Thursday, May 26, 2011

Craptacular - Craptacular, Sandwich In A Can, A.K.A Candwich Edition

Thanks to The Huffington Post, yours truly found out about the the latest edition to "Craptacular,Craptacular cuisine," in the form of a candwich.

Basically folks:
This ain't no manwich, that's a PB & J sandwich in a can!!
The latest in one stop shopping & craptacular cuisine is an interesting concept.
From what I can gather, it's target market is for people who:
1. Are really busy & don't feel like slapping bread together with PB & J
2. Don't really care about numbers
3. Are OK with spending 12 dollars, plus shipping & handling for four candwiches in a can
4. Think getting a sandwich in a can, complete with plastic utensils, individual servings of peanut butter & jelly and bread that looks like a hotdog bun & does not have to be refrigerated is a good thing.

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Yes, it exactly what the name says it is~

I looked all over for the nutritional info of the"candwich," but ironically, couldn't find that info ANYWHERE on the site.

But after googling the term "candwich," I found a really well written and informative blog post from 5/23/11 about the candwich on

The site's candwich user review is complete with pictures & nutritional info and
I strongly encourage you to checkout that wonderful post by clicking, HERE.

FYI, Tracy, the writer of brings up a really good point about using the candwich for humanitarian relief efforts and feeding those in war torn countries or areas suffering from a natural disaster.

And I have to be honest, I hadn't thought about that.
Conceptually speaking, the food is protected and could be distributed in various ways, be it via Red Cross tents or dropped out of a plane.

All snarkiness aside, i'll admit to that being a positive.


I have REAL ISSUES with the candwich, BIG TIME.

Diabetically speaking, one of my issues is in the nutritional numbers, and how those numbers affect a person with diabetes bolusing for the candwich.

1 candwich has a whopping 63 carbs, 480 calories & 22 grams of fat!

That's a LOT of diabetes math for a sandwich in a can.

Not to mention that's a whole lotta coin spent and packaging waste generated for sandwiches in a can!

Plus, I'm trying to stick with whole foods and cut back on the processed foods, thing.
Plus, it just doesn't float my boat.

So, Diabetesalicious minds want to know: What are your thoughts on the candwich and how would you bolus for it?

Has anyone out there on the internetz actually tried a candwich and if so, what did you think and how were your bloodsugars afterwards?


Shannon said...

I've seen that and it looks absolutely disgusting. Who the hell invents this stuff? LOL.

The DL said...

Ew. Yeah this is a no go for me. I'm confused how you get it out of the can...but I see how this could be good for someone who is starving in a war zone or something

Renata said...

Uh...I get what you are saying about being used as an "aid product". But other than that, have we gotten that fricken lazy that we don't know how to make or don't have the time to make a PB&J? Come On!

Tonya said...

In addition to the craptacular candwich (barf) am I reading the little yellow sunburst on the can correctly? Does it say "CANDY SURPRISE INSIDE"??!? Holy cow! Talk about a diabetes (and nutritional) NIGHTMARE!! Wowee zowee!

HVS said...

The BBQ Chicken looks interesting,but for the PB&J,it just looks gross.I wouldn't buy it.

Lora said...

First... EW!

You can buy p-butter, jelly and bread and make 11 sandwiches for less than the cost of 4 canwiches. AND still have P-butter and Jelly left. I think the starving peeps would be more than happy to spread their own stuff.

Granted... its not on a (probably stale) hot dog bun, but what ev.

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Scary on so many levels.
I have to say the BBQ chicken actually gave me the willies!!

Sure, if there's nothing else and you're living in a tent because of some disaster, I can see it...otherwise you've gotta be kidding me!

Rachel said...

I just threw up in my mouth a lot.

Reyna said...

I'm with Rach...emesis in my oral cavity. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Roselady said...

Wow, can I just say great post! What a fun read! And, personally, I can'twich and canwich.

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Blech!!! I'd have to be in need of humanitarian aid myself to eat a candwich!

I do like the "relief" food angle, but don't we already have decent, nonperishable foods for that? Wouldn't it be better to drop jars of peanut butter and jelly and loaves of bread? For the same price, we could feed people for days instead of one meal.

And the nutrition data? Oh, my!

I have say, however, the whole idea of a "candwich" is kind of funny! :)

Kerri. said...

OMG Canwich looks like the nastiest thing of all time. OF ALL TIME.

Wendy said...


This is...GROSS!

Okay, it can be used in the event of a disaster...


I'm like a PB&J factory over here, feeding my kiddos and the neighbor kiddos lunch everyday.

Ditch the can...grab the butter knife and spread instead!

Khürt L Williams said...

But of course! This is what we can expect from a company who's major investor does things like this: