Thursday, January 18, 2018

Most Notable Candy We Ate In 2017 - Yawa Mochi Ice

This entry isn't  as much about the treat itself, but one of the ingredients of the treat. For years I've been eating red bean paste, a common sweet ingredient in Japanese snacks. Each time I'd eaten it, I'd always try really hard to like it. I don't have a complete displeasure with red bean paste, but I'd never really liked it. That was until I ate this Yawa Mochi Ice, and I discovered that I not only like red bean paste in ice cream, I love it. It's become such a thing that I'm going to likely keep an eye open for more ice cream treats with red bean paste in the future.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Most Notable Candy We Ate In 2017 - Lgantu

If I was to give this ice cream treat a category in our list of notable candy, I would say that it ranks as the most culturally insensitive and confusing package of the year. At first glance you  don't really think much of this package, but if you examine the character holding up the butterfly frozen treat it gets really odd. I'm guessing that whomever designed this package has  never actually been to anyplace in the north.

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It's The All New And Improved Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! - Retro Star Wars Candy

This year we're looking  at updating Chris, Why Would You Eat That?!! with new graphics, and a slicker look. We're doing this because we like  to mount more and more work on our tables  every day.  This episode features a candy that we've been saving for a long time. How long, likely more than 10 years. This candy rates as one of the most most likely to earn a trip in an ambulance after eating it.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Most Notable Candy We Ate In 2017 - Jelly Beans

I'm still finding classic candies that aren't on my list of candies I've reviewed. It's hard to remember some of the classic candies because they're hiding in plain sight. They're in front of you every day, and you know you've eaten them 100 times, you just forget to actually take the time to sit down and do a proper review. This year we corrected one of the worst missing review mistakes that we could think of. The jelly bean is truly a candy classic, and up until this year, something that we'd never reviewed.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Most Notable Candy We Ate In 2017 - Chocolate Potato Snacks

On Friday I was just going on about how my favourite kind of snacks are creative ones. This is often the case, but in some cases it can lead to bad ideas. This is just such an idea. Strangely it's based on a good concept, chocolate and potato chips go really well together. The thing that turns a good original concept into a bad idea is execution. This is probably the worst salty snack we had all year, it was not only gross to eat, but disappointing as well. I'm divided about weather I hope other candy companies attempt something like this again in the future. I'd love to see it work, but I'm afraid of eating something like these again.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Most Notable Candy We Ate In 2017 - Pik-One "4 Fingers"

When people ask me what my favourite candy is, I always go into a story about my favourite candy being something original and creative. That's because I have eaten hundreds of rip off/variations of classic candies. This one however presented an interesting problem, it was a rip off of a Kit Kat bar, but it had one really creative difference.  Was the difference an improvement that this candy company thought it could make on the classic Kit Kat, or was a method of making this bar cheaper. I'm still not sure, but it made for an interesting review.

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Candy In The Media - Ernie Buys Some Ice Cream

I think I'm on some kind of Sesame Street nostalgia kick, last week it was the Sesame Street video about a bubble gum factory, this week I found a great video featuring Ernie buying Ice Cream. There might be a few more Sesame Street videos on the way as well.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Most Notable Candy We Ate In 2017 - Sour Patch Kids "Tricksters"

These Sour Patch Kids were a real surprise, and they make the list of notable candies as the best variation on a classic candy. I really enjoyed these because they kept up the classic flavours of Sour Patch Kids, but also added a layer of fun. They could have made these in a very lazy way, just by switching the flavours (i.e. all of the green gummies would taste like orange, all of the blue gummies would taste like cherry etc.) but they didn't. Instead you really had no idea what flavour you were about to bite into until you bit into it.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Most Notable Candy We Ate In 2017 - Wine Gums "Special Edition Canada 150"

These made this list of notables because this year Canada celebrated its 150th birthday. Of all of the Canadian treats and snacks that we came across, this one really resonated with me. The shapes included a skate, a loonie (our one dollar coin), and many other fun Canadian shapes. The best thing about these shapes is they not only represented my home and native land, but the cheesiness of the whole idea is very Canadian quirky as well.  The only way to make these more Canadian would have been to give them some Canadian flavours, like bacon, maple syrup, and poutine.

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It's A New Episode of Junk Fud On The Road, And This Time We're Talkin' About Australia

To many North Americans, Australia is a dream trip. I'm not sure if it's because it's so exotic, or simply because it's so far away. I say this because it's not really that much different than North American or British culture, particularly when you look at the food.

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