Friday, June 15, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hey Everybody, It's A New Episode Of Junk Fud On The Road!

In this episode Chris and Allison talk about the very strange and very amazing country of the United Arab Emirates. It's a place that offers just about everything you might want when it comes to snacking, even Tim Horton's.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Quick Review Before We Left - Kazoozles "Cherry Punch"

Lately we've been trying to do a few reviews on the weekends, and try to keep a theme. This weekend however we only managed one, and that's really happened for two reasons. First of all we have to leave for an adventure, but most importantly this candy doesn't really go with anything else. It's not the kind of candy one can compare to other candies, nor does it really go with any other candy.

Click here to read about this very strange Wonka candy.

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

And We're Off....

Allison and I are on a new adventure! Our itinerary is fairly complicated, the only way to describe it simply is to tell you that it takes place in Europe. The simple details are that we will be visiting 5 different countries, we will be in some of the big cities of Europe as well as some of the most remote. We will have internet sometimes, but likely not all the time. And I will be eating many snacks and treats along the way. That's pretty much all I can say at this point. I'd give you more details, but what's the fun in that.

We've got a few fun articles pre-posted for the time while we're gone, but most importantly we'll likely be posting a lot on social media as we go along (at least when we have internet). So make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with our adventures.  We'll also likely have some kind  of review-a-thon going on after we get back as well.


Friday, June 08, 2018

Candy In The Media - Watching Them Ice Krispy Kreme Donuts

Here's the thing about Krispy Kreme donuts, they're glazed donut is one of the best mass produced baked thing on the planet. The problem is that their other donuts don't stack up at all.


Monday, June 04, 2018

This Last Weekend We Ate M&Ms - M&M's "Crispy" and M&M's "Caramel"

Over the weekend we had two kinds of M&Ms, one was crispy (literally that was what they called them) and the other was chewy(not what they called them). It was interesting to have a candy that could have two very different textures yet still represent the original candy so well. Lazy varieties are something I truly hate in the candy world, and it seems that Mars is not being lazy with these M&Ms. They both worked very well, both tasted great, but most importantly both were still M&Ms in spirit.

Click here to read the "Crispy" review, and click here to read our chewy (caramel) review.

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Friday, June 01, 2018

Candy In The Media - Making Your Own Breaking Bad Meth Candy

You have to sit through two other fine recipes, but if you're patient you get a fun, simple recipe for candy that looks like the meth on Breaking Bad.


Monday, May 28, 2018

This Last Weekend We Thought We Could Defeat Licorice, We Did Not - Salt Larkrits and Larkits Roten

For the last few years I've spend a great deal of time trying to like licorice. My biggest attempt was to buy a whole bag of Dutch droop and eat one every day for a few weeks. I made it through that experiment with a feeling that I might have lost my hatred of licorice and turned it into a tolerance. Since then I've tried to be more open about eating licorice and on occasion I've found licorice treats that I don't hate. This weekend I thought it would be fun to push the envelope with some pretty serious Swedish licorice treats. I pushed, and licorice pushed back pretty hard.

Here's the two licorice reviews that defeated me:

Our Salt Larkrits review and our Larkits Roten review.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Candy In The Media - Cilantro Is The Devil!!!

I hate the stuff, it tastes like soap. When I ask people who like cilantro they tell me it's cool and refreshing, like soap can be sometimes. So I'm pretty sure there are a large group of people out in the world that like the taste of soap. After all, Thrills gum is still on the market.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

We Have A New Late Night Review - Swedish Licorice

This weekend we're going to be posting a few licorice reviews. To help get us started we thought we would post a live review of one of the more extreme licorice's we're going to review. I thought I could handle it, as you can see from this video I couldn't.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Slight Change To Candy Critic Introducing, "This Past Weekend's Updates" - Tartufi Di Cioccolato

We're staring something new here on Candy Critic, and it's all about when we post new reviews. From now one we'll be posting at least one new review every weekend. Sometimes it'll just be one, sometimes a whole bunch of them, but we're going to focus on the weekends. Then, every Monday at this very time (when this blog was posted), we'll post a recap of the review(s) right here. Some weekends will be one simple review, sometimes we'll have a theme, sometimes we'll just dump a bunch of reviews. We're freeing up our weekdays to work on our vlogs and podcasts. Having said all of that, we're likely to break these rules and post new reviews on weekdays now and again as well, but you'll have to follow us on social media for those.

