Thursday, July 24, 2014

Classic/Creative Candy Advertising

I have a soft spot in my heart for minimalist advertising.  When I worked in the advertising industry, I really loved to create this stuff, only I always felt like I was ripping off the client.  It's not that I didn't see the merit in simple art, I just worried that other people didn't.

I found this ad here.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Cool Candy Thing

I could spend a great deal of time talking about why this is an awesome toy that makes a really fun snack, or I could just let this commercial from my youth do all of the explaining:


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It's a Whole Bunch of Candy Posters - Part 1

Gummy Feet Walking Poster
Gummy Feet Walking Poster by bewarethecheese
Check out other Gummy Posters at

For the next 10 weeks we're going to be featuring great looking candy themed posters from our sister site  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.


Monday, July 21, 2014

The New Sucker Review

The older I get, the less I understand lollipops.  When I was a kid the idea of eating a candy on a stick made perfect sense.  Why would you want to keep that candy in your mouth all the time, you need a break.  Now that I'm a bit older, and a lot more paranoid about germs, I find myself not wanting to expose my candy to the outside air.  I find that even when I eat a lollipop, I rarely take it out of my mouth.  At that point the stick just becomes more of a hindrance.  Fortunately today's review also brought back some fond childhood memories, so the stick didn't become an issue.

Click here to read today's new sucker review.


This Week in Candy

It's a hectic week here at Candy Critic, we're gearing up for a big change, and the transition for this change is going to take a while to sort out.  That doesn't mean we'll stop posting things, it just means that things are going to get a little funky.  But don't worry, the change is not coming this week, we've got lots to post this week, including a review of a classic treat that frankly should have been reviewed a long time ago.

This week I'm seeking out some suggestions for snacks I should sample in North America.  I haven't been back home in years, I'm heading there soon, and I need some good suggestions for treats that I should try.  I'm interested in both classic snacks that I may have forgotten, as well as new snacks that have come along in the last 4 years.  So if you can think of anything that I "must" try while I'm back home, let me know.

Finally, don't forget to check out this weeks Snack Facts all about fast food.  You can check out Snack Facts on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.  Just follow us on any of those social media sites and get a new Snack Fact delivered to you every day.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Candy News

Take the (mostly) snack mascot quiz, find out how well you know the characters that sell you food.

One day I'd like to travel across the USA and sample all of their "iconic soft drinks".

If you want to make ice cream just like Thomas Jefferson, here's a little help.  If you want to make ice cream just like the ice cream man, here's a little help with that too. Finally, if you just want to know where ice cream came from, we can help you there too.

Japanese company makes an iPhone case that looks like someone accidentally left a Popsicle on your iPhone.

As it turns out there are really only 10 companies that make almost all of the processed food you eat.

Cadbury has invented a machine that will tell you what kind of chocolate you like, based on your Facebook profile.

Annabel de Vetten made an awesome wedding cake that looks normal from one side, but the other side shows you the biology of this creepy cake.

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Stuff I Want To Try

The Pizza Cookie - Pizza Hut/Hershey's - If I order this, I'll probably have to skip the pizza. - Click here to learn more about this treat.


Friday Candy Video

Of all the candies in the world, who would have thought you could make art out of cotton candy.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stuff I Want To Try

Caramel Crème Pretzel and Vanilla Frosting Pretzel - Combos Baked Snacks - It's about time they went the salty sweet rout. - Click here to learn more about this treat.


A Cool Candy Thing - Movie Edition Part 4

When I asked people to suggest movie's about candy, I can't tell you how many people suggested movies that had candy themes in the title, but the story itself had nothing to do with candy.  That's not to say that these aren't fine movies, they just mislead a little bit in the title, particularly for those of us that really like candy themed movies.

Gumball Rally

This is not so much a movie about gumballs as it is a movie about racing cars. If you're familiar with the Cannon Ball Run series than you pretty much know what this movie is all about.


This is a movie about a serial killer that come to life when you say his name 5 times.  I'm not sure why they named him "Candyman", but I'm sure it's not because of his love of gummy bears.

Better Than Chocolate

This movie title plays on the theme of chocolate VS sex, which one is better.  It looks like a fun movie about a lesbian girl dealing with telling her parents about her lifestyle.