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Candyology 101: A Candy Podcast
32 minutes | Jul 13, 2016
42: Summertime Candies
Candy can be eaten throughout the year, but there are issues with some candy when the weather gets warmer. In this episode, we discuss what makes a candy summer-safe and share our favorites. Links to the products we talk about can be found at candyology101.com/42/. Thanks for listening!
33 minutes | Jul 6, 2016
41: Mango Madness
Mango is the hot flavor this summer. In this episode we talk about our favorite mango candy and discuss what other flavors go with the tropical fruit. Links to products we talk about during the episode are available at candyology101.com/41/. Thanks for listening!
31 minutes | Jun 29, 2016
40: Trends at the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo
In the last episode we talked about new products at the 2016 Sweet & Snacks Expo. In this episode we discuss some of the trends we noticed at the trade show. Links to many of the products we talk about are available at candyology101.com/40/. Thanks for listening!
39 minutes | Jun 22, 2016
39: New Products at the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo
Every May, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is held in Chicago. It's America's largest confectionery trade show. Hundreds of companies from around the country display their goodies for retailers and the press. In this episode, we talk about the most interesting products showcased during this year's expo. Links to most of the products we discuss are available at candyology.com/39/. Thanks for listening!
25 minutes | May 25, 2016
38: Now and Later
The first Now and Later bar was produced in 1962. Its name was meant to suggest to customers that they eat some of the taffy squares right away and save the rest for another time. In this episode, we share our thoughts about the fruity chewy candy. Show notes are available at www.candyology101.com/38/. Also, if you want to listen to more food-related podcasts, check out our sister shows -- The Nosh Show and Let's Talk TJ's.
26 minutes | May 18, 2016
The Lemonhead is a classic sweet and sour candy. The Ferrara Candy Company has been making it for over 50 years. In this episode, we share our thoughts about the lemon candy with a hard candy core in a soft shell and its fruity siblings. Show notes are available at www.candyology101.com/37/. Thanks for listening!
28 minutes | May 11, 2016
36: Kit Kat
The Kit Kat has been giving breaks for over 80 years. In this episode learn why it's produced by Hershey's in the U.S. and Nestle everywhere else in the world, find out if there's a difference between the two, discover what Kit Kat eating technique drives Cybele and Maria crazy, and much more. Show notes are available at www.candyology.com/36/. Also, if you want to listen to more food-related podcasts, check out our sister shows, The Nosh Show and Let's Talk TJ's.
24 minutes | Apr 27, 2016
Hershey's Whatchamacallit isn't as popular as other Hershey's candy bars, but it's been around for almost 40 years. In this episode we talk about its history, advertising, packaging, and its cousin, the Thingamajig. Show notes are available at www.candyology101.com/35/. Music: Royalty Free Music from Bensound
47 minutes | Apr 13, 2016
34: Mike and Ike
Mike and Ike are ubiquitous, dependable, and come in a surprisingly wide variety of flavor mixes. We talk about the many varieties and our love for these little chewy candies. Show notes for the episode are available at www.candyology101.com/34/.
49 minutes | Mar 23, 2016
33: Snickers vs Milky Way
In this episode, we debate which is better, Snickers or Milky Way? Show notes are available below (if your podcast app allows it) or at www.candyology101.com/33/. What We're Sweet On(starts at 00:20) Trolli Evil Twins Amarelli Sassolini Snickers vs Milky Way Intro (starts at 03:44) Names (starts at 05:03) Elements (starts at 9:12) Sizes (starts at 13:06) Popularity (starts at 17:25) Sales of the leading 10 snack size chocolate candy brands in the U.S. (2015) Advertising (starts at 19:31) Snickers Advertising 1986 - Satisfies You Snickers Advertising 2010 - You're Not You When You're Hungry Milky Way Advertising: 1970s - At Work, Rest & Play Milky Way Advertising 2015 - Sorry, I Was Eating a Milky Way Brand Extensions(starts at 32:55) Milky Way Simply Caramel Milky Way French Vanilla Milky Way Marshmallow Milky Way Caramel Apple Snickers Dark Snickers Xtreme Snickers Almond Snickers Almond Dark
45 minutes | Mar 9, 2016
32: Easter Candy 2016
