Wednesday, October 29, 2003

I have three words to say: MEGA PERKY NANA. It's a candy bar from New Zealand that I found on Here's what they have to say about it:
"It's like a banana flavoured Milky Way."
"It's sooo morish." (What does morish mean?!)

I've got to get my hands on one of these. And then, check THIS out...a vegetarian wrote in that she couldn't have the Nana because it contained gelatin, but that she does eat "Banana Foam Shrimp." HA! Can you imagine?! I can only surmise that it must be like a Circus Peanut, only yellow and shaped like a shrimp. God bless the Brits.

They also offer "Chocolate Fish." These are apparently pink marshmallow fish covered in chocolate. Bestill my heart.

In other news, yes, friends, Halloween is fast encroaching upon us. And yes, I did finish off the entire bag of Junior Mints, although I'm proud to say that it took me about two weeks. I now have a bucket filled with Reese's, Snicker's Crunchers, regular Snickers, JujyFruits and all the other miscellaneous candy that I had laying around. I had two Reese's for breakfast. Hey, peanut butter is protein, right? Dr. Atkins would be proud.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Oh, the chocolate gods have been good to me. As I was walking through the Stamford mall yesterday (and don't even get me started on how creepy and '80s malls have become), I sauntered into a candy store. I walked to the back and there, lo and behold, were all sorts of British delights! I bought two candy bars. The one I tried so far is called "Tiffin" and it is absolutely the most delicious perfect candy bar. It's made by Cadbury and is milk chocolate with raisins and biscuit pieces. (I know, I know...the whole raisin thing. But they really do taste good with chocolate! THink of them as little wine fruits.)
Yum, yum, yum.
And while I'm on the topic, beware the Godiva store in the mall. There's this freaky kid that works there that will not leave you alone. I'd encountered him before. He comes up to you and says, "Welcome to Godiva. May I help you?" like a freaky automaton. You say no, just looking, then he says, is there anything I can help you look for? You say no. He goes, WOuld you like to try today's sample? And you really do, but now you're so freaked out by this kid that you grab your bags and run.

Monday, October 06, 2003

Extra! Extra! Read all about it...The latest in candy news. The New York TImes reported this weekend that the Hershey bar has changed its packaging. Yes, folks, even Hershey has succumbed to the 21st century. Bummer. Here's what the article said:
"Gone is the foil wrapper. Also gone is the classic Gothic logo--replaced by fussy, beveled letters and an airbrushed sheen that would look at home on a Metallica T-shirt."

In other news, I have purchased the first batch of Halloween candy. I got a giant, mother-sized bag of "Jujyfruits and Friends." (The friends being Raspberry Dollars, formerly known as Red Hot Dollars, and some cherry and grape things.) Also got a bag of Junior Mints, although there's no way in hell they're going to last til Halloween. I had a little box of Jujyfruits and was happy to note that they replaced the formerly heinous mint-flavored green ones with tastier lime ones. Good call on their part.

Saturday, October 04, 2003

And now, for my official State of the Union address.

Well, I really have nothing to say, actually. Instead, perhaps, I will wax poetic on some candies I have known and loved in my 33 (vomit) years on this earth.

-Munson's Jordan Crackers. These little dainties were the bane of my existence when I worked there. They were these little long, pointed cookies covered in either milk or dark chocolate. Strangley enough, I prefered the milk in this instance. But they're sooo, sooo yummy. Mmmm. Chocolate covered cookie. I used to hate when people would order them because they were so light that it would take a million of them to make up a pound and then I'd have to refill the tray and they had to be all nice and couldn't just dump them in the tray.
-Charm's BloPops. I love these. Particularly the traditional cherry flavor. The gum would always turn hard as a rock after two chews, but it was more the initial contrast of hard candy vs. chewy gum that I liked. The only problem with them is that they sometimes have cracks in them that'll destroy the top of your mouth. Ouch.

Oh crap...I'll have to finish this post later. I just realized it's already 2:00 and I have to take a shower before bringing PJ to the Episcopal church for the blessing of the animals. I'm hoping to get the devil exorcised out of him.