Monday, October 21, 2019

Halloween Season Gummy Snapshot: 7-Select Gummi Candy Witch Hats

(Hard to see but there are black witch hats, too. They're just blending into the background. 
Loving the new Halloween array from 7-Eleven's 7 Select brand!)

Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween Season Jelly Belly Candy Corn

I've never encountered a candy corn that really competes with the classic honey-infused Brach's Candy Corn. Artificial candy corn flavor without that mellow honey just lacks the substance, or might I even say character, of the Brach's version. I enjoy most Jelly Belly candies and their wild flavors but the candy corn is all sugar, no honey, and I just didn't get into it with the same compulsion I bring to the Brach's. I do like that these Jelly Belly packs are sold in individual size, like a bag of m&m's. I'd love to see other candy corn companies embrace the idea.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Halloween Sweets: Reese's Monster Mania Peanut Butter Cups

Um, I'll never say no to a Reese's Peanut Butter anything, so this is more a complaint with marketing than with the product. Here we have some super cute packaging for Reese's Monster Mania Peanut Butter Cups. But then you tear open the package and find a Reese's Easter Egg. Same mould, not even an attempt to add some creepy horns or a stem to transform the egg into a jack-o-lantern. 
I'll still eat all of them. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Halloween Creepy Cocoa Crisp m&m's

I've heard good reviews of these new Halloween season Creepy Cocoa Crisp m&m's from those I forced the candies upon. Not robust enthusiastic reviews, but definitely positive. So take my feelings with a large grain of salt. I don't like the grainy consistency of the cookie at all. It doesn't really add to the general chocolate flavor, either. It might even detract. They're just not my thing but worth testing out to see what you think.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Brach's Autumn Mix: Candy Corn and Pumpkins!

With the end of the Summer ice cream season, we usher in another beloved round of seasonal sweets. With the Autumn holidays let's welcome the back the king of seasonal candy, Candy Corn! Bring it on! I've already devoured a 1-pound bag and it's still September! Pictured here is the classic Brach's Autumn Mix, including regular candy corn, chocolate candy corn, and--my very favorite--pumpkins!!

Monday, September 30, 2019

No More Pumpkin Spice: Pumpkin Pie White m&m's

This year I'm drawing the line with Pumpkin Spice. I just don't like it, in any form, and there are SO MANY forms of it out there in the candy aisles. Saturation complete. So this is my one and only Pumpkin Spice-related post for the Halloween Candy Season. Pumpkin Pie White Chocolate m&m's. I'm too biased with anti-pumpkin fervor to offer up a review but you can imagine a super sweet white chocolate infused with artificial pumpkin without much underlying cinnamon or nutmeg. I'd love to hear what a pro-pumpkin reader might think of this new line of holiday m&m's. Thanks to Kara, Conor, Ronan, Mark and Luna for finding these for the blog!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Good Bye to All That: My Ice Creams of Summer

As the tidal wave of Pumpkin Spiced everything washes through our candy aisles, I want to give a special shoutout to my two favorite ice creams of Summer. It was a three-month love affair and I'll miss them terribly. Special shoutout to the Carrot Cake soft serve at Mister Dips and the Peanut Butter and Jelly ice cream at Oddfellows. I'll never forget you and hope you'll return next year.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Project 7 Grapefruit Melon Sugar Free Gourmet Gum

It turns out that grapefruit and watermelon combine into such a refreshing summery flavor! There should be beverages stacked with ice that combine these two fruits! Leave it to Project 7 to discover this energizing combination and then to create a sugar free gum version of that flavor that manages to taste pretty natural. This is definitely my new favorite go-to sugarfree gum. For now...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Cracker Jack Birthday Cake Popcorn

Cracker Jack Birthday Cake Popcorn is basically candy. The popcorn is coated with a sweet crunchy vanilla glaze bedazzled with patriotic sprinkles. Given my low expectations, this was a whole lot of fun. Plus the Prize!