Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Unusual Candy For Your Tree - Dill Pickle Candy Canes


The thing about these dill pickle candy canes is that I want them to also be really garlic heavy, but I don't want them to be garlic heavy at the same time. I love pickles that are garlic heavy, and I find it's a flavour lacking in the candy world. Most pickle flavoured snacks are more on the dill and vinegar side with a hint of garlic. Why they don't do this is obvious, garlic candy likely won't taste very good.  Probably the best way to enjoy this candy cane is to suck one end into a spike and skewer several olives onto it.

CC

Monday, December 10, 2018

We're Starting A Review-A-Thon, And It's All About Japanese Kit Kat Bars - Kit Kat "Cranberry and Almond"

All this week we're going to be posting reviews for various Japanese Kit Kat bars. We've got the good, the bad and the wasabi. There are hundreds of Japanese Kit Kat bars that have been made, and we're going to try and taste them all. If we fail, it's the greatest battle one could lose.

Here's the first entry in our Japanese Kit Kat review-a-thon.


Last week we did a quick ranking of 5 of the bars we got, and you can check it out in this YouTube video.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with the many reviews we'll be posting all week.

On a secondary note, we've decided that we're going to re-work our YouTube video channel. We've started to notice that we're pumping out content that we're not really happy with (and you don't appear to be watching it anyways). To start, we've decided to do our Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts monthly instead of weekly. We're also looking to cut back the number of fully produced videos each month,  but we may have more informal videos posted more regularly (depending on what we're up to). Make sure to check out our YouTube channel and subscribe to keep up with this content.

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Friday, December 07, 2018

Ranking Kit Kat Bars


After visiting Japan the one thing I always come back with is a feeling of calm and tranquility, I also come back with a lot of Kit Kat bars.  I thought I would look at some of them and rank them from best to worst.

Next week we'll have the full reviews of each of these Kit Kat bars and more for a Japanese Kit Kat review-a-thon, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to follow along.

CC

Candy In The Media - Christmas Edition


This is seriously one of the best Christmas candy commercials ever made. It's very simple, but still looks and feels great.

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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Unusual Candy For Your Tree - Macaroni and Cheese Candy Canes


For some odd reason, macaroni and cheese candy canes have become all the rage this year. Stores have been selling out of them at breakneck speed. I really want to love this candy cane, but I'm not so sure I will. The best way to enjoy this candy cane over the holidays, maybe dip it in your mashed potatoes.

CC

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Unusual Candy For Your Tree - Clam Candy Canes


I'm just going to start right off with the candy cane I'd least like to eat. The only reason I'd want to try one of these is to see how much they actually taste like clams (then I'd like choke into a bucket). The only way I could see these working is as an accompaniment to your festive bloody mary cocktail.

CC

Monday, December 03, 2018

December Is A Busy Month For Candy Critic Starting With A Unique Japanese Candy Review - Kotabe “Chestnut”

This month is going to be super busy at Candy Critic and it all starts with this new review. This new review (Kotaby Chestnut) is the first of many reviews this week as we're kicking off a jam packed Japanese candy review-a-thon. The only Japanese candy we won't touch this week is Kit Kat bars, that's because next week we're doing a special Japanese Kit Kat review-a-thon.

Click here to check out the first in this week's Japanese treats.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up with the entire review-a-thon.


We're not only going to be posting cool Japanese candy reviews this month, we have a whole bunch of other stuff lined up this month as well. Rather than write about it, we decided to talk about on this week's episode of Chris's Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts.

If you're on the YouTube, make sure to subscribe to our channel to get all the latest videos.

CC

Friday, November 30, 2018

Candy In The Media - Sushi Fun Candy


I love the idea of making sushi candy. It's amazing the similarities between these two foods, as well as the amount of skill it takes to make them both.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

It's Santy Cane!!!


Looking for that perfect Christmas apparel for any candy fan (either yourself or a friend), why not wear Santy Cane. He's jolly, sweet and covered with facial hair. Nothing says good idea like a candy cane with a beard and a boot.

