Monday, June 19, 2017

This Week In Candy

It's been/is a crazy couple of weeks of travel for me through Ontario and later Quebec. All of this travel has been on either train or car, which happen to be my favorite methods of transportation. Except for the long sitting parts, that just makes my legs numb thinking about it. One thing I do love about these methods of transportation, besides the fact that you don't have to be violently catapulted into the sky, is the food.

Train travel always reminds me of snacking. A childhood memory from when my dad used to take us to our grandfather's house on the train and load us up with snacks. Likely to keep us quite. Car travel reminds me of random truck stops and all the treasures that come with them. Then there's the fact that you're going someplace, and likely in my case discovering new treats. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see these treats we've come (or will come) across. Maybe I'll even find a special Tim Horton's Doughnut to ad to the Doughnut Project, or maybe I'll find some cool Canada 150 candy.

This week we're not going to be posting a new review. It's mostly because I just haven't had the time to post anything due to my hectic schedule.  It's strange, updating candycritic.org's new reviews are the only thing I need my home computers to update. This is making me think more and more about updating the way the site works, make it something I can update anywhere. If I get time later this week, maybe I'll post a special review or something.

CC

Monday, June 12, 2017

This Week In Candy

It's going to be a short This Week In Candy as I'm getting ready to head to Toronto. I'm going for work, and strangely not candycritic.org work, but that doesn't mean I'm not likely to find some interesting things in my home town. One thing that's happening is I'm traveling with a friend that doesn't know Toronto that well, so I imagine I'm going to be taking him to all kinds of fun restaurants and snack places. I'm sure I'll post some pictures of our adventures. I'm also happy to take suggestions you might have for the perfect Toronto food.

It's also less than one month away from Canada's 150th birthday, and I think we'll be ramping up our Canada snack finds.  I'll be posting a few of our finds on Facebook and Twitter. This week we also have a new doughnut going up in our Doughnut Project on Instagram that's a special Canada 150 edition. Also, this week we're compiling some Canadian Snacks Facts that will also be going up on our Instagram feed.

This week's new review is the first in our special edition Canada 150 treats. It's a Maple Mars bar and it's surprisingly Canadian, for a bar that was invented outside of this country.  Click here to find out why this bar is a little overly Canadian.

CC

Friday, June 09, 2017

Candy In The Media


As it turns out, if you really want to enjoy that junk food, getting a little drunk might help.

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

It's A New Episode of Junk Fud On The Road!


In this episode Allison and Chris remember their trip to Poland, and all of the fun food they tried there.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

This Week In Candy

I was thinking about Canadian candy this week, and something came to mind. One of the interesting things about Canadian candy is the diversity we have in our candy. I'm not talking about cultural diversity from other countries (although we do have that), I'm talking about diversity from one province to another. Canada is a big place, bigger than all of Europe, so it's not surprising that you find different foods (or candy) throughout the country. Even when you cross over from one province to another you'll find new treats. I live in Ottawa, and it's only a few kilometers from my closest grocery store to a grocery store in Quebec, and yet there are some unique treats you can't find in the Quebec grocery store that you can't find in mine. This is one of the great things about this country I call home, and something I really miss when I live overseas.

Speaking of travel and culture, this week on candycritic.org we're going to be posting a new episode of Junk Fud On The Road. In this episode Allison and I talk about our adventures in Poland and all of the fun foods we came across. Over the month of June we're going to be posting some fun Canadian Snack Facts on our Instagram feed to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. You can follow Snack Facts on Instagram right here. We're also going to be keeping an eye open for more Canada 150 themed treats over the next month,you can keep up with those on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

This week's new review is a Kit Kat rip off... sort of. The subtle difference between a Kit Kat and this bar made it really hard to review, but I managed. Click here to find out what made this bar a little different from a Kit Kat bar.

CC

Friday, June 02, 2017