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    October 22, 2014

    Marijuana: Nebraska Cops Freak Out Over Denver Police Halloween Pot Candy Scare

    The Denver Police Department has done a good job of scaring people into thinking there will be a rash of regular pot users willing to spend ten bucks on a candy bar so that they can secretly dose a little kid while trick-or-treating on Halloween; see a DPD video below. In fact, Denver cops have mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Five Reasons Why Halloween Won't Be the Cannapocalypse for Trick-or-Treaters

    Every single person who's been spreading the rumor that because recreational cannabis is now legal in some places, trick-or-treating kids will suddenly be loaded with THC-infused edibles needs to sit down, shut up, quit scaring the fuck out of everyone, and just do what they would normally do on Hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Hershey's Settles Trademark Infringement Suit with Colorado Edibles Maker

    Colorado edibles manufacturer TinctureBelle made news this past summer -- not for the potency of its products, but because of the remarkable resemblance of the small-time pot company's packaging to that of mega-international giant Hershey's. It was so similar, in fact, that Hershey's filed suit in f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Five of the Best -- and Worst -- New Halloween Treats for 2014

    Halloween season means we get homemade orange-iced cupcakes with too much icing, black ginger ale punch full of sodden gummy worms, and those little rolled fondant ghosts that somebody's auntie made by hand that everyone compliments but nobody actually eats. The store-bought treats usually end up be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Marijuana Enforcement Division Hearing: Pot Edibles Debate, Indoor v. Outdoor Plant Counts

    It's no surprise that the commenters at yesterday's Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) public hearing for proposed rule changes to marijuana legislation brought up an array of associated social issues. And yes, they included representatives from Smart Colorado, including attorney Rachel O'Bryan, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Ten best Colorado inventions -- from weird to wise

    From its rolling prairies to its purple mountains majesty, Colorado is full of natural beauty. But this state is also home to many man-made marvels, too. In addition to some of the country's best craft beer, Colorado is the birthplace of numerous inventions, from wacky to wise. Here are the ten best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Marijuana: The pros and cons of crowd-funding pot apps

    Crowd funding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have revolutionized the way new businesses start up. But are they ready to help combine marijuana and mobile technology? The folks behind AbacaRX and Dispensed2U hope so.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Photos: See pot edibles designs company sued by Hershey says don't violate copyright

    Our recent photo post highlighting twenty marijuana edibles that risk copyright lawsuits was inspired by a Hershey Company complaint against TinctureBelle. The suit, on view below, charges the Colorado firm with "the unauthorized use of a number of famous and well-known Hershey trademarks to sell ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Photos: Twenty marijuana edibles that risk copyright lawsuits

    The Hershey Co. recently sued a Colorado firm, TinctureBelle, for copyright infringement -- and it's filed a similar suit against a Washington business, Seattle Conscious Care Cooperative. Should we expect more complaints like these? Well, most pot edibles we've seen for sale in Colorado are in no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Sweet! Colorado-born Jolly Rancher flavors get a bounce in gelatin

    Find of the week at Safeway: Jolly Rancher gelatin (never call it Jell-O), in the signature watermelon and green-apple flavors that still taste of childhood to many adults many decades beyond that. Jolly Rancher was founded in 1942 by Bill and Dorothy Harmsen, who sold the company to Hershey in 1996 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Photos: Seven recreational-strength marijuana edibles that still pack a helluva punch

    While actual marijuana buds probably weren't anything new to most non-medical cannabis consumers when the sale of recreational pot became legal on January 1, the huge variety of edible forms must have been an eye-opener for many longtime stoners accustomed to only the occasional batch of pot brownie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Coming of age with 21 drinks: Extra spooky Halloween edition at Double Daughter's

    Halloween is associated with three things: monsters and ghosts wandering the streets, bags and bags of candy, and alcohol poisoning. That's because once we grow past trick-or-treating age, Jaeger and Miller replace Hershey's and Reese's for many of us. But your oh-so-clever Jersey Shore costume does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Five best Halloween candies to give out -- don't be the cheap house!

    You really, really don't want to have the reputation of being the worst Halloween candy-giving house on the block. So don't hand out Tootsie Rolls, candy corn or those nefarious orange-and-black-wrapped chewy things. And don't even think about gifting trick-or-treaters with shwag like toothbrushes o ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013
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    July 3, 2013

    Ten patriotic foods for the Fourth of July

    It's hard to say what makes a food seem distinctly American -- perhaps its taste brings up a childhood memory, or its appearance a connection to an American pastime -- but there are definitely some things we consume that are as American as, well, apple pie. So as the fireworks go off tomorrow, here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    A new patio, a new beer and a new brewery highlight this week's beer calendar

    River North Brewery, which has been working on getting approval for a patio for quite a while, finally got the go-ahead just before the Colorado Rockies home opener. And although it's a little chilly out there today, the new space should be a great place to hang out all spring and summer with four, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Bridezilla Campout: A night spent sleeping on city property for the perfect wedding venue

    ​The bridezillas were peaceful at first. So were the groomzillas, the maids-of-honor, the moms, the grandmas and, in at least one case, a man who volunteered to sleep outside the behemoth Wellington Webb municipal building so his mother's hairdresser could get the wedding date of her dreams. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Occupy Denver profile: Scianda Long traveled from Alaska to end on the streets of Denver

