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Johnny Unusual Ate This - A near-weekly series of terrible mistakes

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
I really liked this. I didn't realize it ISN'T a chocolate bar, it's a bar of caramel surrounded by salted peanuts. It really does work as a nice, simple flavour. What weirds me out is the name. Payday isn't a bad name for a bar, but I just mean the colours and the flavours are pure... baseball. I feel like this needs to be a baseball-themed bar. Call it "Home Run" or "Grand Slam" or "Good Fielding". But a very decent bar.
Call it Corked Bat. (Also, there is a variety of the Payday bar which is covered in chocolate.)
 

jpfriction

A most radical pontiff
(He, Him)
Always preferred a pearson’s salted nut roll myself, mostly because the name is somehow both boring and ridiculous at the same time.
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
There IS a chocolate Payday.
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
For Sunday

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Chubby Go Bananas
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Airheads Gum Watermelon
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Look, I'm just glad it isn't Blue Raspberry.

Pop Corners Sea Salt
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Now with flavourish.

Cotton Candy Swirlz
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Great for parties how? Cotton Candy is not a sharing food.

Rap Snacks Oowee Lemonade Cotton Candy
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...what the fuck is happening this week.

Hawaiian Punch Polar Blast
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Get equipped with...

Warheads
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Happy Halloween! Have our regular candy but from a pumpkin or some shit.

Airheads
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Does anyone actually blow bubbles with this taffy? I'm really not sure I get the name unless I am expected to.

Aero Truffle Chocolate Mousse
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I like Aero bars. Do they have them in the states? Anyway, it's a bit weird to fill things were the advantage is utilizing less actual chocolate for a nice chocolate flavour and then filling it up but whatever.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
So google says this
The creator of AirHeads knew that for a name to stick around and do so quickly, it had to sound familiar and catchy. He went home and asked his sons this question: “What do you call a friend who did something silly?” Many responses were thrown out, but Airheads is the name that stuck.
This just the B-Sharps without a pun.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Aero Truffle Chocolate Mousse
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I like Aero bars. Do they have them in the states? Anyway, it's a bit weird to fill things were the advantage is utilizing less actual chocolate for a nice chocolate flavour and then filling it up but whatever.
Pretty good. Aero knows what they are doing.
Airheads
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Does anyone actually blow bubbles with this taffy? I'm really not sure I get the name unless I am expected to.
The flavour is good but the texture gets rough towards the end of each one.
Warheads
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Happy Halloween! Have our regular candy but from a pumpkin or some shit.
Similarly, starts off with a big sour kick, then turns into bland corn syrup candy.
Hawaiian Punch Polar Blast
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Get equipped with...
Pretty dull. Don't know what it is trying to emulate
Rap Snacks Oowee Lemonade Cotton Candy
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...what the fuck is happening this week.
I really don't like adding the weird caramel flavour to my lemonade.
Cotton Candy Swirlz
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Great for parties how? Cotton Candy is not a sharing food.
Similarly, this caramel flavoured cotton candy is the most generic. Again, don't know what makes it great for parties. Even as spider web decorations, it's going to get too sticky.
Pop Corners Sea Salt
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Now with flavourish.
Wow. So little flavour, actually. There's nothing here.
Airheads Gum Watermelon
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Look, I'm just glad it isn't Blue Raspberry.
Still not a big fan but better than blue raspberry.
Chubby Go Bananas
Banana Soda is not good.
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The end of my Frunas journey, for now
One of the lesser Frunas, which are already lesser Starburst.

A pretty disappointing week, overall.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Monday

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Butterfinger

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Sometimes old Simpsons is bad, too...

SweetTarts

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I think I like them than I used to but still have a soft spot for these sugar bombs.

Aero Truffle Black Forest Cake
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I don't dislike black forest but I feel like it's maybe number #23 on my top 25 cakes.

Brachs Pumpkins
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Pop Daddy Pretzels Dill Pickle
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Not a pickle guy but I loved the last time I got these. If it's a lower case pickle taste, I'll be sure to enjoy it.

