Geek Eats: New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fruit Snacks

Posted 6 years ago by Food

TMNT Fruit Snacks
Geek Eats

New TMNT Fruit Snacks! I don’t think anything has gotten me to drive around Indianapolis’ department and grocery stores in more of a frenzy lately than these have. I was so excited that Turtlemania 2.0 is at Licensed Food Product levels already that I had to have a bunch of boxes. Some to keep, some to eat, and some to send to friends. I’d seen them on Instagram and before I found them, Shawn over at Branded in the 80s found some at his local Wal-Mart, so I knew they were out there. I just couldn’t find any. Luckily I finally tracked some down today!

I’m way more excited about these than I should be. I mean, I like fruit snacks as much as the next guy, but it’s the idea that the Turtles are popular enough to warrant said fruit snacks that gets me pumped up. I keep hoping that before long we’ll get a new TMNT cereal, cookies, and maybe even some Crunchabungas. Ok, so probably not, but I can dream right?

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Geek Eats: Halloween Sugar Rush

Posted 7 years ago by Food

Halloween Geek Eats

The Halloween season is rapidly approaching and today I officially decided to be pumped about it. I love so many things about Halloween, but one thing that always gets me in the spirit is seeing Halloween-themed candy at the store, and today I brought home a bag full.

So, in the spirit of Holiday money-grubbing by the snack food industry, and my desire to use this site as an excuse to load up on candy, I give you the first edition of a new series called Geek Eats with a special Halloween edition.

Candy Corn Oreos, Snickers Pumpkins, Cadbury Screme Eggs, and Box of Boogers gummies are all pretty awesome, although I wouldn’t recommend eating them all at once in order to write an article. That will make you feel not so awesome.
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Geek Eats: Wreck-It Ralph Nesquik

Posted 7 years ago by Games, Stuff

I’ve got a secret that I’m not sure I should confess.

OK, OK. I will. This will be a rather short story if I don’t share. Here goes… Manufacturers, if you make special packaging for your product in a cool, 8-bit design there’s a 99% chance I will buy it. I’m such a fan of old school video game design that I’ll fork over all kinds of money for your product if it features cool pixel art. Yes, I mean it. Any product. I’ll even buy a box of Tampax tampons once they make the wise choice to switch to 8-bit packaging.

Nestlé has somehow learned this deep, dark secret of mine. I recently fell victim while perusing the aisles of my local supermarket. There’s where I saw their Wreck-It Ralph commemorative packaging for Nesquik chocolate drink powder. They had turned their iconic Nesquik bunny and logo into eye-catching video game designs. There were three different package designs, each with a different scene from Wreck-It Ralph. I snapped up my favorite of the three.
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