Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat

Hershey has a fun Halloween website which includes tons of extras including Halloween-themed wallpapers, treat recipes, and crafts. Take a look before the day is up!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

This year's Halloween loot

Here's a picture of my 2007 Halloween candy bowl. It's dangerous setting it out this early because I'll probably be picking at it until Wednesday, but I couldn't wait any longer. I have the some Lemonheads, Reese's Pieces, Reese's Crispy Crunchy Bars, Smarties, the tasty (and beautifully decorated) Frankford Marshmallow Monster pals, and a nice Wonka mix which consists of orange and fruit punch flavored Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and skull and bone-shaped SweetTarts.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Meiji, youji, we all ji

I was recently exploring the candy section at my local World Market store and came across these intriguing packages. Like a kitten drawn to a piece of shiny tinsel, I'm a sucker for colorful or interesting packaging. Both of these products are by a Japanese company called Meiji. The first, what I will call Apollo because cannot read the entire Japanese package, are little space capsule shaped chocolate-strawberry pieces. Perhaps I should call them "chocolate-inspired" pieces because I don't think the chocolate is real, however they do have a nice, fresh strawberry flavor. Let's face it, I'm talking about candy, why should I be a stickler for "all natural", I eat neon green Skittles after all.

The second Meiji product I tried is called YanYan. Technically, it may not be considered candy because there is a cracker involved, but it's still worth mentioning if anything for the funny sayings printed on the cracker sticks including phrases such as "Elephant Jumbo", "Squid Black Ink", and "Sheep Wool Sweaters". Very strange. YanYan is called a "strawberry cream snack". World Market also stocked a chocolate version, but I opted for the strawberry. When you peel back the lid, there are two sections. One side holds the crackers and the other a well of strawberry cream to dip the cracker sticks into. Overall it tastes pretty good. The strawberry flavor is nice and the cream is quite smooth. My only objection is that the crackers are kinda greasy, other than that it's a tasty treat.