology were second and third languages. He attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and played the piano professionally for many years. His two detective books include Death is Lookin' for Elvis and Death is a TapDancer. His great great grandfather lived to be 134 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1922.

Elyse Douglas live in New York City.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

#BookReview: Blood Soaked Promises by RaShelle Workman

Blood Soaked Promises


Title: Blood Soaked Promises
Series: Blood and Snow, book 4
Author: RaShelle Workman
Publisher: Polished Pen Press
Description: Volume 4 in the BLOOD AND SNOW series. Each volume is novelette length.

Snow White must come to terms with her bloodlust. It's one thing to drink the blood of her Hunter, something else entirely to drink the blood of a human.

EVERY THOUSAND YEARS THE VAMPIRE QUEEN SELECTS A NEW BODY, ALWAYS THE FAIREST IN THE LAND, AND THIS TIME SHE'S CHOSEN SNOW WHITE.

"Lips red as rubies.
Hair dark as night.
Drink your true love's blood.
Become the Vampire, Snow White."

Review: Snow's life is quickly getting out of control. She and Have aren't talking. Christopher has disappeared. Her best friend Cindy is acting really strange. All of her best friends seem to be afraid of her or in desperate need of feeding her. To top it off, her dad and step mom having returned two months early from their trip acting rather strangely as well.Their return is very short lived though leaving Snow White even more confused. I personally feel like there's something very strange going on with her parents. I think they are somehow deeply involved in her becoming a revenant, but there isn't any evidence to support this yet. Snow seems to be developing her vampire skills faster than anticipated which is causing her bloodlust to be a problem. She craves Christopher's blood, but he's no where to be seen. The end of this book is really shocking. I am really hoping that what appears to have happened hadn't really, but it's on to Book five in order to find out. Another action-packed and exciting story!

My Rating (Out of 5): Rose Icon 1 Rose Icon 2 Rose Icon 3 Rose Icon 4 Rose Icon 5

Purchase the book:
Amazon.com - Kindle
Barnes And Noble - Nook and Paperback, Volumes 1-12
Smashwords - Multiple Digital Formats, Volumes 1-4 (FREE)


About the Author:
RaShelle Workman


RaShelle Workman is the international bestselling author of the Dead Roses series ("Sleeping Roses," book 1 in the series, has been translated into Turkish and is NOW available wherever Turkish books are sold), the Immortal Essence series, the Blood and Snow series, the Cindy Chronicles, and Touching Melody (A Forever First Novel). She's sold over five hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog: rashelleworkman.com.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

#BookReview: The Vampire Christopher by RaShelle Workman

The Vampire Christopher


Title: The Vampire Christopher
Series: Blood and Snow, book 3
Author: RaShelle Workman
Publisher: Polished Pen Press
Description: Volume 3 in the BLOOD AND SNOW series. Each volume is novelette length.

Snow White craves blood. Especially the blood of her Hunter. But will drinking from him save or enslave her?

EVERY THOUSAND YEARS THE VAMPIRE QUEEN SELECTS A NEW BODY, ALWAYS THE FAIREST IN THE LAND, AND THIS TIME SHE'S CHOSEN SNOW WHITE.

"Lips red as rubies.
Hair dark as night.
Drink your true love's blood.
Become the Vampire, Snow White."

Review: Snow White has learned who the Hunter is that is turning her into a vampire. She has also learned that he is a matter in the art of seduction. In the process of learning this, her relationship/friendship with Gabe takes a turn towards awkward. No one really knows what has been happening in the Vampire Queen's realm between her and the vampire Christopher, but it has become obvious to all seven guys that something is changing for Snow. Her heart takes an emotional hit, but Christopher is there to help her feel better. The question is whether Christopher is doing it to further his agenda in turning Snow into the Queen's vessel or because he has feelings for her.

Another great installment to the vampire version of Snow White. I am enjoying this series so much that I am reading at least a book a day. I am starting book four and plan to purchase the rest of the series so I don't have to pause in reading it at all.

My Rating (Out of 5): Rose Icon 1 Rose Icon 2 Rose Icon 3 Rose Icon 4 Rose Icon 5

Purchase the book:
Amazon.com - Kindle
Barnes And Noble - Nook and Paperback, Volumes 1-12
Smashwords - Multiple Digital Formats, Volumes 1-4 (FREE)


About the Author:
RaShelle Workman


RaShelle Workman is the international bestselling author of the Dead Roses series ("Sleeping Roses," book 1 in the series, has been translated into Turkish and is NOW available wherever Turkish books are sold), the Immortal Essence series, the Blood and Snow series, the Cindy Chronicles, and Touching Melody (A Forever First Novel). She's sold over five hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog: rashelleworkman.com.