Check out all our shirts here.

And make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all our new designs.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

It’s Monday And We’re In Thailand


No review this week since we’re Thailand, but we will be posting a review-a-thon in December. We also have a new episode of Chris’s Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts that we just finished recording. In this episode we show off our newest piece of candy merchandise.

Click here to check out the new episode of Chris’s Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts.

Also make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with our Thailand adventure.

CC

Friday, November 23, 2018

Candy In The Media - For The Love Of Old Fashioned Candy Making


This video is not only a look at the restoration and use of an old candy machine, it's a love letter to the very idea  of restoring old candy machines and using them to make candy once again.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Random Video - I Eat Gum From A Toy Car... Yup, That's Random.


I don't know why I find this to be so strange, but a free piece of gum in a toy car is just a little odd to me. Strange since I think a piece of gum in collectable cards is totally normal.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see some of the  other fun stuff we did in Japan.

Also follow us on YouTube to keep up with all our crazy videos and podcasts.

CC

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

We Are Back From Japan And We're Eating Bugs - Zircca

First things first, this week's new  review is not from Japan,we're still organizing all of our haul and photographing it. This review is from our last episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! where I ate a bug filled candy bar. It was not a great bar, and strangely it had nothing to do with the bugs.

Click here to read about the review that didn't "bug" me at all.


The best way I thought to look at our triumphant return from Japan was with a video, and since it's Tuesday and we're always late, why not make it an episode of Chris's Monday (Tuesday) Morning Breakfast Thoughts.

Make sure to check out our posts from Japan on Twitter and Facebook.

You can also follow us on Instagram, because I'm told it's hip.

CC

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Our Last Video From Japan


We’re getting ready to head back home from our awesome trip to Japan, but not without one last video. This time we’re comparing Kit Kat bars, matcha Kit Kat tonbe exact. Apparently Kit Kat has two matcha bars, one for everyone, and one for people with “grown up tastes”.

Click here to check out the difference between these two bars.

Make sure to check out our Twitter and Facebook feeds to see some pictures from our adventures.

CC

Friday, November 16, 2018

Memorable Japanese Kit Kats I've Reviewed - Part 5 - What I Knew About Japan Before I Went The First Time

Make sure to check out our earlier posts this week where we've been looking at some of the interesting Japanese Kit Kat bars that we've sampled in the past. Right now we're in Japan, and I'm hoping that right this minute I'm stuffing my face with even more Kit Kats.

Today I'm going to talk a little bit about my expectations of Japan. This is not my first trip to Japan (the one we're on right now), I went with Allison a few years ago and we stayed for several months. Allison had lived in Japan for several years, and she was working there again while we were there. I on the other hand was there to figure this place out. Figuring out Japan takes a lifetime, but trying to figure it out will make you very happy while you're there.

Growing up in Toronto I was  exposed to many Japanese things, including restaurants and Asian shops. I would often go to the Asian shops and explore. I would certainly look for candy and one thing I truly loved was ramune soda. It's a fairly average fruity soda, except on the method you open it. When I went to Japan I wasn't sure if everything I learned about Japan from the stores in Toronto would be accurate. As expected, in some ways it was the same and in some ways it wasn't. One of the ways that it was similar is the amount of ramune soda available. It was strange, but during my stay in Japan the first time, ramune soda actually reminded me a little bit of Canada.

That's why I had to get the ramune flavoured Kit Kat bar. To me it represents Japanese sweet food culture so well, and it reminded me of home a little too.

Click here to read about my ramune Kit Kat exspirience.

Also make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out what we're doing right.... now!

CC

Candy In The Media - Burger Bot


It's fun to watch this Burger Bot make burgers, but is it a better burger to eat?

CC

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Memorable Japanese Kit Kats I've Reviewed - Part 4 - You Say Potato?

