Friday, April 24, 2015
M&M's really played the whole brown M&M thing for adults. I'm pretty sure as a kid I never thought about my candy having an active social or sex life. As it turns out, some advertising creative person does, and they should be locked up for it. I'm no prude, but I have no interest in knowing where Mini M&Ms come from.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Of all the shirts we sell at the Candy Critic store, this one is probably my favorite. When I designed it I wasn't sure if it was going to work, but I think it looks great. I have yet to actually own any shirts from our collection, but I think I'm going to order this one right now. I'll wear it proud, because I love popcorn.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Japan has always had their share of strange commercials, as well as commercials that feature some serious sexual themes. The reason this commercial doesn't creep me out as much as other North American candy commercials with sexual overtones, is that Japanese culture doesn't look at candy and snacks the same way western cultures do. In Japanese culture adults eat snacks and candies as much, and maybe more, than kids. It's not an age defining thing, candy eating happens at any age. They even specifically design some treats for adults, and they create candy commercials for adults as well.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Has there ever been a truer statement printed on a t-shirt ever before? Are cookies not awesome? Sometimes you're presented with a t-shirt that has something written upon it, and you're not sure if you totally agree with the statement. This shirt will give you no such troubles, because it is no word of a lie.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Since Spring is here, and sexy thoughts are in the air, we've decided to feature a new sexy candy commercial every Friday for the next few weeks. It's pretty impressive that some candy companies even go the "sexy" route in their advertising, considering many consider candy to be a kids thing. Today's video isn't really raunchy, but it certainly has implications of an adult nature.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
It's been a while since we've feature our exclusive line of T-shirts here on the blog. Today we're showing off a really cool pixelated gummy bear t-shirt. It'll fit like a glove, and it'll show the world how much you like computer related candy things. If you just want a single gummy bear on your shirt, we have those in our store as well.
Monday, April 06, 2015
I'm also announcing that I'm on an adventure right now, off to explore various parts of Europe. While the point of this trip is to take some time off and vacation, I'm also going to be sampling all kinds of fun treats. I'll be sure to post a few snapshots on our Facebook page and Twitter feed now and again. So what does this mean for this blog, and for candycritic.org and this blog?
First of all our weekly new review is going to take a break, probably for most of this month, but I'll make up for it with a review-a-thon when I get back. Also, This Week in Candy will not be happening, however I am going to try to post a few extra blog posts about what I've seen and done already on my trip (hopefully that will work out). Our weekly Candy Thing posts and Candy in the Media posts will continue to go up while we're gone, so keep an eye open for those. Snack Facts (our Instagram feed) will also take a break... sort of. I've decided that if I learn any fun Snack Facts on our trip, I'll post them immediately with a photo of where I learnt it. Finally we're hoping to record a few segments for our new updated podcast over this trip, and hopefully we'll have those ready to go ASAP when we get back.
I really hope everybody who follows us has a great Easter, and I hope that the spring time weather comes soon so you can start eating Popsicles and ice cream again.