By Alex Arbit and Chris Lyons
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Sugar Daddies is a podcast – run by two grown men – that reviews seasonal, limited edition, and obscure candies and sweets. Some of us (Alex has 3 human kids) are more daddies than others (Chris has 1 dog). We both love food and weird things. Come, listen and enjoy!
||CleanEnd of the First Season Finale Part Two: The Second Half (Episode 35b)||We complete season one with the second half of Alex’s trip to Lolli And Pops. It’s a tale of sweet and sour and seaweed and pickles. Lolli and Pops’ Chris Cruz continues to tell us what’s what, and we continue to listen. Thanks||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLike An Adult In A Candy Store (Episode 35a)||As we wrap up our first season of Sugar Daddies, Alex decides to venture outside of the studio and into a candy store: Lolli And Pops in Ridgedale Center. After a sweet, culinary tour of the shop by the store’s procurer, Chris Cruz, Alex brought b||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoda Time Machine 2: Flavors from the 4th Dimension (Episode 34)||Pepsi travels back in time and steps sideways to bring us flavors from an alternate past. How does this 1893 differ from our own? Did Grover Cleveland take America off the gold standard and move it to the grapefruit standard? Did the Ottoman Empire’s||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Look a Gift Peep in the Beak (Episode 33)||Once again we dive into the Easter aisle, and attempt to make a dent in the spring seasonal candy offerings. We take a look at three heavy hitters of the candy world doing riffs on their classics. It’s pretty much the freestyle rap battle of candy,||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweet Smell of Cheetos (Episode 32)||Cheetos comes out swinging with their own sweet spring snack, Sweetos. This McRib of the snack aisle has been a fan favorite since 2015. This year they have a new trick up their sleeve with Sweetos Caramel Puffs. Let’s see if Frito Lay can capture||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSalty Papas: The Cleanest Chip||We bring Old Dutch back again to see what they’re serving in “restaurants across the upper midwest.” Will this be the potato chip we eat every time we go out? Or will it be some unknown chip, only served in obscure restaurants? Want m||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Podcast at the End of the Universe (Episode 31)||Thanks to a suggestion from Dustin from Texas, we’re trying some of the odd flavors that Lollyphile has to offer. We have a bouquet of dreamsicle, Irish cream, stout, blue cheese, and Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster! So grab your towel, stick out your thu||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2017 Pop-Tarts: Part Deux (Episode 30)||After a false start, we uncover the true 2017 limited-edition Pop-Tarts. Kellogg’s teams up with Dunkin’ Donuts to become an unstoppable juggernaut of breakfast foods. Will this pairing be able to improve the comics on the Pop-Tart boxes? The answer||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Peep With No Name (Episode 29)||We’re a month out from Easter, but that’s not going to stop stores from dedicating a full aisle to its candy! We’re joined by special guest Kristi Roby to explore the secret arms race that has taken over Easter baskets. Also, we pass some importan||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Remnants (Episode 28)||We empty out the Sugar Daddies cupboard this week and try all the snacks that lost their episodes. Perhaps we’ll find a gem that we missed or maybe we’ll just learn not to second guess our food choices. Fair warning: most of these have expired so if||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Song of Ice Cream and Twinkies (Episode 27)||In today’s episode, we dive into the world of licensed mash-up ice cream. Much like Voltron coming together, or two children stacked up wearing an overcoat, Hostess and Nestlé join forces to become a formidable force. Join us to find out if this pair||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt Came From the Oven (Episode 26)||With a desire to capture the fading glow of summer – in the midst of February – the fellas try pre-fried oven treats. Will we be able relive our State Fair memories? What darkness lurks in the hearts of men to make them deep fry a Twinkie? Wh||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Candy Corn Got Its Groove Back (Episode 25)||It’s time for another birthday episode as Chris finishes a lap around the sun. Because of that, now we have to indulge his insane theory that candy corn is an ingredient. Chris argues his case with three homemade candy corn baked goods. Does his thesi||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRomancing the Science (Episode 24)||We celebrate the last major holiday of winter by putting some of the latest Valentine’s Day offerings to the test. Through strict scientific analysis we determine which romantic treats sizzle and which ones fizzle. Also, we get sidetracked for a bi||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFudge, Lies, and Trademark Disputes (Episode 23)||What do you call a Fudge Stripe cookie without the fudge? What is the difference between a birthday cake and a regular cake? How can a bakery located in a tree afford a legal department? We answer none of these questions as we try Keebler’s newest||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHello Pop-Tart My Old Friend (Episode 22)||We once again find ourselves staring down the business end of a toaster as we review Pop-Tarts’ newest offerings. Kellogg’s is bringing all of its greatest hits with these! We’ve got questionable filling, lazily applied frosting, and of cours||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Soda Runs Through It (Episode 21)||We travel off the beaten path of big name sodas and try some smaller brands’ offerings. Along the way, we encounter birds, medical waste, and worst of all: communism! Will our journey away from big brand soda be worth it, or will we have gone top-shel||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSour Grapes Of Wrath (Episode 20)||Alex treks to the largest candy store in Minnesota and brings back some off-brand sour candy, and these aren’t your grandfather’s sour candies! It’s a fun filled episode of upsetting packaging, state facts, and civil disagreements. Also Alex||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmergency Cracker Update (Bonus Episode 1)||In an earth-shaking revelation, Nabisco has merged Ritz crackers with