Thursday, July 31, 2008

Andrew Currie is a fine man.

First and foremost let me tell you about Andrew’s blog. He’s got all kinds of stuff on gadgets that I frankly can’t even imagine. He’s smart, funny, and pretty darn good at mugging in his own photos. He’s also a great man because I wanted to try some of these crazy Crunky Bars and he was nice enough to send me some from his trip in Japan.
Andrew you’ve improved the life of an obsessed candy fanatic, you truly are a fine man.

Click here to check out Andrew's blog.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Some fine folks have decided to send me some caffeinated treats called Buzz Bites that will apparently make me a little more energized than usual.I’m thinking that timing when I do this review properly would be best. Maybe I could do it right before volunteering at an old folks home, or maybe just before my high wire practice.


Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy National Milk Chocolate Day, and you know what that means…

It means you should eat some milk chocolate.
This chunk of chocolate cleverly concealed a whole bunch of coconut. Is there anything milk chocolate can’t do?


Sunday, July 27, 2008

My tummy hurts this update day.

I don’t think it was all the candy I’ve eaten recently, although I have had a little more than usual. It could be all the fruits and veggies I’ve eaten, I do eat other things you know. Most people just assume that all I eat is candy, and if I were to do that I would die and if I died I couldn’t eat any more candy. So you can see the pickle I’m in. This week’s update on the other hand has nothing to do with my pickle or any pickle at all.

Click here to read the review.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Two great things happened today and a video for you.

First of all this morning Allison found a free sample at our doorstep. Best of all it was food, not so great is that it was a granola bar.

Secondly I decided to go through my candy stash. I do this every few years to make sure nothing is going bad or at least oozing too much. Most gets chucked and some gets back into the review line up. I also update all my computer files too just to be sure I have the shots I need to review this stuff.

All I need to know is what that orange lady has on the top of her head.


Friday, July 25, 2008

Our house is made of chocolate

I just saw this in the toy department at Walmart. So now candy is a toy? I don’t think I’m on board with this. I was going to buy it but I was convinced the chocolate quality probably sucked and that building the house would take work, and as you may or may not know I’m kind of lazy.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!

So what does an old picture of me at the dump have to do with National Vanilla Ice Cream day (it’s today)? First of all I didn’t have a recent picture of myself eating vanilla ice cream and I panicked a little. Secondly it’s to prove my point about how great a good vanilla ice cream is. So many ice creams fill up with things to cover up the quality of the ice cream. If you take a crappy ice cream and add mounds of caramel, nuts, and other things like that (this is the part that is supposed to reflect the picture). The ice cream will appear to be ok, because of all the extra stuff. However vanilla ice cream has nothing to hide. If it’s a good scoop of vanilla, it’s just good ice cream plain and simple.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Today’s made up holiday is National Junk Food Day…

And what better way to celebrate than with a big handful of candy. Did you know that Candy is the king of junk food land?


Sunday, July 20, 2008

So hot and sweaty… It’s another summer update day.

It’s so hot right now I think my underwear and more water than fabric. It makes reviews a little more complicated with all the melting and extra sticky situations. That doesn’t mean I won’t go on, it just means I have to wash my hands particularly diligently when I’m done.

Click here to read the review.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Milk, Oatmeal, T-Rex

This morning I decided to treat myself to a little package of hot cereal. I needed it because I really didn’t get much sleep last night (a scary storm came through). I didn’t just want warm comfort food either; I also wanted a simulated archaeology dig too.
I grabbed a little bag of Dino Eggs hot cereal and went to town. These eggs may reveal an important fact about how we came to be.
They do! It appears that we’re here to snack on small candy dinosaurs.

Breakfast can be fun!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Knock it off

I just picked up a few ‘knock off’ chocolate bars. These are bars that are copies of already popular treats but far less in the quality of ingredients department. I picked up one that was a Mars Bar knock off and one that was a Snickers knock off.
As expected the chocolate was horrible and the caramel had no taste at all. But the names make up for everything. In fact I think I like these names even more than the original.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Licorice Ice Cream Day?!

Today is national ice cream day, and I couldn’t be happier. I love ice cream and it’s really hot, so it’s a happy thing for everybody. I also love the slogan on this poster; I have to agree ice cream is “Just magic”.

As an added bonus here’s today’s licorice fact (it’s the last one too): During World War II, the U.S. Army Air Corp included licorice drops in the in-flight rations for bombers.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Is licorice kosher?

Another Licorice fact: Seventeenth-century sailors from Holland spread the popularity of licorice throughout Europe as they brought it on their voyages.
Also I just found a grocery store with a huge selection of kosher candy. Some of it is just your classic treats but they have some great strange stuff that I can’t wait to try out.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Update day, and licorice fact.

