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Special WTF Edition: Fan Mail Candies!

November 24, 2011

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It’s a Super-special-with-extra-cheese-and-sprinkles-double-dipped-chocolate-waffle-cone-special-McSpecialson Wonder Treasure Find episode!!! We’ve been getting a lot of amazing letters and packages from EYK fans around the world (and we’ve been saving all our letters and notes in a special folder so we can hover around them on those cold winter nights and feel warmer…hahahah does that sound weird? WELL I DON’T CARE!!! *runs away to find letters*)

I digress.

Some of the fan mail we’ve received is candy from all around the world, but truthfully, we didn’t know what the candy would be like, so we decided to do taste the candy for the first time on camera. I can’t think of anything more of a wonderful treasure find than trying candy!!! Unless it’s Korean ginseng candy…which my (Martina) first vice principal used to always give me like a caring grandpa and wait around smiling until I opened it and ate it. I would smile kindly and happily eat it, but as soon as he left the room I would spilt it out into a paper and bury it in my trashcan like a squirrel burying a nut. He actually looked like my dad (if my dad was Korean) and he was the nicest guy who took care of me SO WELL, but that ginseng candy was like punishment…I mean, it’s GINSENG! Fresh ginseng, although really healthy for you, tastes the way a farm smells, and now you’ve decided to turn it into CANDY!? Who planned that?! Who needs to wash out their mouth with soap when you have that candy? It’s like, “EAT IT! EAAAAAAT IT!” “I don’t wanna, I’m sorry!!!! I’m so sorry! WAHHHHHH *gurrglee chew chew gurgle gag* WAHHHHH”

I digress. Again. How much coffee did I drink today? *bounces in chair, swings legs under table*

The point is we tried a bunch of interesting European candies that we had never seen before in our lives, and some of it was super delicious and some was like punishment, and we can’t decide if it was planned, like “Hahah Simon and Martina! No one in my country actually likes this, but this is payback for mocking my fav kpop band!” or if it was like, “This is a national love, and I wanted to share it.” If it is the later, then we’re really sorry for not liking all the candy, but we seriously love adventure and surprises, so it was AWESOME to try it all. It’s kind of like the time someone sent us Vegemite. It was….yeast-y…but EXCITING TO TRY!!! I think it is definitely made for a selective palate. Like coffee, wine, or ginseng candy. *shudders*

So, we’d LOVE LOVE to hear if you guise know these candies and what your reactions were to eating them. Did we eat them wrong? Should we have dissolved it in a glass of something first or eat it only on a full moon? Tell us a story!!!

And on that note, here are this week’s Bloopers, though it feels like everything we did was a blooper, and drawing the line between what makes the final cut and what doesn’t is a realllllly difficult choice.

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  1. I SEE A MORDNEY PRESENT NAMED BOX THEREEEE :O

    5 years ago
  2. kartoffeln does mean potato O_O

    5 years ago
  3. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! i love the Mordney Present!!! …cereal box thing?!!!! anyway so cool!!!!

    also i go to a sweet shop (my favourite shop) and i can buy sweets from all over the world and after i saw you guys first mention Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in another video i went and bought them!! i like them BUT they’re a bit too salty for me!! one thing this shop is missing for me though is stuff from South Korea!!

    5 years ago
  4. so curious about MORDNEY CEREAL!!UGGHH
    hahahaha could we deliver our packages directly in your house? :)) i would love to give you guys some Philipine candies :) yay!! :)) 

    5 years ago
  5. Black licorice is HUGE in Norway as well.  They throw it into every mixed bag of candies out there.  You can also buy versions that are salted (like the Salt Sild –> salt means salt and sild means herrings, so the little black candies look like fish and covered in salt), and you can buy hard brittle black licorice candies with hot pepper powder inside of them.
    I also miss those Polka bars.  It was such a treat to drive into Sweden to buy ‘cheap’ (i.e. cheaper than Norway) and delicious chocolate.

