Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Snack Themed T-shirts!

Simple Donut Tees
Simple Donut Tees by candycritic
Create your own custom t-shirts online at

I just finished a new line of snack themed t-shirts for

Simple Pretzel Tee Shirt
Simple Pretzel Tee Shirt by candycritic
Put your favorite photo on tshirt designs online at Zazzle.

I don't plan on releasing them on Candy Critic until next month.

Cheese Doodle T Shirts
Cheese Doodle T Shirts by candycritic
Browse Cheese T-Shirts
But I thought I' would preview these shirts here first.
Let me know which one you like most.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Burger T-shirt
Burger T-shirt by Bewareshirts
Find more Hamburger T-Shirts at Zazzle

This shirt came about after waiting for some friends to call to meet up in Athens.  I didn't know how long we had to wait, I was hungry, so I decided to draw a hamburger.


Monday, February 17, 2014

How I Write

I'm writing this blog entry to ask for a volunteer.  As you may or may not know, I am a travel and food writer.  I write for both money and fun, on rare occasions I do both at the same time.  My technique for writing is very personal, and it involves people that don't even know that they're the subject.  When I write any food or travel article, I write it as if I'm explaining something to someone I know.  For example, when I write a candy review for, I think about someone I know that either really likes candy, or really hates candy, and I write the review for them.  More than likely it's someone that I've had contact with recently on Facebook or Twitter.  I have a small group of my Facebook friends that are my go to people.

When I write about travel, I pretty much do the same thing.  I pretend that someone I know needs tips on a particular travel destination and I write for them.  I'm just finishing up a project for and I had a whole scenario with a particular friend in mind when I wrote it.  The scenario was completely fabricated, but their personality was perfect for the audience of my piece.
So this leads me back to my reason for needing a volunteer.  I've been asked to work on another writing project recently that involves both food and travel.  It's a pitch for a book, and it's really got me stumped.  I then realized that I wasn't really writing this pitch with anybody in mind. The problem is, I can't think of whom I'd write this for.  So I'm looking for a volunteer to be the person for whom I write this pitch.  As an added bonus, if I pick you and the book gets picked up, I'll give you a special thanks.  The book is about candy and travel, so you'd have to be someone who notionally would travel to taste candy.  If you think you're that person, let me know.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Some New Prints

We just posted a bunch of new posters and greeting cards on
The theme is places from all over the world.
Check them out, and maybe pick one up for that special someone for Valentine's Day.
You can see our full collection of greeting cards and posters on our Zazzle store.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I Think The Store "Jumbo" (A Chain in Greece) Owes Me 2 Cents.

Last night Allison and I went shopping at our local Jumbo store.  Jumbo is a chain of discount stores that specializes in toys, but has other stuff too.  Our adventure was all about trying to find a Valentine's Day treat for me to review on  We found the perfect treat, and headed to the cash register.  With my two items in hand, I noticed that the lady slipped in a third item, a pink package, into my bag.  It turns out that she slipped in something called a "Cosmetix Card".  Keep in mind that I am a 30+ year old guy with no kids.  I figured that it was some kind of promotion "freebie", but didn't really know what it was.
After checking the back of the package, I realized that it was probably lip gloss.  The two strange things about this "freebie" was first of all, why give a 30+ year old guy makeup, and secondly why was most (if not all) of the package written in Spanish?
I eventually opened the package to find a strange plastic credit card sized thing that seemed to contain various colours of what I can only hope is lip gloss.  There appears to be some kind of picture on this card that is tied into some show that is probably geared towards 12 year old girls (and not 30+ year old guys).  It also came with a pamphlet explaining how to apply makeup properly.  While I was fairly befuddled about getting this in my bag, I was totally dumbfounded to find out one more detail...
They charged me for it.  Sure they only charged me 2 cents, but they slipped something in my bag that I didn't want, that was obviously not for someone in my demographic, and then made me pay for it.  I'm not sure what the laws in Greece are about this sort of thing, but I can tell you that I actually felt a little ripped off.  I could attempt to give it away to someone who has a 12 year old girl, but that's not creepy at all, is it.  Here little girl, would you like some makeup to make you look more grown up? Says the 30+ year old guy.