This is the kind of event that few people really get to enjoy. Only you… and the other people that frequent this site really. But the great thing is people are enjoying the idea that not only is it update day but your also getting to learn a little something new about licorice.
Unfortunately I don’t have any new licorice photos, so I decided to post one that’s available sale in the store. Here’s the fact: “In the 1500s, crusaders returning from the Middle East introduced licorice to England.”

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Three things today

Two are web sites and the third is the licorice fact of the day, enjoy!

This first site has some cool information about the sound of Jell-O. It’s hard to explain why this has any importants to the world on the whole, but there’s always room for Jell-O science.

Click here to check out this link.

Boing Boing got a tour of one of the new chocolate contenders from San Francisco and it’s awesome.

Click here to check out this link.

Today’s licorice fact: “The warriors of Alexander the Great believed that licorice possessed beneficial properties. The armies would use licorice to satisfy their thirst while on long marches.”


Friday, July 11, 2008

I’m so lazy I can’t even copy other people’s stuff.

How in the world did I miss a day of copying information that someone else collected for me and posted it on this blog. I had an art show in the evening but other than that I have to admit that I both put it off and forgot. Either way here’s another piece of Licorice history:“In King Tut’s 3000 year or tomb, vast quantities of licorice root were found among magnificent treasures of art and jewellery.”


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I’m kind of lazy.

The fine folks at Young and Smylie sent me this great package of treats this week. In this package was a sheet filled with licorice facts. My favourite facts are candy facts; my second favourite facts are facts that I don’t actually have to do any research at all. I’ve decided to share my double joy with you for the next few days. So here’s today’s licorice fact:“Licorice appears in the Chinese book Shen nung Pen Tsao Ching (Classic Book of Herbs) that was written more than 5,000 years ago. Chinese physicians have used licorice with herbal medicines as a sweetener to mask the bitter taste of medicine.”


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Licorice or Liquorice?

I’m never sure which is the correct spelling. The folks at Young & Smylie might maybe I should ask them. I mean they did send me this cool box full of treats, one that will be review on the site soon.
They also sent me a list of Licorice facts as well. To celebrate I’m going to give you guys a new licorice history fact every day for the next six days. You’ll be a licorice historian in no time. When I say no time I mean six days and when I say historian I mean you’ll know a little more then you did when you started reading this blog.


Monday, July 07, 2008

Happy National Chocolate Day

I’m pretty convinced only two people know about this holiday, me and the guy who made this holiday up. Either way now you know about it and now you have a reason to go get yourself a chocolate bar.


Sunday, July 06, 2008

The folks at Emily’s cookies would like to say a few words.

“Are you an aspiring fortune teller? Do you have a message or holiday wish you would like to share with the world? This holiday season, Emily's Chocolates will feature Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies containing fortunes contributed by chocolate lovers from around the world. Your unique idea for a fortune could be included!

Want to take part? Submit your suggestion for a Holiday greeting for consideration. We're looking for fortunes that give fun, positive festive predictions on the Holiday season Emily’s fortune ideas.”

I decided to enter with these gems:

You will be cleaning chocolate off your hands in the near future.

Make a real friend and share half of this cookie.

May contain "yum".

Eat, read, and repeat.

Click here to read about the contest.


Updates are fun for you and me.

This is going to be one of those updates that I expect to get a few complaints. It’s not an original complaint either. I get it from friends, people I meet and a whole bunch of people online. It’s the “chips aren’t candy” complaint. Well in my mind chips are in the same basic category and I like chips so they get reviewed now and again. You’ll just have to live with it.

Click here to read the review.


Friday, July 04, 2008

Hubba hubba

When I was a kid I always wondered in gum commercials why they squished their gum before putting it in their mouth. I figured there was a good reason so for many years I did it for no apparent reason. Now it’s habit.


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Pooh Cookies

Likes – They’re tasty and I love the fun shapes.

Dislikes – While reading the box I discovered that the “heffalump” has a name.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Sad bulk day

I went to the grocery store today and came across two bulk tragedies that make bulk candy shopping horrible for us all. The first was these Lindt chocolate eggs. Sure they’re yummy but they’re not bulk items, I mean the scoop isn’t big enough at all. These should be sold individually and that’s all.
But that doesn’t even come close to this. This is the worst mix of Jelly Beans I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure but it looks like they just combined all the flavours that didn’t sell into one bin. I mean I don’t see a single green or red one, and they’re the best.


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Boing Boing lighthouse post.

Saw this on Boing Boing, thought I’d share.

Ok so I haven’t updated lately, and it’s update day… well a few days ago.

Does that make me a bad person, or a person that gets sick now and then? Yup, this weekend was a weekend of me being sick, and I didn’t have it in me to update, so sue me. I mean you don’t have to be so hard on me I’m only human. Hmm maybe you’re not that upset, either way here’s the update for you to enjoy and with better health for me means more blogs for you.

Click here to read the review.