Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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This ones a little late this month because we couldn't record it till after our trip to New York. You'd think that it would be because we wanted to do an episode on New York, but that's not the case. This week's episode is all about Pakistan. It's a place where we lived for a few years, and a place that's pretty interesting to talk about food wise. Keep in mind when you listen to this, that most countries advise against visiting Pakistan right now, for personal safety reasons.
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Monday, November 28, 2016
Now that this trip is over, as well as American Thanksgiving, it's probably time we start to focus on Christmas... right? I picked up a few Christmas treats in New York, and will certainly post those reviews later in December. I'm also going to be keeping an eye on Christmas candy trends here in Canada as well. I'm always keen to hear about your sweet Christmas traditions, so let me know on Facebook or Twitter what you can't miss over the holiday season.
This week on Candy Critic we're posting all kinds of content. Tomorrow we hope to have our latest installment of Junk Fud On The Road online. We're also posting our regular Candy Things, and Candy In The Media posts. That with our New York round up this is a pretty full week.
and click here to read my review of their very strange Pizza chocolate bar.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
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In this episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! Allison sets up a fun little taste test for Chris to find out if he can sniff out the fake Nutella.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Unfortunately because we're away there won't be a new review posted this week, but I'm sure we'll have a few interesting posts going up on Facebook and Twitter. I also imagine that a future review-a-thon is in order. Don't worry though, our regular Candy Thing and Candy In The Media posts will be online this week as usual.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Here at Candy Critic we're gearing up for our trip to New York. We've got a few plans already worked out, including a stop at Dylan's Candy Bar. I first went to Dylan's so many years ago, and it became a regular stop for me whenever I visited New York. Since I haven't been there in a while, I'm interested in seeing how it's changed. I'm also looking forward to seeing what kind of Christmas treats and treasures I come across on this trip. You can keep up with our New York trip by following us on Twitter or Facebook. Also let me know if you have any other New York tips for me?
All our regular posts are ready to go on the blog this week. I'm also looking at re-starting our Instagram feed Snack Facts. Likely it'll be in the new year, but that's coming up pretty quickly.
Click here to read this very Canadian review.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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It's a little late because I'm working on ways to try and improve the quality of this particular show. It means a few technical tweaks, as well a few creative tweaks. The tech tweaks are easy, the creative ones make me nervous.
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Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Monday, November 07, 2016
This week I came across what seems like a new candy trend (at least to me) and that's snack mixes. The snack mixes I'm talking about are like Chexmix, mixed nuts or trail mix, but instead of being anything even remotely healthy these mixes are mostly candy. My local bulk store (Bulk Barn, yeah you Americans will laugh but it's a Canadian institution) had a whole bunch of these crazy mixes, filled with many treats I'd never really thought of putting together. The one pictured above has the "clever" name of "Should Be A Food Group". The thing that worries me about these mixes is their origins. Are they carefully created through trial and error to get the perfect balance of flavours, or are they simply what was left at the bottom of several bins at the end of the day? Should Be A Food Group was OK, but not a breakthrough in candy mix-ology. Do you have a favourite mix, do you make it yourself? Let me know.
This week I also thought I would announce that I'm heading back south again, this time New York city. I have lots of things to check out while I'm there, and likely lots to re-discover considering I haven't been there in over 10 years. There are a few bakeries and candy stores I know I want to check out, but New York always had a lot of fun surprises around every corner as well. When I go, you'll be able to keep up with all the fun places I visit on Facebook and Twitter.
On the podcast front, we're working on getting the October edition of Junk Fud News online tomorrow. We're also working on a few special interview/collaboration episodes of Junk Fud online later this winter. We're also doing a special collaborative episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! which we hope to get out in either December of January.
This week's new review was a really big surprise for me. It surprised me that a candy with an apple flavour could work so well. There were other flavours in this bag of Skittles "Orchard", but not all of them seemed to fit the theme perfectly, or as well as the apple. Click here to find out why.