This past weekend we reviewed:

Tartufi Di Cioccolato, truly what chocolate truffles are all about.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Candy In The Media - A Documentary About Food and Love

Crown Candy from Kamau Bilal on Vimeo.

This is truly a beautiful documentary about how a 100 year old sweet shop/diner in St Louis thriving as well as building a community.  It's now a must stop for me next time I'm in the area.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

This New Episode Of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! Proves Again That You Can Ruin Ice Cream

I keep hoping that ice cream would have the same effects on foods as chocolate. The idea that everything is better in ice cream form (much like the idea that everything is better covered in chocolate). As much as I'd like to believe this, I'm constantly proven wrong.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

We Have 3 Days Of Lots Of Japanese Snacks. Starting With... - Baby Star Mini "Fried Noodles"

Last week we did a crazy candy review-a-thon, and in the same spirit we're going to continue this review-a-thon till Wednesday. The difference is we're going to focus on Japanese snacks, and we're hoping to post a whole bunch of reviews.  The strange thing is that we're likely going to post most of these reviews late at night for... reasons.

You can click here to read the first Japanese snack we're reviewing this week.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Candy In the Media - Don't Eat A Crayon Sandwich

Even if you think the Simpson's is the best show ever, and smarter than anything ever put on TV, eating Ralph Wiggum's grilled crayon sandwich is not a good idea.


Wednesday, May 09, 2018

It's A Random Video, And It Involves Something Called A Corn Dog Doughnut.

In hindsight we probably should have saved this doughnut for a future episode of Chris, Why Would  You Eat That?!!, but we were both hopeful and excited. Unfortunately the hope ended after the first bite, and the excitement around the third. Without giving too much away about this video, we recommend highly that you don't ever eat a Corn Dog Doughnut.

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Monday, May 07, 2018

This Week We're Doing A Crazy Candy Review-A-Thon Starting With... - Mentos "Choco & Caramel"

Normally when we do a review-a-thon we simply post a new review every day. This "crazy" review-a-thon is a lot less predictable, and more abundant. What I can promise is that we will post a new review every day. What I can't promise you is when we'll post this new review, and how many reviews we'll post each day. We might post one, or we might post 3 or 4, we just don't know. We might wait a few hours between posts, or we might just post them all together. We're going a little crazy here.

Click here to read the first review of this crazy review-a-thon.

Also, we won't likely post a new blog entry every time we post a new review. So that means you'll have to keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, or Instagram to know for sure if we've posted something new.

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Friday, May 04, 2018

Candy In The Media - Icing Cookies With Lego

Not only does this bring two of my favourite things together (cookies and LEGO), but it also eliminates my least favourite thing that I have to do when I'm making cookies.


Thursday, May 03, 2018

When Great Ideas Fail - Inafcn "Salt & Sour"

If you're a regular reader of this blog (than you're not my my mother, seriously mom, you could check it out now and again), then you'll know that I love innovation. If you ask me what my favourite candy or snack is my answer is almost always "something new and creative that I haven't had before". There is however a second part to that answer, "it's also important to pull off your new idea". This is an example of what should have been an amazing idea, but they failed so badly at pulling off the goal that disappointment was all I had.

Click here to find out how these chips failed me.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

This Week I Tried To Defeat My Old Nemesis... Licorce - Salta Katten

The general assumption on this site, and from people who find out that I review candy, is that I love every single kind of candy out there. This could not be further from the truth, there are plenty of candy types and flavours that I don't like, and licorice is one of them.The difference with licorice is that at one point in my life, a few years back, I tried to like it. I try to keep my mind open every time I eat licorice, and one time I even ate a piece of Dutch licorice every day for two months to try and gain a taste for it. Every so often I eat a licorice candy and it feels like this behavior modification is starting to work out.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

I Made A Video About Putting Stuff In The Oven, And My House Didn't Burn Down

While my house didn't burn down, what I did was really stupid. Putting chocolate bars in the oven doesn't make much sense, and should ruin a perfectly good chocolate bar. The strange thing is that it didn't. It turns out putting strange flavours of Kit Kat bars in the oven actually turns them into a unique snack exspirience.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

This Candy Review Is Nothing To "Snicker" At - Snickers "Oats"

My opinion of bars that comes out with a huge variety of flavours often depends on the last one tried. While I didn't hate this bar, it did make me think that some candy companies don't give as much thought as they could to new varieties. Having said that, a few week's ago I would have been much more enthusiastic on the subject after trying a really clever Kit Kat bar.  So I don't seem to have a hard and fast opinion on this matter.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

This Death Star Popcorn Popper Is Amazing!

