Monday, December 31, 2018

It's The Last Review of 2018, And We Have A Bonus To Go With It - Strawberry Milk Candy

It's been a pretty strange year in the junk food and candy world. Straws became public enemy number 1, and food became more political than ever. We got to travel a whole lot, and exspirience treats from places like Finland, Kenya, and Japan (just to name a few). We also started to build up our YouTube channel, something we hope to continue to do in the coming years. It's been a fun road in 2018 and we thought we'd end it with a candy we picked up in Japan that might seem simple, but has a really great package.

Click here to read our last review of 2018.

The package is so great that we made a little video showing off how cool it was.

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Thanks for following us and reading our reviews all throughout the year. We're going to keep going into 2019 and hopefully for many years to come.


Friday, December 28, 2018

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

Hey everybody, I just wanted to say happy holidays, merry (or happy) Christmas, happy Hanukah, happy Kwanzaa, and enjoy your Festivus. I've always seen this time of year as a time to get together with friends and family, and a time to eat really great food. So I hope you're eating the food that makes you happy and comfortable, and I hope you're eating it with people that make you happy and comfortable as well.


Sunday, December 23, 2018

It's A Very Special Christmas Edition Of Junk Fud On The Road - Tokyo Disney Resort

In this episode Allison and Chris talk about their trip to Tokyo Disney Resort during the holiday season.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Candy In The Media - Christmas Edition

I hate it when commercials use Santa as a way to promote healthier eating. I also don't like it when candy companies try to sell themselves as a healthy choice. I like candy and I like Santa, but I know that neither one of them is healthy by any standards.


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Unusual Candy For Your Tree - Bacon Candy Canes

It would be very un-Canadian of me to put these candy canes down. After all, bacon is our national meat... or it should be... if we have a national meat. I think the bacon flavour could work in candy cane form, particularly if the sweet is a nice maple flavour. Then I can hoist my Canadian flag up and celebrate Christmas properly. The great thing about this candy cane is that the best way to eat these is on Christmas morning with your pancakes.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Unusual Candy For Your Tree - Krampus Candy Canes

Of all the candy canes we're featuring this month, this is the one I'm most afraid of. It says that it's cinnamon, however I assume that it's blazing hot cinnamon. If it's not super spicy then I don't really get the theme of this treat at all. The best way to eat this candy cane is with some cold milk.


Monday, December 17, 2018

It's Time For A Review... From Someplace Really Cold... Maybe It's Not Such A Good Idea - Sirius Rjomasukkuladi

I'm feeling a little down lately. I've got the Christmas blues attached to a little home sickness. I'm a big fan of Canada at this time of the year. I like the decorations, I like the snow (as long as I don't have to shovel it), and I like the holiday treats. I'm not in Canada so I miss not having it all around. Yesterday however Allison and I baked cookies, went to a Christmas concert, and also visited a Christmas market, and it helped.

I thought it might also help even more to have a chocolate bar from a place where it's really cold right now. Turns out that didn't help very much at all. I am looking forward to the review we're posting on Thursday because it's really filled with Christmas cheer. So here's hoping I get that last jolt of cheer before the holiday's start up in full.

Click here to read today's review from someplace really cold (Iceland).

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Unusual Candy For Your Tree - Gravy Candy Canes

I think of all the strange candy canes we're featuring this month, this one is the most useful. I think on its own it's probably not going to taste great, but like the macaroni candy cane, dipping this one into your mashed potatoes might be a fun treat. If you want to go one step further, suck one end into a spike, skewer your turkey onto the candy cane, and dip it in your mashed potatoes. It will completely eliminate the need for utensils and make cleanup a breeze.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.

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