Published on July 8th, 2008 | by greg1
Someone in this house is a complete dork and is a little overly excited about the new Batman movie that is about to come out. Ok, I would be lying if I said that person wasn’t me. I’m extremely excited about the Batman movie which is kind of pathetic.
Today was an exception because today saw the release of the Batman Begins Blu-Ray among other Batman movie items. The Batman Begins Blu-Ray is phenomenal and the Batman Gotham Knight disc is ok too. The Batman -Gotham Knight disc will be reviewed later in another post because I had a couple of problems with it.
Other exciting purchases that I have been scavenging the city for include the elusive Batman Reese’s Cup miniatures. These little items were hard to come by, and I had to go to the House of the Blue Light to attain them. Why is it that every time that I’m at K-Mart, I always encounter a sickly sweet smell of tires, oil, and Icee’s? Occasionally there is a burned popcorn smell that tingles my senses, but that smell is quickly overwhelmed by the tire and oil odor.
Batman Dark Reese’s Miniatures
Batman Regular Reese’s Miniatures
I almost did not open either of these bags because of their scarcity. There were only a couple of bags in the K-Mart that I frequented. The bags were tossed carelessly into a bin with a lot of other Reese’s products including Batman Reese’s pieces and several candies containing Nougat. I could write an entire blog about Nougat. I didn’t purchase the Reese’s pieces because I wasn’t thinking straight. If I had bought three bags of candy, then I could have received a free ticket to the movie. Reese’s pieces just aren’t my thing, I guess.
When I got home from K-Mart, the Reese’s weren’t in the best shape. It’s been extremely hot here and some of the candy had melted. I was distraught with myself because more care should have been taken with the candy. Some of the pieces survived in their original shape and are pictured below.
If you look carefully, you’ll notice that the light Reese’s is on the top and that both candies are relatively small. Once opened, and if not melted by a scorchingly hot day, the candy should resemble the Batman symbol.
If you stare closely, you can almost make out a Batman symbol. Actually, it looks more like a flattened penny twisted and contorted in a machine at Chuck E. Cheese’s after paying 50 cents more. I was happy to say that the candy tasted delicious with the exception of the dark chocolate tasting like a piece of wax and a little bit of peanut butter.
Overall, I was quite pleased with my Batman purchases. It wasn’t like I had won the lottery or anything, but if you consider the lengths that I had to endure to make it past the oil/popcorn/tire/burned hot dog smell, then you would know it was definitely worth it.