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May 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Ghirardelli Squares

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate

A perfect little stack of Ghirardelli Squares.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Meiji Strawberry Lentils

Strawberry Lentils

It’s fresh strawberry season. Nothing beats a great, real strawberry. But a true white chocolate with freeze dried strawberries in it can be pretty close. And pretty little candy coating and lentil shapes aren’t bad either.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:48 am     CandyFeatured NewsFun StuffPollsComments (0)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Blue Rock Candy

Blue Rock Candy

Rock candy sticks are usually sold as a fancy way to add sugar to your beverage. But they make a perfectly acceptable, if a bit sharp and chunky, lollipop.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Crisps

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Crisps

They don’t look like much, but let me tell you they’re a great snack. I’m a fan of chocolate covered pretzels, but these are just a little different. They’re chocolate covered pretzel crisps. Pretzel crisps are flattened pretzels, then they’re covered in dark chocolate. (Package here.) I know Trader Joe’s also has a version.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Eat with your Eyes: Choco Ball

Choco Balls

Another product I’ve bought but never reviewed: Morinaga ChocoBall. They’re kind of like malted milk balls but the center is a more like a cookie. They come in a wide variety of flavor combinations, this one was chocolate & chocolate. (Package here.)

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Albanese Gummy Army Guys

Albanese Gummi Army GuysCandy and toys are a classic combination. It’s surprising that there hasn’t been a candy version of the Plastic Green Army Guys before Albanese introduced them in the early 2000s. These guys, you know these guys, right? They were sold by the pound and featured all sorts of pre-posed soldiers doing soldier-like things.

This version of the candy features all opaque green candies in four different poses. They’ve even assigned names: “Bazooka” Bob, “Forrest Fight” Steve, “GI” Johnny, “Sniper” Scott, and “Rifleman” Rich! They’re green apple flavored.

I got this 4.5 ounce bag for $1.99 at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe in Paso Robles. It was the first store I saw them in and was a little surprised at the price, considering the fact that I can buy a half pound of Albanese other gummi products at the 99 Cent Store for a buck. But hey, these were cute and unique.

Albanese Gummi Army Guys

I don’t have much else to say beside the fact that they’re in fact green, look exactly like plastic army guys (except they’re only about 2 1/2 D instead of 3D because they have a flat back). They’re green apple flavored, soft and chewy. Above is Sniper Scott.

Albanese Gummi Army Guys

So enjoy the photos of the Gummy Army Guys. This is Rifleman Rich.

Albanese Gummi Army GuysI’m guessing this is Forrest Fight Steve. I thought maybe he was Grenade Gary. Or maybe Shotput Sheldon.

Apparently Albanese also makes a smaller version of these in red and green - but they’re transparent instead of the opaque army green. Albanese makes a lot of other fun shapes in their gummis, including fighter jets, snakes, butterflies, bears, rings and fish.

And that brings us to the last one: Bazooka Bob.

Albanese Gummi Army Guys

On the whole, a quality product. A little more expensive than the other really well priced Albanese gummis, but still a good deal, especially when you need a themed item. I’m not as keen on the green apple flavor - I prefer their citrus and pineapple.

Related Candies

  1. Grave Grabber Gummy Candy
  2. All Gummies Gourmet Fruity Fish (Swedish Fish knock-off)
  3. Albanese Gummi Butterflies
  4. Gummy Fishies
  5. Krunchy Bears
  6. Gummi Lightning Bugs

Name: Gummy Army Guys
Brand: Albanese Confectionery
Place Purchased: Powell's Sweet Shoppe (Paso Robles)
Price: $1.99
Size: 4.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 99
Categories: Candy, Albanese Confectionery, Gummi Candy, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:50 pm     CandyAlbanese ConfectioneryGummi Candy7-Worth ItUnited StatesComments (7)

Eat with your Eyes: Babbelaar & Hopjes

Hopjes & Babelbaar

Babbelaar is Butterscotch & Hopejes is Coffee

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Flix Sour Gummy Pop Corn

Gummy Pop CornThe world of gummis is filled with candy that looks like other things: soda bottles, centipedes, spiders, body parts (brains, whole hands, eyeballs, lips), dinosaurs, rabbits, birds, flowers, butterflies, toads, frogs, sharks, fast food, fruits, vegetables, cracked eggs,  and of course bears.

Sour Gummy Pop Corn from Flix Candy looks like popcorn. But they go one further, instead of making it popcorn flavored, or some other yellow themed flavor they’ve made them apple, strawberry, popcorn & watermelon. You don’t know until you eat them.

The package is cute, it looks like the tall box of popcorn that they used to sell at the fair and probably at the movies before people starting consuming it by the bucketful.

Popcorn Gummi

Here’s the first thing: a caramel corn flavored gummi sounds fabulous to me. It wouldn’t have a year ago, but after the caramel gummis I reviewed last week I truly believe you could make a great Cracker Jack flavored gummi with real molasses, caramelized sugar and milk.

This isn’t that ... so I’ll have to adjust my expectations.

I thought maybe I could tell the difference between them by smelling them, but they all smelled like Bed, Bath and Beyond (a mixture of watermelon, strawberry and carpeting).

Watermelon (yellow) was tart and fresh, though more sour than I actually like my watermelon to be. The bounce of the gummi was satisfying and fresh.

Strawberry (yellow) was sweeter at first and had a good berry flavor but then descended into sour.

Apple (yellow) if that’s what I tasted, this one was the most sizzling of the, it was an odd sort of burnt note along with that chemical green apple flavor of Jolly Ranchers.

The Pop Corn gummi was either elusive or so similarly flavored that I couldn’t tell. After finding the first three flavors in about 8 tries, I ended up just biting the rest of the pieces in the package. Something smelled vaguely like artificial butter flavor, but nothing tasted like it (but who wants sour buttered pop corn?).

These weren’t that good for me, but I get that when watching a movie the look of the candy isn’t that important since I can’t see it anyway. But the flavor mix with apple and watermelon wasn’t high on my list either.

Related Candies

  1. Au’some Easter 3-Dees Gummy
  2. Trolli Little Green Men
  3. Puffy Candy Corn
  4. Wonka Puckerooms
  5. Big Bite Gummy Bear
  6. Albanese Gummi Butterflies
  7. Krunchy Bears

Name: Gummy Pop Corn
Brand: Flix Candy
Place Purchased: samples from Sweets and Snacks Expo
Price: $1.49 retail
Size: 3 ounces
Calories per ounce: 92
Categories: Candy, Flix, Gummi Candy, Sour, 5-Pleasant, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:31 pm     CandyFlixGummi CandySour5-PleasantUnited StatesComments (3)

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