Thursday, April 17, 2014

Classic/Creative Easter Candy Advertising

I don't think I like the idea of the Easter Bunny being portrayed as lazy.  This advertisement is basically saying, "hey, I didn't feel like giving you a variety of treats this year for Easter, instead I'll just stop at Walmart and pick you up a couple of bars".

I found this ad here.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Cool Easter Candy Thing

It seems that every holiday has some kind of pooping candy dispenser. Although I think of all of the holidays Easter is probably the most appropriate.  First of all, the main commercial character that represents the holiday is a bunny (sorry Jesus), and bunnies do poop all over the place.  Secondly, the main attraction of Easter is to search out chocolate prizes hidden all over the place, and frankly poop is always hiding all over the place (the resemblance of chocolate and poop is also noted).  So really this toy is very appropriate to this holiday, and makes the perfect gift for anyone.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gumballs In Nature

Gumballs in Nature Print
Gumballs in Nature Print by bewarethecheese
Browse anotherPoster template design online at Zazzle

Other than all the chocolate, my favorite thing about Easter is the signifier that spring is here.  Nature starts to bloom, ice cream can be consumed, and the outdoors is habitable once again.  This photo, from our sister site bewarethecheese.com really screams springtime to me.  It reminds me how well nice weather, and tasty candy go together this time of year.

Click here to check out more candy posters from Beware the Cheese.

Click here to check out some candy greeting cards from Beware the Cheese.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

This Week In Candy

Easter is coming.  I understand that the bunny is... What does the bunny do to prepare?  I know Santa has his workshop and his elves, but what does the bunny do?  Does he make the chocolate?  If so, why would he make chocolate versions of himself for people to consume?  Also, how does the Easter bunny get around?  I've never heard of an Easter sleigh, you'd need snow on the ground for that to work.  The Easter bunny is a real mystery to me, but I can't complain, because I always love the treats he brings.

All this week we're going to be celebrating Easter, our Instagram feed will be looking at Easter facts. The blog will have all of its regular posts, with an Easter twist.  And as you'd imagine, this week's review is a fun Easter treat.  It's an East-ravaganza this week at Candy Critic.

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It's Time For An Easter Review

I managed to convince the Easter Bunny to make a quick stop at my house early this year.  That way I could get the Easter review online well before Easter.  Fortunately the Easter bunny is a pretty easy going guy, so in no time he dropped off a couple of treats for me to review.  He didn't leave my whole stash, just a sampler.

Click here to read our Easter review.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Candy News

Tic Tacs are now available in custom packages. If I did this I'd print a reminder on each package that I should only eat one at a time.

Did you know that the Icee came before the Slurpee?  Here's more fun facts about this cool drink treat.

What do you think about the idea of kosher Cadbury Easter Cream Eggs?

Vending machines have really evolved from their humble beginnings.

From these Easter candy statistics, it really looks like the modern Easter traditions are going strong from generation to generation.

Two articles about Ben and Jerry's came out this week, one with some basic facts about the whole Vermont factory, another that looked specifically at the Flavour Graveyard.

If you want to keep up with all of the daily candy news that we come across as it happens, follow us on Twitter.

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Friday Candy Video


Watching things get destroyed in a blender is always a good time, especially when it's a candy that's notorious for chipping dental work.  It's like exacting a sweet revenge on a candy that cost my parents thousands of dollars in dentist bills.

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New Junk Fud Podcast Is Online!

This is my first attempt at a solo podcast, it could be me just rambling, or you may be able to work out a point, I'm not 100% sure.  The subject is about how I feel that the candy and junk food industry is getting a worse rap than it deserves when it comes to the obesity problem.

Right click here to download the show.

Click here to check out some of our past episodes of Junk Fud.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Classic/Creative Easter Candy Advertising

I always find it interesting when candy companies advertise their candies for Easter, even though their candy really isn't Easter like at all.  While I love Dubble Bubble, I don't really see how a square of gum is associated with Easter at all.  Maybe if they made little Easter egg shaped gum balls, or bunny shaped chunks of gum, but the standard chunk of Dubble Bubble just isn't Eastery at all.

I found this ad here.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A Cool (Free) Candy Thing

Well it's sort of free, you don't have to pay for the design, just the Lego bricks.  I love Lego so much, and I love the fact that people are making cool Lego designs and giving them away on the internet.  You can imagine the squeal of delight I gave off when I discovered this design that let's me combine two of my loves, candy and Lego.

Click here to download the design.

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