Are Sunkist Citrus Burst Mints actually mints? Not really. While they purportedly have a “light cooling effect,” it’s not very noticeable. They’re compressed little nuggets of real citrus flavour smushed together with sweeteners and a tangy sour bite (malic and […]
In our family, Christmas morning isn’t Christmas morning without a Terry’s Chocolate Orange in each of our stockings. I have no idea why the treat has gained a foothold in our family tradition, but I’m not complaining. Each “orange” is […]
In the list of feel-good Christmas foods, candy canes sit damn well near the top. They’re great for snacking, they’re perfect for sharing, and they can even be hung from a Christmas tree — or your uncle’s ear — without […]
Blame it on my multicultural Winnipeg upbringing. One of my elementary school friends, whose parents were from China, regularly brought little round packages as a snack in his lunch box. Curious, I asked him what they were. As part of […]
How much do I love Skittles? You know that 1-800 number on the back of food products that nobody ever calls? Well, a few years back, when they swapped out lime for apple flavouring in the green Skittles, I called […]
Every Easter, Cadbury Mini Eggs make their way to Canadian convenience store shelves. It’s been this way for ages. Little egg-shaped candy-shelled milk-chocolate droplets, about the size of a peanut M&M, wrapped in a purple plastic pouch. Along with the […]
Peanut butter is one of life’s great pleasures. It’s also packed with calories. Hence, people looking for a peanut-buttery snack without the caloric baggage are stuck with roughly zero options. Add in an element of chocolate craving, and you’re stuck, […]
Wrigley’s 5 gum showed up out of nowhere in 2007, and has quickly become a fixture on convenience store candy racks. The party kicked off with peppermint Cobalt and spearmint Rain. After that, a wealth of other flavours popped up, mostly derivatives of standard gum flavours, from cinnamon (Flare) to bubblegum (Zing).