In this episode we discuss all the new Easter candies we've seen on shelves that will be 50 percent off on March 28th. We also talk about giant filled eggs and the clutch of new Peeps in stores. Links to the products we talk about are below (if your podcast app allows it) or at www.candyology101.com/32/. What We're Sweet On (starts at 00:20) Smarties Squeeze Candy Haribo Gummi Bears Easter Candy - Giant Filled Eggs (starts at 03:25) Milk Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg New Easter Candy (starts at 12:16) White Strawberry Shortcake M&M's Easter Sundae M&M's Malt M&M's Mini Eggs Hershey's Carrot Cake Kisses Russell Stover Mango and Key Lime Whip Egg Russell Stover Pineapple Whip Egg Russell Stover Banana Whip Egg Jolly Rancher Bunny Food Gummies Easter Flavor Trends (starts at 21:30) Brach's Superfruit Eggs New Peeps (starts at 26:19) Mystery Flavor Peeps (2016)
52 minutes | Feb 17, 2016
31: Sour Power
In this episode we make your mouth water and lips pucker by discussing sour candies, from Lemonheads to Warheads. If your mouth can't stop salivating during the episode, we apologize in advance. Show notes can be found below (if your podcast app allows it) or at www.candyology101.com/31/. Thanks for listening! Links to products we talk about during the episode: What We're Sweet On (starts at 00:18) Haribo Ginger Lemon Gummies Dum-Dums Heart Pops Sour Candy Intro (starts at 01:54) PDF about the acids found in candy Warheads Warning and Challenge (starts at 07:03) Warheads Challenge (WARNING: If you're squeamish, don't watch the video.) Warheads Challenge aftermath (WARNING: If you're squeamish, don't watch the video.) Dentists HATE Sour Candy (starts at 09:55) Why Are Sour Candies So Appealing? (starts at 11:25) Favorite Sour Candies (starts at 14:17) Lemonheads Shock Tarts Favorite Sour Gummies (starts at 17:54) Trader Joe's Sour Ts and Js (Maria's review) Trader Joe's Sour Ts and Js (Cybele's review) Haribo Sour Bears Gummy Fettuccine Favorite Sour Hard Candies (starts at 21:45) Napoleon Bonbon
62 minutes | Feb 3, 2016
30: Valentine's Day Candy 2016
Love is in the air and Valentine's Day candies are lining the shelves. We discuss the strawberry flavor trend and a few other Valentine's candy trends. Show notes are available below (if your podcast app allows it) or at www.candyology101.com/30/. What We're Sweet On (starts at 00:18) Cybele: Goetze’s Caramel Creams Maria: Cry Baby Tears Valentine's Day Candy Intro (starts at 02:12) So Much Strawberry (starts at 04:21) Ghirardelli Strawberry filled Dark Chocolate Squares Strawberry Creme Limited Edition Peeps Russell Stover Strawberries & Cream Mix White Strawberry Shortcake M&M’s Dove Milk Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Crisp Promises Strawberry Milk Chocolate M&M’s Divine White Chocolate with Strawberries Lindt Strawberry & Cream White Chocolate Truffles R.M. Palmer Strawberry Filled Hearts Brach's Strawberry Shortcake Candy Corn Strawberry & Creme Laffy Taffy Masculine Valentine's Day Candy (starts at 26:36)
52 minutes | Jan 6, 2016
29: Coffee Candy
In this episode, we dive into coffee candy. We discuss our favorites, those you might've forgotten, and a few foreign brands. Show notes are available below (if your podcast app allows it) or at www.candyology101.com/29/. Show Notes What We're Sweet On (starts at 00:21) Maria: GoOrganic Hard Candy Cybele: Mocha M&Ms Coffee Candy Intro (starts at 01:21) Wrigley's Kona Doublemint Gum Brach's Caramel Macchiato Candy Corn Coffee Candy Combinations (starts at 2:47) Coffee & Chocolate (starts at 04:36) Ritter Sport Espresso Bar Coffee Crisp (Canada) Ferrero Pocket Coffee Meiji Coffee Beat Tcho Mokaccino Theo Coffee Dark Chocolate Bar Theo ECI Coffee & Cream Milk Chocolate Bar Divine Coffee Milk Chocolate Bar Hello Lindt Coffee Blast Il Morso Javaz Dove Mocha Latte & Dark Chocolate Swirl Promises
67 minutes | Dec 23, 2015
28: Best and Worst of 2015
It's the end of the year, so we're going to share our best and worst candies of 2015. Show notes are available below or at www.candyology101.com/28/. Thanks for listening! Show Notes What We're Sweet On (starts at 00:20) Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Mints Unoriginal Skittles Best and Worst of 2015 Intro (starts at 01:49) Best Holiday Items (starts at 02:42) Dove Holiday Milk Chocolate Mint Cookie Promises Ghirardelli Strawberry filled Dark Chocolate Squares Starburst Halloween Mix Sweetarts Jelly Beans Citrus Shortbread Bites Worst Holiday Items (starts at 8:25) Starburst Sweet and Sour Jelly Bean Mix Brach’s Gummi Conversation Hearts Vidal Gummi Gingerbread Men Dove Milk Chocolate & Red Velvet Swirl Promises Best House Brand or Generic Items (starts at 13:38) Aldi Blueberry Acai Pwerberries Trader Joe's Ts & Js Sour Gummies (Cybele) Trader Joe's Ts & Js Sour Gummies (Maria) Trader Joe's Chocolate Marbles Trader Joe's Magic Beans