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#ProductReview: T-Mart Kitchen Scale

T-mart

I was contacted and asked to do a product review of an item from T-mart.com. I chose to review the T-Mart Kitchen Scale, specifically the digital one. They sent me the scale for my honest opinion of the product. I have received no other compensation for this review. I have been in need of a kitchen scale for quite some time. Most every dinner I make is a weight watchers recipe and the amount of meat used in each recipe is typically given in pounds and ounces. Up to this point, I have just guessed on how much meat to use, but I really wanted to start measuring it out properly. This is what I have been using this scale to help me figure out. First, let me share the details about the Kitchen Scale.

T-Mart Kitchen Scale 1T-Mart Kitchen Scale 2


Features
  • With fine craftsmanship, it is premium and durable enough for long time use
  • Suitable for your kitchen and daily diet designing
  • Beautiful appearance, special surface treatment
  • Wide LCD screen display, muti-unit display, easy to read
  • Automatically locks the readouts when data is stable
  • Low power consumption, Low battery/overload indicator, tare function
  • The scale will automatically switch off when it is in non-use condition in order to save power
  • Auto zero-auto off
  • All steel panel

Specifications
Condition New
Max Weight 5kg
Units g, oz, ml, lb/oz
Accuracy Resolution 1g, 0.05oz, 1ml, 0.1lb/oz
Power Supply 2 x AAA Battery(included)
Background Light Color Purple
Display LCD
Color Silver, White
Material Plastic, Steel
LCD Screen Size 1.54" x 0.63" / 3.9 x 1.6 cm(L x W)
Dimensions 7.05" x 5.47" x 0.55" / 17.9 x 13.9 x 1.4cm (L x W x H)
Package Size 8.15" x 5.47" x 1.18" / 20.7 x 13.9 x 1.4cm (L x W x H)
Weight 10.97oz / 311g

Package Includes
1 x H318 5KG/1G Electronic Kitchen Scale White
2 x AAA Battery
1 x User Manual

Extra Info
Note: 1kg = 35oz = 2.2lb = 1000g

Product Review:

This scale is super easy to use. It has an on/off button and it balances to zero when you turn it on. The second button changes the measurement value between kg, oz, lb, and g. I find it really neat that there are so many weighing options. I primarily use lb and oz, but I can see that there might be times when the other measurements will be of use. I took pictures of me weighing some hamburger I had in the fridge. I knew that I didn't have a pound, but the recipe I was making called for 3/4 or a pound. I needed something close to 12 oz. The recipe was for homemade pizza, so it wasn't a big deal if the amount of meat wasn't exact. Click the images below to be able to see the measurements better. You can see that on the display it even shows you what measurement you are currently using. I found that I had 13.3 lbs of hamburger, so I was happy to know that my estimates have been pretty close when I have been cooking.

T-Mart Kitchen Scale 3T-Mart Kitchen Scale 4T-Mart Kitchen Scale 5T-Mart Kitchen Scale 6


I am really happy with this scale. It's going to make cooking so much easier for me and allow me to calculate my weight watchers points more accurately. It takes two triple A batteries and since you can turn it off manually, the batteries should last for quite a long time.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

#BookExcerpt: Time to Retire by Jon Foyt

Time to Retire


Title: Time to Retire
Series:
Author: Jon Foyt
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Description: Time to Retire, by Jon Foyt, is a new mystery/romance novel that offers a glimpse into the adventures of retirement living.

Things are not quite what they seem at Sunset Gardens, an active adult retirement community in California. The directors of the Homeowner's Association has been handling money in questionable ways, there's secret meetings occurring at The Silent Front, a former speakeasy, and an influential resident recently committed suicide. Reporter Willy Herbst, approaching retirement, is curious about what’s going on in the neighboring community “over the hill.” He and his eager intern, Sally Saginaw, team up to investigate. Their discoveries are surprising…

Time to Retire is filled with mystery, romance, and adventure, as Willy and Sally explore the lifestyles of aging retirees.

