Delicious Mr Chips Gum Fries

Mr Chips Gum Fries were such an unexpected hit in my house. I shared them with a group of friends and everyone went crazy for them!

For starters, the packaging is so cute. They look like mini McDonald’s fries!!! I love the attention to detail, especially how some of the fries are bent and that they all come in different sizes.

The flavour is delicious and tastes like banana; and yes, it’s that delicious artificial banana flavour we all know and love. I know that sounds somewhat sarcastic, but believe me it’s not. We loved these candies because they tasted just like banana marshmallows. Yum! As an added bonus, the gum was pretty soft and surprisingly good quality.

I would definitely get Mr Chips Gum Fries again. They were a huge crowd pleaser.

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

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Neapolitan Coconut Candy Bar

Neapolitan is such a quintessential summer flavour, don’t you think? I remember that when we were kids, my grandma would buy those square boxes of Neapolitan ice cream and we’d all fight over the strawberry flavour.

I really wanted to like this Coconut Candy bar. I loved the packaging! It’s pretty, bright, and reminds me of the summertime. I also really liked the colours of the bar with its three stripes of flavour.

Unfortunately, the taste was not my favourite. It’s made from real coconut, and almost tastes like coconut flakes that have been pounded down together to form the bar itself. Each colour tastes different – there’s strawberry, vanilla and chocolate – and, of course, they go well together. But overall, I thought the bar was a bit dry and too dense for my liking.

What do you think, have you tried the Neapolitan Coconut Candy bar?

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own

Would you like some crickets in your smoothie?

If you’re Canadian and listen to CBC you’ve probably noticed that crickets have made quite the headlines. They’re literally all the rage. And for good reason.

Recently, Loblaw’s (a huge grocery store in Canada) started selling cricket powder. They say it can be used in smoothies, sauces, and baking. But before you get grossed out, ask yourself, is it really that different than protein powder? Cricket farmers don’t think so….and lots of countries eat crickets on the daily.

So why eat bugs? Well for starters the environmental impacts of cricket farms are significantly less than cattle farms. For obvious reasons, crickets consume less water, require less feed, and produce less greenhouse gases (hello cow farts). Also, their protein-to-body ratio is unreal, so maybe we’ll all start munching on crickets after the gym.

For the record, I love the back of the box! They break down the different ‘cuts’ of each cricket

This week, my roommates and I tried Crick-Ettes Sour Cream & Onion flavoured crickets. Or rather, my roommates tried them. I couldn’t do it. When I was nine years old, I got ill from a cricket lollipop at the Detroit Science Museum. I can still remember it tasted exactly like a butter popcorn Jelly Belly and to this day, the thought of eating another cricket makes me want to cringe. So needless to say, I chickened out.

But my much braver roommates said they were pleasantly surprised by the taste of Crick-ettes. They said that it was a bit weird looking at the tiny cricket faces, but for the most part they’re just really crunchy . The crickets are dehydrated so they’re nice and light. In fact, Ian described them as “flavoured rice cake treats”.

I tried to get a good close-up. Some of the crickets actually look quite meaty!

So what do you think? Would you try crickets?

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.  

Christopher’s Surprisingly Tasty Big Cherry Chocolates

This week, Ian and I taste tested Christopher’s Big Cherry chocolates. They were so good!! I think we were both surprised by how much we enjoyed them, especially since Ian looked at the packaging and said “I hate processed cherries”. Well, jokes on us, because Christopher’s Big Cherry chocolates are great.

Each bar is a shaped like a giant ball of chocolate mixed with peanuts. At the centre is a whole cherry surrounded by a creamy filling. The creamy centre has some hold to it, so this isn’t a super messy treat. It’s surprisingly large and I loved the peanut and chocolate combination. Also it comes in milk or dark chocolate.

My only complaint is that I could barely tell the difference between the dark and milk chocolate ones. Usually dark chocolate is really dark, but in this case it was slightly less sweet than the milk one. I don’t think I would have been able to tell the difference if I wasn’t eating them at the same time. What do you think? Can you tell which is milk and which is dark in this photo? (ignore the fact that I accidentally smooshed the one on the right).

I would definitely get these again. We really liked them, and they were big enough to share.

I need to start being more open minded towards cherry chocolates. I always tell myself that I won’t like them, but this is the second time I’ve been proven wrong. Remember these?

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.  

Savouring Every Bite of Pearson’s Nut Goodies

Have you ever eaten something so delicious you found yourself savouring every bite? Normally, I devour delicious food. Partly because I grew up in a house with four older siblings and had to eat quick or my desserts would be stolen off the plate (youngest child problems), and partly because my husband loves to steal my food.

But these Nut Goodies were so good that I found myself taking a bite, sitting back, and just enjoying it.

Pearson’s Nut Goodies Original consist of a nougat base, peanuts on top, and then a milk chocolate coating. It sounds simple, and it is. But there’s sometime special about the thickness of the nougat with hints of vanilla and the abundance of roasted peanuts. It’s a bit like a Snickers bar…. except a thousand times better.

