Friday, September 12, 2014

Get ready to get BLASTED! Rice Krispies new treat bars!



Fall is coming, and do you know what that means? SNACK SEASON IS UPON US! The stretch of time just as summer ends and a tinge of cold starts to seep into your windows at night, causing you to walk around in a hoodie and shorts, and say, "Man, I am Hungry." During this glorious season that spans half a year, let us turn our gaze unto what has become a household name in the snacking community, the Rice Krispies Treat. A staple to old and young, it's about time these treats got an upgrade. Let's see if we truly get BLASTED!

The first contender in the RKT: BLASTED line is Chocolatey Chip Marshmallow.



 I peeled back the thin shiny wrapper to reveal a tiny Rice Krispies Treat, with a few of these colored bits sprinkled on top. My first reaction was shock with how incredibly small they are.

gold dollar for size reference. YIKES these are small
 
Then my second reaction was awe, me wondering if the little bits of chocolate and marshmallow were throughout the whole bar.

and of course....
As if on cue, I looked down, and there wasn't anything anywhere else within this. Basically the Rice Krispies Treat wasn't BLASTED at all. You'd be hard pressed to even taste the chocolate or marshmallow when eating this. Overall, it tasted like just a regular, plain, non-intense, Rice Krispies Treat.

So we moved on to the next in line, the Double Chocolatey Chunk. Opening this package gave me a lot more hope than my previous dive into BLASTED territory.


It looks like someone came here to party! Double Chocolatey Chunk was BLASTED and ready to rock! Sadly, the exterior told a completely different story than the interior. While I was eating this bar, this incredibly small bar, all I could taste was that gross bakers chocolate that you tasted one time when no one was around, because you thought chocolate was chocolate. The powdery weirdness of it, mixed with a little odd tasting Rice Krispies Treat made this decent, but I won't ever buy these again.

So after strike two, I pretty much knew that there was no way this next one could be good at all. Very often do S'mores flavored snacks ever live up to what you want them to.


But guess what? This time, it absolutely does. The S'mores does indeed visually suffer from the lack of chocolate and graham cracker mix throughout the bar, but maybe I've been thinking about this wrong the whole time? They aren't INJECTED, they aren't EXPLODING with candy, no, they are BLASTED. Which conjurs the image of candy shooting at the already existing Rice Krispies Treat. What this blast did do, that the others didn't, was take the candy flavor  and have it work with the rest of the bar. You bite into this and it tastes like the whole Rice Krispies Treat is made of graham cracker, which I have to tell you, is absolutely excellent.



I'd have to say out of all of these, the S'mores one outshines them all. It's only a small treat that you can get up at midnight, and be like "I surely can eat one of these."

Chocolatey Chip Marshmallow: C
Double Chocolatey Chunk: C
S'mores: A
                                                 -Josh
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Candy Apple M&M's!

Every year around Halloween you can usually plan on M&M's coming out with a limited edition flavor you haven't seen before. Remember Candy Corn M&M's? Well this year is no different! I just happened to run into New England wrestling legend Brian Fury while in Walmart one night, (he's a big fan of the blog), and he informed me that Candy Apple M&M's were indeed real and not only that, but there was a display of them in the front of the store. Luckily he let me know because I never in a million years would have seen them. 
Should you be adding a dish of these to your next fall party? Are Candy Apple M&M's worth your hard earned cash? Let's find out...

Green M&M...still as sexy as always. 
Looking at these, I'm expecting a lot. They need to not only have an apple taste, but also somehow mimic the weird red goo on the outside of a candy apple, too. At first glance I was expecting white chocolate inside them, but if you look at the bag it shows one broken open and there's clearly what looks to be regular chocolate inside. You can clearly see that the Green M&M is enjoying her candy apple on the package, but if you look too far into it you get a little creeped out because she looks just a little TOO seductive. You know what I mean, right? No? Am I the only one?


Once I tore the bag open and was met with two different shades of red M&M candies. I took in the aroma...nothing special. Just smelled like M&Ms... So I popped a few of them in my mouth and started chewing them up...They tasted like M&M's. That's it.
So I start thinking, okay, I must be crazy, these HAVE to have some apple flavor to them. So I popped another few in my mouth. This time, I found a faint apple taste. So faint that it was like the ghost of an apple might have been haunting my kitchen.

Nope, sorry guys. It was just a joke. 


So I went out and found a couple of the other guys and had them try them. Same thing. One of them said if he tried really hard he could taste a little apple. But he said it was like someone walked through the room with a bushel of fresh apples and he caught a quick whiff of them before they were gone. That's a pretty good description, if you ask me.


In the end I'm going to have to chalk this latest flavor up as a failure. The apple taste is so faint that it's almost non-existent. If I want something that tastes like a plain chocolate M&M, I'll just get a bag of those, or a bag of the plain MEGA M&M's. But this one bag will be the only ones I ever purchase of Candy Apple M&M's. After this review, there's no way I'm getting a date with that Green M&M. Ah well. She should respect my honesty to the readers, right?

I give Candy Apple M&M's a D-. They would be an F, but if you consider them just bigger plain M&M's, they are still tasty.

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