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Australian Candy Tasting ft How to Cook That!

November 14, 2014

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So, a week ago, we had a bit of a crazy schedule: we were doing this YouTube presentation thingy, and a few other YouTubers were there, including 양띵, Lia Marie Johnson, and Ann from How to Cook That. We already know YD a bit (and plan on shooting something with her soon), and we didn’t talk to Lia Marie much, but we did totally become BFFs with Ann and decided to shoot some videos together!

The first video we shot with her was a Korean Snack Tasting video. We got her to try some of the candies we ate in our Kpop Picture Puzzle test video, but also gave her some Korean pastries from Paris Baguette. We were curious how she’d find them. Since she’s the awesomest pastry chef in the world, would she be ok with the pastries we made her try? Check out the video below and you’ll see:

After that, we filmed our video with her, in which we ate some of the Korean treats she brought over for us. What’s awesome about our video with her is that we were a bit concerned that she’d have brought some of the stuff that we already ate in our first Australian Candy Tasting video, but she actually watched that video beforehand and brought us stuff that we didn’t try. That’s really awesome of her!

So, here we are trying some of the stuff she brought. We were genuinely confused about the musk sticks. Seriously. We made everyone in the studio try it, and nobody was a fan. Then we asked Nichola today and she said that she’s ok with them, and it’s utterly befuddling. I thought it might be like how Korean people don’t like root beer because it tastes like Korean stomach medicine, and so I understand the negative association that we wouldn’t have as Westerners, because we never had that medicine growing up. But Australians had soap! They have soap still, I hope! Unless Australian soap is made of something else, and so it doesn’t taste like how soap tastes. Quickly, you Aussies reading this now: eat some soap and tell me if it tastes like your musk sticks! Don’t ask questions: just do it! Report back ASAP! Pics or it didn’t happen :D

Also, whoa: those Tim Tam Slams are awesome. I didn’t think it’d work. When I heard about it, I thought that once I started sucking up the coffee it would bleed through the sides and not actually go up, but it did. Seriously awesome! But, still, I’m kind of wondering who came up with the idea? Something about it seems like such an abomination, like a burger made out of donuts. Sure: it’s delicious, but it’s so…decadent :D

Ann brought some other candies that we tasted on camera that we cut out of our final edit. You can check it out here if you’d like to see us eat what Koalas eat :D

Anyhow, I’d also suggest subscribing to How to Cook That’s channel because – wow – she makes totally amazing stuff, way better than the kinda stuff we make. She makes cakes that look like Instagram; I make powerballs that look like turds. And she’s just a lovely person overall. Had a great head on her shoulders, was able to talk deeply about stuff, and was just an overall pleasure to hang out with. Hopefully we can be in one of her cake making videos if we ever come to Australia. I’ll fight her kids for one of her cakes. Ohhh…I mean: hey Ann, if you’re reading this, I won’t fight your kids. It was a joke! I’ll compete with your kids in a friendly competition! Like, hide and go seek! They’ll go hide, and I’ll eat your cakes.

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  1. So is it weird if I’ll bring a “Candy Bag In Case of A Simon And Martina Accidental meet” when I go to Seoul next week?

    5 years ago
  2. I love Musk Sticks! (but only when they are from the milkbar, they’re a different texture) XD

    5 years ago
  3. yes! flvOUR!!!! and coLOUR!!!
    i really don’t like seeing those words being spelt without a U in them!

    especially for spellchecks on computers!! like dude you’re in England, you should be automatically set to the UK standard of spelling!!

    5 years ago
    • Canadian here and I agree on the spelling. No u in ‘OUR’ words equals bad.

      5 years ago
  4. Okay, this is all my comments for the video in one, here I go!(I live in Melbourne, Australia):
    I like to actually drink hot chocolate through chocolate wafer sticks but I haven’t tried it with Tim Tams before because I don’t buy them often (Adds to mental to-do list). I’m happy you like the Shapes, there are also different flavours. I also really like those sweet chilli and sour cream chips, I suggest the honey soy chicken flavoured chips by the same company too. I don’t like Chicos either, it tastes…strange. I’ll just stick to normal chocolate. I’ve always thought that baby lollies looked kinda weird but then again, what are baby-shaped lollies supposed to look like?
    I’ve never tried those Musk Flavoured Sticks before (or if I did I’ve forgotten) but from my self-proclaimed candy connoisseur judgement based on previous experiences, I don’t think I will like the musk but I will look for them next time I go shopping and try them (for science!). I’m not a big fan of rose or musk flavoured anything but there are lollies like those sticks that are the same, minus the musk flavour and are called fruit sticks, those I like. They taste less like fruit and more artificial tasting but in a nice way.
    Also, recently I’ve been using eucalyptus cough lozenges when I have a sore throat.

