Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A Take Care Of Your Lips Candy Thing - Part 1 - Pepsi

The problem with using Pepsi flavoured lip balm is that it would make you crave a drink all day long.


Monday, May 02, 2016

Candy In The Media

Good morning Candy Critic followers!  This week on Candy Critic it's all going to be about you.  This week we're dedicating ourselves to articles for this blog, and for the podcasts as well.  We're collecting all of our ideas that we've been dreaming up and finishing them, or at the very least getting them started.  I'm taking a week off of writing my latest book in order to focus on what's important, this blog.  We're going to work on a few articles that will be posted later this summer, a few articles that will be posted fairly soon, and enough podcasts/videos to make sure we get well ahead of the game.  All this week you're going to see posts on Facebook and Twitter with quick previews of what we're working on.

On the blog this week, we've got lots going on as well.  This Wednesday we're posting the first of this months Candy Things dedicated to lip balm.  It's amazing how the candy and lip balm world have crossed over with crazy sweet inspired flavours.  We're also going to post the latest episode of the Junk Fud Podcast, Junk Fud News.  We're going to look back at the month of April and all of the amazing junk food news that came out.  This week we're also finishing up our epic review-a-thon-a-thon with a bang, but we'll have more about that below.

This week on Snack Facts, our Instagram feed, we're looking at Rice Krispie Treats.  Every day this week we're going to post a fun fact about these crunchy, sticky squares. It's inspired from one of the articles we're working on right now.  You can follow Snack facts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

This is the last week of our epic review-a-thon-a-thon, and we're ending big.  Instead of just one review every day this week, we're going to post two.  It's going to be a mix of treats from all over the world. By the end of this week we'll have ten new reviews online, and likely sore teeth.  You can read the latest review right here, and you can check out the rest of the reviews by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, or Pinterest.


Friday, April 29, 2016

A New Episode of Junk Fud And You Is Online

On this special episode of Junk Fud, I had the honor of chatting with Ming Chen, star of AMC's Comic Book Men.  Ming is not only a comic book fanatic, but he loves to eat.  He travels around the US seeking out restaurants and local "holes in the wall" to experience all the flavours he can.  In this episode Ming talks about how comics and candy are linked together, and how to find a great local eatery.


Candy in the Media

The chip clip and cookie fork trick are both pretty awesome.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Button Pushing Candy Thing Part 4 - Chew On This.

Exactly how many pieces of gum would you need left before you pushed this button?

Every Wednesday this month we're featuring a snack themed Dash Button from Amazon. Dash Buttons allow you to order your snack fix with the push of a button.


Monday, April 25, 2016

This Week In Candy

This is a week full of potential.  This week is feeling like a giant jaw breaker, it could be filled with gum, or it could be filled with an infinite number of candy layers.  Either way it's going to be an adventure I'm sure.

In the next 4 or 5 months I have two adventures planned, both are pretty epic, one is going to change my life... again.  The epic adventure that's not life changing is happening soon, and it's going to be a trip to India.  India is a country known for flavour, and spicy food.  I'm excited about the flavour, I'm terrified of the spicy food. Any suggestions for must try meals and treats are greatly appreciated.  The second life changing adventure?.. You'll hear more about that when the time is right.

This week we're going to be doing a little prep work for the Indian adventure, booking hotels, and making sure the plants here don't die.  We'll also be doing some podcasting this week.  It looks like we'll be recording two podcasts this week (if everything lines up), one will be our monthly look back at what's been going on in the junk food world in what we call Junk Fud News.  The other is a special episode of our not so regular series called Junk Fud And You.  If all goes well you'll be pleasantly surprised with some entertaining talk about junk food.

As always we're working on lots of articles for the Candy Critic blog as well. We're going to be recording a new episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! featuring a pretty strange looking basket of brown randomness.  We're also working on a new series of articles that we hope to have up later this summer, we're going to look at the many versions of classic treats that some candy companies come up with.  We're also going to start work on a new video series where we'll look back at classic treats and re-review them.

This week on Snack Facts, our Instagram feed, we're looking at one of the most famous sandwiche in the world, the hamburger.  Ever day this week we're posting a fun fact about the BBQ specialty.  You can follow Snack Facts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

This week's review-a-thon is part 3 of our epic Candy Review-A-Thon-A-Thon.  This week we're going to post a new review every day from a country you may not think about when you talk about candy, Pakistan.  Every day this week we'll post a new candy review from a place that is mystirious, beautiful, and in the news a lot.  Today we're starting with a bar where the main ingredient is a complete mystery to me.  Click here to read the review, and if you can help me identify the ingredient, that would be great too.  You can keep up with all of our new review's for this epic Review-A-Thon-A-Thon by following  us on Facebook, Twiiter, Tumblr, Google +, or Pineterest.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Candy in the Media

Cheesecake is probably the cake with the most regret.  You want to eat 13 slices in one sitting, but you know after the second you'll only feel regret.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Button Pushing Candy Thing Part 3 - What's Popin' Orville?

I think it would be ironic to use this Dash Button to order popcorn that you would then pop in a pot on your stove. It would be old and new school snacking together at last.

Every Wednesday this month we're featuring a snack themed Dash Button from Amazon. Dash Buttons allow you to order your snack fix with the push of a button.