This past weekend I was forced to partake in an obscene ritual called moving. I wasn't moving myself. That might have been fun. No, I had to move my brother and sister-in-law for the second time in less than 3 months! I hate moving people, yet it has been a long standing tradition for me to get roped into every damn move that comes along. There was an advantage this time though. Ya see the place they were moving out of was all of five minutes from a Target store. Thous I seized the opportunity to embark on a majestic junk food spree! So join me as I ride out my sugar rush by the light of my jelly doughnut scented candle.
First up is the double whammy of Frute Brute and Yummy cereals. I've loved the three main monster cereals for as long as I can remember, yet I always had the misfortune of knowing that frute brute disappeared before I was even born and I was too young to fully remember the existence of yummy mummy. The first time I ever read about them, I marked as total bucket list items but doubted that I'd ever get the chance to try them. Lo and behold this revival of these fine items has brought such a smile to my face. I must say they live up to my lofty expectations. I'm not sure as I'd rank either of them higher than the count or booberry, but they both beat frankenberry hands down. Sorry franky, I still love you. Note that combining them leads to kind of a trix flavor. If you see these when you're out shopping, you owe it to yourself to take them home.
Next on the agenda is Candy Corn Oreos. I know these were out last year but for whatever reason I was never able to get my paws on them until now. Talk about worth the wait. I'm not big on candy corn. I appreciate it as a symbol of the season and occasionally grab some for old times sake, but I don't tend to actively seek it out. These cookies however are so smooth and sweet, with just enough flavor to satisfy without becoming overbearing. Also; they remind me of another cookie whose name continues to elude me. It's really starting to drive me batty! I feel it is my public duty to demand that you all find a package of this particular Oreo and buy it! And don't forget to dip it in your coffee
Also on the candy corn front is new starburst candy corn. The texture is kinda gross even for a candy of its type, yet the flavors are crazy strong! This is the kind of taste you get when you shove a whole batch of regular starbursts into your mouth at once. A decent candy to goof around with but I'd suggest you have some other people around to try it with you in case you end up hating it. Pro tip: unlike normal starburst, the pink ones in this bag aren't very special but the yellow ones are superb.
Pumpkin spice kisses: Barely visible in the picture, these are another holdover from last year and I believe I'd tried them but completely forgot about them. Not sure how since they are nasty. I love just about anything even vaguely pumpkiny but these taste like a cheap ass scented candle (which is to say cheap ass in cost, not an ass scented candle). Just save yourself the torment and avoid them.
Thankfully Pumpkin Spice M & M's saved the day for pumpkin flavored treats. They taste a bit off at first, but as you eat more of them the flavor starts to mellow out. This all leads to a sort of Doritos effect where the more you consume, the tastier they get. Yummy but dangerous.
Caramel apple milky way. Another holdover that fully deserved to come back. Awesome tasty.
The weekend before my Great target binge I grabbed a few goodies at world market. Fright bite chips, cheerwine Jones blood orange soda, chocoshroom. Now all of those were delicious but they lack the significance of a wonderful creation known as pumpkin spice tonic! Oh this, this, everything this! Someone has found a way to make a drink more suited to fall than pumpkin beer. It's got the right notes of spices, the proper level of pumpkin, with a fine layer of sugar to keep it smooth. Whether you're into the fall season, soda, or even Harry Potter. This drink is just what you need. So far it's easily my favorite surprise of the season. I highly recommend you get some of this but it might be a trip. The bottle says it's from Orca Beverage but I couldn't find a listing for it on their site, nor did I come across it in amazons grocery section. I'll keep an ryr ouy for more but at least I know it's at World Market so if you've got one of those nearby, go nab it. Right now.....this instant!