We're still in Japan, and if you're following us on Facebook and Twitter you may have caught wind of some of our treat adventures. This week on the site we've been talking about some of the more memorable Kit Kat bars that we've ever reviewed. I'm sure hopping that we're getting a few more to add to the collection right now.

Today we're going to talk about potatoes. Potatoes are not something that most westerners would associated with dessert or in particular candy. Japan, and many other countries in Asia however feel that potatoes (both sweet and regular) make for wonderful sweet treats. The most popular form is sweet potato, and there are several sweet potato sweet treats available all over Asia. In fact a regular treat in Japan is simply a baked sweet potato, they sell them in trucks that roam around neighborhoods and kids line up like they were buying ice cream.  Regular potato is not as common, but it's surely available.

If you know about the Asian love of potatoes, than this potato Kit Kat bar isn't that strange. Put into a western context though, and it's pretty weird indeed.  Personally I'm pretty fond of potatoes (both sweet and regular) and I have yet to find them in a sweet treat where it didn't really work.

Click here to read this potato review.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out if we found a sweet potato Kit Kat.

CC

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Memorable Japanese Kit Kats I've Reviewed - Part 3 - The Ones You Bake

Remember that all week we're looking at some of the most memorable Japanese Kit Kat bars we've ever reviewed on the site. Last week we checked out Pocky and discovered some pretty creative ideas, but nothing as creative as the Kit Kat bar we're looking at today.

This Kit Kat bar was a thing of legend in the candy community when it first came out, no one could figure out how it worked. This was a Kit Kat bar that you put in the oven. The strange thing is that unlike regular Kit Kat bars, when you put it in the over it didn't melt into a puddle of melted chocolate. Instead this Kit Kat bar somehow grew a shell of cookie goodness.

No one is arguing that the way this bar does this can only be evil science or terrible magic, but the results are pretty tasty. When this bar was first released I remember reading so many other blogs about these cookies and I couldn't figure out how it worked.



Fortunately for you I decided to video the whole exspirience of baking these most creative of Kit Kat bars.

Click here to read our review of this very wild Kit Kat bar.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out what kind of Japanese treats we've come across in Japan this week.

CC

This Episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! Might Bug You - Cricket Chocolate Bar


People always ask me if I would eat a bug, the answer is yes. If you're wondering how I feel about eating bugs, you'll have to watch this episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!!

You can check out past episodes of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! here.

Also make sure to follow us on Twitter of Facebook to find out what we're eating next.

CC

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Memorable Japanese Kit Kats I've Reviewed - Part 2 - The Weird Apple Vinegar

All this week we're looking back at some of the Japanese Kit Kat bars we've eaten. We're actually in Japan right now, and hopefully we've found a few more.  Today's Kit Kat bar is one that falls into the strange category. In fact it falls in the strange and likely not very tasty category. No one has ever asked for a vinegar flavoured Kit Kat bar, but here we are, and here it is.

This isn't the only foray into the weird that Kit Kat Japan has made. They've also come up with a wasabi flavoured Kit Kat, and a soy sauce flavoured bar as well. I'm sure there have been other weird flavours considering they've released more than 300 varieties in Japan alone.

What I wonder is if these crazy, likely gross flavours are still just as popular as the non-gross flavours. Do Japanese people really go for the gross, or is this even a gross concept to Japanese people. More importantly, has any of these gross flavours sold so well, that they've considered keeping them on forever?

Click here to check out our review of this not so great bar.

You can also  follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out if we found any new Kit Kat bars while in Japan.

CC

Monday, November 12, 2018

Memorable Japanese Kit Kats I've Reviewed - Part 1 - Two Japanese Classic Flavours In One

Last week we looked at some of the fun varieties of a classic Japanese treat, Pocky. This week we're looking at a classic British treat that took the world by storm, and then Japan ramped it up even further, the Kit Kat bar. It all started several years ago when Japan released a special green tea variety. Since then they've been breaking the boundaries of what we expect the Kit Kat bar to be. So every day this week we're posting a look back at some of the more interesting Japanese Kit Kat bars that we've reviewed. We're still in Japan, and hopefully we're finding even more.

