Monday, January 27, 2014

This Week In Candy

Valentine's Day is approaching, isn't it?

I got an e-mail from the fine folks at Candy Kid Candy and they wanted to know if I wanted to get a free sample of one of their candy boxes.  As you know from reading any part of this site, free candy is pretty much one of the greatest things in my life, and these candy boxes look like they're going to be pretty cool.  It seems to work as either a one off buy, or a subscription service, depending on how many boxes you order.  In any case, you basically seem to get a box of random candy every month to enjoy, which is a great thing for those of us with a broad taste in candy.  So they've agreed to send me a box to try out, which I'll write about when I get it, but they've also agreed to give all of you 10% off if you decide to order one for yourself.  Just go to their site, order a box (or two), and enter the discount code "CRITIC10" (make sure to order soon as the deal closes on February 1st).  This is a great new idea, and they're sending out their first boxes in February, so if you order a box, let me know how it goes.

Also, last week I got peanut butter on my mind, since it was National Peanut Butter Day.  Allison is a huge peanut butter fan, so she was happy to celebrate as best she could.  But we got into a conversation, and a question came up, "are the crunchy bits in crunchy peanut butter added, or part of the peanut grinding process?".  I sent out a general request for an answer and in no time Mr. Peanut Butter (@pbj06) gave me an answer.  According to him, most of the time the crunchy peanut bits are actually added to the peanut butter to make it crunchy.  Apparently only the finer "boutique" style peanut butters will actually be crunchy through the grinding process.

If you're interested in learning more fun snack facts, make sure to check out our Instagram feed that features a daily "Snack Fact".  We also stream this feed to our Facebook page, Twitter Feed, and our Tumblr Site.  We're also constantly looking for new snack facts, so if you have one, and you can share it, let me know.

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1 comment:

M Giraldo said...

This looks so tempting and delicious! I can't wait to hear what you have to say! I will be placing my order for the munch box soon! Btw love your candy blog!!