Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Costco Cookies

 I have a problem with buying treats at Costco, and it can all be explained using their cookies as an example.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Chocolate Bars Are Amazing

 I cannot think of any candy that is more iconic and popular than the chocolate bar. If you love chocolate bars, why not get yourself this fun shirt.

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Monday, December 27, 2021

Put Some Fruit On Those Pebbles

If you think about the name "Fruity Pebbles" it's a really odd concept for a cereal. I also think it might be the only regularly updated version of Fred Flintsone in cartoons. It's weird that it appears that a cereal themed to a cartoon character might live longer than the cartoon itself. It's particularly strange because it's not like the Flintsones wasn't a popular cartoon show. At its time it was the most popular cartoon for adults, ever. In some ways it was the precursor to the Simpsons. But now we're here, where there are kids buying a candy bar themed to a cereal, for a popular cartoon series they may have never seen.

Find out what I thought of this fruity bar.

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Friday, December 24, 2021

Old Man Christmas

It's always a little sad when you see a commercial that you remember and it's called "retro".

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Toffee For Christmas

This candy made me think about traditional candies all over the world. I wonder what sweet treats people in Australia eat for Christmas. I know about the barbeque and the various desserts, but what about the sweet treats that are put in stockings and such. Also, what about the other parts of the world that celebrate Christmas, what do you give/get this time of year? I really should look into this and maybe write something up, maybe even a book.

Check out my latest review that's apparently traditional, but not for me.

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Friday, December 17, 2021

A Christmas Before Lemons?

I always thought Coke and lemons went together, but apparently it wasn't always the case. I was also unaware that people used to decorate their trees with lemons.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Brownie Mayhem... or an Experiment, I'm Not Sure.

So I decided to make brownies (recipe here), then I started looking over my options as to what I could put into these brownies. Then I couldn't decide what to put into these brownies. Then I decided to try every ingredient I could to see which was better. This is why everything I eat turns into a spectacle.

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Jelly Beans And Christmas

One thing I love about the candy industry lately is how each and every company is adjusting for each and every holiday. While I don't associate Christmas with jelly beans, Jelly Belly has managed to make the connection. Jelly Belly has the advantage in that they can pretty much make any flavour they like for just about any holiday. I do however have a great deal of fun walking the candy aisles of grocery stories right now looking at how candy companies are trying to blend in with the holidays.

Check out how well Jelly Belly did at blending into the the holiday season.

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Another Classic Christmas Candy Commercial

It's not as charming as last week's Hershey's Kiss Bell commercial, but I think this M&Ms commercial is still pretty cute.

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Monday, December 06, 2021

A Weird Christmas Review

Many of you out there would probably argue that this Reese's Peanut Butter Cup has nothing to do with Christmas at all, and I'd agree. I don't see how the addition of peanut brittle makes a peanut butter cup holiday themed. The thing is, I found it at a Target in the Christmas section, in a Christmas display, and it has all kinds of green decorations all around it. Everything points to the idea that this peanut brittle peanut butter cup was meant to be sold at Christmas, except for the fact that as far as I know peanut brittle has no connection to Christmas at all.

Check out this very non-Christmas, Christmas review.

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Friday, December 03, 2021

Kiss Commercial

Every year I post this commercial, because it still feels like the best Christmas candy commercial ever.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

The Christmas Extravaganza Continues With Santa

Here's a completely random thing that happens to me often because of this site. I often find that I have to misspell certain words. In the most recent case it has to do with this new Christmas chocolate review. The chocolates are in the form of Santa Clause. So in this bag there are several Santas, which all my spell checks consistently remind me is not a word. It makes sense that a pluralized version of a proper name cannot be a word, but when you're such a famous person and your image might be on many different things then that changes. I know that my spelling is not the best, but I try, the fact that the word Santas keeps coming up wrong for me on my spellcheck is driving me nuts.

Click here to read about the holiday treat that caused a great deal of red marks on my spell checking apps.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Chips Are So Amazing

I could watch the Wondastic Tech videos all day long, this just makes me want to crunch down on a potato chip so badly.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Time To Look Back At Memorable Snacks on Junk Fud on the Road

In this special episode of Junk Fud on the Road, Allison and Chris look back at some of the great snacks and treats they've sampled in the past.