For our first entry this week, I thought I would start with a Kit Kat bar that pretty much sums up the  flavours of Japanese candy. Japan has some pretty creative treats of their own, but they also excel at taking already established treats and giving them a Japanese spin. Two of the more common flavours to use in this kind of adaptation is match green tea and sweet red bean paste.

In the  past there have been various matcha and red bean Kit Kat bars, but this was the first time I'd ever seen them both together. It's a strange flavour combination, but it really does taste Japanese.

Click here to read our review about this ultra Japanese flavoured Kit Kat.

Also make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with our Japanese adventures right now.

CC

Monday Morning Breakfast Thought (quickie from Tokyo Disney)


Just got in to Tokyo Disney and we’re tired.

Click here to check out the very quick breakfast though.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with our Tokyo Disney adventures.

CC

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Opening A Classic Kyoto Candy

We’re on a train opening a special Kyoto treat known as Kotabe. It comes in many different flavours and we chose chestnut. It’s a treat you can only find in Kyoto, and it’s pretty unique. We’ll be posting the full review when we get home, but for now...

Check out the video of us opening and sampling some Kotabe.

Also make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with our entire adventure.

CC

Friday, November 09, 2018

My Favourite Pocky - Part 5 - The Different Stick

All this week we've been posting short blog posts celebrating our favourite Pockys that we've reviewed over the years. Today we're posting our last installment with a variation that we've only seen once with Pocky. Normally the thing that changes about Pocky are the flavour of the chocolate, the ingredients added to the chocolate, or the flavour of the cookie stick. This variant however changed the shape of the stick instead.

The flavour of this Pocky is a standard strawberry flavour, I think this is a flavour they've done a few times with a few subtle differences. This time however they changed the stick, and not in a way you might think. Instead of bending the stick, or turning it into a pretzel or something, they changed the stick from a round stick to a heart shape in the circumference. While I can't say that the idea worked well, it was pretty cool to see them go out on a limb and try something totally different.

I'm a really big fan of Pocky, and it's one of those treats that's become well known for the crazy varieties that are available. It's good to see that this company is willing to play with their classic treat, but it's also great to know that whenever you want, you can always go back to the original.

Click here to read about this fun strawberry Pocky.

As you know we're in Japan, so why not check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds to see what we're up to.

CC

Candy In The Media - Traditional Chocolate


If you want to know how chocolate was traditionally made, this is it. Best of all, it's still made this way in some places.

CC

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Today I Ate Something Natto So Great.

As promised, the videos from our trip here in Japan just keep coming. This video is a bit of a return of sorts. 9 years ago (or so) we visited Japan and wrote a blog post about tasting natto (the most notoriously horrible food in Japan). Today we’re giving it another try, and frankly I’m surprised with the results.

Click here to check out our second attempt at natto.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with our Japan adventure.

CC

My Favourite Pocky - Part 4 - My Main Squeeze

Make sure to check out our earlier posts this week where we featured some of our favourite Pockys that we've reviewed in the past. We're in Japan right now, hopefully finding some new Pockys to try. Today's entry is a really interesting Pocky, that's because it's a flavour of candy that you don't really see very often, grape.  Let me clear that up, you do see plenty of hard candies in grape, but you don't often see chocolate based treats in grape, and you certainly don't find too many grape cookies. But that's  not the only thing that makes this Pocky unique.

The flavour itself  was pretty interesting too, it wasn't that fake grape you might expect, it was a slightly tart, slightly more realistic grape. In my opinion, grape is an underused flavour, particularly when you're talking about a real grape flavour. That's what I like about candies like Pocky that keep coming out with different varieties, eventually they get desperate and start to explore flavours that aren't commonly used. Sometimes this ends in a wonderful disaster, but sometimes you get something really interesting. I've said it before, I'd rather try a creative disaster than a sure thing that's boring.

