Friday, May 29, 2015
It's been a while since I've seen the movie Bloodsport, I think I'll have to pop it in the VCR again. I meant to say VCR, because I'm pretty sure a VHS tape was the last format that I ever watched Bloodsport. I love the way that this YouTuber turned a deadly chase scene into a fun filled Mentos advertisement. It makes me wonder, can you remix Mentos advertisements into deadly chase scenes?
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Food wise the Netherlands is well known as a place where crafted and fresh made food is very important. It's not that everything is ultra healthy, it's that the food is well thought out, and comes from the heart. Specifically, Dutch food has some pretty great additions to the world menu. Probably the most famous of these foods are licorice, cheese, and pancakes. That's not to say that this is all that's on offer, but these are some of the best, and most famous contributions.
A close second, when it comes to Dutch treats, is licorice. Any candy store, or even grocery store in the country has many licorices to choose from. They go from super strong licorices, to really super strong licorices, there's no room for weak licorice in this country. Not being a huge licorice fan, I had trouble coming to terms with this, however I dug in a little, and I learnt something, I'm still weak when it comes to strong licorice. Being the Candy Critic, I'm not going to give up that easily though. I went to a local candy shop and picked up a huge bag of various varieties. I'm going to eat this bag until I'm used to it, or my taste buds die trying.
Pancakes are another Dutch treat that are available in many different formats. You can eat them for any meal, or even just a snack. They come plain, with syrup, or filled with all kinds of savory ingredients. While I'm pretty sure the Dutch didn't invent the pancake, they've certainly made it a big part of their diet.
If you want to talk about Dutch treats that haven't really crossed over to the mainstream, there are two things you have to try, stroopwafels and hagelslag. Stroopwafels are actually fairly common in many stores all over the world, but I'm not sure how many people know that they're Dutch. They consist of two thin waffle cookies with a thick syrup in between. I've had stroopwafels in a few countries, but in the Netherlands they take them very seriously.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Myself, I'm getting back into the writing grove, I'm writing a few travel articles, as well as working on my latest book. I'm also thinking about finding a way to make finding some of the candies we review a little easier for you. I was recently inspired to try a link up with a few brick and mortar candy stores to help you guys (candycritic.org readers) find some of the treats you read about at candy stores near you. The first thing I need to do is find a couple of candy stores that would be willing to try out this experiment.
Last week we should have posted the last installment about our latest European adventure. Since we missed last week, we're posting it this week instead. This week's post is about the last stop on our trip, the Netherlands. Check back on Thursday for a look at what we saw in the land of cheese, licorice, and canals.
This week Snack Facts is also back to normal, with posts on something other than crackers. Although, I was pretty amazed that crackers had such an interesting history. Since the weather is getting warmer, we thought we'd look at the perfect cool down treat, ice cream. Every day this week, on our Instagram feed, we'll be posting a new fun fact about this cool creamy treat. If you don't have Instagram, don't worry, you can follow Snack Facts on our Twitter feed and our Facebook page as well.
However, you can read this week's Kinder Bueno Dark review right here right now.
Friday, May 22, 2015
This week I've had a bit of a conundrum. Two videos have peeked my interest, both very different, but both fun and junk food related. The first one is pretty much what you might expect from the internet, it's a cat, more importantly it's a cat eating ice cream and then getting brain freeze.
The second video is the triumphant return of Colonel Sanders. Apparently the folks at KFC want to re-live their great history with a new Colonel. This wouldn't be so creepy except for the fact that Colonel Sanders was a real man.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
So this week is going to be a week of recovery and rest. But fortunately for you we'll still have a few posts that I've previously written going online later this week. I won't be posting a new review, mostly because I don't want to associate any candy with this very bad week, food wise.
Snack Facts, our Instagram feed will also continue as usual, and this week's theme will be on crackers. Why's that? Well they're the only food that I can eat regularly right now, so I don't want to push it. Check our Instagram feed everyday this week (except Monday because I really couldn't do it on Monday) for a fun filled fact about the food that's probably keeping me alive right now. If you don't have Instagram you can also follow Snack Facts on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed as well.
Now I'm going to go to bed.