Rap Snacks Oowee Lemonade Grape
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Grape flavoured things aren't my favourite, especially in drink form, but I think I'll like it more than cotton candy.

Airheads Gum Raspberry Lemonade

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Paradise Blend doesn't interest me but raspberry lemonade does.

Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red
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I think these words got scrambled.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Butterfinger

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Sometimes old Simpsons is bad, too...
I do like Butterfinger. It's good stuff. But I will say, I also recommend the similar but better Crispy Crunch from Cadbury. Both are good but the latter is superior and maybe my favourite chocolate/candy bar.
SweetTarts

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I think I like them than I used to but still have a soft spot for these sugar bombs.
They are still good but I forgot... too many at once starts to hurt my mouth. Something about them scratches it up or something. I can't quite articulate it but it's odd.
Aero Truffle Black Forest Cake
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I don't dislike black forest but I feel like it's maybe number #23 on my top 25 cakes.
Eeh, not a black forest cake guy. If you are, this dark chocolate Aero is pretty good.
Brachs Pumpkins
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These are like chubby Candy Corn. Despite people having fun dumping on the cheap caramel flavour of Candy Corn, I don't hate this.
Pop Daddy Pretzels Dill Pickle
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Not a pickle guy but I loved the last time I got these. If it's a lower case pickle taste, I'll be sure to enjoy it.
Too pickly for me but this is objectively a great quality product.
Rap Snacks Oowee Lemonade Grape
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Grape flavoured things aren't my favourite, especially in drink form, but I think I'll like it more than cotton candy.
Seriously, there's too much sweetness to these lemonades. It's probably a better drink for a really hot day but as it stands, these are fine but just too much.
Airheads Gum Raspberry Lemonade

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Paradise Blend doesn't interest me but raspberry lemonade does.
Fine. I do think this is my favourite of the Airheads gums.
Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red
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I think these words got scrambled.
And this is probably my favourite of the Hawaiian punches. Like, it still tastes fakey but a better kind of fakey than the vaguer flavours like "Polar Blast".
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Tomorrow

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Gummi Missing Body Parts
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Gummi body parts is perfect for Halloween. But they aren't really missing. I found them.

Seedlings
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Dubble Bubble is competent at making old fashioned gum balls. Curious if this tastes similar or has a unique fruity taste.

Mike and Ike Original Fruits
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I've had a lot of Mike and Ikes but finally we have the original release version.

Aero Truffle Nanaimo
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If you aren't from Canada, you might not know what a nanaimo bar is. Via wikipedia...
The Nanaimo bar /nəˈnaɪmoʊ/ is a bar dessert that requires no baking and is named after the Canadian city of Nanaimo in British Columbia.[1] It consists of three layers: a wafer, nut (walnuts, almonds, or pecans), and coconut crumb base; custard icing in the middle; and a layer of chocolate ganache on top. Many varieties exist, consisting of various types of crumb, various flavours of icing (such as peanut butter or coconut, mocha), and various types of chocolate.
They are yum... but I've never actually tried to see it's unique flavour in a actual store chocolate.
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If you like dessert making, I insist you try to make some for yourself.

Rap Snacks Oowee Lemonade
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Oh. Just... lemonade. Cool.

Pringles Scorchin' Buffalo

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Buffalo is not a hot sauce flavour that does it for me, to be honest.

Hot Chocolate Bomb

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I wish it wasn't warming up a little. Last week's weather was perfect for this.

