Archive for the ‘Bulk Candy Reviews’ Category

Forget Pallet Cleanser with Jelly Mints

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Becca Droz
Forget Pallet Cleanser with these Jelly Mints

Forget Pallet Cleanser with these delicious Richardson's Jelly Mints

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 7

Overall: 9

“It tastes like what those valentines hearts should taste like, the perfect amount of chalkyness and sweetness and crumbles so perfectly with the slightest bite.” I couldn’t have said it better myself, my friend Conrad has a wonderful way with words.

Each mint has a chewy flavored center with green ones tasting like peppermint candy canes, black ones with anise flavor, and other fruity minty blends.

This is a simple yet extremely satisfying after dinner mint. It might not serve as great pallet cleanser because it is so tasty that it holds its own full flavor.

My stomach must be bigger than my eyes for the Big Tex Jumbo Jelly Bean

Friday, March 11th, 2011 by Becca Droz
My stomach must be bigger than my eyes for the Big Tex Jumbo Jelly Bean

My stomach must be bigger than my eyes for the Big Tex Jumbo Jelly Bean

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 10

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 10

Overall: 8

Imagine a world where Jelly Beans were so big that you could not only not eat a handful at a time, but you could to take multiple satisfying bites of one jellybean. Well, as they say, if there is a will, there is a way, and the jellybeans must have eaten a bite of Alice’s cake because they have grown exponentially in size.

Limey green, grapey purple, sweet vanilla white (not to be confused with Vanna White), cherry red, licorice black, lemony yellow and a pink that I believe is an attempt at strawberry; these fun flavors fill these supersized jelly beans.

Don’t think that the growth of the bean has reduced the potency of the taste because each bean is bursting with flavor. The thick, soft shell protects the chewy jelly gum inside, which holds the life of the party.

I think this is a good candy for the bite-and-pass technique because that way you can get a taste of every flavor without overdoing the candy eating and wearing out a flavor. (As long as no one is sick, the bite and pass is my favorite way to share because you get just enough to want a little more, which is the perfect amount).

Spice Drops Are Even More Addicting Than Dots!

Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Becca Droz
Spice Drops also known as Gum Drops

Spice Drops also known as Gum Drops are a long time favorite and one of the older candies still available.

 

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 6

Overall: 9

These minty little gumdrops covered in shards of sugar crystals do not hold the density of other spice drops I have eaten. These spice drops are one of those candies with that perfect soft, chewy consistency. The spice drop flavors are sweet and all carry a mild kick of spice depending on the color you choose. No fruity flavors in this batch, spice drops are names as they are for a reason.

 I remember writing a blog a bit ago about how Dots candy is utterly addicting. It must be something to do with the gum drop candy because these spice drops are even more addicting than Dots; they’ll have you eating lots!

Brach’s Classic Jelly Bird Eggs Make Every Day Feel Like Easter

Friday, January 21st, 2011 by Becca Droz
Brach's Jelly Bird Eggs

Brach’s Peacock Eggs and Jelly Bird Eggs have long been Easter Classics and are considered by many to be the best jelly beans available.

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 7

Overall: 7

The Jelly Bird lays the eggs, the humans collect the eggs by the millions and put them in colorful bags to sell to more humans to enjoy.

The Brach’s depiction of the Jelly Bird is seen on the front of the bag of eggs and it isn’t what I would expect a Jelly Bird to look like. The elusive egg layer looks more like a Jelly Bunny from my perspective, but I just assume that in the Jelly World things are different and the Jelly Bird has bunny ears.

Regardless of who lays these eggs, they are an Easter time favorite and even enjoyed by many before and after Easter comes around. The eggs have a hard, but not quite crunch outer candy shell that holds the chewier jelly candy inside.

Eight colors fill the bag and thus, eight flavors. Choose your favorite from grape, lemon, lime, orange, cherry, raspberry, licorice, or the one of a kind vanilla-pineapple flavor. Mmmm, mmmmm, Easter… thanks Jelly Bird.

Sources:

http://www.farleysandsathers.com/Products/ProductDetail.asp?uid=1117

The Inconspicuous French Burnt Peanuts

Friday, September 17th, 2010 by Becca Droz
The Inconspicuous French Burnt Peanuts

The Inconspicuous French Burnt Peanuts

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 7

Overall: 7

 Judging by the name of this candy combined with the aesthetics, I would say that the French have an odd peanut burning procedure. The peanuts in this candy seem to be more-so coated in a lumpy red sugary shell than burnt in any way, but the taste tells another story.

I think that these peanuts have not only been disguised as some sort of geological unit from Mars, but the peanut inside definitely tastes burnt. The French must have found a way inside of the alien eggs, burnt the peanuts, and then sealed them back up with some sort of sortilège (magic spell). The possibilities the universe has to offer never ceases to blow my mind!

