candycritic.org, it's going to be all about just the red and white.
This week on Snack Facts we're going to celebrating some of Canada's most famous treats. Every day on our Instagram feed we're going to teach you a new fun fact about a classic Canadian snack. If you don't use Instagram, don't worry, you can learn all about these Canadian treats by following our Facebook page or Twitter feed as well.
Normally on "This Week In Candy" I also tell you what we're working on at Candy Critic, such as writing projects and photo work, but not this week. This week I'm just going to enjoy being Canadian as much as I can (it's particularly difficult because I'm not actually in Canada right now *tear*). To start off my, Canada is awesome week, I'm just going to mention that Kinder Eggs are abundant in Canada.
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Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
People always ask me how I can review candy, and not look like Jaba the Hut. The answer is simple, I don't eat like this girl. The idea of eating 3kg of ramen noodles makes my stomach ache and gives me the sweats. The sport of competitive eating is really taking off, and while it amazes me, it's not something I've ever aspired to do.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The great thing about silicon molds is the amazing diversity of things you can make with them. These skull shaped ice molds will make your next drink party pretty awesome, but they'll also make your next batch of cake pops fantastic, and if you're into making your own chocolates you'll have some awesome results. I think the idea of making a cake pop that's filled with a blood read cherry cream or syrup would be the perfect addition to any macabre party.
Monday, June 22, 2015
This past week my writing plans suddenly took a bit of a turn. My agent contacted me to see what I was up to, we exchanged notes and she decided that I should focus on a cookbook, instead of the history of chocolate. Don't get me wrong, I've dedicated enough time that I'm going to finish the history of chocolate book, but it looks like my focus might turn to baking once again. That means I'm going to need help from any of you guys that are willing. Be it technical advice, or just some inspiration, I get the feeling I'll need anything I can get.
Seeing as summer is here, this week on Snack Facts, our Instagram feed, we're looking at Kool-Aid. Why not learn a fun fact about one of the most interesting drinks in the world. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram right here, and every day this week you'll learn something new about this brightly coloured drink. If you don't use Instagram, you can also follow Snack Facts on our Twitter feed and Facebook page as well.
Click here to read about an interesting Cypriot treat.
Friday, June 19, 2015
I'm not really a big fan of these modern commercials that use special effects to get old or dead celebrities into their modern commercials. My biggest problem is I often find myself trying to figure out how they did it, instead of paying attention to the product or the story. I'm also not too sure how many kids would consider Audrey Hepburn as an influence towards their chocolate bar choices.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
For the experiment today I've tasted 5 different varieties of hagelslag mady by De Ruyter. The hagelslag purists will probably argue that only two of the varities I'm tasting today are real hagelslag, however I'm curious about how this treat can be expanded. To taste test each variety I took two slices of bread cut into 6 sections. One of the slices had been toasted, while the other had not. I'd put butter on each section, and then quickly added a generous sprinkle of hagel. I'd also left one piece on each slice with just plain butter, mostly because I only had 5 varieties of hagel to choose from.
Hagelslag is probably the least known, and under appreciated treat to come out of the Netherlands. I'm not really sure why we don't see hagelslag on every store shelf around the world. It could be because of the deluge of cheap sprinkles sold all over the world, or it could be that the Dutch just don't want to share.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015