Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tangled Webs

Normally when you think of cheese snacks that incorporate your favorite characters, you'll immediately go to that old standby, String Cheese.  In fact, awhile back we got a hold of some tasty Avengers String Cheese and assumed that would be where it ended.  WRONG!  Check this out:


So what exactly are "Cheese Webs?"  Believe it or not they are pretty much what they sound like.  My theory had always been that String Cheese was originally some kind of byproduct of a cheese making process and then a marketing genius packaged them and made a mint off of the soccer mom market.  I'm assuming this stuff might be something similar.  Take a look:


Somebody in some cheese factory saw this and said, "Spidey Webs!"  I'm guessing that when Halloween gets closer we'll see something similar brought to us by the guy who saw this and said "Brains!"  Other than that, I'm not sure what they can do with these.  At least they taste great.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Galaxy Queen

Summer is coming and that means two things:  Super Hero Movies and Ice Cream!  Luckily there's a place just down the road that is offering something of a "mix tape" of both of those summertime treats.


Yep, looks like the Guardians have come to spread their galaxy-saving shenanigans to Dairy Queen.  They seem to be really running with the "Mix Tape" theme and part of the promotion apparently involves mixing (or, rather, ordering) different items from the menu...like pretzels and ice cream:


But the main push seems to be the Guardians of the Galaxy Blizzard.  Just like mixing pop hits from the 70's on a cassette tape, the Blizzard mixes ice cream with candy or cookies or whatever.  The outcome is a rag tag team up of a dessert that saves the day (when "saving the day" means wanting something tasty to eat).  Behold:


According to DQ, "Cookie and Brownie Forces Have Combined."  So our treat is filled with "mini brookies" (yes, that's an actual term that Dairy Queen uses to describe their cookie/brownie hybrid).   So it's several desserts in one.  No raccoon chunks or wood chips but plenty of tasty excitement for you and your galaxy saving friends.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Breakfast Club

Not too long ago, we got our grubby hands on a box of Justice League Pop Tarts which featured heroes, sidekicks, logos...everything you want in a quick breakfast.  It's safe to call them a success since Kellogg's decided to produce a sequel.  Say "Good Morning" to the Villains Edition:


Any time I see a "Villains" something-or-other there's the inherent fear that we're going to get a 10-1 ratio of Batman villains to other villains.  I mean, the front of the box has twice as many Bat bad guys as Superman bad guys.  Will the back of the box ease our concerns?


Nope.  It's not too bad but there's still an over-representation of Bat guys.   But let's focus on the positive instead.  Years ago when I first saw Atrocitus come out of that lake of blood, full of rage, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would one day be able to eat something with him on it.  And not just him...let's take a look at the usual suspects:




I don't know much about the process of printing onto foodstuffs but apparently something went wrong with those last two.  But most of the baddies come across legibly.  Let's see the final breakdown:

Batman Villains: 5
Aquaman Villains: 1
Green Lantern Villains: 1
Superman Villains: 1
Flash Villains: 1
Wonder Woman Villains: 1

Yeesh!  Looks like my fears are confirmed.  I'd like to think we could have had at least one additional Flash villain.  There's plenty to choose from and they get featured regularly on the CW on a weekly basis.  Oh well, at least I've got breakfast for the next couple of weeks.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sweet & Power

Previously:

 The DC Super Hero Girls franchise has released plenty of merchandise.  In fact, Santa brought a ton of it to my daughter this past December.  But among the dolls, costumes and play sets there was a serious lacking of any food products.  I don't know what caused the delay but I'm glad it's over because I'm pleased to announce that we now live in a world with Super Hero Girls Fruit Snacks!


DCSHG has a huge cast of characters.  At one point or other, a big chunk of the DC Universe has ended up in the web series or at least in the background of the first movie.  But the main group usually consists of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Katana with some occasional assists (for some reason) by Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

And it's that Fab Five that made the cover of the box and who also got bios on the back:


Each one is written in first person and does a pretty good job of introducing character traits and super powers while being personable.    Of course, they include the tried and true dotted lines for cutting out your favorite characters and staging battle scenes while snacking...this kind of thing is not done NEARLY enough.

Let's crack open a box and take a gander at the goodies:


Now I've been documenting novelty fruit snacks for a while now and it seems like lately they're making them harder to photograph/scan.  When I have time, I'll get my conspiracy theory thoughts organized.

Until then we've got the faces of Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batgirl as well as the logos of Supergirl, Bumblebee and, I believe, Katana.  Not bad but, once again, we run into my pet peeve of doubling up on a character instead of including an additional one.  Sure, it would have been great to see Star Sapphire or Starfire or Fire but for now these will do fine.

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