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Starting The Christmas Reviews

Christmas decorations and treats started coming out really early this year. I noticed many Christmas things on store shelves well before Halloween was even over. At first it bugged me, but then I learned that stores had a hard time ordering things this year because of Covid shortages and disruptions. I also changed my tune and remembered last year how great it was when people kept their Christmas decorations up a little longer than usual. I quickly changed from the Christmas Grinch to... well whoever the opposite of the Christmas Grinch might be. So this year I've gone a little nuts with Christmas treats to review, and because of that, I've decided to start posting my reviews now. To start everything off I thought I'd have a review-a-thon featuring one of my favourite Christmas treats, Lindor.

Click here to find out how I felt about the first entry in this review-a-thon.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

I Think Kraft Can Do Better With Their Flavour Boosts, and I'll Prove It

In this candy experiment I take several ingredients and try to make a better Kraft Dinner Flavour Boost, three of them in fact. I make a s'mores, apple pie and peanut butter and banana flavour boost, all of which could be slipped into a packet and sold on shelves.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Snow Soon? Snowball Right Now

Both Allison and I agree that it feels like the first snowfall is coming soon. While I don't actually mind the snow, I don't like a lot of the other things that come with winter. Cold nights and dark days are kind of depressing if you ask me. Snow on the other hand is what makes winter awesome. These cakes may celebrate the most wonderful part of winter, but I'm not sure if they really give me the same joy.

Click here to find out how I feel about Hostess Snowballs.

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Friday, November 12, 2021

Watch Them Make Kit Kat Bars

I've recently come across an amazing YouTube channel called Wondastic Tech that features amazing footage of factories making all kinds of things, including many of my favourite snacks. Watching them make Kit Kat bars is very soothing.

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Monday, November 08, 2021

Simple Bars Can Be Original

I feel like the candy industry is obsessed with making super crazy fancy bars. I feel like this is their attempt to make original candy, but they do it by using too many ingredients or by using ingredients that are weird for the sake of being weird. I argue that you can use only a few ingredients, each of which being something you commonly find matched with each other, and still create an original bar. I feel like the people at E.Wedel understand this, particularly with this bar.

Click here to find out why E.Wedel pulled off this magic.

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Friday, November 05, 2021

Sweet Cereal Commercials Used To Be Weird

While I do enjoy watching these old sugary cereal commercials, I don't think they make me want to eat cereal.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Monday, November 01, 2021

Posting A Little Late Today... You Know Halloween

I'm posting a little late today because last night went pretty long. Halloween was as far as I'm concerned a success. The night was spent with friends giving out candy in their front yard. Masks were worn and anyone that felt uncomfortable coming close would get to play a game of target practice. We threw many a candy yesterday and I imagine that my neighbours lawn is littered with bad attempts. I guess we'll find out for sure if a Hershey Bar tree is actually possible.

Click here to read our post Halloween candy review.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A Sad Story About Nerds

 In this episode of Junk Fud and You I tell you a really sad story about a little Nerds shirt.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

A Special Halloween Episode Of Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!!

In this special episode I finally tackle one of the candies I've feared since childhood.

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It's Pre-Halloween Week!

I love the week before Halloween, almost as much as I love the week after Halloween. I love the week before Halloween because everyone is getting into the spirit of the season, picking out their costumes, and buying all kinds of fund treats to give out to their neighbours. I love the week after Halloween because all of the candy that didn't sell is on sale.


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Friday, October 22, 2021

Scary Or Not?

At first this might come across as the most tame of all Halloween candy commercials, but just imagine if you were a Kit Kat bar watching this commercial, that's terrifying.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time To Find Out If The Real Thing Is Better

Have you ever thought about how much your potato chips actually taste like the flavour advertised on the package. I didn't, until now.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Candy Crossover Success

I feel like the candy crossover is something that's often tried, but doesn't always succeed. In order for a candy crossover to work it has to do one (or both) of two things. It either has to be well thought out and blend together so well that you don't really know where each treat ends or begins. The other option is to be so weird that you end up with a novelty candy that people may not actually enjoy eating, but they're curious enough to give it a try. This Jelly Belly gum falls squarely into the first, in fact I'm kind of surprised that no one has made Jelly Belly gum before.

Click here to find out why Jelly Belly gum works.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Time To Check Off A Few Classics

I've decided that this week I'm going to have a review-a-thon. Normally I post a new review once a week, however during review-a-thons I tend to review more treats in a week. Most of the time the review-a-thons have a theme and this week is no exception. This week I'm going to look at classic flavours of Lay's potato chips that I probably already should have reviewed but haven't. I'm always surprised at some of the classic treats that I've not reviewed yet, and this week's assortment of potato chips is a great example. After all I've tasted more than 30 different flavours of Lay's potato chips already.  I'm starting off with the official classic Lay's flavour, and later in the week I'm going to review BBQ and ketchup flavoured chips as well.