    5 years ago
  6. And yeah, the licorice candies are from Finland. I guess someone wanted to send them because they’re   a Finnish specialty, and we know that usually foreigners find them just awful. :D It’s weird for us because we’re so used to them. Salmiakki is also a bit like licorice. They’re not the same, but very similar. I don’t actually know how salmiakki is done and what is the actual difference between them. It’s always funny to see people’s reaction to them, though. XD Lol I think I also have to send you some sweets from Finland now (not the salmiakki ones, something else, so don’t be afraid :D).

    5 years ago
  7. awww somebody already sent you Vegemite?

    5 years ago
  8. awww somebody already sent you Vegemite?

    5 years ago
  9. Black liquorice, some people here in Finland don’t like it either, but others love it. It just takes some getting used to, after a few times you might like it. Anyways, it’s one of those things we’re proud of and give to foreigners to either stir up conversation, to amuse them – or just to laugh at the reactions.

    5 years ago
  10. Black liquorice, some people here in Finland don’t like it either, but others love it. It just takes some getting used to, after a few times you might like it. Anyways, it’s one of those things we’re proud of and give to foreigners to either stir up conversation, to amuse them – or just to laugh at the reactions.

    5 years ago
  11. Yay, swedish candy! :D (The mint-chocolate bar) I wish you had read it in Swedish too, and not just Finnish… :P About the name, “polka”, or the real word “polkagris” is a kind of mint, sweet mint. ^^ I love that chocolate!

    5 years ago
  12. Simon speaking polish is totally cute xD Even though he gets confused it’s sooooo nice of him he’s trying ^_^ Simon hwaiting!
    Btw why didn’t you review the mordney prsent cereal? I was so curious about them…

    5 years ago
  13. I really like these videos =) I always enjoy tasting sweets from
    different countries and I found it suprising you tried two different
    ones from Germany =)

    Actually I don’t like “Marzipan Kartoffeln”, but they are a common sweet
    during christmas-time. Have you ever tasted “Lebkuchenherzen”?
    (It’s gingerbread in heart shape with messages on it written with
    frosting.)
    And to Simons tastes: these bear-shaped chips are also available in
    different types – like ketchup-flavor. =)

    Also: Martina, your German reading was very cute x3 You did really well =)

    5 years ago
  14. Wow, I was so surprised that there were actually candies from Germany! Marzipan Kartoffel rocks! :D

    5 years ago
  15. I can’t believe you didn’t mention the Mordney Present cereal. I kept waiting for it. The box looks official and everything.

    5 years ago
  16. yeah, Polka means a Polish woman in Polish, so Simon was right ^^

    btw can’t believe u didn’t recognize marzipan xD although it says kartoffeln but it’s still marzipan in a shape of a potato:) it’s made of almonds and sugar so it delicious <3

    5 years ago
  17. Is it Mordney Present cereal?! When I watched video for the first time my eyes were only on that Mordney Present pack ^^

    5 years ago
  18. Mordney Present cereal looks like a cereal cover that was made on request. Still looks really cool! You should hang it on display on a wall or something :P

    5 years ago
  19. I want to eat that candy in its entirety… even after seeing your reactions to some of them. I will not be deterred! I have like, zero exposer to new and exciting candies… sad, sad. Also, that Mordney cereal box is a work of art and I need it in my life. Does it open up and stuff? Aw, four words of Up On Your Leopard = <3

    5 years ago
  20. Did you guys ever eat the popeye candy sticks? They always tasted like chalk… sweet chalk. ALWAYS got them for Halloween and they’d be the last thing in my bag. Do not want!

    5 years ago
  21. Your reactions were beautiful.

    5 years ago
  22. I love black licorice and red ginseng candy! You can share with me :P Your reactions were a lot of fun to watch :) 

    5 years ago
  23. Simon y, ‘Polka’ means polish women ^^ congratz :p

    5 years ago
  24. I’m glad that you liked Benátovú tyčinku= it means a sweet stick :) 
    Simon: In Slovakia we also say that kartoffeln  is potatoe, but it’s more used by my grandparents, because they had to speak german too. 

