Friday, May 17, 2019

Candy In The Media - Trolli Is Creeping Me Out


Tom pointed out this amazing series of commercials for Trolli gummies and I totally love them. I'm just hoping that they didn't put them out for Halloween. I think it would be great if they just went for creepy for creepy sake instead.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

It's A New Episdoe of In Hindsight All About The Wunderbar!


It's been a while since we did an episode of In Hindsight, and we're really happy to have the chance to eat another Wunderbar. If you're not familiar with In Hindsight, it's where I look back and an old review, and re-taste the candy again. I compare my notes and see if the old review holds up.

If you want to check the Wunderbar review in full, it's right here.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tom's Look At The Visual Side Of Snacks And Candy - African Gold Sesame Seed

Hi folks! Glad you could drop in for another look at snack and candy packaging! This week, I wanted to share a quick snapshot of a shipping sack for African Gold Sesame Seeds. I love how the shape of the continent is filled with graphic silhouettes that represent flora and fauna of Africa! What struck me was the fact that very few people will see this piece of package art. It is on a large 50lb sack from which bins at Bulk Barn (for example) sell the product to customers. Except for the moments when staff refill the container, the bag is stored away out of sight of the public. Hopefully, the audience of Candy Critic will enjoy this glimpse of a rarely seen piece of Snack Pack Art!

Tom

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Candy In The Media - What's A Hot Shot?


I don't think I've ever heard of this candy called Hot Shots, but based on this amazing retro commercial, I want to try one.

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Thursday, May 09, 2019

It's Time For Us To Give You Our Thoughts


In this month's Breakfast Thoughts we talk about some of the news in the candy and junk food world, and also talk about some of the new content we've been posting on Candy Critic lately.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Tom's Look At The Visual Side Of Snacks And Candy - Pal-o-Mine

This week, let’s look at a classic Canadian confection and a genuine piece of candy history!
This bar was spotted in Bulk Barn in the section reserved for British treats. I imagine this is purely because it doesn’t fit with the neighbouring bars that are specialty types for various reasons. It’s not British either, as the label makes clear it’s made in St Stephen, New Brunswick. My curiosity was further peaked when a customer came in looking specifically for the Pal-O-Mine. He told me it was the first chocolate bar sold in a wrapper by Ganong in New Brunswick. The label says “since 1920” but Wikipedia has the original wrapped chocolate bar devised in 1898 to allow pieces of Ganong’s chocolate to be brought fishing (for example) without leaving a mess in a coat pocket. Peanuts were added later and then, in 1920, the name was chosen and we have Pal-O-Mine!

Chris recently posted a video of foods that he associates with Canada and seeks out when he visits home. Perhaps this Canadian classic will join the list in the future.
Pal-O-Mine is a two piece affair and this you see from the second photo that I ate one half before stopping to take a picture of the bar inside. It’s darn good, though my place is only to comment on packaging!

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Monday, May 06, 2019

Has Anybody Ever Reviewed This Candy? - Rainbow Lollipops

This is probably the most ignored candy in the world when it comes to getting hyped on the internet. Sure the broad range of Kit Kat flavours is fascinating, as are the retro candies from our childhood, but these lollipops always seem to fall through the cracks. They must still be popular since you can find them all over the place, it's just that no one seems to be talking about them.

While I can't turn the tide of internet interest, I'm going to spend this short blog to remind people to show a little love to the lollipop that we've all probably enjoyed at one point in our lives.

Click here to read the review of this beautifully simple lollipop.

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Friday, May 03, 2019

Candy In The Media - My Name Is Klondike


This commercial asks the age old question, are you that bad a parent that  you would even consider naming your kid after an ice cream treat?

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Tom's Look At The Visual Side Of Snacks And Candy - Broken Nut Roll (AKA Oh Henry Bars)

Hey all!

If you’ve been following these posts the past couple of weeks, I hope you’ve enjoyed the informal look at some candy packaging. This entry goes against the format perhaps, but also talks about packaging from a different angle.
If you take a look at the photo accompanying today’s post, you’ll see a close-up of Oh! Henry chocolate bars that are on display for bulk purchase. That’s right: there is no package at all! The bar sells itself on visual appeal alone. Granted, the name recognition helps customers who are already familiar with the well-known candy bar. However, the way the candy bars are displayed is intriguing. The bold-type name on the bin describes the item as “Broken Nut Roll” with the name brand “Oh! Henry” in smaller text. The fact that some bars are BROKEN is played as a virtue rather than a problem. Indeed, the way in which the caramel oozes from the center where the break occurs, revealing peanuts and the slightly darker core of chocolate can be downright irresistible. The appeal is enhanced once the bin lid is lifted and the heady aroma of those three elements grasps the olfactory senses.