“A gripping narrative that reads like a mystery, entertaining and thought-provoking.” – Doug Hergert, columnist and author of Nothing in Paris and Can’t Get It In France

“A realistic description of a retirement community. Living in such a place, I recognize the foibles of members, the clubs, and the Board as vivid and humorous. Holds your interest… an enjoyable read that I recommend.” – Samuel P. Oliner, author of Altruism, Intergroup Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, and The Nature of Good and Evil

“…A current American chronicle poignantly surveying the dreams, heartaches, and successes of our life scene.” – Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., author of Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health and Roadmap to 100

Excerpt:
Chapter Six

Willy and His Sunrise Sentinel City Editor, Carolyn Whyte


For some time prior to Heinrich’s death, Willy had been peering across the hills toward Sunset Gardens, speculating about the wisdom of its aging and aged residents. Now, he hoped, with his new assignment from Carolyn Whyte, he would be able to investigate both Heinrich Gossard’s suicide and to learn more about retiree’s lives and perhaps their loves. Before, he’d not gotten such an assignment from his editor. Yet, hadn’t Carolyn emailed him Sunday morning about investigating Heinrich Gossard’s suicide?

With expectations high, Willy decided to drop by his editor’s desk the following morning.

“Carolyn—”

“—Ms. Whyte—”

“—Uh, sorry.” Willy rushed on, “I read your intern Sally’s obituary on Heinrich Gossard’s suicide.”

“And?” Carolyn Whyte mumbled, pencil in hand, decreeing story edits.

Willy faltered, “Well, I’m curious about what goes on over there. In addition to my interest in the suicide, I’d like to write some human interest stories.”

“The suicide, yes,” Carolyn interrupted gruffly. “The other stuff, no. Retirees are in a world all their own. We have some readers over there, but not many. They have their own weekly newspaper, the Clarion Call. Our Sentinel readers are mostly younger folks living in Sunrise City. We have plenty of interesting stories to cover for them.”

“But—” Willy started to protest. He wanted to challenge her assumptions. “You were the one who wanted me to let you know what I found out….”

“All right,” the editor cut him off, seeing Willy was not about to back down. “When you do investigate, other than the suicide, it’s on your own time. No mileage, no overtime…after hours some night after you’ve walked your dog.” Willy quickly replied, “Do you have any contacts at Sunset Gardens?”

Looking up from her editing again, Carolyn thought out loud, “My dear old Aunt Hattie—retired, of course—has lived in Sunset Gardens for years.” The editor added, “She once told me about a guy—Arnold somebody—who runs the pub there, The Silent Frog. He has the inside scoop. Try talking to him.” Returning to her editing, Carolyn continued, “Like I said, nobody here in Sunrise City is much interested in what those retirees are doing.” She looked up again at Willy, this time smiling. “Prove me wrong, Mr. Eager Reporter.”

Willy smiled back.

Purchase the book:
Amazon.com - Paperback / Kindle
Barnes And Noble - Paperback and Nook
Smashwords - Multiple Digital Formats


About the Author:
Jon Foyt


Striving for new heights on the literary landscape, along with his late wife Lois, Jon Foyt began writing novels 20 years ago, following careers in radio, commercial banking, and real estate. He holds a degree in journalism and an MBA from Stanford and a second masters degree in historic preservation from the University of Georgia. Jon is 81 years old, an octogenarian prostate cancer survivor, a marathon runner (60 completed), hiker, and political columnist. He currently resides in a large active adult retirement community near San Francisco. Jon Foyt is the successful author of 11 fiction books. To learn more, go to http://jonfoyt.com/



#Nestle® Seasonal Candy Review #Recipe

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

NestleWonka


A few days ago, I posted a review about Butterfinger Bites®. Well I was also selected to review some seasonal candy by Nestle®. I was sent the following items in the picture below:

Holiday Candy 1


The stipulation for reviewing this candy is that I must provide a unique recipe using one of these products. Honestly, I had a tough time thinking of how to cook using any of these items, but I think I came up with something pretty unique and hopefully delicious for the holiday season! I am calling it Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge. I have always loved vanilla fudge, but I am SUPER picky about it. I prefer my fudge not to be made from marshmallow fluff. I kind of feel like that is the cheater's way of making fudge. I found a recipe that didn't list marshmallow as an ingredient, made the fudge, and just before pouring it into the pan to solidify, I stirred in cut up pieces of the Cherry Laffy Taffy I was sent. Here's the recipe and some pictures of the procedure I followed.

