Monday, November 30, 2009

Pig Candy

I've written an ode to Ronie-Sue's incredible Pig Candy before. Having procured and consumed perhaps my 5th batch, I simply felt the need to reiterate how unnaturally delicious this chocolate covered bacon is. It comes in both milk and dark chocolate. Unfortunately, another New York-based treat, but Pig Candy can also be special ordered anywhere! It's worth it!

Score: 4

Yogurt and Sour Cherries

Ok, I set out to write solely about candy on this blog, but simply can't help but include some incredibly delicious sweets outside the candy realm. This Greek yogurt with sour cherries from The Yoghurt Place II on Sullivan Street in Soho is sublime. The consistency, the tartness, the combination with sour cherries, it's all indescribable. Try this is you possibly can, it's simply amazing. I'm entertaining thoughts of quitting it all in order to work there in trade for unlimited yogurt treats. Next time I'm trying the quince topping.

Score: 5 (while clapping wildly)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bat Dots

The Full Array!

Thanks to Carmen for tracking down the most elusive, and best, of the three limited edition Halloween Dots! The Ghosts were intriguing, the Candy Corn Dots compelling, but these blood orange-flavored Bats are startlingly fantastic! Most Dots flavors are really mellow but these are tangy and a bit less cloyingly sweet. These should replace the original bland orange flavor in the year-long Dots fruit mix. So sad the Halloween holiday candy season has ended.

Score: 5

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cause for Concern

Uh oh. Kraft is attempting a hostile takeover of the classic Cadbury brand. As someone who feels strongly that Cadbury constitutes by far the best mass-produced chocolate on the market, I'm fretting. Think about Kraft cheese singles! I don't want that to happen to Cadbury chocolate! Fingers crossed Kraft fails and Cadbury retains power to keep its own products so uniquely delicious!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bubblicious Ink'd Sour Frantic Fruit

The major seeling point of Bubblicious Ink'd is that it dyes your tongue. I find that pretty appealing although perhaps not appropriate for the office or formal events. There's a time and a place. that said, I enjoyed have a blue tongue for a few hours and kept checking out the results in the mirror to see how long it would last. The gum's got that same soft Bubblicious consistency of the rest of the brand's line, but this version is filled with an additional blue liquid center. I can't really describe the flavor of Sour Frantic Fruit. If a flavor doesn't even identify where on the fruit spectrum it lies, you've gotta be wary. This tasted like a close approximation to tangy artificial blue raspberry which doesn't exist in nature and so seems appropriate for the product. I enjoyed it but it certainly won't replace my everyday chewing gum.

Score: 3

Gummy Bugs

I've previously written about my curiosity and admiration for the anonymous person responsible for ordering candy to stock at my local Blockbuster. They've got a bewilderingly esoteric selection. Sadly, the Blockbuster is going out of business. Knowing this was my last chance to stock up, not to mention that everything in the store (even the fixtures!) are 60% off, I went a little wild. These Gummy Bugs by Flix Candy were the first selection I grabbed off the shelf. Like the glowing Lightning Bugs and Grillz lollipop, these border on repulsive and yet enticing in a twisted way. They're almost too realistically buggy, especially the yellow centipede. However, the consistency of gummy was perfect and the fruit flavors were tangy and pleasingly distinctive. Once I got into biting off the heads, I really enjoyed the product. Kudos to Blockbuster! I'll miss you!

Score (flavor): 3

Score (concept): 4

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mike and Ike Tangy Twister

Unlike the Tropical Typhoon Mike and Ikes previously discussed, these Tangy Twisters are fantastic! Besides the Apple flavor, which is so hard to get right, all of the new tastes are so delicious, especially the raspberry and citrus punch. Thanks for finding these, Dan, they're the best limited edition Mike and Ikes yet!

Score: 4

Mike and Ike Tropical Typhoon

I've written before about my penchant for sorting out unfavorable flavors from candy mixes. If there are enough good flavors to outweigh the bad, then it makes the endeavor worth it. Unfortunately, this mix of Tropical Typhoon Mike and Ikes wielded more distasteful than delightful new candies. The two banana-infused flavors were totally unpleasant and the Caribbean Punch tasted more like blue raspberry mixed with coconut-blech. I enjoyed the Mango and Paradise Punch flavors but they just worth digging for. Despite my dislike for the new Tropical Typhoon assortment, I applaud Mike and Ike for trying out all of these new blends.

Score: 3

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Wonka Giant Chew Nerds

Same great product, terrible new name. These hard-shell Giant Chew Nerds are so exceedingly delicious. You can read my previous preview of them from a few months back when they were called Nerds Bumpy Jelly Beans. Isn't that far more appropriate? Whichever way Wonka decides to market the candy, I'm just glad they're trying to find a permanent place for these in their candy lineup!

Score: 5

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hubba Bubba Glop Strawberry Gush

Each piece of Hubba Bubba Glop is the perfect size- Big. When you crunch into the shell the promised strawberry-flavored glop is a short-lived rush. This is pretty liquidy glop, but I liked it that way. This is also very sweet artificial strawberry layered with more strawberry, but I like it that way, too. And thanks to great packaging in a hard plastic tube, it didn't get crushed in my bag. An excellent treat. Great bubbles.

Score: 4