Friday, May 22, 2015

Minions Sour Gummies



I love a good movie / candy collaboration and I really love the Minions from Despicable Me, so I was in a state of high anticipation for these Minions Sour Gummies. There was reason for optimism- Minion Peeps were fantastic and Minion Mike & Ikes looked like fun. These gummies were barely sour and I couldn't identify either flavor. What are these shapes supposed to be? I was totally disappointed by the non-delivery on the Minion theme and the sub-standard quality of the gummies.

Score: 2

Thursday, May 21, 2015

X-treme Super Sour Grossout Novelty Candy Snapshot Pt 7: Sour Jawbreakers, Sour Smog Balls and Fire Heads


Norwegian Tucker Fire Heads are extremely strong licorice drops with strong powder filling. I didn't get to the powder filling because these were so incredibly hot. Super salty licorice with hell-fire hot spice on top! I couldn't take it- ouch! Thanks, Evan!

Score (flavor): 1 (ouch!)
Score (x-treme factor): 5 (ouch!)


Sour enough to bring tears to your eyes, these Sour Smog Balls come in 8 painful flavors- lime, strawberry, lemon, cherry, blue raspberry, and grape. Crunchy candy with a sour chew center from the makers of Toxic Waste Candy. 

Score (taste): 2
Score (x-treme factor): 3


Sour Jawbreakers don't even bother listing a flavor on the packaging- their flavor is sour, writhing painful sour. If you can make it through the jawbreaker shell, the central chewing gum acts like balm on one's exhausted tongue. These are intense! Thanks, Ginny!

Score (taste): 2 (ouch!)
Score (x-treme factor): 5


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wafer Bar Throwdown Pt 7: Manner's Original Neapolitan Wafers


These Viennese Manner Original Neapolitaner wafer bars (since 1898!) constitute the ideal finale to wrap up the great Wafer Bar Throwdown of 2015- Manner represents the wafer bar in its most classic and elegant form. The hazelnut chocolate filling is thick and rich and tastes like frosting. There's no need for an external layer of chocolate like other wafer bars; the cream filling is rich enough. The wafer cookies are weightless and crispy and buttery, the perfect balance to the hazelnut cream. They're simple- no bells and whistles- and every element is right. Thanks, Jennifer!

Score: 4


Wafer Bars of Past Days:

Bingo Serenata Double (Greece) 
Bocadin Wafer Bar (Mexico)
Kit Kat Caramel (United States)
Kit Kat Chunky Mint (England)
Kit Kat Cookies & Cream (United States)
Kit Kat Milk Coffee (Japan)
Kit Kat Muscat of Alexandria (Grape)(Japan) 
Kit Kat Orange (United States)
Kit Kat Royal Milk Tea (Japan)
Milka GoFree Chocolate Wafer Bar (Turkey)
Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Cookie Wafer Bar (United States)
Nestle Nesquik Wafer Bar (Turkey)
Tiki Gold Wafer Bar (Trinidad/ Tobago)
Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Biscuit (Scotland)
Ulker Chocolate Wafer Bar (Turkey)
Ulker Cokonat (Turkey)

X-treme Super Oogy Grossout Novelty Candy Snapshot Pt 5: Jelly Belly Harry Potter Jelly Slugs




Gummy slugs in pear, sour cherry, tangerine, watermelon, and banana flavors via Hogwarts. I love this Harry Potter line from Jelly Belly!

Score (concept/gross-out factor): 4
Score (taste): 3

Monday, May 18, 2015

X-treme Super Popping Crackly Novelty Candy Snapshot Pt 4: Fizz Wiz and Crack-Ups Popping Candies

Fizz Wiz Strawberry Popping Candy (Super Loud Popping Action)


Crack-Ups! Blue Raspberry Popping Candy (Super Popping Power)

Score (Fizz Wiz): 3
Score (Crack-Ups!): 4 (louder pops!)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

X-treme Super Glowing Berry Novelty Candy Snapshot Pt 3: Flash Pop Mini


The novelty candy parade marches on with bizarre new delights....

Flash Pop Mini in "Beaming" Blue Raspberry....it glows!
I believe that says it all!

Score (taste): 1
Score (it glows!): 4

Saturday, May 16, 2015

X-treme Super Sour Slimy Novelty Candy Snapshot Part 2: Kadunks Chewy Dippers






Kadunks Chewy Dippers in Tropical Ka-Punch by Yolo Candy
(Chewy Candy with Super Sour Candy Dip)


Score (flavor): 2
Score (concept): 4


The candy closet of obsessivesweets runneth over and we have to clear some of this sweet backlog out to make room for more! In the name of spring cleaning comes the series "X-treme Super Sour Slimy Novelty Candy Snapshots," detailing some recent discoveries. You won't believe your eyes. 
My taste buds are still reeling.

Friday, May 15, 2015

X-treme Super Sour Oozy Novelty Candy Snapshot Pt 1: Juicy Drop Taffy and Juicy Drop Pop






A survey of the ongoing chemistry experiment known as the novelty candy industry...

Juicy Drop (from Bazooka Candy Brands) makes candy products incorporated with additional super sour candy goo to squeeze upon the chosen candy. Thus you find the Chew Taffy with Sour Gel Pen in Knock-Out Punch flavor. Or the lollipop with squeezable sour gel in Blue Thunder flavor (I never knew this is what Blue Thunder tastes like...). None of it is tasty but the whole process of squeezing sour goo onto a candy base is pretty fun. It's more of an activity than a snack.

Score (taste): 2
Score (fun): 3

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wafer Bar Throwdown Pt. 6: Cookies & Cream KitKat and Orange KitKat







Speaking of KitKat bars (click here), I've been taste-testing a bunch of the classic wafer bars in a variety of flavors. The Orange KitKat is delicious, a new favorite. A touch of orange citrus flavor is infused through the chocolate that encases the interior cookie. It tastes fresh and light and Springy, less heavy than a traditional KitKat.

The Cookies & Cream flavor, on the other hand, is decadent. A white chocolate layer covers the top of the cookie whereas the base of the bar remains milk chocolate. Between the cookie and the two types of chocolate it tastes rich and creamy and substantial. I wish the white chocolate was a little less waxy and a little more melty, but it's still a good combination overall. Thanks for these, Amy!

Score (Orange): 4
Score (Cookies & Cream): 3

 Wafer Bar Thoughts (click on individual link to read review):
Bingo Serenata Double (Greece) 
Bocadin Wafer Bar (Mexico)
Kit Kat Caramel (United States)
Kit Kat Chunky Mint (England)
Kit Kat Milk Coffee (Japan)
Kit Kat Royal Milk Tea (Japan)
Kit Kat Muscat of Alexandria (Grape)(Japan)
Milka GoFree Chocolate Wafer Bar (Turkey)
Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Cookie Wafer Bar (United States)
Nestle Nesquik Wafer Bar (Turkey)
Tiki Gold Wafer Bar (Trinidad/ Tobago)
Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Biscuit (Scotland)
Ulker Chocolate Wafer Bar (Turkey)
Ulker Cokonat (Turkey)