have a little background with this candy, so I want to get it
out in the open before I start this review. OMG's are a creation
of a Canadian team of candy makers who became somewhat famous
for a snack called Clodhoppers. Clodhoppers came about many
years ago, when Candy Critic was at its infancy. When I first
came across Clodhoppers I thought they would be the perfect
treat to review on Candy Critic, because they were Canadian,
and they were awesome. I soon came in contact with the creators
of Clodhoppers and we became internet friends. They really support
Candy Critic, and I really supported their awesome treats. As
years went on I lost contact with the guys from Clodhoppers,
and we both went about on our merry way.
Then, when I was
back in Canada this summer, I came across a new snack on the
shelves of my local pharmacy, it was OMG's. The campaign for
OMG's included having pictures of the creators (Chris and Larry
from Clodhoppers) all over the store shelves, along with one
of the members of the Draggon's Den Canada (I assume they helped
fund them). So with their brilliant track record, I decided
to give these a try. I was blown away. OMG's are like the second
generation for Clodhoppers. It's as if they took a recipe that
worked, and then tweaked it with a bit more candy making experience.
I'm sure the guys from OMG's probably don't want me to compare
this treat to Clodhoppers, but I'm only doing this because I
love this new snack.
What you get with
each bite is a beautiful balance of almonds and toffee covered
in a melt in your mouth milk chocolate. The thing that makes
this snack work is the absolute perfect ratio of all of these
ingredients. If I was to point out one flaw with this candy
I would say that it's a lack of creativity, considering they
are fairly similar to Clodhoppers. The thing is, I've always
said if you don't go for a wacky super creative idea, you better
make your simple idea perfectly. OMG's are perfectly executed.
I may have a bit
of bias about this candy because of the relationship I've had
with these awesome candy makers. I believe that the bias only
effects the fact that I wouldn't have necessarily tried these
had I not known who made them. The fact that they're really
tasty is simple truth, and I challenge anybody to taste these
and not agree that's they're terrific.