Thursday, February 15, 2018

It's Time For A New Episode Of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! featuring Merinda Green Creme Flavour.

This episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! has inspired me to change the way things are done in this web show. The problem I  have is that I can't sample the foods to find out if they're really gross or not. I can't check that it's going to make for good TV. So sometimes it leads to me eating something that tastes kind of meh. It's not surprisingly good, or grotesque. This makes for a slightly dull episode  of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! So next month, after the new episode "drops" you'll  have a chance to help me pick what I'm going to try next. I'll offer two or three suggested items, and you can pick. I might take a vote, or just take the first suggestion that comes up.  We'll see how that works out for future episodes.

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This New Candy Review Might Cure Your Cold, But Does Nothing For Your Tastebuds - Renesse "Red Ginseng Candy"

I think there's a belief that colds are afraid of things that taste bad. It's not always the case, but most of the time any kind of food that notionally makes a cold go away tastes awful. There are a few cold relief treats that I've had that aren't bad, but I don't think there are any that taste good. I don't think  I've ever been walking down the aisle of my local drug store, while feeling completely healthy, and thought about buying a lozenge.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Candy Critic Team Canada Shreddies Olympic Challenge.

During the summer games of 2016 I gave myself a fun little challenge. I promised to stuff gummy bears in my mouth and sing the Canadian national anthem, Oh Canada. How many gummy bears you might ask? I stuffed one gummy bear for every bronze medal, two for every silver, and three for every gold medal Canada won during the summer Olympics.  Well I'm at it again. Once again to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of team Canada I will shove food in my mouth and sing the national anthem.

This year I decided that gummy bears is not the best way to represent team Canada. After all gummy bears were invented in Germany, and don't really represent the true north strong and free. So this year I'm shoving Shreddies cereal in my mouth. Shreddies is a staple cereal in any Canadian household. They're also very dry and full of many sharp corners. I also think that Shreddies will be far more hilarious to watch me shove in my mouth and sing.  So every day I'll be adding to the bowl of Shreddies, and with each medal won the sharp cornered cereal numbers will climb, and my mouth will get dryer and dryer just looking at it.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

It's Time To Spread The Love With Today's New Candy Review - Pocky "Strawberry" (with new cookie sticks)

The thing I love most about Valentine's Day is the quality of sweet treats that are exchanged. For the most part you don't have to worry about getting sweet treats that you don't like. This happens for two reasons really. The first is the fact that the person giving you a Valentine's Day treat is likely someone who knows you, and should know what you like. Secondly, most of the traditional Valentine's Day treats are pretty awesome, particularly boxes of chocolates. Unlike Halloween where you really don't know what you're going to get, and Christmas where the selection is never so refined. I think Valentine's Day is the best candy day, particularly for candy snobs like me.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Last Minute Ideas If You Wanted To Be My Valentine - Cotton Candy Bath Bombs

Much like yesterday's post, this to is maybe an unconventional Valentines Day gift for a man, but we here at Candy Critic like to buck the system. We also really love things that smell like candy.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Last Minute Ideas If You Wanted To Be My Valentine - Heart Shapped Box Of Chocolates

Who doesn't like a classic? I love the idea of getting a box of chocolates for Valentines Day, sure it takes a little away from the tradition, since I would be a guy receiving the box of chocolates. But we live in the future, and I'm happy to accept a gift of this caliber from any lovely suitor.


It's A New Episode Of Junk Fud On The Road!!! - Tanzania and Kenya

In this episode of Junk Fud On The Road, Allison and Chris talk about their most recent trip, a safari adventure in Tanzania and Kenya. It's a strange episode as it's they're also making tea and snacks while chatting.

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Friday, February 09, 2018

Last Minute Ideas If You Wanted To Be My Valentine - Ummmmm... Yeah.... NSFW

I have no comment, about this particular Valentines Day gift.


Candy In The Media - Our Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

I would say that this years super bowl commercials were either a big hit or a big miss. In general I enjoyed all of the snack themed commercials, although there didn't seem to be as many as usual. This is a little odd considering how many people worry about their snacking game before the game.

Here are all of the snacking  commercials we thought were worth watching this year:

Doritos/Mountain Dew

This commercial is a great example of getting popular actors to do things that they wouldn't normally do (or Dew, if you want to be punny). It's obviously a very expensive commercial and I think it works for the football demographic.


I don't think I could think of a better person than Danny Devito to cast as Red (M&M). While I'm not a big fan of Super Bowl commercial sequels, I would be really interested in who they might cast for some of the other M&Ms.


I like how this commercial looks at the history of Pepsi marketing. It's a clever way to look back at how Pepsi has branded itself throughout the years. I particularly like the Back To The Future reference.


This commercial is your standard goofy Super Bowl commercial, with all of the characters yelling  for no particular reason at one point and everything. The thing I loved about this commercial is the potential it creates for mixing and matching Pringles flavours, something I'd never thought of before.