I've seen one other flavour of these Pocky Squeeze treats before, I forget what flavour it was, but I'm hoping to see more. I would be really keen to try this in a raspberry or maybe something interesting like a dragon fruit.

Click here to see what we had to say about this Pocky.

If you want to find out what we're up to in Japan, make sure to follow us  on Twitter and Facebook.

CC

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

My Favourite Pocky - Part 3 - Panda Pocky

All this week we're looking back at some of the Pocky we've reviewed in the past, today's Pocky is one that grabbed my attention right on the shelf.  I don't like to admit that I'm a sucker for a package or a gimmick on a candy, but I am. This is probably a perfect example of how a candy company can take a simple premises and turn it into something much more with a clever name and fun package.

What you have here is cookies and cream Pocky. The stick is the same, but they use a white chocolate with cookie bits on the outside. It's a simple idea that's been done a million times in the candy world. The thing that makes this Pocky great however is the cool package. In fact if you check out our Pinterest feed, you'll see that I've made this package the cover image for the "candy I've eaten" section. I love this package so much. It's simple and very clear. I would seriously buy a Panda Pocky t-shirt and wear it every day.

I'm sitting here years after writing the review and I can't for the life of me remember how these tasted, yet I can probably redraw the package from heart. That's how powerful some marketing can be. It's strange that Pocky can be a real hit or miss when it comes to marketing their different varieties. On yesterday's post we saw an example of a really weird marketing idea that even felt a little off putting. Today we're celebrating one of my favourite package designs ever.

Click here to read the review of this really good looking Pocky.

We're in Japan right now, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out what we're up to.

CC

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Sampling McDonald’s Carbonara Fries In Japan.

Managed to get my hands on the legendary McDonald’s Carbonara fries today, and I made a little video of me preparing them. They actually weren’t that bad, they’re actually good enough that I’d get them again. I’d also be interested in more “strange” sauces for my fries at McDonald’s.


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My favourite Pocky - Part 2 - Manly Pocky

Remember, all this week we're looking at some of the Pocky varieties that we've already reviewed. We're also in Japan right now, and might be discovering some new ones. Today's Pocky is one of the first varieties of this treat that I'd ever sampled, and it was a little strange.

I've seen a few other candies, and in particular chocolate bars, that have gone with a "for men" campaign. The problem I've had with these candies is I've never actually been around to see the advertising campaign itself that goes with it, which I assume would explain why women can't eat this particular candy. So to me I always see these as being a little sexist. From what I remember about these Pocky, the only difference between these Pocky for men and the regular ones is that the chocolate is dark.

The macho man in me wants to believe that for some reason there's a food that only I, as a man, can handle, but it couldn't be further from the truth. Even more to the point is the fact that most women I know prefer dark chocolate. I would say that the first introductions to dark chocolate, and the appreciation I have for it has come from women. So I really don't understand this variety at all.

Click here to read our review of this sexist Pocky.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we search Japan for a Pocky for women.

CC

Monday, November 05, 2018

My favourite Pocky - Part 1 - Classic Pocky

All this week (while we're in Japan), we're going to look back at our favourite Japanese cookie treat, Pocky.  Pocky has become so popular all over the world that some people might not even know that it got its start in Japan in 1966.  By Japanese standards it's a new candy, it really ushered in a new trend of candy from Japan being distributed all over the world.

The first Pocky we're going to look at is the classic Pocky, the one that started it all. The great thing about this treat is while it's very simple, it really works. Better yet is that they really haven't changed it that much over the years. Even though we'll be looking at different Pockys all week, the classic Pocky has everything that makes this treat great. The thin layer of chocolate and a cookie stick that has probably one of the most unique and satisfying textures of any cookie treat.

This classic treat has become so popular all over the world, that it's started to become manufactured outside of Japan. The good thing is that it seems that the other factories/manufactures are getting it right.. I've had Pocky in a few places around the world, and each version seem to hold up to the standards of the classic Japanese variety.

