Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A Cool Candy Thing

With Halloween approaching it's time to prepare yourself for all of those trick or treaters.  I used to live next door to a guy that would decorate his front lawn full of all kinds of spooky manikins, coffins, and other creepy stuff.  The strange thing I noticed is that he didn't have a themed candy bowl.  You'd think after going through all that effort and expense of decorating your front lawn to look like a graveyard that he would also have a creepy bowl to go with it.  I looked around and frankly this bowl was one of the creepier ones that I came across.  I like it because it seems fairly cheesy on the outside, but inside there's a creepy robotic hand moving around.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

This Week In Candy

Well we're back, and things are starting to settle down a bit in our new location (which for now we'll just call Candy Land).  I've got lots to cover on changes and upcoming Candy Critic blog things.  First of all there's a secret message in the photo above, figure it out and... well there's no prize but you can feel really good about yourself.  It will however let you know the subject of many upcoming blog posts.

Secondly, we're going to be changing a few things here on the blog.  We're going to cut down on the number of entries and focus a few things exclusively to our social media.  The "Candy News" section that we used to post on Friday is going away.  Instead we're just going to focus on posting all our news on Twitter.  We may also decide to post our news on our Facebook site as well, but we're not too sure about that yet (let us know if you have an opinion on the subject).  We're also going to combine our "Friday Candy Video" and "Classic/Creative Candy Advertising" into one post.  I'm not sure what to call it yet, but we'll post weekly about an ad/campaign/candy reference that we've come across.  This will be posted every Friday starting this week.

We're also going to announce our weekly Candy Critic review update on This Week In Candy (the very post you're reading right now), instead of giving it a solo post.

Speaking of which, this week's new review is Lay's Cinnamon Bun potato chips. Click here to read our latest review.

Finally we're going to start writing more original content and longer articles on this blog, this also includes candy related experiments as well.  The idea of these changes is to minimize the number of posts and maximize the quality of posts.  This will be an ever evolving thing, and we welcome any comments.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Cool Candy Thing

I know that this is more of a Christmas time type of Cool Candy Thing, but it's never too early to think about Christmas gifts.  I also think that you could use this to decorate your tacky basement almost any time of year.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's a Whole Bunch of Candy Posters - Part 10


For 10 weeks we're going to be featuring great looking candy themed posters from our sister site bewarethecheese.com.  Beware the Cheese not only created all of these great looking candy shots, but they also shoot all of the candy photos for Candy Critic.  Why not pick up a poster as a gift or for yourself.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Candy Video



The Twix ad campaign from the 1980s is probably one of the most memorable series of candy commercial for me.  The last 15 seconds of this commercial is one of the best examples of candy glamour shots.  And although slightly dated, this commercial actually made eating a certain candy bar kind of cool.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Classic/Creative Candy Advertising

Nobody slices ice cream anymore.  Even I was too young to really experience the trend of slicing ice cream.  However, once I learned of people doing this in the past, I started slicing my ice cream all of the time.  Do you have any idea of the topping potential when you're dealing with a flat surface instead of a round scoop.  All of your toppings coat the ice cream beautifully, instead of just rolling off to the side.

I found this ad here.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Cool Candy Thing



I'm not sure what came first, the expression "Sugar Daddy" or the candy.  Fortunately it appears that the candy company has taken full advantage of the expression, and uses it regularly.  I'm not really sure if it's appropriate to combine the idea of a man that has lots of money supporting a woman (often with sexual overtones), and a chewy candy thing on a stick, but I'm not a good judge of morality either.

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