Anyone else need a pause to collect and compose?

Yes.

So, as much as a package serves basic functions of protection and presentation in most circumstances, in this setting it is barely missed. In another part of the store where the above photograph was taken, the Oh! Henry 4:25 bar is available in a more conventional wrapper and marketed in it’s own point-of-sale cardboard display. Package designers need not fear their obsolescence! This seemed a good opportunity to showcase another approach to marketing that evokes the past and may serve as a model for the future in a world that needs to be concerned with waste management.

Tom

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Monday, April 29, 2019

New Review For The Brain - Smartfood Popcorn “White Cheddar”

I've been working so hard on updating Candy Critic that my brain is starting to hurt, a bag of Smart Food is just what the doctor ordered. I used to love eating Smart Food when I was a little kid, so that might actually detract from the theory that eating Smart Food makes you smarter.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tom's Look At The Visual Side Of Snacks And Candy - Chimes Ginger Chews

 
Here is a package that is designed in homage to old-time packaging from the early decades of the 20th Century. The colour palette is limited, much as it was in early printing. The typeface evokes the text one might see in old silent film title and caption cards. The line illustrations are vintage style depicting old modes of travel such a classic bi-plane, penny farthing- style bicycle and an old multiple mast sailing ship.
On the back of the package, the text echoes (with less hyperbole mind you) the carnival barker or medicine show style of advertising.

I have tried the “original” and mango flavour. I’m eager to try the orange next and sadly, have no idea yet where to find the peanut butter or the peppermint.

Best of all, I can attest that this simple candy helps to relieve intestinal distress pretty quickly. In spite of the allusions, it’s not all the work of snake oil salesmen!

Tom

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Is Over, And We Have A New Review - M&M's Eggs "Peanut Butter"

As a kid, this was the time of year that I would be in my element. The holiday is over, and I'm left with a basket filled with chocolate goodness. My parents were also somewhat responsible, so I would also get a few small toys as well, most notably either a small Lego kit or an action figure or two.

Click here to read our last Easter candy review this year.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Candy In The Media - There Are So Many Things That Disturbe Me About This Commercial


Don't get me wrong, I think this commercial is funny, and I think it sells M&Ms fairly well. You just can't get around how weird it is. It starts off with a weird premise, I mean who in the world is going to the mall to sit on the Easter Bunny's lap?

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Visiting Canada? Here's 3 Foods That We (as Canadians) Never Miss When We Go Home.


I was inspired on my last visit to pay attention to the foods that I just can't miss when I go back home. There were a few others that almost made the list, but these 3 are ones that I just can't live without.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tom's Look At The Visual Side Of Snacks And Candy - Real Fruit Yo Yos

Today’s entry in this on-going study of packaging was a delightful discovery on a day when I needed to make a ‘pit stop’ at Starbucks. I felt obliged to buy something in return for the use of the facilities (a trait picked up from my Dad). I didn’t need a coffee and this brightly coloured package, about the size of a package of trading cards,  caught my eye. A bear (even says so right on it) silhouette bearing (sorry) a leaf over his bareness, apparently due to a sense of modesty. The text describes the product as a “real fruit yo yo”. As my last name is “Yeo”, there was a sense of connection. I also like strawberries and it claims to contain real fruit!
When I got home and opened the package, I was surprised to find a card depicting and describing chameleons of Madagascar! Chameleons are one of my favourite creatures, so this was a real treat. I gather the product is aimed at children but that doesn’t keep me from getting a kick out of the jazzy illustration style. I even learned stuff I didn’t know about chameleons and Madagascar, itself. Not bad for a wee card.
Last but not least, when I looked at the bar code, the designer had dropped a nice groaner of a pun (see photo) just for those of us who revel in such things.

Tom

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Monday, April 15, 2019

New Review Easter Eddition - Bunny Ears

We're starting our Easter reviews with what can only be described as one of the most grim candies I've ever seen for this holiday. Sure, some of you might see these as being cute little chocolate treats, but all I see is a bunch of cute little bunnies with no ears.

Click here to read about severed chocolate bunny parts.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Candy In the Media - Reese's Easter Commercial Is Suggesting Something


I might be reading into this a little bit, but is the implication here that chocolate bunnies and peanut butter jars hook up and produce peanut butter eggs?

