Homemade fruit snacks/gummy candy

I made my own fruit snacks/ gummy candies recently and they were so ridiculously easy to make. I’m so excited at how well they turned out and I already have about five billion variations I want to try after my initial successful stint.

It only takes about ten minutes to make the syrup, then you pour it into molds, let it set, and pop them out and they are ready to eat.
Homemade fruit snacks/gummy candy

I first read about Pizza Hut’s new crazy cheese crust pizza on April 1st and thought it might be an April Fool’s hoax. But the next day, it was still in the news, assuring me that it wasn’t a prank.

DH has been craving Pizza Hut lately, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to try the new pie. If you’ve seen the advertisements and commercials, this is the picture they present you with:

The crust is shaped so that there are little pockets decorating the outside rim of the pie. These pockets are then filled with a five blend cheese mix (provolone, asiago, mozzarella, fontina, and white cheddar), to create a cheese bowl effect.

I had wanted to order the pepperoni one to see how mine would compare with the advertisement. But DH had his heart set on a pepperoni pan pizza and I didn’t want pepperoni overload, so we got sausage instead.
Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust pizza
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the crust did resemble the crust from the advertisements. The pizza was divided so that each slice had exactly two mini cheese pockets.
Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust pizza
The bottom crust is quite thin and much thinner than the standard Pizza Hut crust, probably to balance out the rich and thicker crazy cheese crust.  It was still sturdy enough to hold the pizza toppings though.
Pizza Hut Crazy Cheesy Crust pizza
The biggest issue I had immediately with the pizza was that the cheese pockets do not detach like it shows in the advertisement. Yes, I realize the advertisements are not always completely accurate, but I don’t understand why Pizza Hut would lead customers to think they could pluck off a cheese bowl and eat it separately. The only way to have that lone cheese bowl is to either slice it off with a sharp knife or eat the rest of the pizza until you are left with the crust.

Andes Chocolate Mints Mug Cake
This mug cake has only four ingredients. And it tastes just like Andes mints.

There is something about Andes mints. I get so excited when restaurants offer them as after-dinner mints or when hotels leave them on the pillows at night.

Earlier last month, I spent a good amount of time in another office building for some work meetings. The company I was visiting had Andes mints everywhere. They were at the front reception desk, in every conference room, at the lunch area, etc. You couldn’t miss them. I couldn’t resist grabbing one or two on my way out and munching on a few during breaks. I was glad to see I wasn’t the only one. Everyone else was doing the same.