Halloween Candy Oscars 2007 - Part 3
Bubble gum’s fortunes have been failing since I was a small child always looking for that next hit of sugar, and fearing the horrible crash that followed the high. I was a sugar junkie and Halloween was my dealer. Now that I’ve grown up, I like being ‘the dealer’ and getting kids all high and crazy on that specialest of special days, a day I like to call Ween.
This year I’ve continued on with my mostly non-famous Halloween Candy Oscars, citing the best Halloween candy for 2007.
For Best Gum 2007, the “Bubble Brew” with their black and orange Pumpkin Faces gumballs was a contender along with, well, basically Oak Leaf’s “Spooky Eyes” as the pickins was totally slim-ass this year. Halloween-themed gum is not easy to find. Especially since Concord Confections dumped their “Halloween Combo”, which was 2005’s Halloween Candy Oscar winner.
I like gum a lot, and think it makes for excellent variety when you’re dumping your Halloween loot out on your bed. When I was a kid I had a bunch of different names for gum including Gubble Bum and Bubble Bum. Anything with bum in the name is comedic genius when you’re 8.
Actually, I don’t think asses ever lose their humour.
So, as you can see I’ve totally gone off-topic but deep down inside I know it doesn’t matter because there’s not much to say about the winner of the Halloween Candy Oscar for Best Gum 2007.
Oak Leaf’s Spooky Eyes taste like a standard gumball, full of standard, delicious gumballness. But what makes them stand out is the fact that they look like a freshly popped-out eyeball, with juicy red veins and a tiny white skull for a pupil. How awesome is a pupil skull?
I’ll tell you – it’s awesomer than Pumpkin Faces. Two Martini-thumbs up for Spooky Eyes gum; one for the veins, and one for the skull-pupil.
Check out 2007’s Halloween Candy Oscars Part 1
Check out 2007’s Halloween Candy Oscars Part 2