Laffy Taffy

Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge


Ingredients
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup milk (I used 2%)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 oz WONKA® Cherry Laffy Taffy, cut up

Directions
  1. Butter sides of heavy 2 quart saucepan.
  2. Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 1
  3. In saucepan combine sugar, milks, and salt.
  4. Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 2
  5. Cook and stir over med.hi. to boiling.
  6. Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 3
  7. Clip on candy thermometer and cook and stir over med-low heat to 238*, soft ball stage.
  8. Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 4Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 5
  9. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla, DO NOT STIR.
  10. Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 6
  11. While cooling, cut WONKA® Cherry Laffy Taffy into pieces and add to cooling fudge mixture
  12. Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 7Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 8Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 9
  13. Cool to 110F degrees.
  14. Remove thermometer.
  15. Beat with wooden spoon till fudge becomes thick and starts to lose it's gloss.
  16. Pour into a buttered 8 inch pan.
  17. Cherry-Vanilla Laffy Fudge 10
  18. Score into squares.

My Thoughts on the Recipe: I had never made the vanilla fudge portion of this recipe before, so I really didn't know how sweet this would end up. Adding in the WONKA® Cherry Laffy Taffy was a gamble with the sweetness as well. The fudge turned out nicely, but it is extremely sweet. I didn't put the taffy in fast enough for it to completely melt, so I suggest you actually have it chopped up and ready to put in the fudge at the same time as the butter and vanilla. I wanted it to look like I swirled the taffy into it, but instead I have chunks of taffy in the fudge. It tastes really good, but the taffy gets really hard since I keep fudge in the fridge. It has really good cherry-vanilla flavor though!

Review of other candies:

The other two types of candy I received for review were WONKA® SweeTARTS Candy canes and Christmas colored Nerds on a Rope. I really had no idea how to use them in a recipe, so we just ate them. My husband is a HUGE Nerds on a Rope junkie, so that was the first to disappear. It apparently didn't taste any different than it normally would and he didn't notice that it was red, green, and white. I liked the festive colors.

The WONKA® SweeTARTS Candy canes were very different. It is weird to have a powder inside of a candy cane, but apparently not too weird since my extremely picky eating son ate one without a problem. They taste like SweeTARTS with a smooth outer shell. They really aren't my thing, but I can see other people really enjoying them.


NEW PIXY STIX® Powder-Filled Candy Canes Join Best-Selling WONKA® SweeTARTS, SPREE and GOBSTOPPERS Candy Canes This Holiday Season

Nestlé Confections’ Growing Collection of Unique Stocking Stuffers include Nestlé Crunch 1 lb. Candy Bar, Nestlé Stocking Stuffer Tins, SweeTARTS Holiday Gummies, Butterfinger® and Nestlé Crunch® Jingles, WONKA Fun Books and Much More

GLENDALE, Calif.,Dec 5, 2013 - With “the most wonderful time of the year” just around the corner, moms are busy planning and purchasing the sweetest part of the holidays. With an eye for unique stocking stuffer and entertaining treats, moms can impress family and friends - all within their budget – with Nestlé Seasonal Confections’ newest holiday collection.

This year, Nestlé offers something new for everyone on mom’s checklist including a large variety of fun and innovative items including the all new one-of-its-kind PIXY STIX® Powder-Filled Candy Canes, the larger-than-life Nestlé Crunch 1 lb. Candy Bar and colorfully delicious WONKA and Chocolate Stocking Stuffer Tins filled with fun-size pieces of everyone’s favorite treats. Nestlé Seasonal Confections also unveiled its expanding collection of candy canes, now featuring the WONKA SweeTARTS and Spree tube-filled candy canes in addition to the nationally best-tasting and best-selling WONKA Classic Candy Canes – all under $10 – stocking stuffers that will surely satisfy every mom’s holiday entertaining needs and make casual gift-giving easier and tastier than ever.

“From gift-giving to baking to decorating, moms rely on the unique items and versatility of their favorite holiday treats to help in their preparation for this very special season,” said spokesperson Tricia Bowles of Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks. “Perfect for the holiday season, Nestlé’s candy cane offerings including the new PIXY STIX, WONKA Classic Candy Canes join a growing candy collection of crowd-pleasing favorites that can be used for a variety of holiday entertaining or gift-giving needs.”