My favourite thing about this popcorn popper is the fact that it comes apart and the top is the bowl. This is most certainly going on my Christmas list next year.

For those of you who don't want to go with the dark side, this R2-D2 popper is pretty cool too.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

It's A New Episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! And Once Again I Suffer With Durian

I'm constantly reminded that there are people in the world that like the taste of durian. I've even met a few people who apparently love the stuff. I just can't wrap my head around this, but I'm trying.

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This Review Is Worth It For The Name Alone - Bon Bon Bum "JoJoJo"

I don't like to make a habit of picking out a candy for review on the name alone, but sometimes you just can't resist. I'm sure the name of this candy has some kind of meaning, but I certainly couldn't figure it out. I just remember walking into a grocery store, seeing a display with the word "bum" on it, and heading straight for it. I didn't really care what was being sold after that, I knew I had to try it.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We're On Patreon!

Hey gang, I just wanted to drop you a line and ask that you check out our Patreon page. We're looking to expand what we do here at Candy Critic as well as fix up a few things that need work. We're not looking to turn this into a huge money making venture, we're just looking to improve things a little. For as little as $1 you can join our Patreon group and get extra content as well as contribute ideas on how we can improve this site. Every level of contribution has some great bonus content and some even offer free candy.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

I'm Surprised About This New Candy Review - Flake "Mint"

I'm surprised that the Flake bar isn't already available in a million different flavours. This is a classic British bar that's fairly simple, and the perfect candidate for multiple variations. If I was Cadbury I think about making a Flake bar that celebrates it's most common use, as a topping on a soft serve ice cream cone. You could also put other ingredients in a Flake, to make it even flakier, like crunchy toffee. There's really lots you could do with this bar, and yet this is the first time I've ever seen any variation.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Kit Kat Week Part 3 - Ideas For Kit Kat Flavours That Haven’t Been Made Yet

Having spent the last little while thinking about Kit Kat flavours, I thought it would be fun to brainstorm some ideas for different flavours of Kit Kat bars that haven't been made. I asked some friends to suggest a few flavours, and came up with a few of my own. So here's our list of Kit Kat flavours we'd like to see.  Let us know if there are any flavours you'd like to see, also let us know if we happened to mention a flavour that does exist already.

Here's some basic ideas I think would work:

Fruit salad - It would be awesome if each finger was the flavour of a different fruit.
Fruitcake - The perfect, or worst, Christmas Kit Kat idea.
Honey 'n' Oat - I love this idea (contributed by my friend Willy), I think it would work particularly well if you used whole rolled oats.
Buttered Popcorn - I stole this idea from Jelly Belly, it worked for them so it could work for Kit Kat.
Jelly Bean - This could similar to the fruit salad idea with each finger having a different flavour. You could also try and add a soft texture in somewhere.

I think it's also important  to think about flavours from other countries,  so here are a few ideas of foods I love from foreign lands that I think would make excellent Kit Kat flavours.

Mango Sticky Rice - This is a staple food in many countries like Thailand and Cambodia. They already make all kinds of treats using the flavours of mango sticky rice, so why not make a Kit Kat as well.
Jalebi - This is my favorite Indian/Pakistani sweet treat. If you made this in Kit Kat form you'd have to somehow get the crispy texture right as well as the flavour.
Sticky Toffee Pudding - This is one variety that I wouldn't be surprised if it already existed. It's such a unique flavour, and the perfect Kit Kat flavour
Turkish Delight - This is another Kit Kat variety that could go further than simply making a Kit Kat that tastes like Turkish delight. You could actually put Turkish delight into the Kit Kat bar, similar to what they already do with peanut butter and caramel.
Speculoos - I think this is a food trend that seems to be continuing to grow, so it would be perfect for a Kit Kat. Some people know this as cookie butter as well. It would blend perfectly with the crisp wafers and milk chocolate.