    5 years ago
  25. Pilgrim villages in America? Are you talking about Amish people? >.<

    5 years ago
  26. no a few but  A TON OF ;]]

    5 years ago
  27. YESSS!!! i can use facebook to login again (no more “man” picture on google+…i am lady, dangit! ^_^)

    just a PS about the ginseng candy. ginseng is EXTREMELY bitter. and most likely the ginseng you’re eating is canadian. it’s the most bitter and, according to china and korea, the more bitter the healthier it is. from what i gather, all of canada’s ginseng grows in southern ontario. mainly around the simcoe/delhi area. i know, i inspect a lot of it. every farmer i’ve ever met that exports it will eat some straight out of the container. just dry, hard ginseng. SO BITTER!! i’ve only had the candies so I FEEL YOUR PAIN, martina!!! so bitter!! (tho the candy it’s in is yummy.) ahhh, but healthy stuff never really tastes as good as the unhealthy! ^___^

    5 years ago
  28. I LOVE THIS! Too funny you guys <3

    5 years ago
  29. LOL. I don’t like black licorice either. But I do like Twizzlers. ^^

    5 years ago
  30. To the medical health journals in the U.S claims the average person eats up to 2.5-3 lbs of candy per year. Looks like you guys will eat that much in 1 week. o-O

    5 years ago
  31. I SEE MORDNEY CEREAL! :O
    it looks pretty legit too xD

    5 years ago
  32. OH MY GOODNESS THAT WAS THE FUNNIEST VIDEO!!! i was wondering if someone was going to send you salted licorice. i think that’s the last thing you had that was terrible. didn’t realize that the finnish ate them, but i know that the dutch LOVE them!! i’ve tried them and they made me go O_O yuk yuk yuk!! so far the only people i know (that i’ve met) who like salted licorice are the dutch. and the dutch people i know agree with me.

    simon – i FULLY AGREE that perogies are the national polish candy. or they should be. my grandmother made the best!!! i could totally eat them and eat them and eat them. unfortunately she’s no longer here (;_;) and my dad doesn’t make them….booo….PEROGIES!!
    also, simon….love the ring. TOTALLY doesn’t go with the hoodie, but whatevs! love it!

    martina – your hoodie is adorable. also, minty chocolate rules and i need to plan what i’m getting you guys. i have your earrings, they stare at me everyday…and i have a few other things, but i need more. then i send. ^_^

    anyways, thanks for this video. it was great. i love seeing these different things!!!

    5 years ago
  33. I’m so curious about Mordney Cereal.. they look so cooollll… :))

    5 years ago
  34. That is an absurd amount of peanut butter cups. Do you guys have any desire for those Canadian maple syrup-infused cookies?

    5 years ago
    • they’ve mentioned maple in the past, so i’d thing so. mmmmmmmmmmmmm…..maple syrup. i drink the stuff!!!

      5 years ago
  35. no Mordney Cereal ???

    5 years ago
  36. I know what Martina is referring to by Pilgrim candy! haha! Although I find mine where they sell Amish candy or old-fashioned candies…but not at Cracker Barrel lol.

    5 years ago
  37. Wish I was there, I would have eaten all that licorice!!!! I love it, i have licorice tea, tooth paste, shampoo, mints, gummies ……… I know its strange T~T 

    Btw: “polka” is a polish lady, you were right Simon. And as Martin said polka as a dance is horribly exhausting ( was made to dance it at Polish Saturday school when i was little for Christmas performance…blah). And “kartofle” is polish for potatoes. 

    off to eat some licorice >u<

    5 years ago
  38. I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MORDNEY PRESENT.

    5 years ago
  39. Kartoffeln means potatoes in german :D

    5 years ago