A Popsicle shaped candy seemed appropriate to celebrate the upcoming thaw, and at least one of the two Icicle Pop flavors I tried were good enough to suck. Strawberry was MIA from wherever I found these, probably at Walgreen's or some hardware store as the cleaning binge continues.
The Sour Blue Raspberry rocks, although the sour taste wears off quickly, but that's a good thing. At times it seemed almost too sweet, but ultimately skirted rather than crossed the thin white line.
The color is great, looking even icier blue in the light. Icicle Pops are easy to crunch and the Sour Blue doesn't leave your tongue too blue. Can your tongue ever be too blue?
The Blue Raspberry broke in half before I could open the package, making it easier for hands free sucking. They're harder to break than a twin Popsicle, but will easily crack in half on a hard surface.
The Creamy Orange is tarter than the Sour Blue Raspberry, but still tastes like an orange Creamsicle.
I'd stick with the Blue Raspberry and look out for the Strawberry, but the Creamy Orange does remind me of an old drink recipe made with orange juice, vodka, Curaçao or triple sec, and cream. You can toss in other liquors of your choice. Do not drink this while, before, or after eating candy. Trust me.
On the candy valentine front, Let's Kiss Smartie (pictured above) was made from Smarties, edible glitter, a candy message heart, stencil, and one peanut M&M. The collaborative effort belongs to our youngest contestant and features stars, shamrocks, stickers, marker, crayon, candy wrappers, ribbon, and construction paper. (With a little PhotoShop on the side.)
If you're looking for a movie out on disc, the best of the best of a long list of recently seen movies include the Tin Man miniseries, RocknRolla, and Miss Pettigrew. The Savages and The Secret Life of Bees are good too. Recount forced bad memories of the Bush reign of idiocy and gave me a headache. It's certainly worth seeing, but clear the area of breakable objects.