Click here to check out the first very classic variety of Lay's potato chips.

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Friday, October 08, 2021

Monday, October 04, 2021

Canadian?!! I never knew.

Every so often I realize that a candy is missing from candycritic.org. These are often candies that I consider to be the classics, but for whatever reason they've failed to be posted on the site. I feel bad about missing out on classic candies because I feel like there are a lot of people interested in reading about their favourites. This week's new review is a classic candy that means so much to me from a nostalgia standpoint, Luck Elephant Popcorn. The thing is, today I learned that this is likely not the case for most of you out there. That's because Luck Elephant Popcorn is apparently a Canadian thing. I'd always assumed it was an American treat that we imported into Canada, however today I learned that just isn't the case.


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Friday, October 01, 2021

I Don't Understand Candy Making

According to this commercial, in order to put an almond into a Hershey's Kiss, the predatory regular Hershey's Kiss must stalk his almond prey.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

All The Facts You Want With Snack Facts!

Well it's all over, Snack Facts has finished it's 12 (plus one) issue run and now it's all available to you right now!

Join Sir Francis Sweetums as he and his compatriot Barbara (a sugar glider) discover all the fun facts about snacks. You can learn about gum, potato chips, holiday treats and even more. Each issue is available individually for only 50 cents, or you can get the entire collection 13 issues for 5 bucks.

Have a snacking adventure and learn something by picking up Snack Facts here.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

A New Episode Of Junk Fud on the Road All About Bulk Barn

For this special episode of Junk Fud on the Road, Allison and Chris talk about their favourite stop before any road trip Bulk Barn.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

A Hand Full of Something Missing

One of the things I will never understand about the candy business is flavoured chocolate. Some might even argue that flavoured chocolate is not really chocolate. This argument comes about from the fact that most flavoured chocolates are white chocolate with some kind of flavour added, and many people believer that white chocolate is not chocolate. I'm very divided on the subject of white chocolate being chocolate, but when you add a weird flavour to the chocolate my division pulls a little more towards the idea that it's not. While I don't always understand why companies use flavoured chocolates, I don't always hate them. I just keep wishing that instead of making a chocolate taste like something else, why not use chocolate to accent an amazing flavour.

Click here for an example of why I don't like flavoured chocolate.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

13 Issues Of Snack Facts!

Well it's all over, Snack Facts has finished it's 12 (plus one) issue run and now it's all available to you right now!

Join Sir Francis Sweetums as he and his compatriot Barbara (a sugar glider) discover all the fun facts about snacks. You can learn about gum, potato chips, holiday treats and even more. Each issue is available individually for only 50 cents, or you can get the entire collection 13 issues for 5 bucks.

Have a snacking adventure and learn something by picking up Snack Facts here.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

It Depends Where You Are

One of the questions I get from people about doing a website where I review candy is, "Won't you run out of candies to review?". There's an assumption that everything we see on our grocery store shelves is all the candies available in the entire world. This week's review reminded me that even when you have the "same candy" it's not always exactly the same. There are plenty of candies to taste, and even those classic candies might not be the same from place to place. So don't worry, I don't see myself running out of candies to review anytime soon.

Click here to find out if M&Ms are the same everywhere.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

I Feel Dirty

I feel like the slide when the peanut is jumping into the pool is kind of X-rated.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Get The Snack Facts Bundle!

Well it's all over, Snack Facts has finished it's 12 (plus one) issue run and now it's all available to you right now!

Join Sir Francis Sweetums as he and his compatriot Barbara (a sugar glider) discover all the fun facts about snacks. You can learn about gum, potato chips, holiday treats and even more. Each issue is available individually for only 50 cents, or you can get the entire collection 13 issues for 5 bucks.

Have a snacking adventure and learn something by picking up Snack Facts here.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

It's Time To Look Back At A Couple of Classic Candies

Normally for In Hindsight I re-taste a candy I reviewed a while back and see if I still think it's the same. Today I've decided to not only taste a couple of classic candies I've already reviewed, but also compare them to each other to find out which one is better.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Candy Themes I Don't Understand

It's not very often that I get a candy that has a complete back story that I don't know at all. It most often happens when it's a candy from a place I've never lived, like this week's review. There's something made by Haribo Germany called Maoam. I don't know what that words means and I don't understand the candy. I still enjoy the candy for the most part, but I never really know what to expect. There are a few western candy campaigns that I don't get, most notably the Twix pick a side campaign. I feel like I'm missing something in this campaign because I just don't get it.

