I was a newspaper journalist for a couple decades, and I still believe in having a firewall of sorts between editorial and advertising (and many PR companies and marketing firms do, too, thank goodness).
As I've stated on the left-hand side of this blog, I do get review copies of books and DVDs, just like I did in the "old days" of working at the newspaper. But unlike newspapers, us bloggers have to make it a point to be crystal clear about where and how we get our stuff.
So anyway, check out the Werther's review -- they were truly good and we chomped through the samples in record time.
And if you'd like to check out the week of cookbook reviews I did at Examiner.com, you can check them out HERE.