Each package comes with one giant cluster, which I liked because it made me feel like I was eating the world’s tastiest cookie :). And the packaging is kind of cute. Simple green and red, and retro.

I will definitely be snacking on one of these sometime soon.

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

Cinnamon and Apple candies…what could go wrong?

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There’s a lot to be said about the delicious combination of apple and cinnamon. They go together perfectly! Apple pie, apple crumble, apple and cinnamon tea….you get it.

So naturally, I was excited to try these candies. I’m a big fan of Mike & Ike’s and they looked super similar. Unfortunately, Hot Tamales were not so impressive.

The box is a combination of spicy red cinnamon candies with bright green apple candies. Each flavour alone was good….ish. The cinnamon candies were a little too spicy for my tastes, but if you’re a fan of cinnamon hearts then I think you’d love them. The apple candies were divine. They tasted just like tangy green apple, which is one of my all-time favourite artificial flavours (and yes, I realize how ridiculous and crazy that sounds).

But together, they just didn’t blend. Instead of complementing one another, the cinnamon took over. I found myself picking out the red ones and throwing them away.

All in all, I’d say this was not the best combination, and I wouldn’t get them again.

What do you think? Have you tried Hot Tamales Cinnamon Apple before?

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

 

McVitie’s Club Orange Chocolate Biscuits & Puzzles

Last weekend we bought a puzzle. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of puzzles because they take too long. But for whatever reason, this past weekend I was in the mood to do one. I needed something to calm my mind and help me de-stress. Luckily we found just the one. It’s 1000 pieces, so plenty challenging, but there are lots of little images in the picture so you can actually pick stuff out as you go and feel like you’re accomplishing something.

Puzzling has nothing to do with these chocolates by McVitie’s, but I was eating them at the time. Wow, they were tasty. Like most chocolate bars I’ve never heard of before, I had low expectations for these. Orange and chocolate? Meh. Not my favourite combo. But darn did I underestimate McVitie’s Club Orange bars. The orange flavour was strong, but didn’t overpower the milk chocolate. There was a thin orange layer tucked under the top and the biscuit in the middle was thick and crunchy. It almost reminded me of a Terry’s Chocolate orange blended together with a tea biscuit. Yum!!

I’ve since learned that McVitie’s Club bars are literally biscuits dipped in chocolate, hence the substantial size cookie in the middle. Definitely a treat I would recommend and one I’ll be eating again next time I have a hankering to do a puzzle 🙂

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.

 

Gem Gem’s Mango Ginger Chews are fantastic

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Happy New Year!!!

Today, I wanted to review Gem Gem Ginger Chewy Candies partly because I’m obsessed with them, but also because they come in small individual packages, which is a nice change after overindulging during the holidays.

Gem Gem is known for having delicious ginger candies. And these are no exception. The funny thing about ginger, is that it’s a pretty divisive flavour, don’t you think? People either love it or hate it. I fall firmly in the first group and my husband is in the second. So if you hate ginger, I’m going to go ahead and tell you to avoid these treats because needless to say, you’ll probably hate them.

But, if you’re like me and love the spicy flavour of ginger then these are so worth a taste. They’re mixed with mango, which adds a nice balance of sweetness. They’re chewy, making them fun to eat and they’re dusted with a light sugar coating to off-set the spiciness.

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Also, the packaging it perfect! I love the colours and the writing. I’m a bit of a sucker for good packaging so ya, this one impressed me.

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own

Tim Tams: Australia’s Tastiest Cookie

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Three years ago, my husband Ian, introduced me to an Australian cookie called Tim Tam, and I fell in love. It is, for lack of better words, perfection in the form of a cookie.

Imagine two cookies held together by a creamy chocolate centre and dipped in milk chocolate. It’s crunchy, smooth, and oh so good. And like the picture above suggests, Tim Tams can be enjoyed by dipping them in tea or coffee to soften the cookies and make the creamy centre melt in your mouth. You can even use them as a straw, slurping your hot drink through the cookie in what’s called a “Tim Tam Slam”!

Ever since Ian brought home the first box of Tim Tams, I’ve been obsessed. When Moe sent me Chewy Caramel flavoured ones, I knew I was going to be a big fan. They have all the deliciousness of the original cookies but with an added layer of caramel at the centre. Yum!

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I can’t recommend these cookies enough!!

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own

Orange is the New Root Beer

Crush’s Orange Gummy Soda Bottles are delicious. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they taste exactly like orange pop but they’re pretty darn close. Not unlike root beer candies (which are one of the world’s best gummies), these are shaped like mini bottles with the ‘pop’ colour on the bottom and clear ‘bottle’ colour on top. They’re also super soft and genuinely taste like orange pop instead of the typical orange flavouring you usually find in candies.

I’d say these are definitely a keeper. I also think they’d be tasty mixed together with root beer gummies, but maybe that’s just me?

Enjoy the sweet stuff,

Urs

All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.