Probably the funniest mistake I have ever sent to my mom.
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Ahh, Candy Corn… we can’t seem to get enough of it or get rid of it fast enough. Take (or give) these 9 pancreas-pulverizing variations on a sugary theme.
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Did you know that for a limited time only, you can enjoy “the sweet, fun flavor of your favorite Halloween treat” piping hot in your favorite mug as you dig into a plate of breakfast bacon & eggs or a bowl of Kellogg’s Candy Corn Pops, depending on your household? Yes indeed, friends and neighbors, Archer Farms Candy Corn light roast ground coffee adds a jolt of Halloween horror to your morning caffeine rush; it’s what we’d ALL be drinking if coffee was made & marketed by kids. Speaking of which, note the “Save The Children” logo/legend at the bottom of the bag… maybe rugrats really are running the show at Archer Farms.
Introduced in October of 2011, M&M’s White Chocolate Candy Corn promises a tantalizing mix of natural and artificial flavors (it says so right on the front of the bag) which begs the question: is the true flavor of candy corn natural or artificial? Maybe M&M’s is just covering all the angles because really, what else can you say about oversized white chocolate drops in orange, yellow and white candy shells?
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A sweet-toothed reviewer from Infinite Hollywood had a few things to say about M&M’s White Chocolate Candy Corn, none of them good. Newton, as he calls himself, soured on the concept before even biting into one – he’s peeved there are too few orange M&M’s in relation to the yellow and white ones. First world problems! Once he did bite the bullet, so to speak, Newton experienced a letdown of Great Pumpkin-esque proportions when he discovered the interiors of M&M’s White Chocolate Candy Corn, regardless of the color of their shells, tasted like run-of-the-mill white chocolate. Gee Newt, you say that like it’s a bad thing.
“I don’t see why people are taking the worst tasting Halloween Candy and making it into different products,” fumes Greg Muschong of Half-Assed Productions. A fed-up Muschong goes on to demand of everyone and no one in particular “Please, stop making candy corn products. Enough!!” Disparaging though he may be, Greg still took one for the team by microwaving and reviewing a mini-bag of ACT II Candy Corn Popcorn.
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The verdict? According to Greg, “not horrible,” which seems to be the upper limit of praise when it comes to rating candy corn flavored foodstuffs. As Candy Corn Popcorn doesn’t appear in ACT II’s current online microwave popcorn lineup, Greg may have gotten his wish… at least as far as popcorn is concerned.
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McDonald’s is a proven master at thinking global while acting local and if you don’t believe that, feast your eyes (and nose) on the Durian Crunch McFlurry. This limited edition, Singapore-only dessert treat takes vanilla soft-serve ice cream blended with durian syrup, adds a crunchy topping, and is served in a squared off frosted plastic container.
You’ll pay $2.80 SG (about $2.24 US) for each helping dished out from any of the innumerable McDonald’s Dessert Kiosk outlets scattered all across the city. That is, of course, if you love durian… there’s no middle ground when it comes to the “(stin)king of fruits.” Try bringing your Durian Crunch McFlurry into certain hotels or onto Singapore Mass Rapid Transit trains? That just might cost you a caning.
Sweet-toothed fast-foodies fear not, the Bubblegum Squash McFlurry does NOT contain squash in any way, shape or form so Aussie & Kiwi parents can forget about sneaking some veggies into their children’s diets. In fact, the word “diet” should not be allowed anywhere near this pink, white & blue confection concoction made from bubblegum flavored syrup and marshmallows mixed into vanilla soft-serve ice cream.
You might think the McFlurry is as all-American as Mom’s apple pie but it actually originated in Canada: a McDonald’s franchise store in Bathurst, New-Brunswick first introduced the spoon-blended dessert in 1997. Canada continues to refine a distinct McFlurry identity with the Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry. Coinciding with the appearance of its main flavoring feature, the Cadbury Creme Egg, the Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry is usually available in most Canadian, British and Irish McDonald’s stores during the annual run-up to Easter.
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Not all stores in all regions add the Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry to their menus, which can be frustrating to devotees of the sickly sweet chocolate-shelled fondant orbs in all their various permutations. How does one know they’re such a devotee? Taking selfies with your long-sought sweet treat in foreign locales like London (England or Ontario) is a pretty good indication.
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Oreo cookies have been tantalizing our taste buds for a hundred & a half years. Not only are the iconic bite-size crème sandwich the most popular cookies in the USA today, they’re enjoyed around the world in a variety of occasionally awesome, often odd permutations. Here are a dozen of the awesomest and oddest.
Just as television only came in black & white, Oreo cookies also once sported those two opposing non-colors. How times have changed, and Oreos have changed with them… though not necessarily for the better. Case in point: Candy Corn Oreos, coming to a Target store near you on September 10th, 2012 as a salute, tribute and marketing opportunity centered on Halloween.
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Candy Corn has its lovers and haters so we can expect Candy Corn Oreos to similarly polarize the nation, albeit for a limited time only. Of course, there are those who despise anything Candy Corn and are taking this new flavor as a sign of the end times. Lighten up, Francis, it’s not the worst thing that could happen… that would be Circus Peanut Oreos.
Snack shoppers in Japanese convenience stores coming across Lemon Ice Oreo Bits Sandwich cookies might recoil thinking they’re flavored with menthol but never fear, the “ice flavor” simply promises the cool, clean, citrus-y taste of a chilled lemon meringue pie. Moreover, the cookies may be bite-sized but they’re not “bits”, unless you’ve accidentally sat on the package while riding the subway.
Don’t cry for me, Argentina, ’cause you’ve got Dulce de Leche Oreo cookies and we’re stuck with Candy Corn Oreos. What’s this “Dulce de Leche” of which we speak? In a nutshell, Dulce de Leche (roughly translated from Spanish as “candy of milk”) is a delicious South American treat made by simmering milk with sugar until the former partially caramelizes… and no nutshells are required.
Dulce de Leche Oreo cookies have appeared in the USA as a Limited Edition release from time to time but you have to stowaway aboard a tramp steamer to Buenos Aires to get ‘em 24/7/365. Just to rub it in, the people of the pampas also enjoy Oreo DUO Dulce de Leche & Banana any darn time they want.
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Oreo cookies landed on Chinese store shelves in 1996 and 10 years later, Oreo rules the roost as the best-selling cookie in the People’s Republic of China. Oreo’s rapid rise was no slam dunk though it took former Houston Rockets superstar Yao Ming’s talents to sell Chinese consumers on Oreo’s glory… that, and a reduction in sugar content. Having reached the top of the Chinese cookie mountain, Oreo’s are now spreading out with some enticing alternative flavors, such as Double-Fruit Peach & Grape.
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“You got your Creamsicle on my Oreo!” “You got your Oreo in my Creamsicle!” Two great tastes that taste great together? Nabisco thinks so, at least they do for a limited time. Creamsicle Oreo cookies are one of a number of ice cream flavored Oreos introduced in recent years but they stand out by virtue of referencing an actual name brand ice cream bar as opposed to garden-variety box ice cream.
Limited Edition Creamsicle Oreo cookies, product cross-pollination aside, don’t have much in common taste-wise with actual Creamsicles but you could always pop a box in the freezer just for the heck of it.
Ice cream and Oreos aren’t just an American obsession, just ask our cookie-lovin’ counterparts on the other side of the world. Green Tea Ice Cream Oreo cookies may not have a familiar childhood-resonating vibe but in China everyone of every age screams for ice cream… green tea variety. Count on Kraft China to lighten up on the sugar content while upping the adult-friendly flavor of green tea.