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tom's Look At The Visual Side Of Snacks And Candy - Flip Phone Pop


Many people living in the current age of rapid technological change have likely felt the heady mix of excitement and being overwhelmed. That’s where this candy Flip Phone Pop might be an oasis of nostalgia for some. The design of the old flip phone provides a place for a big slab of sweet candy. Candy makers would be challenged to place candy on the current style of mobile phones and have it look like it is part of the design. It also let’s the generations share some common ground in an unexpected, fun way.

Tom

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Monday, April 08, 2019

It's Time For A New Snack Review - Onion Rings

I probably should have named this site "Snack Critic", but frankly it's doesn't really have the same ring as Candy Critic. I'm well aware that reviews like the one today are not technically candy. The thing is, I like snack foods too, and these are kind of close to candy. At the very least, salty snacks like this play in the same area as candy. They're like the salty candy... with less sugar.

Click here to read about this surprisingly good salty snack.

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Friday, April 05, 2019

Candy In The Media - Let The Argument Begin!


Probably the most heated debate in the candy world is weather or not white chocolate is chocolate, and PBS decided to take it on with science.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Tom's Look At The Visual Side Of Snacks And Candy - A Lil Nutty Train Mix

Anyone who has gone shopping (that’s most people) has likely noted the popularity of cartoon characters in product promotion. Whether it’s the current licensed hot property or original creations, such whimsical beings can bring a much-needed smile to a weary soul. Sometimes there’s an added level of inspiration such as the expressive faces on these snack packages.
The bold, active lines of the facial features and the expressive script lettering are attention grabbers but there was more to it! The space inside the mouth is a clear window so the actual product can be seen! There’s a direct connection between the pitch character and eating the product! Also, it’s a less disgusting version of the game of “SEE FOOD!

Tom

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019

It's April, And We Have An Episode Of Monthly Morning Breakfast Thoughts, And A Review - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures Stuffed with Reese's Pieces

On paper today's review should have worked. It combines two of the great classic candies that have worked for so many years. This candy just proves however that not everything can go together perfectly.

Click here to find out why this candy combination didn't work.


Also, we have a new episode of Chris's Monthly Morning Breakfast Thoughts, and I decided to take on the pineapple challenge. Most of the time when I say "I decided to take on", things end horribly, but apparently there are exceptions.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

5 Awesome Candy Themed Funko Pops - Honorable Mentions

Here's a bonus candy themed Funko Pop to add to our collection.

While all this week we've been looking at Funko Pops based on candies or candy mascots, this particular pop is certainly candy themed, but doesn't represent any particular candy. Instead it's a character from one of the best movies to feature candy, Wreck It Ralph. It's strange, you don't think about candy when you think of Wreck It Ralph, yet it plays a pretty important part of the movie.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

5 Awesome Candy Themed Funko Pops - Part 5 - Marshmallow Peeps

Make sure to look back, because all this week we've been looking at awesome candy themed Funko Pops.

Of all the Funko Pops that we've looked at this week, this is probably my least favourite. First of all I'm not a big marshmallow guy, so Peeps are generally out of my wheelhouse in the first place. Secondly I find it a little strange that Funko decided to go with the Peeps bunnies instead of the classic chicks. While I don't hate this toy, I'm not really sure if it's something I'd put on my shelf.

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Candy In The Media - Photography And Candy Together Forever


This could possibly be the best cross over between my two careers of photography and candy.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

5 Awesome Candy Themed Funko Pops - Part 4 - Twinkie The Kid

We still have a few more characters to look at in our series about candy themed Funko Pops.

Do people know who Twinkie the Kid is? Even when I was a kid Twinkie the Kid wasn't a huge deal for us. That could have been because I lived in Canada, or it could be my age. Later in life I found out more about this awesome cowboy and I gained a hearty respect for him. He was an amazing mascot for one of the most popular baked treats in the world. I wonder if they'll ever bring him back?

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

5 Awesome Candy Themed Funko Pops - Part 3 - Bazooka Joe

We're halfway through our look at awesome candy themed Funko Pops.

Bazooka Joe is probably the least well known, yet very iconic candy themed character that Funko has ever turned into a Pop. It used to be that Bazooka Joe was one of the most published cartoon character in the world. Every kid knew about him and some even laughed at the cheesy jokes from his comic. I had a time in my life when I was obsessed with Bazooka Joe comics. Today I'm not even sure if Bazooka gum comes with comics anymore.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

5 Awesome Candy Themed Funko Pops - Part 2 - Sour Patch Kids

Make sure to check back every day this week as we look at some awesome candy themed Funko Pops.

