I want to thank all of my readers and wish you a Happy New Year!
I will see you again in 2015 with more Candy 'n Stuff!
torsdag 25 december 2014
Today is all about me, because it is my birthday.
Many people ask me if it is hard to have a birthday this close to Christmas.
But I do not mind. I like it.
I am not gonna ramble on to much today, I just do not have the time.
These are Oreo birthday cake flavoured cookies.
And they fit really good today do you not think so?
The packaging is pretty much standard Oreo but with a big birthday cake.
They are regular sandwich cookies.
They smell alot like cake frosting, as they should.
They are very sweet.
It is almost like eating nothing but frosting.
But hey, that is ok with me.
The sprinkles are neat and crunchy.
So, once again happy birthday to me!
And no, I did not try to win the tickets...
onsdag 24 december 2014
Tonight is the night. Santa is finally coming.
Me and Mr Red M&M is ready for him.
We have trimmed the tree, hung the Holly and put out some milk and cookies.
I think Santa will feel right at home.
And I hope he brings many gifts to me, my family and friends.
Like last Christmas eve, I have some M&M's to write about.
This year they are peppermint flavoured.
And, peppermint are candy canes so, why not!
I enjoy the packaging very much.
It has an abundans of red and white.
And I love how Reds eyebrows are incoroprated in his Santa hat.
These are, like i wrote above, peppermint flavoured.
And are based on white chocolate.
The M&M's themseleves also follow the same Christmas colour scheme, red & white.
Let me tell you, the smell a lot of peppermint.
I love that peppermint smell (and not just at Christmas).
The white chocolate is lovely and the amount of peppermint flavour is perfect.
You can tell I liked these and they put me in a blissful Christmas spirit.
To all my readers, I would like to wish a...
Chuc Mung Giang Sinh!
Een Plesierige Kerfees!
Feliz Ano Novo!
Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun!
Hristos se rodi!
I'd Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida!
Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket!
Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan!
Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun!
Pozdravljaju s prazdnikom Rozjdestva!
Selamat Hari Natal!
Shub Naya Baras!
Sung Tan Chuk Ha!
Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo!
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!
söndag 21 december 2014
Yes, they have started a new tradition.
Who are they, you ask?
Why the kind santas at Apotekarnes.
Here they are with a new special Christmas cordial.
What flavour is hidden in this years special?
The lable on the bottle looks the same as last year.
Except for the "2014", so nothing new here.
I would think that they at least could change the image on the lable or something.
I love that they have a real cork though.
The beverage smells like regular Christmas cordial.
At first i thought I tasted liqourice which was kind of weird.
Because I do not think cordial and liqourice go well together.
Up on checking the back of the bottle, I found out the secret flavour is orange.
And now that I know that it, of course, starts getting an after taste of orange.
Orange and cordial is a better mix.
And I really liked this one.
Your taste buds are a funny thing.
torsdag 18 december 2014
It is that time of year again.
To sample the Starbucks Christmas specials.
And like last year, I was very dissapointed to see they only had one new flavour.
And it was not even coffee based.
But still, hot chocolate is a must at winter.
There is a lot of chocolate in this beverage.
Hot chocolate with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate sauce plus honey.
There is also ground almond in the beverage.
It smells alot of chocolate.
It also taste alot of chocolate. Alot.
To much for my tastes and I do not think the almond fits at all.
It tastes pretty weird and not that good.
tisdag 16 december 2014
Let us face it, Santa is real.
And so are his reindeer.
I have the proof right here.
In the form of reindeer droppings.
Of course Santas reindeer droppings are candy.
Chocolate buttons to be precise.
The package is pretty cute.
The reindeer, which I think is Prancer, looks kind of embarrassed.
But he should not be.
He gives us nice candy.
The candy is dark chocolate buttons.
And they smell and taste like dark chocolate buttons.
fredag 12 december 2014
Yes! They are back.
The marshmallow Santas from Cloetta.
Who bathe themselves in different flavours every year.
Bringing delight to children of all ages.
Over the years we have had different flavours.
Candy Cane, Winter Apple and Butterscotch.
This year, they are gingerbread flavoured.
The packaging is pretty close to last years packaging.
The same brown colour, but with a gingerbread pattern.
Santa is still looking at the same gift.
He loves that gift. I wonder what is in it.
Anyway, opening the package reveals a nice gingerbread smell.
A really nice smell that makes me think of freshly baked gingerbread.
The taste is somewhat tamer.
