Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s once again time to go shopping for candy.

It’s the only time of year that my wife and I buy candy so we try to buy ones that we would eat in case of leftovers. This means none of the following:

Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Roll
It’s the candy that adults give to trick kids into thinking they’re getting a chocolate treat.

Dubble Bubble Gum

Dubble Bubble Gum
It’s a good thing that the flavor of this gum only lasts 2 seconds.

Circus Peanuts

Circus Peanuts
Why does this candy taste like bananas? Somewhere out there is a banana-shaped candy that tastes like peanuts.

Root Beer Barrels

Root Beer Barrels
Is this candy supposed to taste more like an actual root beer barrel instead of root beer?

Goetze Caramel Creams

Caramel Cream
The name of the candy company sounds like a variation of the name of an infamous Internet shock site. And if you look closely at the candy, it looks just like what that website is known for.

Strawberry Delights

Strawberry Delights
I love artificial strawberry flavors so I can drink any generic strawberry soda out there. But this candy totally defeats me. Yuck!

Atomic Fireballs

Atomic Fireballs
One way to stop your kids from realizing the joys of eating candy is by scarring them for life with these.

Candy Corn

Candy Corn
I’ve always been a fan of candy corn, but we’ve avoided handing them out since a lot of people absolutely despise them, including my wife. The weird thing is that if I eat any more than three pieces of candy corn, I get a really bad headache, kind of like getting brain freeze when I drink a 7-11 Slurpee quickly. It’s probably my body’s way of telling me to stop eating such crappy candy.

While on the topic of candy, here’s a video I found of a Pop Rocks commercial, showing other uses for their candy:

Eat Your Heart Out

After college, I was on a very tight budget due to student loans, a car loan, and credit card debt. In order to make ends meet, I had to figure out how to minimize my daily food expenses.

I limited my diet to only cheap food that I knew how to make. However, I had been spoiled by the meals at the college cafeteria and never bothered to learn how to make anything on my own. I didn’t own a cookbook, and I didn’t have access to recipes on the Internet, which was pretty sparse at the time anyway.

So for those of you, particularly guys, who are in need of a reason to watch a cooking show, you should check out Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network:

Appreciate a Good Burger

I try to avoid eating fast food as much as possible. But when I’m on the road and I’m not too familiar with the area, I do break down and order a burger or two. It’s quick, easy, and cheap.

Watch what this magician does to get his fill. The video is in Japanese, but you won’t need to understand the language to appreciate the trick.

By the way, this magic trick does not work on the Jessica Alba on the Fantastic Four movie posters. Trust me, I’ve tried.