The Best Candy Collaborations & New Flavours of 2021 (So Far!)

As we all know, 2021 has been rough. So much has been happening behind the scenes here at The Small Adventurer – hence the lack in posts 😒 – and with my latest update post now being out of date/incorrect with certain things going in life, I’ve decided to just keep my blog for mostly content and for things that have already happened so I don’t feel like I’m lying to you guys when things fall through.

Anyway, even with all the bad things that 2021 has brought with it (I even went through my first earthquake! Which is crazy considering I live in Australia – so of course it was small – but it was so bizarre! I’ve now been through fires, floods and an earthquake!), it’s also brought some cool things as well, such as a few really awesome food company collaborations and some really unique confectionery releases too – which is what today’s post is all about!

I’ve tested and reviewed some really fun and strange company collaborations and just unique flavoured iconic treats and am going to share my thoughts with you all! I had a lot of fun preparing this post because it meant I got to eat a lot of sweets πŸ˜‹ and the year’s not over yet so hopefully even more fun, delicious things get released before 2021 is over!

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Marshmallow Flavoured Maltesers

The initial taste was just a plain Malteaser, but afterwards you are left with a sweet hint of a marshmallow in your mouth, which is what lead me to believe that it was the inside that was flavoured (I think most people would guess that, right?) – but I was wrong.

It actually states on the bag that the CHOCOLATE on the outside is marshmallow flavoured, which I think is a very interesting take, and certainly thinking outside the box, but I think made them have the same issues as the bubblegum M&Ms that I review below: chocolate is a powerful taste, and can overpower any over flavour you’re trying to add, unless you add a lot of it.

You could definitely taste more of the marshmallow with these guys than you could with the bubblegum M&Ms, but still I think these would have been more successful if the middle had been flavoured, or would have had a marshmallow-y, gooey centre. So, a fun idea, but not a very overwhelming end product. 4/10.

Iced Coffee Milk Bottles from Allen x Oak

Allen’s Milk Bottles can’t go wrong in my eyes. I will always love the originals, and last year I was buying their chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla malt versions WEEKLY, and this year they have brought me even more joy: iced coffee flavoured milk bottles! It’s clear that Oak and Allen’s are two companies that are destined to collaborate, and I hope they never stop, as these lollies are just as delicious as Oak’s iced coffee – without keeping you up all night! (Unless you get easily hopped up on sugar, that is.) 8/10.

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St. Patrick’s Day “Lucky Charms Marshmallows” Popcorn Mix

When fun holidays, seasons, and celebrations make their way around, it’s always hard not to feel jealous, although I’m sure St. Patrick’s Day isn’t one you’d often hear associated with the word “jealousy” very often, but it is for me! You see, around this time every year, all of my social medias – but mostly my Instagram – is FILLED with images of Lucky Charms.

Recipes including it, photos of the box, DIY projects inspired by it, you name it. But little ol’ me, way over here in Australia, does not get to be blessed with such a cereal on my shelves. I actually couldn’t take it this year and went to a specialty candy store in hopes of finding a box of some… and I did. For $15.

I just couldn’t do it. I told myself I would go up to $10, because I honestly didn’t think it would be even that high, so my heart broke when I read $15. And thus, another year, another St. Patrick’s Day goes by, and I am still yet to taste Lucky Charms cereal. But that won’t stop me from celebrating in my own way! As you can see, I made the little marshmallows out of icing so I can snack happily and delicious and colourfully 🌈

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YOU WILL NEED:

Ingredients:

β™‘ Egg whites (if you’re concerned about using raw eggs, look for pasteurised egg whites at your supermarket!)
β™‘ Flavour extract of your choice
β™‘ Icing mixture (exact measurements in recipe)
β™‘ Popcorn maker
β™‘ Popcorn kernels
β™‘ Chefmaster Liqua-Gel food colour in Super Red, Neon Brite Yellow, Neon Brite Blue, Neon Brite Green, Leaf Green, Neon Brite Purple, and Neon Brite Pink (gifted)

Others:

β™‘ Popcorn boxes (I used these)
β™‘ 7 piping bags
β™‘ Baking paper
β™‘ Tracing paper
β™‘ Pencil
β™‘ Sticky tape
β™‘ Toothpicks
β™‘ Pipette
β™‘ Piece of cardboard (optional)

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Minimalistic Pokemon Character Jelly/Jello Cups

This year marks 25 wonderful years with Pokemon (it is also marks 25 years with ME, in September, but we’ll get to that then). The very first Pokemon game was released on February 27th 1996, making that day forever known as Pokemon Day ✨As a huge fan of Pokemon my entire life, I knew I couldn’t let this anniversary slip by unnoticed and not celebrated.

I had wanted to make jelly cups of the original cast members for a while now. I was going to make them back in September, as that’s my birthday month – so they could be a treat for myself – but decided this month would be more fitting instead.

But just a day, or even a month, isn’t enough to celebrate this wonderful franchise that I have loved my entire life (seriously, there are baby photos of me with Pokemon birthday cakes that I am far too young to eat – and rough memories of me being teased mercilessly for wearing a Poke Ball necklace to school in high school πŸ™„), so don’t be surprised if you see other Pokemon posts scattered on the blog throughout the year as a nod to the anniversary of this phenomenon still standing so tall and strong after so long.

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Whilst I haven’t kept up with the show yet, I WILL – I’ve just been slacking as there’s a lot of TV shows to watch these days! – as I am determined to watch and own every episode of Pokemon there is. I actually got a few more seasons for last Christmas to add to my collection, which is mostly turning into DVDs and Pop Vinyls at this point πŸ˜… Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!

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