There are also a few Canadian flavours that I think would work.
Beavertail - In particular the Kilalo Sunrise variety with cinnamon, sugar and lemon.
Pancakes with Syrup - You could give the wafers a pancake flavour, and  put a thin layer of real Canadian maple syrup on the top.

Two people (Allison and Brent) thought of two meat flavours. You might think it’s just a joke, but I don't think it's a totally silly idea.
Roast Beef - Something about creamy gravy that I think might work in the context of a chocolate bar.
Fried Chicken - This might sound weird, but the spices would certainly be an interesting flavour combination with a Kit Kat bar, after all fried chicken does work with waffles.


Candy In The Media - How They Make Kit Kat... Or At Least Where They Get The Ingredients

It's pretty amazing to see what goes into making one of the best chocolate bars ever.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Our Second Kit Kat Review This Week Is Unique, And We Have Video To Prove It - Kit Kat "Vanilla Ice Cream"

This is really one of the most unique ideas I've ever seen for a candy bar, ever. There are a few bars, like the Charleston Chew which improves depending on the temperature you eat it. This however, might be the first bar that improves after you bake it. The downfall is you have to wait for  it to bake before eating it, the advantage is that it really works well afterwards. You just might want  to be careful about eating a chocolate bar right out of the oven, they're really hot.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Kit Kat Week Part 2 - How Many Variety Of Kit Kat Already Exist

It's not really clear how many different  flavours of Kit Kats actually exist. Since Japan started this trend, a few other countries have joined in creating a handful of fun flavours. None of these fun flavours have come close to matching the variety and strangeness of Japan. Today it's fairly common to find Kit Kat bars with coffee flavours, caramel, peanut butter and many other fairly safe flavours. Kit Kat Japan has opened a few doors, but the floodgates have never opened completely outside of Japan.

It's estimated that there are anywhere from two to three hundred variety of Kit Kat in Japan alone. You might be able to add fifty or so variety that have been released in the rest of the world. No one seems to have an official list, and some flavours are similar, but not exactly the same as well (for example there's a special variety of strawberry Kit Kat that's made in Japan which is completely different than the Western strawberry Kit Kat).

One of the things many western Kit Kat varieties miss outside of Japan, is a tie to the local culture. We're missing many flavours that really represent particular cultures or regions of different countries. This is what has allowed Japan to go out  further with this idea, they are feverishly proud of Japanese culture and the products that come out of Japan. Japanese people tend to love the idea that something represents something in their culture, no matter how specific or detailed. They're also seems to be this idea that the product doesn't have to taste good to be a success. It's more about how well it represents the Japanese event or area than how great it actually tastes.

It's also safe to say that the Japanese pallet is a little different than the Western pallet, so maybe a soya sauce chocolate bar works for them.  To be honest, I'm not entirely sure why Japanese people love these Kit Kat variety, but they obviously do because they keep making them. I know for western countries we look at these flavours as being strange and exotic, but I think we need to fix this. What we need to do is look into our own culture and find the flavours that might be exotic to others,  and we need to make them in Kit Kat bar form.


Monday, April 09, 2018

Kit Kat Week Part 1 - A Quick Look At The History Of Kit Kat Flavours

Over the last decade or so Kit Kat has gone through a renaissance of sorts. Kit Kat has been a staple in the candy bar world since its creation in the 1930s in the city of York. Created by the Rowntree company the brand has since changed hands several times and is now manufactured by two different companies, Hershey’s in the USA and Nestle everywhere else in the world. Some would argue that Nestle has the superior product, and that the bar improves depending on where you buy it.

For most of the life of this bar, the Kit Kat has remained unchanged. 4 fingers featuring wafers, milk chocolate and a subtle filling between the wafers. The format can differ depending on where you get it, and a few places have offered variations in the number of fingers, however the basics of the bar never really changed much at all.

It wasn't until 1996 when the first variety of Kit Kat was introduced, orange. It was first released in the UK, and then spread around the world fairly quickly. Other flavours followed including dark chocolate and mint. These early flavours are considered to be fairly safe. Early on the Kit Kat bar varieties used flavours that are well known to work with chocolate.

It wasn't until around the  turn of the millennium that things started to go a little extreme. In the 1990s Kit Kat Japan started to introduce special flavours of Kit Kats to represent certain regions  of Japan. This is a common tradition in Japanese foods, each region has great pride in locally made products, and will often sell these products in local shops dedicated  to the region. Kit Kat Japan wanted to sell their bars to people that had pride in their local products and decided to cross over this Japanese tradition with their bar.