So all this week we'll be looking at different Pocky treats that we've reviewed (and maybe while we're here in Japan we might find a few new ones to taste), but it's important to note that the origin of all of these varieties is very solid. Not many treats can pull off so many varieties. It takes a simple yet well executed treat to spawn so many great versions.

Click here to read our classic Pocky review (it was one of our first reviews that we posted, so it a little short).

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see if we come across any new Pocky on our Japanese adventure this week.

CC

It’s Our Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts From Japan!


In this special episode Chris is at KFC in Japan, and he’s enjoying a biscuit. The thing about these biscuits is they’re good, really good, maybe better than the biscuits you get at KFC in the USA.

Check out the video here, and make sure to follow us on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter to keep up with all our travel videos.

CC

Friday, November 02, 2018

Candy In The Media - Making Your Own Candy Only Better


I really love Bon Appetit's series of videos with Claire Saffitz where she attempts to make gormet versions of popular treats. These are treats that we eat all the time, but she wants to give them a gourmet twist.

Click here to check out her attempt at Kit Kat bars and Lucky Charms.

CC

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We Just Finished A New Episode Of Junk Fud On The Road!


In this episode Allison and Chris talk about their fairly recent adventure in Singapore. We learn about Allison's love of Mr. Bean cakes, and Chris samples a Singapore classic, salted egg fish skin.

To keep up with all our travel adventures, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

To keep up with all our podcasts you can follow us on SoundCloud, YouTube, or just click here regularly.

CC

Monday, October 29, 2018

It's A Spooky New Review (well, not really) and a Frightful New Episode Of Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts (not really either) - M&M's "White Pumpkin Pie"

I think the only thing about this review that might be even slightly scary is the fact that it's yet another pumpkin spice/pumpkin pie themed treat. Of all the food trends that I know of this one confuses me a lot. In fact the only trend that confuses me more is the crazy flavours of Starbucks frappuccinos.

Click here to read the review and find out why I'm confused about pumpkin spice stuff.


This week's episode of Chris's Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts is also not really scary, although I do attempt to make a Halloween/creepy breakfast treat, and I''m wearing a costume. So it's kind of creepy and Halloween themed.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the traveling we'll be doing in the future.

And don't forget to follow us on Instagram to keep up with some Snack Facts and our special tea of the day project.

CC

Friday, October 26, 2018

Candy In The Media Halloween Edition - Truly Scary Snickers


I'm not totally sure if this commercial is supposed to be scary. I get the joke, but I'm not sure if the creators of this commercial realize how scary the mask is.

CC

Monday, October 22, 2018

We're On The Road, And We Still Have A New Review - Cool Air

I decided that this would make the perfect new review to symbolize the fact that all of you in the north are starting to get a little chilly. When I was a kid I used to believe that it was a good idea to chew a cool gum in order to keep warm. It's a silly idea, but mentally it got me through a few cold winter nights ice skating with my friends (holy cow was that ever a Canadian thing  to say).

Click here to find out what we thought of this chilly gum.


Hey everybody, we're on the road... although if you read the title of this blog  you'd know that already. We're in Cambodia road tripping it around Battambang and Siem Reap. It seems that I'm not able to embed videos using my tablet, so that means if you want to see our latest episode of Chris's Monday Morning BreakfastThoughts, you'll have to click here.

If you want to see more of our trip, make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we'll be posting pictures of any cool snacks and food we find.

And remember to follow us on YouTube for videos that we might not post here.

CC

Friday, October 19, 2018

Candy In The Media Halloween Edition - A Scary Short Film That Has Nothing To Do With Skittles... Or Does It


This is a creepy short film, but the part that made me most tense was the idea that I was constantly trying to figure out how they would incorporate Skittles into it.

CC

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

It's A Very Special Episode Of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!!


This is not only a double episode (two snacks), but both parts were filmed on the road (Singapore and Thailand). In this episode we try two very unique McDonald's pies, both on the savory side. Savory McDonald's pies are rare in North America, but all around the world they have some pretty unique savory pies, and some of them are actually pretty good.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out what we're eating next.