This year’s Nestlé Seasonal holiday treats from Butterfinger®, Nestlé Crunch® and Baby Ruth®, SweeTARTS, SPREE, NERDS®, PIXY STIX®, and GOBSTOPPERS® include:

  • NEW! WONKA PIXY STIX Powder-Filled Candy Canes – Wow your family with the first-ever PIXY STIX powder-filled cherry-flavored candy canes. They’re sure to delight and surprise them with a unique twist on a classic treat and even more fun to eat! 5 oz., SRP $2.49
  • NEW! Nestlé Crunch 1 lb. Candy Bar – This supersized candy bar is perfect for any chocolate lover! The decorative wrapper includes a festive bow and gift tag on top for easy gifting and all wrapped up for the perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift; 16 oz., SRP $9.99
  • NEW! WONKA SweeTARTS and Spree Tube-Filled Mini Candy Canes – Bring a smile to your loved ones with this plastic candy cane filled with your choice of delicious red and green flavored Spree or sweet and tangy WONKA-licious SweeTARTS flavors; 1.6 oz., SRP: $0.99
  • NEW! Nestlé Assorted Miniatures – This large assorted mixture is full of favorite Nestlé chocolate brands like Butterfinger, Nestlé Crunch® and Baby Ruth®. Each individual bar has a decorative holiday wrapper perfect for candy dishes, stocking stuffers or festive snacking; 21 oz., SRP: $6.99
  • WONKA Classic Candy Canes – Consistently ranked the “top 3” best-tasting and best-selling branded candy canes during the holiday season, these colorful WONKA Candy Canes capture the luscious flavors of SweeTARTS, SPREE and GOBSTOPPERS! With 12 candy canes per pack, these are perfect for decorating, stocking stuffers, small gifts, and of course, snacking; 6 oz., SRP: $2.49
  • SweeTARTS Holiday Gummies – Featuring a new look! The tree, star, bell and snowman-shaped chewy SweeTARTS Holiday Gummies in festive red cherry and green apple are perfect for snacking and sharing at get-togethers with friends and family; 11 oz., SRP: $2.49
  • Nestlé Stocking Stuffer Tins – Nestlé chocolate and sugar brands are some of the best known in the USA! Generations have grown up with Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Nestlé Crunch, 100 Grand®, SweeTARTS, NERDS and Laffy Taffy®. Now, these WONKA and Chocolate Stocking Stuffer Tins include a reusable, collectable and colorful tin with treat-size candy bars tucked inside; 3.5 – 5.25 oz., SRP: $2.99
  • WONKA NERDS and FUN DIP Fantastical Fun Books – Now with a new look! An interactive way to gift favorite treats, these colorful book-shaped boxes feature activities and trivia including winter crossword puzzles, holiday anagrams, a jolly word search and much more! The perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on the list; 6.6 oz. and 4 oz., SRP: $2.49
  • WONKA PIXY STIX Giant Canes – This giant plastic filled candy cane features an assortment of PIXY STIX flavored mini straws in WONKA-licious fun flavors that is sure to charge taste buds and spark imaginations; 1.98 oz., SRP: $1.99

Also offered this year in a new size – perfect for stocking stuffers – are the WONKA SweeTARTS Merry Mix, GOBSTOPPER Snowballs, and Frosty NERDS Theater Boxes. Offered in a fun, convenient size for on-the-go, the new Theater Boxes feature miniature SweeTARTS in the shapes of mini holiday-themed pieces, frosty NERDS in an assortment of tangy and sweet crunchy fruit flavors, or colorful GOBSTOPPER snowballs in luscious jawbreaker fruit flavors; 5 oz., SRP: $0.99

Lastly, making their return are other Nestlé Seasonal favorites such as: NERDS Holiday Rope (.92 oz., SRP: $0.99) – a “Top 10” stocking stuffer that you can bite, chew, twist or pull; Butterfinger and Nestlé Crunch Jingles (8 oz. and 10 oz., SRP: $2.99) – individual bell-shaped chocolate pieces wrapped in festive holiday foils; PIXY STIX-Filled Candy Canes (5.4 oz., SRP: $2.49) – candy canes filled with sweet PIXY STIX powder in the center; Butterfinger and Nestlé Crunch Miniatures (10 oz. and 11 oz., SRP: $2.99) – bite-size pieces of these crowd-pleasing favorites; and Butterfinger and Nestlé Crunch Medallions (1.2 oz., SRP: $0.49) – a perfect choice for candy dishes and featuring the iconic face of Santa himself.

More about Nestlé Seasonal Confections holiday offerings may be found at NestleUSA.com.

About Nestlé USA
Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for 16 consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Nestlé USA, with 2012 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2012 sales of $98 billion. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.

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