Halloween candy & fast food
I originally planned on doing a post about some of the new Halloween decorations we have purchased over the past couple of weeks, but food doesn’t last as long as plastic and cardboard.
Last week, my wife and I were going to Wal-Mart to pick up some groceries, and on our way into the parking lot, we decided to go to the Dollar Tree in the same plaza first. We had to pick up some thank you cards and electric candles for our pumpkins. My sole purpose in there was to find Halloween goodies you can only find at a dollar store. I wanted to find a candy for review, that I haven’t seen reviewed or mentioned on other sites that I frequent. Well, the pickens were slim. I either found something I’ve seen elsewhere, or something that just didn’t seem worthy of a review. Just as I was about to say fuck it and randomly grab something blindly, I noticed this most excellent package!
Grave Gummies Candy! For a dollar store candy, they went all out with the fancy Halloween theme. Before we get down to business, I have to show you what I found on the reverse side of the package. Remember, I picked this up at the dollar store.
Go ahead and click on it to make it larger. You have to be able to soak it in. Truly amazing! I love the skeletons. They gettin’ down with they bad self! They’re even dressed up in costumes! Now the same graphics can be found scattered around the front of the package, but, they went the extra mile and made a neat little scene on the back. I’ll tell you right now, that is the best thing about this candy.
On the individual wrappers the gummies say “Yummy Gummie”. We tasted each one individually, to see if there were different flavors, or just dyed differently with the same flavor. I’m happy to report that they come in four flavors, all identified by a different colored gummie. We found that the orange is orange popsicle, the green is green apple, the yellow is pineapple and the white ones taste like perfume or Lysol(I can’t quite tell). All are pleasing to the tastebuds, except for the white ones. So we got 9 good pieces of candy for a dollar. Not bad.
While they’re not terrible, these will be finding their way into trick-or-treaters bags on Sunday. And while we’re on the subject of gummies…….here’s one my buddy Clark gave to me the night before my wedding.
It’s a gummy brain. This one is from “Gummy Body Parts Candy”. I saw these on my trip to the dollar store. This was a pretty good tasting brain! Very colorful, and very sweet. I think this was a Neapolitan brain. Here’s why.
A three colored brain!
Now, onto something that was tasty, but did not come from Dollar Tree.
McDonald’s Halloween pails! I had first heard of these over at X-Entertainment, when Matt did his review of them a week and a half ago. While they’re not on the same level as our beloved McBoo pails, they are not without their merits. First of all, they’re Mr. Potato Head themed! I would’ve preferred Halloween McNuggets on the pails, but I can roll with Mr. Poato Head. Second, I love the detailed handles! The orange one has the bad-ass skull and cross bone(?), while the green one has the cute pumpkin. Each comes with stickers on the reverse side of the cardboard lid. The stickers are of different spooky body parts for you to stick on the naked spuds that adorn the pail. I give major props to whoever was responsible for this! It’s something different than your standard food & toy in a box, or bag. Just a fair warning, bad pun coming up………I’m lovin’ it!
And to think, I was gonna title this post as “Ronald McDollarstore”.