Here’s What a Mini Starburst Candy Looks Like [VIDEO]

For those of us born in the 90’s, we associate Starburst with that commercial where a chick unwraps one of those cuboid candies with her tongue. The concept was brilliant and simple, driving home the idea that the iconic Starburst wrapper is just as important as the candy itself. The ad stuck with many of us, and sometimes, when no one’s looking, we’ll pop a wrapped Starburst in our mouth and attempt to un-peel the wrapper with just our tongue. In that moment of nostalgia, we’re kids again, watching that same commercial right before the next episode of Hey Arnold!

Of course, even the best things in life are bound to change. As the “mini” trend begins to grow, so do many of our classic snacks. Wrigleys announced plans to roll out new Starburst Minis, smaller, bite-sized versions of the original that will be available nationwide as both a movie-theater ready “Share Size” (~ $1.59)  and a stand-up pouch (~$2.59).




While the company assures longtime fans that the new version will “hold the same big, juicy bursts of flavor found in Starburst Originals,” the biggest difference remains in the packaging. Starburst Minis come “unwrapped,” meaning these new treats are shedding the iconic red, yellow, pink and orange wrappers.

Fret not, 90’s kids, this doesn’t mean that the original won’t still be available. You’ll soon be able to swoop up a row of the OG and take that trip down memory lane.


ADVENTURE: Catalina Fish Kitchen (Costa Mesa, CA)

In our continuous effort to explore the city we work in, Geoff brought up that he had caught a conspicuous sign for a seafood spot within walking distance of our office. Hungry for lunch, we took to the street and headed over to the Catalina Fish Kitchen for a late lunch. We didn’t know what to expect, seeing an island vibe pouring out of an industrial office buildout can be quite off-putting.

The place was packed, littered with hipster runoff, local members of the business community and firemen — we took that as a sign the food was good, so we got in line and ordered up.

For starters, I went in on some Red Chowder, and Rudy jumped on some Spicy Vegetable Gumbo:

Pictured above is an order of Noserider Nachos, a sloppy concoction of tortilla chips, Cheddar Jack Cheese, black beans, diced tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream.

A shot of Geoff’s Kona Bowl (above) and Rudy’s Ahi Kona Bowl (below):

I opted for a taste of the Bay Shrimp Kona Bowl:

With a salsa bar that would make whole-in-the-wall Mexican joints envious, a fun interior masked by an off-the-beaten-path location and a reasonable price point for the amount and quality of food, Catalina Fish Kitchen is a spot you have to check out:


Catalina Fish Kitchen

670 W 17th St
Ste G8
Costa Mesa, CA 92627