Monday, November 12, 2007

Junior Mints - don't mess with the original

To quote Kramer on Seinfeld, "Who doesn't like Junior Mints? They're chocolate, they're peppermint, they're delicious"! I agree whole heartedly, therefore when I spied a box of Junior Mints Peppermint Crunch at my local Target store, I had to try them. My first thought was "Where's the crunch"? While I could see a slight red, "crunch" texture layered over the traditional shiny surface of the mint, the actual crunch was way too slight to even register in my mouth. Overall, they taste good as far as Junior Mints go, but if you're looking for a new experience, this isn't it.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Candy Cane Pop Rocks

Candy Cane flavored Pop Rocks first made their debut in Christmas 2006. I missed them last year, but snatched up a package when I saw them at Walgreens today. The ones I purchased came sold as a 3 pack, not sure if they're sold separately, but you can always buy the 3 pack and eat them all. As for the taste, not very pepperminty, but not bad. At first I couldn't place it, but then realized that they taste more like a cherry candy cane. To be more precise, they taste like a cherry candy cane chewed up inside a stick of DoubleMint gum. That's actually one of my favorite ways to eat candy canes and other hard candies like root beer barrels - crunched up with a stick of gum, preferably of Wrigley's variety. Don't knock it until you've tried it, trust me it's delicious!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Creme Eggs for Christmas?

As we gradually enter the Christmas season, loads of holiday-themed candies will be hitting store shelves. And what makes us think of Christmas more than the Cadbury Creme Egg ? Nope, that wasn't a typo, the Easter staple is now being marketed for Christmas as the Cadbury Ornament Creme Egg. A co-worker gave me two that she recently purchased at Walgreen's. The Ornament Creme Egg is exactly like the traditional Creme Egg except that it has a red, snowflake-covered foil wrapper.

I personally know some Creme Egg lovers that will be very happy to hear this. As for me, I'm still working on making it through the egg I started 30 minutes ago. I enjoy the flavor in moderation, but sometimes the ultra-sweet fondant is too much for me to handle in large quantities, especially considering I haven't even had lunch yet. I'm a bigger fan of the mini Creme Eggs which come out at Easter. Maybe they'll have mini Ornament Creme Eggs? I'll have to investigate.