Thursday, October 31, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Candy Critic Quick List - Top 5 Best Halloween Themed Candies We've Reviewed On Candy Critic

Scream Egg

It's all the goodness of a Cadbury Creme Egg, with a scream.

Check out the review here.

Koala “Halloween”

Fun Japanese cookies with a Halloween theme.

Check out the review here.

Chocolate Caramel Pumpkins

A high class chocolate treat in the shape of a pumpkin.

Check out the review here.

Gummy Pumpkins

Sure they're not actually pumpkin flavoured (they're orange), but they still look cool.

Check out the review here.

Hershey's “Candy Corn”

This is a chocolate bar that shouldn't have worked, but it did.

Check out the review here.

Bonus, the worst Halloween candy we've ever reviewed:

Peeps “Marshmallow Tombstones”

Seriously, they're just grey blobs.

Check out the review here.

And check out all of our Halloween reviews here.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Amazing Halloween Candy/Junk Food Costumes That You Should Buy - Vanellope Von Schweetz

I love a Halloween costume that is a really deep cut. This costume is so obscure, yet many people know the intellectual property where it originates. It's very candy related, and the name above might give you a clue.


Tom's Look At The Visual Side Of Snacks And Candy - Russell Stover Halloween Treats

These flavours were among the fastest to sell in these Russell Stover chocolates. I loved the illustrations on the wrappers! It’s a familiar style influenced by modern Japanese animation “cute” style, done with fun personality. Just look how well the ingredient characters seem to get along (especially the coconut shard with an arm embracing the pumpkin)! How could these NOT taste great?! And they are mighty tasty!
Nice job Russell Stover designer(s)!
That’s it!
Happy Hallowe’en!


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Monday, October 28, 2019

It's Our Official Halloween Review - Oozing Skulls

I was going through our list of Halloween themed candies that we've reviewed and I realized something. The odds of getting many of the candies on that list in your trick or treat bag is pretty slim. It made me realize that there's two categories of Halloween candy out there. There's the stuff you get in you trick or treat bag, that's often just shrunk down versions of regular candy. Then there's the Halloween themed treats that might be a little spookier, but not really the right format to give out.

This actually made me a little bit sad. The more I looked at what kids want for Halloween, the more I realized that it wasn't really Halloween themed. Kids want regular candy, they don't care about the theme. This isn't anything new, when I was a kid most of the candy I wanted wasn't Halloween themed, and there were even several Halloween themed candies that would disappoint (I'm looking at you Halloween Kisses). So from a candy only perspective, Halloween isn't really Halloween themed.

Click here to read our Halloween themed candy review, that you will likely never get trick or treating.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Amazing Halloween Candy/Junk Food Costumes That You Should Buy - Nerds For Two

I love the idea of seeing two people wearing this Nerds two person costume. I hate the idea of wearing it myself.


Monday, October 21, 2019

I Discovered A New Kind Of Dessert - Dairy Milk "Tiffin"

I consider myself a pretty authoritative figure when it comes to sweets. It could be candy, snacks or desserts, but I think that I know a lot about anything with sugar. However, I still have lots to learn, and whenever I learn something new about sweet treats I'm super happy. While reviewing this chocolate bar, I learned that there's a dessert called  "Tiffin", and now I want to try it.

Click here to read the review that helped me discover a new kind of cake.


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Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween Candy In The Media - M&Ms Used To Have Glowing Bags?!!

I like the idea of having glow in the dark bags of candy for Halloween, but I'll give huge props to any candy company that can produce glow in the dark candy for Halloween.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

It's A New Episode Of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! And I'm Eating Chips - Really Hot Wasabi Chips Edition

When I first started this video, I didn't think it would be an episode of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!!, but by the time I reached my limit of wasabi chips, all I could think is Chirs, why would you eat that?!! So this is the first episode of this show that actually evolves.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Amazing Halloween Candy/Junk Food Costumes That You Should Buy - Tootsie Pop Dress

I think that we can probably agree that this isn't really a Halloween costume. Some people might buy one of these for Halloween this year and pass it off as such. Some might also argue that this is a little too sexy to be a Halloween costume. I'm not someone who judges other people's fashion sense, so i will say nothing. What I will say is that I think as a dress this is a pretty neat look. I really like the retro graphics, and if I saw someone wearing this dress in public, I might even compliment them on the cool design.


Friday, October 11, 2019

Halloween Candy In The Media - A Warning From Snickers

This commercial goes from being a Christmas advertisement, to being a strange Halloween commercial, to being a warning to all you people out there giving out cheap candy on Halloween. They pack a lot into thirty seconds.


Wednesday, October 09, 2019

We Have Thoughts This Month, And We're Sharing Them.

For some reason I thought I would tried the new Coca-Cola Energy as my breakfast this month. While the caffeine did wake me up a bit, the fact that I had an empty stomach didn't help me out too much.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Amazing Halloween Candy/Junk Food Costumes That You Should Buy - Peeps for Pets

I saw a photo of a small kid dressed up as a marshmallow Peep, and I thought I would feature that costume. They while digging a little deeps I came across this.


Monday, October 07, 2019

We're Feeling The Burn - Skittles "Sweet Heat"

I don't think I'm a big fan of the overly spicy food trend that's going on right now. I'm not saying that spicy food doesn't have its place in food, I'm just wondering why some things have to be spicy, like these Skittles. I also don't like intense spicy for the sake of being intensely spicy, but that's like because I'm a spice wimp.

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Friday, October 04, 2019

Halloween Candy In The Media - Retro Woolworth's

This commercial pretty much sums up my memory of Halloween as a kid. Some might see it as a fond memory, I'm a little disturbed by it.


Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Amazing Halloween Candy/Junk Food Costumes That You Should Buy - Fun Dip

This is not only a great costume, but it's a great example of getting close to something, without getting sued.