They do taste like gingerbread, but I think it could be a more rich taste.
All in all, these are the best of the JuleSkum flavours.
Thankfully I got a second bag.
tisdag 9 december 2014
Sometimes you need a little explosion in your life.
And you can choose to make your own dynamite.
Which will probably land you in a padded cell.
And nobody wants that during the holidays.
Or you can turn to Pop Rocks.
I am gonna choose the latter.
And lo and behold, I found a Christmas themed version.
These are candy cane flavoured Pop Rocks.
And these are just what I need to get that Christmas jolt.
The packaging is perfect. It manages to be Pop Rocks and Christmas at the same time.
With a lovely red background and a nice green font.
With some Christmas trees and holly.
This packaging screams Christmas.
They have a faint smell of peppermint.
A little to faint for my tastes. I wanted more.
The taste is also somewhat dissapointing.
Theres is a very faint taste of peppermint.
Other than that, they just taste sweet.
The popping/explosion is the good part.
It is really powerfull and my mouth feels like an excavated cave.
söndag 7 december 2014
Today is the second of advent and I am starting to feel pretty holly.
This weekend we decorated the Christmas tree and had a few bowls of mulled wine.
It got me thinking. Why not try something different?
And then I found these Flipz hidding under the Christmas tree.
Flipz are pretzels in different sizes and flavours.
Pretzels should need no further introduction.
And these are, as you guessed, covered in gingerbread flavoured chocolate.
The packaging is pretty awesome.
A gingerbread colour as a base and lots of small and giant snow flakes.
And just look at that happy snowman eating his own clothes.
They smell pretty much of gingerbread, but also of chocolate.
They are pretty crunchy, as they should be, and that is very nice.
The flavour is pretty heavy and it is more of the dark/bitter gingerbread flavour than the sweet.
I am not really fond of that type of flavour, but they were still pretty ok.
fredag 5 december 2014
Yes, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
And you know what that means?
Time to sample some mulled wine (or Glögg as it is called in Sweden).
And this one is a weird one.
Like most things on this blog, now that I come to think about it.
Put nonetheless, it is Christmas and it is to be sampled.
Now, Delicatoboll is a very popular pastry in Sweden.
And I am quite fond of them.
But to put it as flavouring in mulled wine?
That seems a bit weird, even for my tastes.
The lable on the bottle is pretty much expected.
Since the Delicatoboll is packaged in similar colours.
It is very clean and neat and not very Christmasy.
It smells alot like Delicatoboll and that is, yes, weird.
Since it hardly smells like mulled wine at all.
And the taste, well, no. No, I do not like it.
It hardly tastes like mulled wine at all.
It has a supersweet taste and it is just to much.
tisdag 2 december 2014
I am sitting here waiting for snow.
We usually do not get that much snow where I am.
But one can hope.
I want to get out there sledging in the slopes.
But I guess I am stuck here, eating some chocolate from Gnaw.
The lovely santas at Gnorfolk, have made us this Christmas chocolate bar.
This is a snow (white) chocolate bar filled with strawberry and honeycomb.
Gnaws packages are always minimalistic but always nice.
So is also the case in this instance.
A lovely red with a packaged A and a sledging squirrel?
The snow (chocolate) has a lovely smell of strawberrys.
Strawberrys are not really Christmasy to me, but they are red.
So I will let this one pass.
There is a thick strawberry flavour that melts well with the snow (white) chocolate.
And the honeycomb is sweet and crunchy.
All in all, a lovely Christmas treat.
söndag 30 november 2014
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Christmas time is here again.
And why not start the season with something easy?
With a cracker you all know, Digestive.
Now with gingerbread flavouring.
These where released last year and I think it is a great idea.
Digestive crackers are nice by themselves.
But combining them with gingerbread, that just sounds awesome.
And just look at that packaging.
It is very Christmasy.
A nice red colour palette and lots of Christmas symbols.
From snowflakes, to candy canes to christmas trees.
Something about it just screams Christmas.
They smell great!
Like a kitchen filled with newly baked gingerbread.
And who does not like that?
But what about the taste?
Well, the taste was somewhat dissapointing.
They sure tastes like gingerbread, but not really enough.
Still, these really got my Christmas feeling going.
And i thought they where a great start to the season.
torsdag 20 november 2014
The holidays are rapidly approaching. Ho Ho Ho!
And to make room for all the nice Christmas food and candy I have decided to try something odd.
A Pepsi soda from Japan with less sugar?
Yes, you read that correctly. Not sugar free, just less sugar.
