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Gummis & Licorice & Taffy Oh My!


oh em gee readers I came across the best candy store in the Indianapolis Airport. On my way back from a business trip, I stopped in and dropped over $30. Let’s just discuss this store.

-There was a table dedicated to Hello Kitty Candy


-A wall of jelly bellys

-Now and Later


-Salty Licorice


-Gummis galore like these apple rings


-A lot of throw back candy like Ring Pops

-Caramel Apple Suckers


-Haribo. So much Haribo.

-Kahlua Chocolate

And so much more. I couldn’t buy everything because I only have so many hands. A little advice store? If you had baskets I would have bought so much. When it comes to candy, I don’t know restraint.

Anyway, you have some sweet days ahead readers. And my mom is giving me fancy wine!

Boozin’ at Bull Run


Last weekend Sam & I used our Living Social deal to visit Winery at Bull Run in Virginia. This has been our second winery tour this year. This is also our second visit to a Virginia winery and so far we’re fans.

Winery at Bull Run

Winery at Bull Run

The winery doesn’t grow most grapes on the property, but they do grow the Norton. It is also surrounding some pretty interesting stuff if you are into Civl War history. They even have some artifacts in the tasting room, which is fun. There is also some some ruins of an old house and it has a signature of a World War I (?) soldier on the side. I should have taken notes on this signature but I was….altered.

We enjoyed the tastings! The Chardonnay had a delicious, buttery finish and we picked up another bottle of Norton, which is an unique Virginia-grown grape. Many of their whites had lovely notes of apricots.

Lovely yellow Chardonnay

Lovely yellow Chardonnay

Oh and there was some tasty hummus to have with our drinks!





AND some rad decorations


It was a lovely time and if you are in the area, head on over! I left delightfully tipsy with a handsome designated driver, what more can you ask for?

Oh! I also got some cool knick knacks to make my old wine bottles shine. That in a new post….

The Running of the Bulls

Had an amazing time at the winery at Bull Run in Virginia! Read all about it in my next post.


A Ruff Time

We are at the last candy in the Istanbowl Candy Bowl…the Canga bar. No, I have no idea how to say that, but it looked crunchy, chocolate-y, and caramel…y so I bought it. At the same time, it struck me as a bit boring. Is it essentially a pay day, except with more chocolate…and lumps?

Well, the “meh” attitude I had towards this candy blossomed into a “meh” pairing. But maybe you need something bland after last night’s Breaking Bad?

The Candy: Canga



The Wine: Lab, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Rosé



The Dream:

The dream was more like a sleepy thought. I thought a red would be too strong, but some dumb part of my brain thought a white was wrong. So I picked….a rosé? I mean, they are lovely and refreshing and all, don’t get me wrong…but I never had a rosé that I remembered. I thought that maybe the light sweetness would refresh the heavy chocolate.

I really can’t explain away this decision.


It does photograph nice

The Reality:

The wine doesn’t really have a lot of flavor really. The wine is sweet and slightly dry but not incredibly flavorful. The Canga is indeed chocolately, nutty, and full of caramel. But it’s all too bland. All. Too. Bland. Like I said, a lot of Meh.

Tasty candy bar though.




Preview: Oppa Canga Style

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A Little High, A Little Mal-Lo

Hello! I am bouncing back and forth between little vacations and trips so posts have been few and far between. Between work being very busy and my demanding social life (eh…marathoning Daria with my boyfriend), I’ve been a bit negligent. But here I am! I am going to Philly this weekend and I am hoping to find something fun. Philly cheesesteak…candy bar?

I bring to you a very special candy from my childhood, which I outlined in my pervious post. A mallo cup is cheap chocolate stuffed with marshmallow goo wrapped in garish, bright yellow paper. It’s a great time, please go find one, order some on Amazon, search everywhere for one. You won’t soon regeret it*.

*You might regret it

The Wine: I have no idea what that says! All the wines from WonderfulWine.Co are good but I can’t read the labels


Vaguely Christian?

The Candy: Mallo Cup, they’re gluten free!

Hello Old Friend

Hello Old Friend

The Dream:

Mallo Cups are extremely sweet so I didn’t want to overwhelm it with a sweet white. I grabbed the non-descript wine I had on my shelf from a wine deal I cashed in on sometime ago. It looked like a table red, so I played it pretty safe in this pairing. It tasted like I played it pretty safe too.


The Reality:

The wine smells a bit like yeast, which isn’t the best sign. But it is tart and smooth and the yeast is not that strong. It’s genuinely pretty nice, but not stellar.



The mallo cup is well…chocolate and gooey marshmallow. The chocolate isn’t super strong or rich, but the flecks of coconut flow well with the underwhelming red. I def stuffed my face and felt very, very sick afterwards. But that’s always a good sign over here at Uncorked Unwrapped n Co.

The Take Away: I regret not going bold. I think a spicy Malbec would be nice with the Mallo Cup. After all, a strange and gorgeous candy needs a suitable partner.


Please tell me if you have eaten a mallo cup below! Or whatever.