Click here to read about these Maoam candies and tell me if you understand it.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

The M&Ms Dream

When I was a kid, I really wished that this is was how M&Ms were made. Now I wish it even more.

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Thursday, September 09, 2021

It's Time To Facts All The Snacks

Well it's all over, Snack Facts has finished it's 12 (plus one) issue run and now it's all available to you right now!

Join Sir Francis Sweetums as he and his compatriot Barbara (a sugar glider) discover all the fun facts about snacks. You can learn about gum, potato chips, holiday treats and even more. Each issue is available individually for only 50 cents, or you can get the entire collection 13 issues for 5 bucks.

Have a snacking adventure and learn something by picking up Snack Facts here.

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Monday, September 06, 2021

A Cup Full Of Chips

I feel like the trend of sweet and savoury is starting to become completely normal. When I was a kid the idea of mixing sweet and savoury was something totally new. There were only a few salty snacks that you would see in a sweet form, and almost every time you'd see them the salt would be removed. Things like popcorn and peanuts would be in both, but you'd almost never find salty popcorn or salted peanuts with anything sweet. I feel like chocolate covered pretzels and potato chips were the first to cross over. Then, as people got used to it, these treats became less special and more mainstream. Today I feel like there's enough sweet and salty treats out there that I should dedicate and entire section of candycritic.org to this combination of flavours.

Click here to read my latest sweet and salty review.

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Friday, September 03, 2021

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Get All Of The Snack Facts

Well it's all over, Snack Facts has finished it's 12 (plus one) issue run and now it's all available to you right now!

Join Sir Francis Sweetums as he and his compatriot Barbara (a sugar glider) discover all the fun facts about snacks. You can learn about gum, potato chips, holiday treats and even more. Each issue is available individually for only 50 cents, or you can get the entire collection 13 issues for 5 bucks.

Have a snacking adventure and learn something by picking up Snack Facts here.

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Time To Mix It Up

Over the years I've had a love/hate relationship with candy varieties. In the early creation of this site I was always disappointed when a candy company came out with a different version of a classic candy. Today I'm a little more hopeful and excited. I feel like candy companies have become better at creating different versions of their classic treats. I feel like in the past the variations would always be really simple, like slapping a bit of caramel on it, or making it dark instead of milk chocolate. Today these versions are much more sophisticated, and I give a lot of credit to the Kit Kat bar. Specifically the folks at Kit Kat Japan who broke the mold when it comes to changing up a classic.

Click here to read about the latest M&M's variation.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

What Has Covid Done To Candy Critic

In this episode of Junk Fud and You I talk about how Covid has affected Candy Critic as well as the candy industry.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

When Snack Companies Meet

When snack companies work together it seems very polarizing. I feel like these snack combinations either fail miserably or succeed beyond any expectations. I think it all depends on the amount of thought put into these snack combinations. The first step is that the combination has to make sense. The second is that they don't necessarily give what makes them best as an individual snack. Instead these snacks have to give what makes best for the combination. I often find that flavours and textures can clash rather than work together. This is all to say that this is truly a meeting of snacks that truly makes sense, and both contribute the perfect elements to each other.


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Friday, August 20, 2021

I Don't Like The Road Runner

While I'm happy to see the Coyote messing up himself, I feel like the Road Runner shouldn't have stolen his bar at the end.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Hello Possible Stomach Pain

This is one of the few times that I watched the video back and while I was watching it tried to convince past me that maybe you shouldn't actually eat this.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Birthday Cake, But It's Not My Birthday.

I don't really understand this birthday cake trend. From what I can tell "birthday cake" flavoured treats are often full of sprinkles (technically not a flavour) and have a very strong vanilla flavour. If this is correct, then here's what I don't get. First of all I've never had a birthday cake flavoured birthday cake. I feel like most of my birthday cakes were either chocolate or some kind of ice cream cake. Secondly, isn't this form of birthday cake actually just a vanilla flavoured cake? So if you flavour anything else with this flavour, it's vanilla flavoured and no longer really related to a birthday cake. It just doesn't make that much sense to me and frankly I've never been wowed with anything that's birthday cake flavoured.

Click here to find out how this birthday cake flavoured treat holds up.

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