Review: Palmer Candy Cane Cups & Someone Buy Me TURBOSPOKE! Oh, And A Bike Too.
Junk Food Nation, a couple announcements. First, tomorrow, Christmas Eve, will be my last blog post of the week. Taking a tiny hiatus…probably only until Monday. Or maybe later. Who knows. Second, The Backup QB and I will have our picks out on Twitter, for those following along.
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When I was a kid, I used to ride my bike…a LOT. I didn’t own any real video game system until I was in my teens, so playing outside was literally just riding my bike around and around the neighborhood. It was awesome. When my friends would come over, they wouldn’t say, “Can Eric come out and play?” they’d say, “Can Eric come ride bikes?” Seriously. Did anyone else have this experience? Riding bikes was THE ISH back then. It was all my friends and I would do. No wonder I was so skinny.
And one thing my friends and I did consistently was attached baseball cards to the backs of our bikes with clothespins to make dirt bike noises!!! Now, I KNOW I’m not the only one to do that. It looked like this:
AWWWW YEAH. The old card-in-the-spokes. I miss those days.
And now someone has taken that concept and made it…well, better. Check out….TURBOSPOKE.
THAT. IS. BAD. ASS.
Now, an old curmudgeon could say, “That’s a waste of money!” But for me, as a kid, I remember that the biggest pain in the ass was that the clothespins would snap off every 30 seconds, get jammed into my wheels and send me flying over the handlebars. Or, the cards would eventually be ground into dust. Who KNOWS how many Babe Ruth cards I destroyed doing this.
So yes. Gimme Turbospoke. I wanna sound like I’m riding a dirt bike, ALL THE TIME. Oh yeah, I need a bike too. Because I’m pretty sure my old Huffy BMX bike was sold at a garage sale 15 years ago for $10.
What do you think? Did you ever ride bikes with the card in the spokes like I did? Is Turbospoke awesome or dumb? Let me know in the comments below.
TODAY’S JUNK FOOD: Palmer Candy Cane Cups!!
Palmer Candy Cane Cups are the latest peppermint/chocolate confection I found at my local grocery store. “Candy Cane Crunch in a Chocolaty Shell!” Sweet! I’ve liked Palmer candy for a while now, and had it a bunch growing up….so these cups jumped out at me right away. The obvious question is: Would these taste like a York Peppermint Patty or not? Let’s do some photos and get right to the review.
When I opened this bag of Palmer Candy Cane Cups, the smell of chocolate and peppermint oil was SUPER strong…which I took to be a good sign. Why be subtle when it comes to candy? LET’S DO THIS.
The outside of these Palmer Candy Cane Cups was dark chocolate, not unlike a York Peppermint Patty. As I chewed through the rest of the cup, the balance of chocolate and peppermint was definitely more towards the chocolate side. This definitely tasted like chocolate flavored with mint – there was not the same icy sensation when the mint punches you in the face, even for a second, like the York patties.
Still, these cups were pretty damn good – I didn’t mind that the mint was the secondary flavor here. There aesthetic of the cup was great, and the flavor reminded me a lot of Andes candies – just a nice, sweet chocolate flavored with mint candy/confection.
The creme on the inside had little tiny crunches which I’m sure was just colored sugar crystals – not mini candy cane pieces. The peppermint flavor here clearly came from the peppermint oil.
So, all in all, pretty good! Not the same as a York patty, but still very very tasty. I’d buy these again.
PURCHASED AT: Safeway, Silver Spring, MD
COST: $2.00 on sale
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