As time  went on, more and more flavours started to come out of these local areas, and soon Kit Kat was producing a new flavour to celebrate particular traditions or areas of Japan every month. With strange flavours like wasabi and soya sauce, it didn't take long for the internet to catch up to this trend, and Japanese Kit Kat bars became things of legend in Western Countries.


We're Starting Our Special Kit Kat Celebration Week With A Very Obvious Review - Kit Kat "Wa-Ichigo"

All this week we're celebrating the joy that is Kit Kat, more to the point we're looking at some of the crazy varieties that Kit Kat has come up with over the years. What better way to start that than with a crazy Kit Kat variety... Well actually it's not too crazy, but it has a back story that makes it kind of interesting. Later in the week we're going to be doing a live review featuring a very interesting variety of Kit Kat, and we're also posting a three part article about Kit Kat varieties. We're basically going Kit Kat nuts... strange, they've never made a Kit Kat with nuts.

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Thursday, April 05, 2018

It's A New Episode Of Junk Fud On The Road - Turkey

This episode brought back some great memories of a country that has a really great food culture, Turkey. This is one place that has the potential for a follow up episode in the future.

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This Week's Candy Review Tries To Sweep The Competition Away - Original Marshmallow Brooms

I'm not really sure how well known this candy is. In Canada, and in particular Ontario, we've had Marshmallow Brooms around for as long as I can remember. It's a little strange because I look at this as a mainstay on my candy shelf, however I imagine that if you've never seen these before, they might come off as really strange. I mean who would want to eat a broom?

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As a bonus, we just did a piece with the fine folks at The Sports Hangover giving the final call on their candy bracket.


Monday, April 02, 2018

Our New Candy Review Is Tasty... But The Review Is A Little Late - Ritter Sport "Nugat"

Whatever you do, don't judge this candy due to are tardiness. Easter Monday got the best of us and we went to a movie (Ready Player One), then things happened, and here I am rushing to get this review posted. Fortunately it's the kind of review one can be proud to post, and because it's so good, it's well worth this breakneck, sweaty stress I'm under to get this up ASAP.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Happy Easter Everybody, Here's Our Very Special Easter Review - Chips Ahoy! "Candy"

I have mixed feelings about the candy available at Easter. Generally, I really like it, lots of chocolate and plenty of fine quality sweet treats line the shelves of stores all over the place. I would say that 80% of the treats that are commonly found on store shelves are pretty good to eat. The problem I have with Easter, from a candy point of view, is the lack of creativity. It's all chocolate bunnies and eggs filled with various things. The eggs that get me the most angry are the chocolate eggs filled with wrapped candy. For some reason that really ticks me off.  There are a few exceptions to this rule, but most Easter candy while being really tasty, isn't super creative.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mind Blowing Package Design

I was writing up a review yesterday (the review should be going up next week), when while opening the package I was totally blown away. This is a perfect example of Japanese form when it comes to package design.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

I Have A New Fake Flavour That I Don't Like, Thanks To This New Snack Review - Lay's 2 in 1 "Grilled Shrimp and Green Sauce"

It's important to establish this concept before I continue, there are two kinds of flavours in the snacking world, realistic flavours (sometimes real) and fake flavours. Realistic flavours are pretty self explanatory, they actually taste like the thing they're supposed to be representing. Fake flavours don't, but that's doesn't mean they're bad, it just means that the flavour evokes the thing it's supposed to represents more than it actually copies the flavour. When it comes to fake flavours, I actually enjoy most of them, the two exceptions are fake watermelon and fake banana flavouring. After writing this review however I can now add fake shrimp to this list.  I don't mind shrimp, but I generally dislike anything that's shrimp flavoured.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

This Might Be The Cheesiest Review We've Ever Posted - Cal Cheese

While I did like this treat, the idea of a cheese revolution happening in the candy world terrifies me. Cheese is great, and there are lots of ways to use it in sweet foods and treat, but there are lots of ways that this ingredient could be used poorly. The crossover that scares me most is if the gross candy trend crossed over with a cheese candy trend...  It would be awful.

