Sunday, March 29, 2009

My First Candy Podcast! SweeTarts Jelly Beans

Look out honey cause I'm using technology! I recently learned how to create a podcast and thought it would be fun to occasionally incorporate a candy review podcast into the mix here at Sugar Hi. For the first installment I reviewed SweeTarts Jelly Beans. Hopefully I don't sound too much like the "Delicious Dish" ladies from that Saturday Night Live skit. Good times...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I Just Can't Go There

A friend gave me this garlic candy as a Christmas gift. I'm sure it's intentionally a gag gift (gag, pun intended) but I just can't bring myself to try it. I like the sleazy looking dude on the package though.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Whoppers Flavors

I tried two of the Whoppers malted milk ball Easter flavors - vanilla milkshake and blueberry. I hear there is an orange milkshake version out too, but the thought doesn't even entice me so I didn't seek them out. A year ago, I reviewed the awesome Reese's Whoppers. Like the Reese's, these feature a flavored coating in place of the original chocolate.

The vanilla milkshake flavor is okay. It really doesn't taste very vanilla. The flavor is buttery and salty, and has more in common with white chocolate than vanilla. The blueberry flavor makes me happy. When I opened the tiny milk carton and smelled inside I was reminded of Smurf Berry Crunch cereal. Children of the 80s may remember this wonderful cereal inspired by the fictitious Smurf berry. The flavor of Smurf Berry Crunch cereal was not comparable to any natural substance. It was sweet and berry-inspired and when I was 8 years old, it was awesome. It still holds a soft spot in my heart, therefore the blueberry Whoppers are a winner in my book. As an added bonus, they are Smurf colored. Coincidence?

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Wonka Tinglerz

Wonka Tinglerz are a fun candy. I've had this bag in my candy stash for a while and finally decided to give them a try. Basically, Tinglerz are tiny nuggets of chocolate popping candy. Think chocolate-covered Pop Rocks. They crackle and pop in your mouth just like Pop Rocks but look like plain old chocolate-covered Rice Krispies, at least that was what I thought until on closer inspection I discovered tiny bits of popping candy mixed in with the rice cereal. While their small size probably won't satisfy a major chocolate craving, they do have a nice caramelly flavor. The shiny purple package is pretty cool too.