Friday, September 04, 2015

Candy In The Media



Man I could go for some ice cream right now... It's been a stressful week.

CC

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

This Week In Candy

Well that didn't work the way I'd hope it would...  This week candycritic.org is running a little slow.  Almost as if we were on vacation, but we're not.  This week we will not have regular postings of Snack Facts, our Instagram feed (however we will likely have a few random facts go up similarly to when we're on vacation), and we will not have a new review.  We also won't have a new Candy Thing posted on the blog tomorrow either.  You may also have noticed that This Week In Candy is a day late.  This is all because we had to abandon our regular digs for a few days. As it turns out we had a horrible moisture and mold problem, so we had to leave while construction workers work on our house.  They tell us that we'll be back by next week, but bets are being taken that we wont be back for two weeks.  So we apologies for the lack of content this week, but we'll surely make it up to...

And this is how.  This week we're officially starting  off our new Periscope show.  Follow us using our handle  "candycritic", and throughout the week we're going to be launching our new Periscope show called "VS".  Each episode we'll pit one snack VS another.  It could be chips VS cheesies, Flake bar VS Kit Kat, or even Red Kool Aid VS Purple Kool Aid.  When you see us online, watch the cast and vote for your favorite and vote as often as you like.  I'm sure nothing could possibly go wrong with this idea, considering we've never actually used Periscope before.

So once again, sorry about the lack of content this week.  We had no idea that we would be cut off, and we couldn't really prepare for this as we wanted to.  Hopefully next week things will be back to normal, although if it is, I'll be down 20 bucks.

CC

Friday, August 28, 2015

Candy In The Media



The cool kids at Shy Kids sent me a tweet the other day asking me to check out their latest music video for their song ® o c k e t s.  The minute the video started I was hooked, the detail found in this candy themed video are so amazing, and guaranteed to make your mouth water.  Sure it gets a little disturbing near the end, but there's nothing wrong with a little gritty candy sex and violence, right?

Check out the Sky Kids website here for more info.

CC

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Cool and Fishy Candy Thing


Here's the thing, I love the idea of popsicle makers that have strange shapes.  When they incorporate the shape of the stick into the theme, I love them even more.  I don't make popsicles at home as much as I'd like, mostly because cleaning these popsicle makers is often a pain.  And while I love the odd shapes, often they're not easy to eat, and the shape can often make them messy.  So for me to really love a novelty popsicle maker it either has to make eating the popsicles easier, or the theme has to be really awesome.  I'm not sure if these popsicles are easy to eat, but they are certainly awesome enough to be worth cleaning up a drippy mess.

CC

Monday, August 24, 2015

This Week In Candy

I'm in a bit of a Disney frame of mind lately.  There are two reasons for this, first of all the D23 expo happened recently in Anaheim California, and I've been reading all about what has happened (and what's to come).  The reason I've been reading about what has happened is because I'm a huge Disney parks fan.  I've been to several of the parks all over the world and never had a bad time.  In fact I even have a blog about my visits, and more importantly the steps that I'm going through towards planning an epic trip to Florida in the future.

Disney also has a lot of amazing snack foods, from their famous cupcakes to their giant turkey legs, the place is a snack (and food) lovers paradise. So when you see any news or posts about Disney, and their snacks, know that it comes from a guy that just loves this stuff.

This week on Snack Facts, our Instragam feed, we're doing something a little different.  This week we're posting "quotes from the television show Seinfeld that feature snacks".  I'm in the middle of watching Seinfeld and I'm loving it, so I thought I would pay tribute to this awesome show by mentioning some of the awesome snack quotes from the show.  Check out Instagram feed every day this week for a new quote, or if you don't use Instagram, you can also follow Snack Facts on our Twitter feed or Facebook page as well.

Last week's review of the Cracker Jack chocolate bar from Sri Lanka made me realize something, I hadn't yet reviewed classic caramel, peanuts, and popcorn Cracker Jacks.  Knowing that I couldn't let something like that happen, I made sure that this week the problem would be fixed.  So this week's new review is a classic, maybe one that hasn't held up, but you can read the review as to why.

CC

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Strange Sock Candy Thing

I enjoy fun socks.  One of my favorite things to do is wear silly socks when I have to dress formally.  It's fun to know that although I'm all serious on the outside, inside (and on my feet) I'm still a weirdo.  I can't decide how I feel about these gumball machine socks.  Are they too much?  Could I get away with meeting the Queen of England while wearing these socks, and if I did meet her, would I tell her about my gumball machine socks?

CC

Monday, August 17, 2015

This Week In Candy

This week at the home of candycritic.org we're baking banana bread.  For some reason for the last few weeks we've been overloaded with bananas.  In the warm climate that we live in presently, bananas go bad really quickly, so now we have to make banana bread.  Today I made a batch of banana bread muffins, and later this week I'm hoping to make a banana upside-down cake.  After that I'm not really sure what I'll be doing, suggestions are welcome.

We're also spending some time recuperating from our Sri Lankan adventure.  While it's always fun to travel, the aftermath is hard to deal with. We have lots of photos to go through (for the blog and for our sister site bewarethecheese.com), lots of snacks that we brought back to finish sampling (read more below), and we have to start thinking about our next adventure.  We're still not 100% sure where we're going next, so I'll ask you, where should we go on our next big adventure?

This week on Snack Facts we're going to have our cake... and eat it too?  All this week on our Instagram feed called Snack Facts we're looking at  the birthday staple, cake.  Each day we'll post a new cake fact, mostly on the history of cake this week.  If you don't use Instagram, that's OK, you can still learn about cake by following us on Twitter or Facebook instead.

As mentioned above, we have a whole truck load of Sri Lankan candies that we brought back from our epic adventure.  So what better way to share these treats than a Sri Lankan snack review-a-thon.  That means that each day this week we'll post a new Sri Lankan snack review.  Today's review features some of the strangest descriptions I've ever seen on a candy package.  Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the rest of our candy reviews this week, or just visit candycritic.org every day.

CC