Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Candy Video



The Twix ad campaign from the 1980s is probably one of the most memorable series of candy commercial for me.  The last 15 seconds of this commercial is one of the best examples of candy glamour shots.  And although slightly dated, this commercial actually made eating a certain candy bar kind of cool.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Classic/Creative Candy Advertising

Nobody slices ice cream anymore.  Even I was too young to really experience the trend of slicing ice cream.  However, once I learned of people doing this in the past, I started slicing my ice cream all of the time.  Do you have any idea of the topping potential when you're dealing with a flat surface instead of a round scoop.  All of your toppings coat the ice cream beautifully, instead of just rolling off to the side.

I found this ad here.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Cool Candy Thing



I'm not sure what came first, the expression "Sugar Daddy" or the candy.  Fortunately it appears that the candy company has taken full advantage of the expression, and uses it regularly.  I'm not really sure if it's appropriate to combine the idea of a man that has lots of money supporting a woman (often with sexual overtones), and a chewy candy thing on a stick, but I'm not a good judge of morality either.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's a Whole Bunch of Candy Posters - Part 9

Green Gummy Bear on Green Print
Green Gummy Bear on Green Print by bewarethecheese
Look at more Gummy Posters at zazzle

For 10 weeks we're going to be featuring great looking candy themed posters from our sister site bewarethecheese.com.  Beware the Cheese not only created all of these great looking candy shots, but they also shoot all of the candy photos for Candy Critic.  Why not pick up a poster as a gift or for yourself.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Canadian Candy List - Part 8 - Most Canadian

Over the last few years I've been living away from my home country, Canada.  I've been traveling the world exploring all kinds of snack foods, junk foods, and sweets, but my heart is still in Canada.  I'm going to be back home for an extended period, and I've decided to compile various lists on the theme of Canadian candy and snacks.  Each week, for the next several weeks, I'll be posting a different list of Canadian candies I've reviewed in various categories.  Some of these treats may be available in other parts of the world, some are exclusive to the Great White North, but in my mind all of them are Canadian.

Some Canadian candy tastes great, other candies are fun to eat, but some Canadian candies are truly Canadian.  These candies represent everything it is to be Canadian, some are obvious, some are cultural things only locals would know.

 Some Canadians might argue that a chocolate bar from one of the Toronto Maple Leafs isn't really Canadian, it's more Torontonian.  Well since my Canada includes Toronto (mostly because it's my home town) I'm going to include this bar.  Frankly the bar itself was nothing special, but the idea that a hockey player "endorsed" it is what makes it Canadian.

Click here to read the Doug Gilmour 'Celebrity Candy Bar' review.
I'm pretty sure that just about every single Canadian has some kind of fond memory of eating maple sugar.  I have many, but almost all of them are associated with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.  We used to go every year, and it wouldn't be a proper visit without a taste of maple sugar.  It's also very Canadian when you consider that most of the worlds maple syrup comes from Canada.

Click here to read the Maple Sugar review.
 I posted about the Oh Henry "Oh Canada" bar on my earlier list of best Canadian variety treats.  All I can tell you is that eating one of these bars is the closest you can get to eating a Canadian flag.  It's easily the most Canadian patriotic candy bar I've ever tasted.

Click here to read the Oh Henry "Oh Canada" review.
If you think about Canada, you really think about down home people.  Canada is full of people who welcome everyone and are always super polite.  However, if you want to know where this is the most true, few provinces can beat out Prince Edward Island.  When I visited this awesome province every single time I crossed a street every car would stop (even when I was jay walking).  People would always welcome you into their homes, and the food was simple and very tasty.  When I eat a bag of PEI potato chips I'm reminded of how nice a place Canada is to live.

Click here to read the Prince Edward Island Potato Bag Chips review.
One of the great things about Canada is that it's a country of innovation.  No candy represents Canada, and innovation better than this Canadian Maple candy floss.  It takes a sweet treat that's been around for hundreds of years, and spins it into something brand new.  Unfortunately this particular brand of candy floss is no longer being made, but I'm hoping that another company takes this idea, because it's really great.

Click here to read the Organic Candy Floss "Canadian Maple" review.


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This Week In Candy

Today was supposed to be the beginning of a new chapter at Candy Critic.  Today was the day that I was supposed to post a new update and announce some of the changes I had planned for the blog and candycritic.org. Unfortunately fate has stepped in and changed things a bit.

Last week I officially arrived at what will be the new home of Candy Critic for the next few years.  Unlike Greece, I've decided that I'm not going to tell anybody exactly where I am.  It may come out in the future, but for now I prefer not to say.  This weekend I started to prepare for this weeks huge updates with my trusty laptop, and it died.  I do have backups for most of my stuff, but I'm not sure if they were lost as well.  I have another computer, but it's still on its way from Greece.

We have a replacement laptop on order, but I'm really not sure how that's going to work out right now.  So what does this mean?

Until the laptop arrives I'm going to be taking a break from regularly posting on the Candy Critic blog, and from updating the site.  Once the laptop arrives I'll asses what I've got and make the call then. Until then I'll continue to post on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.  The changes are coming, it just might take a little longer than I had hoped.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Candy Video



This is actually a strange advertisment to post on a site about candy.  I guess I could say that I'm posting this because I want to warn any children reading this that most pills are not candy, and that you should be careful.  But honestly I love the taste of my vitamin C chewables, Flintstones vitamins, and children's aspirin, so I'm probably not really the right person to make any statements on the subject.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Classic/Creative Candy Advertising

A simpler tag line for an advertisement there has never been.  It's pretty effective for just about any candy in the world.  I guess the only problem is that it sounds strange when you say it out loud.  I'm sure any grammar nerds out there will tell me that it's not correct.  I'm sure there's supposed to be a "'s" or "is" thrown in there somewhere.

I found this ad here.

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