chocolate. Up is down, black is white, dogs and cats are living with each other. It’s mass hysteria. Is this the flavor combination we’ve all been waiting for, or just another sig||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCue The Workout Montage (Episode 19)||We start the year out right by vowing to eat healthy and get our acts together. It gets off to a rocky start when we eat a couple of energy bars very close to bedtime. Is it possible for us to get as healthy as we want in one episode? No. Also, we chang||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBookending With Popcorn (Episode 9.5)||As 2016 comes to a close, we dive into the delightful world of flavored popcorn! None of that savory stuff here, it’s all sweet. We end the year with the same flavor we started with, and thus close out this crazy year we’ve called 2016. Mus||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoal Is Better Than Bacon (Episode 9)||The holidays are here, and what better way to celebrate than with candy shaped like a cane! We try another Brach’s item, but can we find it in our hearts to forgive them? Will other candy makers steal our hearts first? Only one way to find out… Mus||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternational Incident 2 (Episode 8.5)||We treat ourselves, and become a real review show in this episode! We sample the handy work of Canadian Candysmith Sarah Foy over at Shhugar. Don’t worry, next week we go back to eating garbage. If you want to check out Sarah’s work for yourself (an||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternational Incident (Episode 8)||This week we send our taste buds on a vacation! Alex brings Australia’s favorite cookie to the table with limited edition Tim Tams, while Chris spends the whole episode dressed as a koala. Afterward, Chris was shot by poachers. Also we find out if||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoda Time Machine (Episode 7.5)||In a Wellsian escapade, we travel back to 1893 to see what soda was like for our great grandfathers. For full time period authenticity, Chris contracts black lung and is crushed by a horse, while Alex just wears a hat. Also there’s mailbag. Music by:||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrinking Your Dinner (Episode 7)||We recreate a (mostly) traditional thanksgiving dinner in soda form! Is this the wave of the future where humans get together and drink their Thanksgiving meal, or is it a Soylent Green style dystopia? Either way, there will probably be food riots. Jo||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Men And A Twinkie (Episode 6.5)||We take a trip down memory lane to the halcyon days of early 2016. Our friend David Cohen drops by the studio with some vintage Ghostbusters Twinkies, and we lift our long standing ban on pumpkin spice in the studio. Will we regret our decision? Always.||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBacking Into Apple (Episode 6)||We accidentally find an apple theme in our foods today as we try snacks that taste like other foods and Chris obsesses over proper cookie presentation. Can these snack cakes possibly live up to the foods they are trying to emulate? Spoiler alert: no||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe One With All The Birthdays (Episode 5.5)||We’re joined in studio by our first guest and we play chocolate limbo to see how dark we can go. Also we feel the firm backlash of the pro-candy corn community. As it turns out, some candy corn lovers know to use computers; we called that one wron||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpooky Dad Jokes (Episode 5)||Break out the wax lips and check for tainted apples, because it’s time for Halloween candy! Sort of. We dive into the world of off-brand candy and questionable marketing tactics with bagged cotton candy and a gumball stuffed with nerds!||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmergency Pop Tarts Episode! (Episode 4.5)||What could get Chris in such a panic that he would actually run? Is hot soda the newest breakfast food? Does a groin level microwave promote sterility? Come find out with us as we try Pop Tarts’ newest flavor abominations!||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChocolate and Weird Things (Episode 4)||In this episode we eat unlikely things with chocolate, with varying results. The items this week are “McIlhenny Co. Tabasco Spicy Chocolate” and “Sarris Chocolate Covered Pickles”.||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCandy Corn 2: The Ew Batch (Episode 3.5)||This fun size episode brings us another limited edition selection of candy corn (Brach’s Brunch Favorites), and Alex’s coworkers’ reviews of past selections.||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFall Spectacular / Sub-par (Episode 3)||After lots of cookies, we enjoy our first real candies! This week, it’s a mix of fall flavors: “Brach’s Apple Mix Candy Corn” and “Russell Stover Orange Marshmallow.”||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCookies (Not) Good (Episode 2.5)||In this (not so) mini episode, our mailbag is full of something, our families try the Oreos from the last episode, and we review Swedish Fish Oreos!||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVelvet Buns – An Oreo Odyssey (Episode 2)||For our second episode, we devour 2 limited edition Oreo flavors: Red Velvet and Cinnamon Bun. This time we use milk!||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCorrecting Corrections (Episode 1.5)||A mini episode! In which our heroes correct corrections, learn about flavors, and attempt to communicate with their listeners. A follow up to episode 1.||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCookies and Cream, Créme? (Episode 1)||Our first episode! This cookies and cream themed episode is our first foray into reviewing sweet foods. We ingest Chex Muddy Buddies Cookies & Cream and Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies & Créme for your amusement!||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Now I know what candies to get and what to pass up!
Just what my sweet tooth needs!
I love this little podcast, and I say little, cause just like Milk Duds, these episodes are the perfect 'bite' size.
The hosts are funny, and the content is interesting and informational. I LOVE weird candy! I never pass an Asian grocery (or any ethnic grocery) without stopping and searching for unusual candies. What fun! So this podcast is right down my ally. Keep up the great work!
A fantastic podcast concept and execution. Bravo! Wish I'd thought of this. (Where's the Pop Tarts episode?!?)