Also make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with everything we put out.

CC

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Can't We Just Pretend It's Monday? (New Review And Breakfast Thought) - Sugus "Blackcurrant"

I've been under the weather for a couple of days, and yesterday just seemed like the worst time to post a breakfast thought and a new review. For our new review it's a strange one. The candy itself is pretty basic, but the fact that I recommend only eating one is a little strange. It's not that I didn't like this candy at all, it just gets worse the more you eat.

Click here to find out why this candy doesn't cut it after the second bite.



On this week's breakfast thought we talk about all kinds of fun stuff, we even show you some behind the scenes fun when we photography candy for candycritic.org reviews.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all our fun candy adventures every day.

If you want to keep up with our Tea Everyday project, make sure to follow us on Instagram as well.

CC

Friday, October 12, 2018

Candy In The Media Halloween Edition - Some Candy Ideas From Good Mythical Morning


I'm not sure how "good" these ideas are for hacking your Halloween candy. I'll simply say that these are ideas and you can judge them however you like.

CC

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

It's A Random Review... One That We Really Got Wrong.


Check back tomorrow (at www.candycritic.org) for the full written review, but right now you can check out my initial reaction to these cheese snacks. Often I assume certain things about snacks before I eat them, sometimes I'm wrong, this is one of those cases.

Make sure to keep up with all our reviews on Twitter and Facebook.

Also make sure to check out our YouTube channel to see all our other videos and podcasts.

CC

Monday, October 08, 2018

It’s An Episode Of Chris’s Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts From Singapore!


There’s no new review today, however we have a special episode of Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts shot live from Singapore. In this episode Chris (and Allison) talk about their travels, and also about some future episodes of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! that they’re working on. It’s the first time we’ve recorded an episode from abroad, but not the last as we have lots more travel coming up.

To keep up with all our fun trip news, make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

CC

Monday, October 01, 2018

It's Time For Some Thoughts, And A New Review - Tic Tac "Mint"

This week's review is a classic, although for me it's a classic that I don't really like that much. There have been many occasions where I've forgotten to write a review of a classic treat, only because I thought I had reviewed it already. These Tic Tac "Mints" are not the case, in fact I've thought about skipping this review entirely on several occasions. It took someone giving me some for free to actually think about this review.

Click here to find out why I don't think much of this classic candy.


On this week's episode of Chris's Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts we're going to talk a bit about our recent trip to Thailand, and also eat some fruit with sweetened, spicy, salt.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all our future trips.

You can also follow us on Instagram to get a few Snack Facts, and to keep up with our reviews as we post them.

CC

Friday, September 28, 2018

Candy In The Media - Greatest Invention Ever?


The PancakeBot 3D printer might be the greatest thing  to have happened to breakfast in a long time.

CC

Thursday, September 27, 2018

We Got Our First T-shirt Done, And It's Sweet!


As you know we're updating the website, and with that we're launching a whole new series of shirts based on the new design. This is the first one featuring our Cotton Candy character. On the back is a clever way for you to remember all of the ways you can say "cotton candy".

Make sure to check out some of our older designs and keep up with the new ones by checking out our Zazzle store.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It's Time For A New Episode Of Junk Fud On The Road - Irelands


In this episode of Junk Fud On The Road, Chris and Allison talk about their recent trip to Ireland where they ate far more potatoes than is politically correct to talk about.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Candy Critic Statistics


So this past weekend we finally finished putting together the database for all of the candies reviewed on candycritic.org so far. It was way more reviews than we were expecting with well over twelve hundred. One thing that made me feel good about the reviews was the scoring. If you look at the graph above showing the number of candies that have any particular score, you'll see a fairly good curve. Each bar represents a score starting at 0 and going to 14.5 (there's a reason that there's no 15) in increments of  .5. The curve does lean slightly towards the better end, but that's because it's candy.  This  information will be used on the new site when we start listing the candies according to score.