This Pepsi is marketed as a more adult soda.
Supposedly it has 50% less sugar than regular Pepsi.
And this sounds alright to me.
Regular sodas have lots and lots of sugar, which is not really that good.
I like the design of the bottle. It is very "adult".
The checkered background is nice and the black/white/yellow colour scheme is sweet.
It smells like regular Pepsi but with a hint of lemon, kind of like Pepsi Twist.
The taste is where things take a turn for the more weird.
It has a taste of cola, but more bitter.
You can really tell there is less sugar.
Maybe bitter is not the right word. It is bitter, but it is also sweet.
It is kind of like a dark sweet beer but more towards a soda.
Like I said, weird. I takes a lot getting used to.
After a while the lemon hits your mouth and it is even more bitter.
No sweet lemon here.
And you know what, in the end, I like it.
It is not something you are used to, but it is pretty good.
lördag 1 november 2014
I am so scared right now.
Everyone is howling and screaming.
Ghosts all around.
Even the TV is trying to eat me.
Thankfully I have some M&Ms to eat.
That sugar rush will take the scaryness away.
And what flavor you ask?
Of course it had to be semi-official flavor, Pumpkin Spice.
Starting with the packaging.
It is pretty awesome.
It has just enough autumy in it.
Orange and brown, check.
And the orange M&M looks like he stumbled into the wrong pumpkin patch.
The orange and the brown M&Ms are nice, but the green? To close to Christmas.
They do smell like pumpkin and that is all I have to say about that.
The taste. It was not what i expected.
The taste is very weird and bitter.
In other words, perfect for Halloween.
Lets round this of with... Ohh no... Now my girlfriend is possesed!
The power of christ compels you. The power of christ compel you.
Happy Halloween. *arwooo*
torsdag 30 oktober 2014
And now... Even more Pumpkin Spice.
Yes, at Halloween everything must be spiced with Pumpkin Spice.
And I am starting to get a bit afraid of the flavor.
I mean, pumpkins are evil right?
Anyway... Today Jell-O has gotten the Pumpkin Spice treatment.
And I am fine with that. I like Jell-Os puddings.
The packaging is pretty autumy.
Brown and orange colors everywhere.
And lots of leaves colored everything autum.
Which I am starting to like.
I really like leaves.
Making the pudding was easy peasy.
Even if the screams from the cemetary next door was a bit annoying.
Damn ghouls, always howling around Halloween.
After letting the pudding set for more than five minutes.
Hey, these spiderwebs are not gonna clean themselves.
And then chasing of some hungry bats.
It was time to eat.
As you can see, we enjoyed our pudding with some whipped cream (it really is a must).
Not to be short, but it kind of looks like , smell and taste like gingerbread.
And that is fine, since we are closing in on Christmas.
That is, if we survive the nightmare before christmas...
tisdag 28 oktober 2014
Something that is a must at Halloween, is candy corn.
Last year I wrote about Brach's Candy Corn.
I did not really like them, but hey, why not try some different candy corn.
These are also fron Branch's, but they are flavored with caramel apple.
Now caramel apple is also a regular staple at Halloween, so why not combine them.
I do enjoy the simplicity of the bag.
It has the classic fall colors, yellow, orange and brown (with some leaves thrown in for effect).
And you get a clear view of the nicelly colored candy.
That redish color is awesome.
They have a caramel smell to them and a bit of the apple to.
The apple smell is very faint, but you do notice it if you try hard.
As I did not enjoy the "honey" flavor of the originals, I was not sure what to expect.
But these are quite lovely. There is a nice caramel flavor.
And they feel a bit more chewy than the original.
Though no apple flavor worth mentioning.
torsdag 23 oktober 2014
At autum/Halloween, everything must be pumpkin spice flavoured!
That is a rule and you have to at least try something flavoured that way.
I was hungry and decided to make pancakes.
Pumpkin Spice flavoured pancakes!
Now, I know these are not scary at all, but that is not the point.
These are more autum than Halloween.
Nonetheless, the packaging is pretty sweet.
A nice autumy colour theme and lots of pumpkins.
And the pancakes on the front makes my mouth water.
Just add water and stir... Nothing could be easier.
Well, as you can see in the last picture, I kind of blew it.
They do look a bit more Halloweeny and they smell terrific.
A nice smell of pumpkin fills the room.
Despite them beeing a bit burned, they actually tastes very nice.
Pumpkin spice is a bit like gingerbread but not quite.