    ​At eight in the morning, solidarity is more than just a word. In the cold, it's a necessity. Scianda Long's thermal blanket looks like a giant Hershey bar wrapper, but inside a sleeping bag and a Batman blanket, it is how she slept through the night. The next morning, there's a good deal of e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Review: Katy Perry at 1STBANK Center, 7/26/11

    Katy Perry last night at 1STBANK Center with Skeet Skeet and Robyn​KATY PERRY at 1STBANK CENTER | 07/26/11The crowd at Katy Perry last night was exactly as expected -- armies of sprayed and glittered bodies evoked every variation of Perry's persona over the last half-decade: girls from prescho ... More >>

  • Film

    April 28, 2011
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    October 28, 2010

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Winds of change blowing over Stone Mountain Wellness

    ​Stone Mountain Wellness first caught my eye months ago when they took home prizes for top buds at a Boulder cannabis cup. Since that time, the shop has come under new ownership as a member of the Canna Club dispensaries. Among other things, this means the award-winning chronic Stone Mountain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Five most unnerving Halloween candy commercials

    Oh hi. I have "fort" in my house. you should come check it out. Alone.​For the next few weeks our favorite candy companies -- or at least the ones that spend the most on TV advertising -- will be shoving their chocolately, peanut butter and nouget-filled ads down our throats. Yes, it's the hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Nathan Miller exits head pastry chef post at The Kitchen to launch a line of chocolate

    ​When head pastry chef Nathan Miller's last day at The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl Street, rolls around, it will mark, almost to the day, his sixth anniversary working at the restaurant -- six years of decadent sticky toffee pudding; six years of rich soufflĂ©-like pot au chocolate; and six years of f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Colorado now taxing candy bars -- unless they contain flour

    Looks like candy to us....​As of May 1, soda pop and candy -- "a preparation of sugar, honey, or other natural or artificial sweeteners in combination with chocolate, fruit, nuts, or other ingredients or flavoring in the form of bars, drops or pieces," according to the Colorado Department of R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Flour power: Want to save on sales tax? Buy a Kit Kat

    ​Keep chomping on your candy bar! Although several Colorado sales tax exemptions have been removed effective today, including "nonessential items related to sales of food and beverages" (i.e., to-go containers), materials used in direct mail advertising and standardized computer software, can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Strange Sauce: The week in national food news

    ​We hope you've already eaten lunch, because you won't be hungry after this: Seems that California's Olivera Egg Farm is facing six violations for permit violations stemming from local complaints about their reported daily pumping of chicken excrement into a 16.5 acre pond near the facility. T ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 5, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Candy Girls: Pumpkin Spice Kisses

    Liz Kellermeyer​During last year's introduction of Hershey's autumn-themed candies, we tested the Candy Corn Kisses and found them tastier than expected, though tooth-achingly sweet. This year, the Pumpkin Spice Kisses lured us into buying them off an early Halloween rack being prepared at Target. ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 25, 2009
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    May 1, 2009

    Candy Girls: Zero candy bar

    Hershey posted a timeline of the Zero candy bar on its website that reads, in its entirety: 1920 Zero launched by Hollywood Brands 1996 Acquired by HersheyThe site also mentions, without further explanation, that Zero has had a loyal customer base since 1931. How the bar stuck around for eleven year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Name the candy in the poopy-looking diaper

    Aubrey's expecting her first baby any day now, and at a recent shower her friends presented her and other shower-goers with the following challenge: Identify the chocolate bar that has been melted down in a diaper to look like really disgusting poo. While we certainly all hope that her baby's dirt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Candy Girls: Reese's Milk Chocolate Layered Cookies

    We have pretty much given up on Reese's products that aren't Reese's cups. The story is getting old: Reese's cups = delicious, Reese's cup variants = eh. But as fate would have it, a colleague recently took a tour of the Hershey factory, where he purchased and brought back for us a brand! ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Candy Girls: IKEA Chocolate Bars

    Last week, Aubrey was off cavorting in San Diego while Liz was stuck at home, forced to sample some of the grossest candy in Candy Girls' history. It wasn't all fun and games for Aubrey, however, as she had promised to bring back strange and unknown treats from IKEA and Trader Joe's for us to sample ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Candy Girls: Flake and Curly Wurly bars

    So Candy Girls is cheating a little this week by devouring some tasty treats from across the pond that aren't technically new. But what better time of year to revisit foreign favorites, especially if you're looking for fun and economical gifts for loved ones? We got these at the House of Commons En ... More >>

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    May 16, 2008

    Candy Girls: Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers

    Can a candy with a malted center ever really be milkshake-flavored? Wouldn't it automatically be malt-flavored? This obviously isn't a question the marketing people at Hershey's worried themselves over, and it certainly didn't stop us from picking up a giant pink pack of the candies when we spied th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Don Vito Goes Down the Hard Way

    Kudos to Sue Lindsay of the Rocky Mountain News for her brilliant article detailing the October 31 shenanigans involving Vincent "Don Vito" Margera, who received two guilty verdicts related to groping incidents at Colorado Mills mall last year. Lindsay's piece absolutely mopped the floor with the De ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2004
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    July 18, 2002

    Now, That's Italian

    A trip to Venice, by way of Albuquerque.

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    February 28, 2002


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