PC Cosmic Sours are an out-of-this-world-inspired bag of candies for $3.99. Yes, they are sour (which I personally love) but not too sour for Reg who had a harder time stopping snacking on them than I did. The flavours were powerful and delicious. We enjoyed these while laughing our butts off watching Wipeout and there were hardly any left when the show was over.
Vegetarians will be glad to hear they are made with pectin instead of gelatin and I was happy to see there was some natural flavouring to them as well. A little on the expensive side for candy but I think every now and then I will pick these up, we enjoyed them that much. I give these four and a half out of five wooden spoons.
You may have noticed at your local Superstore or Loblaw that President’s Choice now has a section dedicated to peanut-free snacks. I have a friend whose husband has a peanut allergy and know the stress she goes through reading all the labels and making sure what she is buying is safe. I think this is a fantastic idea and super thoughtful.
I decided to pick up the Peanut-Free Brownies with Dark Chocolate Chips and Reg fell in love with them. He found them chocolatey and dreamy. Now this is the kind of treat I rarely enjoy, it is one of the reasons I bake my own treats. I find store-bought packaged baked goods too dry and bland and sadly, that is how I felt about these brownies. The chocolate chips added a grainy texture I really did not like. Of course Reg thinks I am insane.
Just because I did not enjoy these does not mean you won’t. I just never like store-bought baked goods. As a result, I will refrain from rating them myself but I am sure Reg would recommend them to those who enjoy chocolate treats but please note, they are $3.99 a box.
Sadly, the same goes for their PC Banana Bread Little Penguin Soft Cookies. Too dry! I do like that you can taste a distinct banana flavour from the dehydrated bananas but they are just too one note for this complex foodie. They remind me of Nutrigrain bars which I loathe. That said, if you like Nutrigrain bars and you want a banana-flavoured soft cookie, these would be for you.
One 300 g box is only $1.88, a truly economical treat for kids’ lunches.
Remember the PC Hawaiian Coffee that I used for icing in a cake because I can’t have caffeine? Now you can buy a whole-bean bag of the medium roast. And a pretty bag it is! Very eye-catching.
The only problem? I don’t really have a coffee maker, not a good one for company. With Dad and Julie’s visit coming up, I decided to purchase this PC 12-Cup Coffee Maker that I got for under $10! I think it weighs under two pounds and is super flimsy but did the job. It made coffee for a crowd.
Everyone loved it and I always get a kick out of grinding my own coffee beans. Yes, I am weird that way. I love how it fills the house up with the scent of coffee. Now once again I could not test this myself and did not have enough energy to bake another cake but everyone assured me it is a wonderful coffee.
You can buy the 454 gram bag for $9.99. For those looking for a great decaf-coffee though, I buy the the PC Decaf French Vanilla beans in the coffee department of my Superstore. So good!
President’s Choice has a Be Clean. Be Green. theme going on right now and sent me their PC Green Express Cycle Dishwasher Detergent which came in a compostable box and lots and lots of plastic. Hmm… Now I understand why each little cleaning puck is individually wrapped but it does seem to go against their green theme.
The good news is, these do a great job. I did not had problems with cleaning out my mugs after drinking all that coffee during our family visit. (I can not say for the No Name Dishwashing Liquid that I bought which is completely useless.) I am relieved that this is a more environmentally-friendly product than I had first thought!
Debra She Who Seeks says
I watched Wipeout the other night too, when they were handing out the Wipeys for best this and that. Those big red balls are the best!
Suzie Ridler says
Sweet! I once did a yogi talk sweetly to the big balls once and just lightly danced across the top to the other side. I think about that all the time, isn’t that silly?
Ha ha, my daughter cannot get enough of Wipeout and sour candy the two definitely sound like a match made in heaven just for her.
As for the coffee, I absolutely love the Hawaiian blend, but the price really jumped. I was getting the ground bag for $5.99 for the longest time and then it went back to $8.99 and now $9.99. I would buy it on sale, but I get a much better deal and an equally fantastic coffee at Costco, sorry PC but you lost me on this one.
I love the photo and the bowl you used for the beans. Such a neat bowl and cool contrast with the red.
Lastly, I’m thinking the stickiness of the plastic might be because it’s a biodegradable wrap, they tend to do that when they get wet. Hopefully that’s the reason the plastic wrap is weird, it would make sense for them to take packaging into consideration for a “green” product.
Great reviews all around Suzie, I hope PC continues to shower you with many more goodies to come.
Suzie Ridler says
Yup, she would love them then Ava!
When the coffee originally came out I think it was around $8.99 and then went down to $5.99 and now it’s up even more, it’s true. That said, I buy only a little bit of the decaf coffee and I pay $5 easily for a fraction and coffee in general has jumped. If I could get it cheaper at Costco, I would too. Oh good, I love that bowl! That was a special treat I picked up in Mahone Bay.
Well if the weird plastic is biodegradable, then I totally forgive it. I wish I could have found that product on their site to look up more information!
Thanks so much Ava, it’s a lot of fun and the timing as usual for treats to show up at our door was impeccable. 🙂
You know Suzie – it might be that you can put the whole package right into the dishwasher, package and all. I know there is a product here in the US that is like that – pre-wrapped soap that you just put in the dishwasher, wrapper and all. It could be why they get sticky when you touch with wet hands… Maybe?! 🙂
Ohhh I love your product reviews for PC brands :).Do you know anyway to contact them on a website or something to see if they want any other bloggers to review products. I know you told me in the past they contacted you.Just wondering if you know anything about being able to contact them. Thanks Suzie! So far I’ve try lots of product review sites but nothing so far.
Suzie Ridler says
Tammy, I checked and you’re absolutely right! They included those instructions ABOVE the directions so I missed that. Thank you! You were bang on the money.
Thanks Berendina! You could write to their marketing department and see what they say. You can mention me if you’d like. Remember, I started product testing their stuff on my own first. If you have done a few of those, share the links with them to show them your style. Good luck!
Thanks for the advice Suzie!I’ll start working on some product reviews of my own.That be a good idea to get some offers to come my way.I’ll write to them once I’ve got some more posts under my belt 🙂