Hawaiian Punch Lemon Lime Splash Drink Mix

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After blasts and typhoons, it's nice that Punch eased up a bit.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Gummi Missing Body Parts
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Gummi body parts is perfect for Halloween. But they aren't really missing. I found them.
Decent enough. I appreciate that each body part had a different firmness.
Seedlings
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Dubble Bubble is competent at making old fashioned gum balls. Curious if this tastes similar or has a unique fruity taste.
So inside are tiny "seed" candies but apart from that novelty, it's pretty forgettable.
Mike and Ike Original Fruits
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I've had a lot of Mike and Ikes but finally we have the original release version.
Mike and Ikes remain good.
Aero Truffle Nanaimo
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If you aren't from Canada, you might not know what a nanaimo bar is. Via wikipedia...
They are yum... but I've never actually tried to see it's unique flavour in a actual store chocolate.
This was a disappointment. It tastes more like a vanilla white chocolate middle and not so much the flavour I grew up with.
Rap Snacks Oowee Lemonade
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Oh. Just... lemonade. Cool.
It's OK. All of these are fine but a little too "candy" in a way that doesn't work for me.
Pringles Scorchin' Buffalo

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Buffalo is not a hot sauce flavour that does it for me, to be honest.
It's not bad and I enjoyed it but buffalo is always going to be down on my list of spicy choice.
Hot Chocolate Bomb

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I wish it wasn't warming up a little. Last week's weather was perfect for this.
I find they never quite melt perfectly, sadly, but they are decent.
Hawaiian Punch Lemon Lime Splash Drink Mix

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After blasts and typhoons, it's nice that Punch eased up a bit.
Good enough and not nearly as cloying as some of the other punches.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
If you aren't from Canada, you might not know what a nanaimo bar is.
My ex’s family made something they called “Nerima Bars” which seemed to be basically the same deal and were freaking delicious. They weren’t from Canada, but parts of the family had spent time in I think Minnesota? Or the Dakotas? Maybe that accounts for the name difference.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
My ex’s family made something they called “Nerima Bars” which seemed to be basically the same deal and were freaking delicious. They weren’t from Canada, but parts of the family had spent time in I think Minnesota? Or the Dakotas? Maybe that accounts for the name difference.
I decided to look up Nerima Bar and just kept restaurants and bars in Nerima in Japan.
This is the recipe we use. We skip the coconut because neither of us is a huge fan of it but I know that's sacrilege to some folks.
Not to me. I do love the coconut but I feel like whatever makes that interesting unique sensation isn't limited to the coconut.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
I decided to look up Nerima Bar and just kept restaurants and bars in Nerima in Japan.
To be fair, it’s possible I further corrupted the name to that because Ranma 1/2, but I’m pretty sure the name they used was closer to that than to the Canadian name. I have a vague memory of trying to look it up once myself and eventually finding my way to nanaimo.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Wednesday

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Chick-O-Stick Sugar Free
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I've never heard of these but they sound good.

Whachamacallit
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Be as cute as you want about it, you just couldn't be bothered to think of a name.

Sweetarts Mini-Chewy
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Ooo, same flavour but softer? I'm here for it.

Bebeto Metergum Strawberry
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Metergum sounds like something Uter from the Simpsons would eat.

Hot Chocolate Bomb Pumpkin Spice
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I'm not one of these people who complains about pumpkin spice nor do I get excited about it. But I can't imagine I will actually taste it. I feel MAYBE I'll get the smell.

Pure Kick Mango Acai Drink Mix
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So I guess this is an energy drink mix? Though I suspect it's about as much energy as any other drink.

Chubby Strawberry
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Just... strawberry? Everything else needed to be "colour noun" or having a two-part name. This is... rather dull.

Pringles Jalapeno
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A more generic flavour but probably good. But not hot enough for the patented Mr Pringle "hurts so good" face.

Rap Snacks Lemonade Sweet Tea
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This should be called an Arnold Palmer but I appreciate not putting some white dude's name on this.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Chick-O-Stick Sugar Free
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I've never heard of these but they sound good.
They are fine. They kind of taste like more peanut-y inside of a Butterfinger.
Whachamacallit
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Be as cute as you want about it, you just couldn't be bothered to think of a name.
It' a pretty decent bar. It won't stick out in my mind but I enjoyed eating it.
Sweetarts Mini-Chewy
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Ooo, same flavour but softer? I'm here for it.
I would I'd like this more but no, regular Sweetarts are better. Not bad, mind but it doesn't work quite as well.
Bebeto Metergum Strawberry
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Metergum sounds like something Uter from the Simpsons would eat.
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Hot Chocolate Bomb Pumpkin Spice
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I'm not one of these people who complains about pumpkin spice nor do I get excited about it. But I can't imagine I will actually taste it. I feel MAYBE I'll get the smell.
I really couldn't taste the pumpkin. Like there was a slightly earthy quality but nothing that says pumpkin.
Pure Kick Mango Acai Drink Mix
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So I guess this is an energy drink mix? Though I suspect it's about as much energy as any other drink.
Eh, it's fine.

