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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We'll also be posting our new reviews on Instagram as well.


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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