Sour Patch Kids are a pretty logical design for Funko Pops. They're pretty iconic and they have some character as well. Generally in commercials Sour Patch Kids are shown to be mischievous and playful. This could work well with the Funko Pops because you could use them as a sort of Elf On The Shelf like toy. You could pose your Sour Patch Kids Funko Pops all around your house up to all kinds of shenanigans.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

5 Awesome Candy Themed Funko Pops - Part 1 - Otter Pops

Every day this week we're featuring a candy themed Funko Pop. For those not familiar with the Funko Pop trend there are plenty of websites and Youtube movies dedicated to the subject. All I can tell you is that they're very suited towards candy themed and candy licensed toys.
To start us off I thought I would look at one of their new lines, Otter Pops. Otter Pops are a very popular American frozen treat that's been copied in many other countries all over the world (In Canada we call them Freezees). They have different names in other places, but they're pretty much the same thing, a frozen tube of fruity sugar water.  Unfortunately the otters themselves probably won't appeal to anybody who doesn't know about the specific American cool treat. So these will likely be a US exclusive.

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This Treat Is So Nice That They Named It Twice - Yan Yan "Double Cream - Chocolate Flavoured Cream and Banana Cream"

Probably the biggest problem I have with reviewing candy is the packages. I try so hard to not let the package of any candy interfere with my review, but it's hard. There are just some trigger words on packages that make me nervous, like "licorice", "banana", and "flavoured". These, and a few other words turn me off of a snack before I've even eaten it. Sometimes I'll just randomly pick up packages because of the name or shape and I'll skip the fine details. Sometimes I'll pick up a treat that is full of trigger words. This is me attempting to get over these candy features I don't like. Most of the time I'm reminded about why I don't like these words on packages, but occasionally (like this time) I'm pleasantly surprised.

Click here to find out why this chocolate flavoured and banana treat worked out for me.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

We Eat Taco Bell In Thailand, And It's Not Bad... Then It's A Little Bad


Just before our recent trip to Thailand I heard that their first Taco Bell was opening up in that country. I didn't remember much from the article I read on the subject, only that they had to "adjust" the recipe for Thai tastes. I wasn't really sure what that meant, but I wanted to find out. It turns out the new Taco Bell was only a few minutes walk from the place I was staying, so a lunch there was totally in order.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Today I Review A Surprisingly Good Marshmallow - Marshmallow Cones

I've said it before, but I don't like marshmallows that much. I also don't like licorice and fake banana flavour either. People are often shocked that there are some candy flavours that I don't like. While I don't like them, I do recognize that others do, so I try and make my personal preferences clear when I write a review. I mention that I'm not a fan, and even suggest that your tastes might be different than my tastes. When people ask, I often suggest that you don't take my reviews as the answer to weather a candy is good or not, but use it as a barometer and judge my taste versus yours and see how a particular candy might fit into your own arena.

Click here to read the marshmallow review that I actually didn't mind.

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Monday, March 04, 2019

Birthday Wish List Part 1 - Banana Surprise

I don't really know why the idea of a hollowed out banana filled with either cream or goo appeals to me, but it does.

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It's A Review-A-Thon And A New Episode Of Our Monthly Morning Breakfast Thoughts

I've really been in the mood for some candy in bar form. Fortunately for me candy in bar form is very common. Some people call them candy bars, other call them chocolate bars, to make things simple here at Candy Critic we just call them bars.  All this week we'll be posting a whole bunch of bar reviews, at least one a day.

Click here to check out the first entry in our bar review-a-thon.


Also make sure to check out our latest installment of Chris's Monthly Morning Breakfast Thoughts where Chris talks about all of the news from last month and what's coming up on Candy Critic for March.

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Sunday, March 03, 2019

Birthday Wish List Part 2 - Bob Ross Waffle Iron



I like this item because it appeals to my artistic nature and my love of waffles, The Bob Ross waffle iron.

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Saturday, March 02, 2019

Birthday Wish List Part 3 - Zolli Pops

I've heard so much about the girl who created a lollipop empire. More importantly I heard about the fact that these lollipops are actually good for your teeth.

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Friday, March 01, 2019

It's Time We Llisten To Another Episode of Junk Fud On The Road


In this special episode of Junk Fud On The Road, Chris and Allison talk about airports. They've seen a few of them in their time, some are great, some are downright horrible.

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Birthday Wish List Part 4 - Oreo Mug Ultimate Dunking Gift Set

This gift set is probably one of the best inventions since the Oreo cookie itself.