55 minutes | Dec 9, 2015
27: Christmas Candy 2015
It's the Christmas season again, so we're talking about new Christmas candies and spending some time talking about many of the mint-flavored products that have returned this year. Show notes are available below or at www.candyology101.com/27/. Thanks for listening! Show Notes What We're Sweet On (starting at 00:20) Maria: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels Cybele: Kopiko Christmas Candy Intro (starting at 02:56) New Christmas Candies in Stores (starting at 09:47) Vidal Gummi Gingerbread Men Vidal Mini Candy Cane Licorice Sticks (Strawberry) Hubba Bubba Hot Cocoa Bubble Gum Sugar Plum Peeps Banana Crème Minion Peeps (not really Christmas) Trolli Extreme Sour Frost Bites Project 7 Gingerbread Snap and Red Velvet Gum Butterfinger Bites Lumps of Coal Russell Stover Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Santa M&M's Cafe Mocha (Target) M&M's Hot Chocolate (Walmart)
54 minutes | Nov 11, 2015
26: Honey & Maple
We're well into fall so in this episode we talk about two popular fall flavors -- Honey and Maple. Show notes can be found below or at www.candyology101.com/26/. Show Notes What We're Sweet On (starting at 00:18) Cybele: Halls Defense Assorted Citrus Maria: Dubble Bubble Fizzers Quick Halloween Recap (starting at 02:10) Honey Intro (starting at 05:11) Firmenich Flavor of the Year Award announcement Honey-Related Candies & Sweets (starting at 18:06) Bit-O-Honey Jelly Belly Honey Beans Gimbal's Honey Lovers Betterbee Sweet Honey Candy Brach's Candy Corn Favorite Honey Candy (starting at 21:29) Go Organic Honey Hard Candies See's Scotchmallow Honey Flavor Combinations (starting at 23:32) Joyva Sesame Honey Crunch Maple Intro (starting at 25:44) Maple Candies (starting at 29:21) Jelly Belly Pancakes and Maple Syrup Brach's Maple Nut Goodies Kissinger's Peanut Butter & Maple Oat Cru
49 minutes | Oct 29, 2015
25: Halloween Candy 2015
In this year's Halloween episode, we talk about new and returning Halloween candy, share what we're giving out to Trick-or-Treaters, and spend some time on candies to pass out for those who have food allergies. Show notes are available below or at www.candyology101.com/25/. What We're Sweet On (starting at 00:20) Maria: Junior Mints Cybele: Tic Tac Spearmint Mix Halloween Candy Intro (starting at 02:08) What We're Giving Out (starting at 04:20) New and Returning Halloween Candy (starting at 07:51) M&Ms White Chocolate Candy Corn Hershey’s Candy Corn Creme with Candy Bits 3 Musketeers Muskefears Bars Snickers Scream Twix Ghosts Orange Halloween Kit Kat Reese's Orange Pumpkins Reese’s White Chocolate Pumpkins Mike and Ike Zombie Mix Starburst Halloween Mix Sky Bar Zombie Food Wonka Laffy Taffy Caramel Apple Twizzlers Caramel Apple Filled Twists Caramel Apple Pops Jolly Rancher Car
60 minutes | Oct 14, 2015
24: Candy Corn
In this episode we're focusing on the classic fall candy -- candy corn. Show notes are available below or at www.candyology101.com/24/. Show Notes What We're Sweet On (starting at 00:20) Maria: Trader Joe's Mango Mango Gummies Cybele: Gimble's Sour Jelly Beans What is Candy Corn and How is it Made? (starting at 01:46) Life Cycle of Candy Corn Elements That Define Candy Corn (starting at 06:32) How We Eat Candy Corn? (starting at 10:39) Candy Corn Varieties (starting at 16:57) Brach’s Caramel Macchiato Candy Corn Brach's Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn Milk Maid Caramel Apple Candy Corn Brach’s S’mores Candy Corn Brach’s Peanut Butter Cup Candy Corn Brach’s Sea Salt Chocolate Candy Corn Brach’s Apple Pie Candy Corn Brach’s Fruit Cremes Candy Corn Brach’s Carrot Cake Candy Corn Brach’s Candy Cane Candy Corn Brach’s Red Velvet Candy Corn Brach’
55 minutes | Sep 30, 2015
23: Trader Joe's Candy
In this episode we have a discussion about Trader Joe's candy with the folks from the blog What's Good at Trader Joe's, who also do the Let's Talk TJ's podcast. Show notes are available below or at www.candyology101.com/23/. Show Notes What We're Sweet On (starting at 00:20) Maria: Cola Puchu Cybele: Maple Sugar Candy (from Quebec) Intro (starting at 01:39) iTunes link to Let's Talk TJ's Uncured Bacon Ganache Bar Milk Chocolate Jumbles Fireworks Chocolate Bar PB&J Milk Chocolate Bar Peanut Butter & Jelly Greek Yogurt Favorite Trader Joe's Candies (starting at 14:34) Cybele's T's & J's Sour Gummies review Maria's T's & J's Sour Gummies review What's Good at TJ's T's & J's Sour Gummies review Powerberries Gummy Tummies What's Good at TJ's Gourmet Jelly Beans review Cybele's Gourmet Jelly Beans review
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