Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lick o' the fingers, tip o' the trash can

It's been a while since I've reviewed some foods for you folks so allow me to lick a couple o' fingers:

Diamond Wasabi and Soy Sauce Almonds

Goddamn! Them's tasty. I was just introduced to them last weekend but they've been an enjoyment since. A little spicy, a little salty, a little almondy. A little bit frikkin' delicious. Get thee some.


M&M's Speck-tacular Peanut Butter Eggs
(photo not available, bag in trash already)
I suppose I knew these existed before this Easter but man alive, they are some kind of good. Like little Reese's peanut butter cups wrapped in a delicious candy shell. That curiously doesn't melt in your hand. Huh, would you look at that? I suppose that's one of the joys of being an adult is you don't have to hunt for delicious Easter eggs anymore. You can just buy them by the frikkin' half-pound bag. De-de-delicious. Happy huntin'!


And then, for old time's sake, a tip o' the trashcan (if for no other reason than to balance this feature out):

Peeps

Who really likes these? I mean, I know they're basically sugar and kind of like marshmallows but they're just so weird. They were also never that big in our house growing up so that may have something to do with it. We were more of a foil-wrapped chocolate bunny kind of family. The little ones whose chocolate was always a little off in the taste department. It's kinda the same disappointment you get from eating those little candy Valentine's Day hearts even though you're all like "sweet, candy!" before you eat a couple and remember why you've never in your life actually bought them. I'm the same way with candy corn but, just like the Peeps, people seem to love it.

7 Comments:

Blogger ButtonHole said...

I am all over your Peeps review. I feel the same way. But what is the very worst "candy" on earth? Why, one must go to Hallowe'en to dig up that honor, and find those hard-as-nails lumps of "taffy" wrapped in orange and black wax paper. Am I right, or am I right????

Thanks for the heads up on the good stuff though. It's on my list.

10:33 AM  
Blogger minus five said...

peeps are kind of cool to look at, but my mom was a fan of giving us hershey's kisses. it kind of sucked because i'm not a huge chocolate lover. still, i guess it's good that my parents didn't cheap out on me like your parents.

also, candy corn is only one of the greatest candies ever.

and button, that taffy wasn't too bad when you were hard-up for some candy, but it was one of the last ones to be eaten.

sicker than any of it is that sugar-free candy. what's the point?

6:43 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

By "a little off," Howard, do you mean that lovely waxy quality?

9:50 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

Those orange and black wax things are wrong. I think I ate like one of those and learned my lesson.

And Minus, my parents didn't cheap out so much it was just those bunnies seemed to be everywhere around Easter. But even as a sugar-addicted kid I didn't care for those.

And Tania, yeah you know what I'm talkin' about. Waxy and kinda flavorless.

10:09 PM  
Blogger ButtonHole said...

Minus, I'll eat my toes off before I'll ingest one of those terror nuggets. Really, the things should be reclassified for biological warfare.

Don't like em. Naw.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Oops, Howard, this could be embarrassing. Don't open your mail today, it might (does!) contain a chocolate bunny! However, it is the better drug store brand and not one of those cheap ones from the grocery store! These comments have been hilarious and I have to chime in that I totally agree that the taffy lumps are the worst ever, but candy corn is my very favorite--besides jelly beans.

9:02 AM  
Blogger minus five said...

i got you on the waxy flavorless. it's kind of like there's no taste until your teeth hit the middle and even then, it's about as strong as scratch n' sniff. they also come in the shape of gold coins. and the poor kids always brought them to school for class parties.

2:14 PM  

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