Saturday, August 25, 2007

Friday Video (Late Saturday night)

I’ve been craving sugar fun cereals all this week; I’d kill for a bowl of something covered in sugar, with marshmallows.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Green with Shreky

I know I’m a bit behind but I just found this crazy special edition Shrek Snickers bar. I’ve seen the special M&Ms that are supposed to be ogre sized, but a green Snickers, that sounds awesome and horrible all at the same time.

Although the package seems to indicate that the green is super florescent, it’s actually more of a grass green.

I was also disappointed that the caramel wasn’t green, just the nougat. The good news was the Snickers itself was still the same.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Down… So what would be the opposite of date?

Sometimes it’s nice to be Canadian… Actually to be honest I have yet to find anything that I really don’t like about being Canadian. I’m not saying I’m better than anybody, or that Canada is better than any place else in the world, I’m just happy to be from here. Wow, was that ever a “Canadian way” to say that I’m proud of my country. Well to further the pride I have, this months review is of the “Oh Canada” Oh Henry bar. So stand tall those from the north, we finally have a treat with Canadian pride!
I’d also like to apologise but I swear that some time this week I’ll be adding the sugar free category to Candy Critic. I’ve just been kind of sick and really busy. I’ll let you all know when it’s up here on the BLOG though.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Video a day late

I was racking my brain on what kind of video to post, then I figured I’d try and find a commercial for a treat I like but I’ve never seen any commercial for it ever. Whatchamacallit was the first search and the best find ever. I wonder if Abbott and Costello took a few spins in their graves?


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cool flavours

These have to be some Ice Cream flavours that even the most extreme of Ice cream companies won’t even try. Sure they may load up their ice cream treats with gummies, 4 different chocolates and caramel but do you want to know why most ice cream companies won’t bring these flavours back?
Mainly because most of them where kind of gross.

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Music of Candy

Whenever I go to a restaurant with a jukebox I always pick a song with a candy theme and dump like 10 bucks in. Then I promptly pay my bill and leave.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Update Day!

Well this week is a pretty simple update day, mostly because I’ve been spending the last week getting over my vacation. What kind of world is it where your vacation needs a vacation to get over it? This weeks review is simple and fun, you can’t ever claim that a pink cotton candy flavoured dinosaur isn’t.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Simpsons Treats

Ok so I’ve been a little lazy. I just got around to really investigating the whole Simpsons movie madness at 7 11. Although I did really enjoy my pink Simpsons donut I have to say that I was disappointed by the lack of Simpsons related candy. A gummy Venus de milo would have really made my day.


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Cold Stone

It really looks like this adventures theme is ice cream. Everywhere I go I see it smell it, and lucky enough eat it.
This particular stop was at a place called Cold Stone. I think I may have seen one of these places before, or at least one similar. What they do is take your ice cream and your choice of toppings and mix them up using a spatula on what would appear to be a really cold stone counter. So it’s not just a clever name.

Imagine that, a cow?

While on my little adventure on the east coast I came across this crazy place that is decorated with all kinds of cows, retro stuff, and filled to the brim with candy and ice cream.
Seeing as I have a slight fear of cows I have to admit I wasn’t totally comfortable, but none the less it was a fun time for all.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

What’s with that St Stephen Place?

Just as we where about to cross the border into the US from Canada we came across this little town on the boarder. It’s called St Stephen and it claims to be Canada’s “Chocolate Town”.
So how can a town make such a claim? Well, a family known as the Ganongs decided to start a little candy company there.

And that candy company is now a big candy company and they’re really great.

You can go inside the original shop and see some cool artefacts from Ganongs past.

Or you can just go get some candy instead.
Can you guess what I did?

Lots-o-Sticky cones

Man that’s a lot of those sticky cone things.


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Pie of the Sea

Hmmmm, nothing says yummy like a slice of Seaweed Pie… Wait a minute, Seaweed pie; is this some kind of joke?

Nope not in PEI they have all kinds of crazy ideas using stuff from the ocean. Actually to be honest this particular treat was a bit of a disappointment.

I’m not saying the pie wasn’t yummy, because it was pretty good.

I was just disappointed because the “sea weed” part of the pie was just an extract used as a vegetarian substitute for gelatine. Tear, another adventure disappointing in style, but ok in flavour.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Giant Ice Cream

In every trip often a theme seems to come out of it, sometimes it’s hot days, other times it’s pretty wild life. Well on my trip to the East Coast my theme was giant Ice Cream Cones.

To marvel at them is something few men have been lucky enough to do.

Because we all know a trip filled with giant ice cream cones is a trip not soon forgotten.


The best in Canada?

If you ask anybody from PEI what the best Ice Cream in the world is, they’d all say the same thing, cows. And they’ll say it often, loud, and pretty much never let you live a quite life ever again until you’ve tried it and liked it. They are nice people, just really proud.
So when in PEI I made sure I went to this great place of Ice Creamy dreams. Readers Digest said it’s the best in Canada and I can’t disagree, it’s pretty good. My only problem is I want more, and by that I mean the portions are too small.

Can’t do the Can-can

I wonder how they fire people in PEI? I mean that don’t allow people to have drinks in cans, only bottles, so do people get bottled? I don’t care either way, nothing is sexier than a bottle anyways, I mean look at those curves.

So you may have noticed an absence in updates and Blogs, well that’s about to end. You see I’ve been on an epic journey filled with candy adventures, and that means I’m going to be going a little nuts with the Blogs as well as a few other Candy Critic things associated with this adventure. Having said that enjoy this weeks review, a fun Hershey bar with bits of another Hershey bar inside.
Also this week we’ve got a cool little article that will help you with your bulk food purchasing. The bulk shovel is a powerful tool my friend, use it wisely.