Chubby Strawberry
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Just... strawberry? Everything else needed to be "colour noun" or having a two-part name. This is... rather dull.
I know I drank it but I retained no memory.
Pringles Jalapeno
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A more generic flavour but probably good. But not hot enough for the patented Mr Pringle "hurts so good" face.
Good enough but there are many flavours I'd prefer first.
Rap Snacks Lemonade Sweet Tea
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This should be called an Arnold Palmer but I appreciate not putting some white dude's name on this.
Pretty decent. The taste wasn't as fakey as I suspected. Maybe it is diluted in the tea a bit. But still very sweet.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
For Thursday...

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Dipmmms Fudge Stripes
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You know, I don't know if I ever had a Keebler product.

Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Gushing Grape
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This seems like a rather vulgar name for bubble tape.

Sugar Skulls
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Cool tin.

Applehead
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Never heard of it. Guessing it's Mike and Ike-esque

Hi-C Grabbin' Grape Drink Mix
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Lays Stax Buffalo Wings with Ranch
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Not done all the Buffalo chips yet? Well, again, they aren't bad, just not exciting.

Junior Caramels
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I feel like they are fine but I always prefer the mints.

Rap Snacks Oowee Lemonade Green Apple Cherry
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Last Oowee and man, there's a lot going on in this flavour apparently.
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
Appleheads are part of the same candy family as Lemonheads , Cherryheads, Grapeheads (former ly Alexander The Grape), and the lesser known Mr. Melon.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Dipmmms Fudge Stripes Smores
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You know, I don't know if I ever had a Keebler product.
I missed that these were also specifically S'mores. I like S'mores but this just isn't doing it for me. Not awful but I just don't need it.
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape Gushing Grape
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This seems like a rather vulgar name for bubble tape.
It's fine. Grape flavour is not my favourite.
Sugar Skulls
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Cool tin.
I know people complain about Banana Runts but these are just sugar Runts shaped like skulls. Yuck.
Applehead
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Never heard of it. Guessing it's Mike and Ike-esque
Also didn't care for these. I don't like the way it crunches.
Hi-C Grabbin' Grape Drink Mix
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These are fine. I will also say I have a surplus of drink mixes and going back to the other ones, I'm being a bit kinder now to most of them.
Lays Stax Buffalo Wings with Ranch
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Not done all the Buffalo chips yet? Well, again, they aren't bad, just not exciting.
Perfectly fine. But not real interesting.
Junior Caramels
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I feel like they are fine but I always prefer the mints.
They'll do but I always like gooier caramel.
Rap Snacks Oowee Lemonade Green Apple Cherry
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Last Oowee and man, there's a lot going on in this flavour apparently.
My least favourite Oowee. But now I am done. If I had to choose a favourite, it's probably the Sweet Tea.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Next Friday...

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Bebeto Metergum Fruit Flavor

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Million Dollar Bar
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Grapehead
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Applehead but grape now.

Hershey's Zero Sugar
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I think I bought these before I started journaling this. So I guess I got to buy them again.

Sour Patch Kids Watermelon
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Do... they look like watermelons? They aren't even kids anymore.

Pepsi Max Lemon
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I assumed this was Extra Caffeine but I guess this is the no-sugar one.

Crush Watermelon
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I wish there was a watermelon Bubly to go with these.

Lay's Stax X-Tra Flamin' Hot
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Curious how extra. Most of these are just pleasantly hot.
 
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