    5 years ago
  5. Why are you eating Teal’c?! What’d he ever do to you?? Why is he a candy, anyways?? (Teal’c is a jaffa from the show Stargate. I find it amusing that theres jaffas candy lol)

    5 years ago
    • Oh my god I love SG-1 so much it doesn’t even make sense. Sam Carter is my favorite fictional character of all time.

      I just felt the need to voice that…

      5 years ago
    • High Five! I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought of Teal’c. Indeed lol

      5 years ago
  6. This video made my day :)

    By the way, does no one like eucalyptus candy? It’s my favourite! I actually eat it on a regular basis. Any other Aussies do that? No?

    But still, it was great seeing you guys try things that are so familiar to us Aussies, and yet so foreign to you :D

    5 years ago
  7. Haha I really liked “soap candy” when I had it X’D Also – LASSI *_* (why yes, I’m Indian, what gave me away?).

    5 years ago
  8. So cool, you tried some of my favourite snacks from my childhood! Namely the chicos and musk sticks, though I love me some jaffas too. Especially in muffins, yum. It just occurred to me that seeing all the Korean snacks felt kind of normal since I watch your videos so often and I was like, ohh they’re gonna make her try those! Haha. But I’ve never eaten them myself, and I’m all, oh I know what those snacks are like. :D I can’t wait to go to Korea and actually try some, you guys have made me open to eating strange things :D.

    5 years ago
    • Jaffas in muffins sounds absolutely wonderful! Ahhhh mannnn I gotta try that!

      5 years ago
      • I had a feeling you’d be on board with that ;). They’re really good. One of the bakeries here sells little mini ones occasionally. They can be quite strong but still very delicious tasting :D

        5 years ago
  9. Mmmm Tim Tams – try just biting opposite corners off and sucking up Tia Maria, Irish coffee or any equivalent alcohol of your choice… that can mess-ya-up quick!
    With you in the chico’s, only know 1 person who actually likes them, if you want something that makes your teeth ache with sugar try Clinkers.
    Pinata cakes are quite popular in Oz, made one that looked like the Death Star.

    5 years ago
  10. OMG I LOVE ALL OF THOSE SNACKS. Like, childhood. Right there. And I actually really like musk sticks and Chicos and can easily devour an entire pack. I mean…share them with others… Run away!

    5 years ago
  11. omg this was so much fun!!! :’D hahahah Love the Aussie accent. When Martina pulled out the two candies I was like “…Yup, they are gonna make her eat the red ginseng candy. I knew it.” xD

    5 years ago
  12. I’m from Sydney, but I don’t think I know anyone who (willingly) eats chicos or musk sticks D;

    Also, a few friends and I are actually going to Seoul tomorrow!!! So excited! ^_^ Will you two be at the You Are Here Cafe anytime in the next couple of weeks? We would love to meet you! :):)

    5 years ago
  13. jqx

    I feel your pain with the musks (not that I have ever had any). But roses are a very traditional ingredient and fragrance for cosmetics in Bulgaria (traditional as in we-don’t-really-like-and-use-it-anymore-but-give-it-to-tourists-mostly) and I just despise any food with a rose flavour. But for the sake of science I have tried rose jam… and although it didn’t really have too strong of a flavour I sincerely hated it. I don’t want to imagine how such an artificial and strong flavour with go with candy. *ugh* There, there, guys!
    But at least you got Tim tams out of that experience ^^

    5 years ago
    • me too. i never like rose perfume, or anything with roses smell. i don’t even like the flower. rose tea is still bearable, but other things with is a no no for me. it smells so weird that i felt like i actually taste them in my mouth. ugh.

      5 years ago
  14. AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!! :D

    5 years ago