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Candy In the Media - Watching Them Make Gum

You may not want to watch this if you don't know what's in a synthetic gum base... It's not pretty.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's A New Episode Of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! - Preserved Plum Seedless

In this episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! Chris (that's me) eats some really disgusting plum candies we got in Hong Kong. It's funny that preserved fruit is where modern day candy originates from, yet so may preserved fruits are pretty horrible.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

It's A New Review... With A Twist! - Milk Tablet "Sweetened Flavour"

We've decided that over the next little while we're going to play around with some new ideas for Candy Critic. One of the ideas is to do a live review on Periscope every so often that we're calling Chris's Late Night Candy Review. As you can see above, we're also recording our live review and posting it on YouTube as well. We don't have a schedule for them yet (but as the title implies, it'll be at night), as we're still working out the kinks, but we'll be sure to announce when we're going to do a new review on Facebook and Twitter.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

It's The End Of Our Gummy Review-A-Thon, And It's Pretty Fresh - Spearmint Leaves

I've never really understood what the difference between "spearmint" and regular "mint" is. I'm not sure if it's just semantics and they're exactly the same thing, or if there's something different in the flavour itself. In general I find that people who use the word "spearmint" in conversations are a little more posh than those who use the word "mint".

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Candy In The Media - Watching Them Make Chocolate Treats

Watching them make a Toblerone Bar from beginning to end is pretty cool, and there's more.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

We're Doing More Videos!!!

Our new show is called Chris's Late Night Candy Review, where I do a review of a candy live on Periscope. For now I'll announce the shows as we go along on Facebook and Twitter. We'll also be archiving the shows on our YouTube channel as well.

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I Knew For A Fact That I Wouldn't Like This Entry In Our Gummy Review-A-Thon - Juicy Banana Gummies

There are three flavours commonly found in the candy world that I don't like, licorice, coffee, and banana. I've tried to learn to like these flavours, but at this point I've turned my hate into a sort of tolerance of these flavours. I can accept that people like these flavours, and I think I know why they like them. I just can't like them myself. This is  something to keep in mind if you're ever reading any of my reviews.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This Third Entry In Our Gummy Review-A-Thon Squirted Me - Juicy Squirts Berry

I think it's strange, but there's something I really like about a candy that squirts out a liquid when I bite into it. This doesn't really work with other foods. If you bite into a steak, a piece of broccoli, or an  apple, and it squirts, you'll  likely spit it out. Candy on the other hand is "more fun" when it squirts. I don't know why this is, I assume it's some kind of conditioning. Having a liquid center is a highlight for me when it comes to candies, and I can't say that I've ever been disappointed when it happens.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Our Second Entry In Our Gummy Review-A-Thon Smiled Upon Us - Emoji Gummies

Does the fact that there are gummy emoji's mean that emojis are no longer cool, or have then entered the lexicon so firmly that they're permanent. It's hard for the candy world to join up with cool new trends because it takes a while to design and manufacture candies. By the time a candy can be put onto the market, often whatever trend it's trying to emulate is already not trendy anymore. Occasionally a candy will actually become trendy, like gummy bears, but they weren't following a trend, they made a trend.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

It's Part 1 Of Our Gummy Review-A-Thon - Sour Belts

I think it's about time that we did a gummy review-a-thon. I've been meaning to do one for more than a year, but each time I think about doing a gummy review-a-thon, something more "interesting" comes up. This month I decided that it had to be done, and it's about time that I stopped thinking of gummies as not interesting enough.

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Not posting another link here, as I usually do, just letting you know that we have some new stuff happening that we're going to post real soon.


Friday, March 09, 2018

Candy In The Media - Watching Them Make PEZ

For the next few weeks we'll be featuring videos all about how they make your favorite candies. This week we're looking at a great segment all about our favorite square candy PEZ.


Thursday, March 08, 2018

This Review Looks At The Colour Pink - Kit Kat Pink

Psychologically we often associate certain colours with certain flavours, and this is particularly true with candy. The problem with this comes about when candy companies try to make a candy that's themed to a colour. For some reason it's easy to theme a candy to a flavour, like strawberry, and colour it pink. But it's not so easy to theme a candy to the colour pink, even if it has a strawberry flavour. I've seen and tasted a few colour themed treats in my life, and most of the time it just doesn't work out. I'm not sure who's to blame either, is it that candy companies don't get the candy right, or is there something mentally that just doesn't click?

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