January 25, 2010 at 4:30 pm , by Khalil Hymore
There are some days when being a food editor really has its perks, like the day a big ol’ box of Q.bel candy bars showed up at my desk. Of course, this particular perk has made me quite popular with the staff—a good thing since I am one of the newest editors at LHJ, and it didn’t take long for them to become addicted to these all natural candy bars. (That’s right folks, I now traffic in candy.)
Launched a little over a year ago, Q.bel wafer bars and rolls ($1.50) are made with real Belgian chocolate and are free of any chemical additives. That means no preservatives, artificial colors, hydrogenated oils, or high-fructose corn syrup. (Yay!) More importantly, they’re super delicious and surprisingly low-calorie. My hands down favorite are the peanut butter Q.bels, but you can also find them filled with milk and dark chocolate, crispy rice, and mint!
Our love for Q.bels has definitely evolved into a full blown obsession around here. (Hmm…delicious candy makes people happy, go figure.) It’s pretty hilarious, every day at around 4 o’clock, editors sneak down to my desk hunting for a chocolate fix. We may need to stage an intervention.