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Candy In The Media - It's Fake, But It Still Makes Me Hungry


Even though I know all these tricks on how to make food look good for advertising, I still fall for every single time.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Birthday Wish List Part 5 - Jell-O Slime

I would trust this kind of product from a company like Jell-O. After all they pretty much invented the tasty treat with a weird texture industry.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Birthday Wish List Part 6 - Oreo Music Box

This invention is pretty much the definition of playing with your food.



Check out this video sample too.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Birthday Wish List Part 7 - Batman Serving Dish

I wish I could say that this would be a subtle way to bring my love of comics to some of the fancy parties we host, but it's not subtle at all.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Birthday Wish List Part 8 - Candy Land

With my love of candy and board games you'd think that I would already have a copy of Candy Land, but I don't. I like this version most of all because it's the retro version.

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It's Been A Little While, But We're Back With A New M&M's Review

With our trip to Canada over, it's time we collect all the treats we got and start the arduous task of writing the reviews. Most people assume that writing the reviews is the best part of this job, but it's not. Hunting for new treats to review is fun, and even better is tasting the treats. The problem is sitting down after eating a treat and putting into words what I just ate. Sometimes it's not too hard to come up with words to describe how I feel about a particular treat, this new review is just that case. While it's a little more complicated than I expected, there was plenty to talk about.

Click here to find out what we thought of this M&M's variant.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Birthday Wish List Part 9 - Feed My Ego, Buy Me A Shirt


I'm not proud of myself, but if you bought me a shirt from the Candy Critic store, I'd be really happy. I'd even be happy if you bought one for yourself too. Maybe you could consider one of these new designs by my good friend Tom Yeo.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

My Birthday Wish List Part 10 - I Like Star Wars

You could pretty much get me anything Star Wars related and I'll be happy. Get me something that's both Star Wars related and candy related and I'm overjoyed.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Canadian Candy In The Media - It's A Secret


It's funny, I've never thought about how other candies are made, but for some reason the folks at Caramilk convinced us that we had to know how they made their bar. I think if I find a Caramilk  bar on this trip, I'm going to drink the caramel out with a straw.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Canadian Candy In The Media - I Wunder?


I love Wunderbars, I love them a lot. For a while they were my go to bar. Last time I was in Canada they were really hard to find. I hope I'm eating one right now.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

I Like This T-Shirt


What better way to say "I love candy" then picking up this great looking shirt designed by the amazing illustrator Tom Yeo.

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Happy Valentine’s Day, We Have A New Review... Sort Of.

As you know we’re not home right now, and I’m unable to post reviews the regular way on candycritic.org . The thing is I found the perfect Valentine’s Day candy to review. So rather than just skipping it all together, I’m going to post the review here on the blog for now, and when I get home I’ll post the regular way too.  So sit back and enjoy the...


Jelly Belly “Conversation Beans” Review

Made by: Jelly Belly

The point of this candy is simple. It’s kind of an homage or maybe a parody of conversation hearts made by Necco. As a novel version of this classic treat these are perfectly acceptable. Each bean had a different message on it, most of the messages were one word and all of the ones I found were positive. There wasn’t anything dirty or negative as a joke bean which was nice. In general I found the idea of these beans to be a total success.

Where these beans fell down a bit was in the flavour. Before even eating them I was surprised to read that all of the flavours were sour. I don’t really associate sour fruit with romance, in particular sour grapes seems pretty negative. After tasting them it turns out that they’re actually not that sour at all either. So they market something that doesn’t make sense, then they kind of failed at it. The fruit flavours were also not that great, and none of them tasted much like the fruit they claimed to be. The flavours were not unpleasant, but other than the cherry they were very generic. I did however really enjoy them when I ate all the flavours together.

Texture wise they were what you would expect from Jelly Bellies. In general I think these were a slightly gimmicky candy, but appropriate for Valentine’s Day. I wouldn’t seek these out for any other reason than it would make a nice gift for a jelly bean fan on Valentine’s Day.

Taste 3
Texture 3.5
Novelty 3.5

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

5 Strange Candy Choices For Valentines Day - Part 5 - Snickers Hearts

Of all the candies we've featured on this list of strange choices for Valentine's Day, this one is probably the most personal. I say this not because I have a grudge with Snickers, in fact I really love Snicker's bars, and might even be eating one right now. I just personally don't find Snicker's to be very romantic. If I had to give it a feeling, I think it might be tough. When I associate Snickers with a memory it often involves Betty White getting tackled in a football game and not a first kiss or memorable date.

I guess these might be OK since they're heart shaped, but I'm still not sure how I feel about the candy that makes me feel more manly being used as a way to romance.

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