This next graph shows all of the different candy brands that have more than 10 reviews on the site. The first bar is actually our question mark category, because we don't know the brands of some of the candies we've reviewed. We're hoping to lower that number down a lot and might be asking some of our readers to help with that.  This graph is very useful right now because we're presently building a section that will feature our most represented brands on the website. I took a guess at what these would be on my initial design, but I got a couple wrong.
This graph  features one of the new additions to the site that I'm most excited about. We're going to start listing some of the candies that have many different varieties. This includes Kit Kat, Lay's, and Pocky, to name a few. I love the idea of collecting varieties of candies, and I'm hoping this section grows in the  years to come.

While these are likely the dullest representations of candy that you can imagine, it's become a really valuable tool for us while updating candycritic.org. In the past the organization has been done slightly randomly, but with this database we're hoping that it will come together in a much more organized way.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

It's Monday Morning, So It's Time For Some Thoughts, And A Review - Nude Chocolate

Long and tube like, is not the way you want to describe something that's called "Nude Chocolate", but it's just the way it is. This week's review was purchased because of the bold letters on the package and what they spelled out.

Click here to find out if this "sexy" treat lives up to the hype.



On this week's Monday Morning Breakfast thoughts we look at statistics. Many of you out there are probably not interested in math, but candy math is pretty fun. After compiling all of the reviews into a database, I have some interesting stats about the kind of treats we have on the site.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We've Got A New Episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! - Lemon Pepper Tang


Over the last few years I've started to collect flavours of Tang, this one was one of the weirder ones and well worth mentioning.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

We've Finally Posted Our Monrning Thoughts


This episode of Chris's Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts is late, a whole day late. It was one of those things that just proved to be more challenging than we expected. But it's a great episode and we promise we'll try harder next time.

Also make sure to keep up with our gummy review-a-thon this week. Our latest post is one of the great mergers in the candy world, unfortunately it didn't really work out.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

We're Starting Our Gummy Review-A-Thon On Time, But Our Monday Morning Breakfast Thought Will Be Late

We've decided this week would be the perfect week to have a review-a-thon, and one of our favourite review-a-thons to do is gummy review-a-thons. There are just so many gummies to choose from so it makes review-a-thons so great. We've decided to start with a gummy that has the potential to be really strange, but likely isn't.

Click here to read about this potentially strange candy review.

Due to technical issues that we don't really want to explain (you can ask and we'll tell, but it will depress us), this week's Monday Morning Breakfast Thought will have to be a Tuesday Morning Breakfast Thought instead. We were thinking of canceling it, but frankly we have a breakfast treat we're really excited about trying. Make sure to check back tomorrow for the new episode (or follow us on YouTube to get a notice when it's posted).

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Candy In The Media - Squishing Things


I found this to be a lot more interesting that I thought I would. I was holding out to see the cola and Mentos getting crushed together in the press, but strangely it was the most disappointing.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Chris Drinks A Coffee Coke


Rather than just taste test this new Coffee Coca-Cola, Chris decides to see if this drink has any harmful effects on him. After chugging the whole can, Chris tries to site still for 10 whole minutes. Needless to say things start to get shaky after the first 5.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

It's Time For Another Monday Morning Breakfast Thought, And A New Candy Review - Puccho Juicy "Assorted Fruit Flavors"

Today's new candy review should be celebrating fruit, but there's a problem. It celebrates fruit in general, and not any particular fruit. This is a bit of a peeve I've recently discovered, fruit flavours that don't really have any kind of specificity to them. It's not that I don't like fruit flavours that don't taste like the  fruit it's supposed to represent either, I love fake raspberry and cherry, the problem I have is when they don't commit at all.

Click here to find out how this week's new candy review rubbed me the wrong way.



This week on Chris's Monday Morning Breakfast Thoughts, I feel like we have to change it to Chris's Monday Morning Dealing With A Bad Meal From The Weekend Thoughts. Unfortunately I didn't get to have the breakfast I was hoping this morning, so instead I had to find something to sooth my sore tummy.

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