Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Oreo: Classic Ghoulish Cookie Treats

It's Snaxtime's favorite time of year and Nabisco is doing Halloween right with their beautifully designed Halloween Oreo. Over the past few years, Oreo has released a number of new and creative flavors so it's refreshing to see them keep their original Oreo flavor formula when making these spooky cookies. Each bag contains 5 different Halloween vintage-inspired patterns and we are just in awe of how brilliant and visually stunning the designs are. The creme filling has Oreo's signature vanilla taste, but is a vibrant Halloween orange that looks spectacular sandwiched between the black cookies.  The overall effect is a ghostly cookie that looks and tastes like an instant classic.

We hope Nabisco releases these fine, festive and simple Halloween Oreo every year!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Grandma's Pumpkin Spice Frosted Cookie: Fall Food Fun

Frito Lay's Grandma's Cookies brand is celebrating the fall season with Pumpkin Spice Frosted Cookies. With everything pumpkin spice these days, it's only fitting for Grandma to break out her best pumpkin spice recipe, and boy-oh-boy she doesn't disappoint! The first thing you smell when you rip open the package is pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. And the taste of pumpkin and spices is pleasantly strong as well. This cookie really packs a punch of flavor and has a nice salty quality that balances the sweetness. What we most liked about this cookie is that it tastes a little tangy, almost like pumpkin cheesecake! The cookie is also very dense and moist, which adds to the cheesecake illusion.

At just 79¢, this fun fall treat is a great new snack that's worth giving a try.

Available at 7-Eleven.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nesquik Girl Scouts Caramel Coconut Cookie Milk

Nestle Nesquik is teaming up with the Girl Scouts of the USA to bring you a limited edition Caramel Coconut Girl Scout Cookie flavored low fat milk. This protein packed sweet 'n' creamy drink really tastes like the famous Samoas cookies. Each sip has rich notes of milky chocolate, sticky caramel and toasted coconut. We love it!

This fun tasty treat would make a great wholesome and nutritious breakfast or late afternoon snack because it has vitamins A & D and is calcium fortified for that extra boost of energy to keep you going all day long!

Also available in Girl Scouts Thin Mints flavor.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"The Maze Runner" Review: Snaxtime at the Movies

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"The Maze Runner" (2014) -- ***1/2

"The Maze Runner" is an action-packed sci-fi mystery based on the popular young adult books by James Dashner. We've never read the books, but the movie has been hyped as the next blockbuster science fiction book-to-film sensation (a la "Hunger Games") and we've been anticipating it's release for months. In "The Maze Runner," a young man, with no memory of who he is, is mysteriously deposited into a colony of boys trapped in a giant, walled-in maze. He tries to escape by teaming up with other "runners" and traversing the forbidden maze, which is permeated with deadly threats at every corner.

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The movie is fun and engaging, although at times eye roll inducing, mostly because of the cookie-cutter interpersonal relationships amongst the characters. The top-billed star and main attraction is charming MTV "Teen Wolf" heartthrob Dylan O'Brien who singlehandedly carries the entire movie on his back. His cinematic good looks, magnetic charisma and thoroughly believable acting are worth the $15 admission price. "Game of Thrones" gem Thomas Brodie-Sangster puts on a bright performance as well and his chemistry with O'Brien is enjoyable to watch. Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario also add dimension to the cast, but unfortunately there are plenty of cringe-worthy performances from other minor characters and extras that bring down the movie's overall production value. That being said, the visual and sound effects are spot on and the maze itself offers plenty of pulse-pounding action and suspense. Although "The Maze Runner" is not as polished and fresh as we would have liked, we are definitely on board with this thrilling new movie franchise and look forward to the sequels!

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For this movie, we snacked on some nachos, Care Bears Gummi Bears and a small Diet Coke. The nacho cheese was hot and gooey with a nice spicy kick and tasted wonderful with the crispy, salty corn chips. The gummi bears tasted fruity and fresh and came in a brilliantly designed retro package. The Diet Coke was extra bubbly and refreshing (movie theater soda always tastes better!).

>-< (Chicken Bone) -- Bad
*(1) -- Poor
**(2) -- Fair
***(3) -- Good
****(4) -- Very Good
*****(5) -- Excellent

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chewy Lemonhead & Friends Fruit Candy: Best of America's Snacks

We are taking a bite out of America's best snack foods!

Ferrara Candy Company's Chewy Lemonhead & Friends have that classic, old-timey fruit candy taste that really transports you to a care-free and jolly place. Original Lemonhead hard candies were first introduced in 1962. Recently, Ferrara combined Lemonhead with his other fruit-head friends to make a chewy mix of fruity fun, and we think these are some of the best fruit snack candies out there!

Let's meet the gang!

LEMONHEAD: The beauty, and irony, of Lemonhead is that he is the worst tasting of all of his friends -- he's a real "lemon!" This chewy candy is sweet, sour and bitter all at once, and he tastes like a household cleaning product (in the best possible way?)! He's so lemony that it's actually really fun puckering up when you eat him!

ORANGEHEAD: Orangehead is the more mellow citrus cousin of Lemonhead. He's yummy and not too bitter with a smooth orangeade flavor.

GRAPEHEAD: Our favorite is Grapehead. He has a nice tart tang and a very realistic juicy taste!

CHERRYHEAD: Old school cherry-flavored candy can have a medicinal flavor, but Cherryhead tastes great with a pleasant fruity pucker.

APPLEHEAD: Our second favorite buddy is Applehead. It's nice to see the green variety not be a sour lime flavor. This guy tastes like he was plucked from the orchard and infused with tart sugar!

Chewy Lemonhead & Friends are made with real fruit juice and are a fat-free candy. Dig into these guilt-free sweet dudes, today!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

1987 Buick Regal Grand National Coupe: Shadow Laser

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Like a shadowy laser shot through the night, the 1987 Buick Grand National Coupe is the perfect ride to hit up the midnight double feature. Your friends will melt in this sleek racer as you zoom through the city streets and park in front of the ticket line. And after the credits roll and you've savored your last spicy nacho, your passengers on the ride back home will be wondering when they can do it all over again.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hershey's 5th Avenue Chocolate Candy Bar: Best of America's Snacks

We are taking a bite out of America's best snack foods!

It's been around since about 1936. It hasn't been advertised since 1993 and most people just walk right past it, paying it no mind. It's one of those candy bars folks have seen, but don't bother to pick up. Hershey's 5th Avenue chocolate bar is a forgotten relic of the past, but we here at Snaxtime think it is one of the most delicious candy bars on the market!

The packaging says it best: "Crunchy Peanut Butter In a Rich, Chocolate Coating." The divine simplicity of this classic candy bar is what we love the most about 5th Avenue. The peanut butter center is crunchy and sweet with a nice confectioner's sugar taste to it. The chocolate coating is indeed rich and wonderfully smooth.

Next time you're in the candy aisle, skip the Butterfinger and give 5th Avenue a try. Rediscover what this underrated treasure has to offer!
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