These strange red ovals of extremely crunchy candy have the perfect sweet, to salty, to burntness ratio of tastes that make it one of the Willy Wonka of Candyfavorites.com’s favorite candies. Yes, you heard me correctly, Jon Prince, the man himself (who you might be surprised to hear does not eat a whole lot of candy) recommends the French Burnt Peanuts.

Sno Caps of Milk Chocolate Non Pareils are “without equal”!

Monday, August 30th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Sno Caps or mini milk chocolate nonpareils are mini mountains of chocolate!

Sno Caps or mini milk chocolate nonpareils are mini mountains of chocolate guaranteed to please!

Sharability: 9

Denture Danger: 2

Convenience: 3

Novelty: 5

Overall: 7

 This dark chocolate dome shaped candy with little white beads of sugar coating the top is known by many as, the snowcap. The snowflakes of sugar and starch are what are called non pareils, in French meaning, “Without Equal.”

The Non Pareils really make this simple disc of chocolate into a marketable product. Just like every kid pumps adrenaline for sprinkles on his/her ice cream, people love sugar sprinkle beads on their chocolate.

 For such a simple generic chocolate candy that I really can’t whip up much to write about, it is pretty darn popular and garsh darn, just as tasty. The Snowcap is one of those candies where the bag empties itself before you had a chance to even consider wrapping it up for later, in which case you can pour a good bite of purely Non Pareils (that have shed from Snowcaps) into your mouth.

All we are saying is Give Brachs Lemon Drops a chance

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Gourmet Brachs Lemon Drops Candy

We offer many varieties of Lemon Drops including the hard to find ones made by Brachs. Whatever you choose, you are sure to find the tart flavor refreshing!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 8 (unless you can resist the chew)

Convenience: 3

Novelty: 5

Overall: 7.5

I have had a strange experience with this Brach’s Lemon Drop. When I first began tasting the sandpaper texture across my tongue I couldn’t wait to begin a rant about bashing that you will see in a later blog on a candy that deserves it.

As I patiently gave the candy another chance, my opinion changed drastically. I no longer wanted to bash this Lemon Drop, I wanted to rep’ it. The texture is like no other and some people are even bound to think it is the best Lemon Drop candy they have ever tasted!

When the slight tang that is brought by the sandpaper around the outside of this egg shaped yellow candy wears away, the lemon comes on smooth in a sweet mild flavor.

Yellow, lemon shaped, sour, sweet; there aren’t many more adjectives that describe this simple Lemon Drop candy.

Candy Blox: Build and Eat, it Can’t Be Beat

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Candy Blox are just like Lego

Candy Blox are ideal for any budding architect or for anyone who enjoys playing with Lego's!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 3

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 9

Overall: 7

 I know that one of my favorite activities as a child was building with LEGOs. With a box of LEGOs the possibilities were endless. You could make any type of house or boat or spaceship and play with it and modify it in any way. Now you can not only stack your LEGO shaped blocks, but you can eat them too!

 The blocks come in different colors and thus different flavors and they also come in different sizes and thus you can choose the size of the piece of candy you want without breaking or biting.

 I would be lying if I said that the candy’s taste matches up equally with how fun it is, but the sweet grainy sugar blocks are just not the greatest tasting candies. Each color has a distinct flavor and those flavors are entirely too sweet for my taste.

These candy blocks would make for a great birthday party activity for young kids. With a big bucket of these blocks, a room of kids could have the time of their lives. The blocks actually stick quite well together; the kids build their towers and after they have already gotten all of their germs and all of their friends’ germs all over their beautiful candy block tower they can call off the bulldozers and munch down on their creation.

Black Taffy Is the Black Jack Throwback

Friday, July 30th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Black Taffy Is the Black Jack Throwback

Black Taffy Is the Black Jack Throwback

Sharability: 9

Denture Danger: 10

Convenience: 10

Novelty: 9

Overall: 9

 Primrose Candy Company’s Black Taffy is not what you might expect. For starters, the candy itself has only an accent of black color. This is a salt water taffy type candy, but every pieces holds the unmistakable flavor of black licorice. The candy itself is aesthetically pleasing, a peach colored ring around a black center and dash of red coloring on the side.

 Some might see this black taffy and think, “Oh, Black Jack! I remember that classic candy!”  The original Black Jack (that you can now get in Beedies gum form) is no longer made in candy form, but at least you have this Black Taffy to bring nostalgia to the tip of your tongue.

These Tootsie Roll Vanilla Flavored Midgees Will Only Be Around For A Brief Moment of Existence

Monday, July 26th, 2010 by Becca Droz
Limited Edition Vanilla Tootsie Rolls

Vanilla Tootsie Rolls are a "Limited Edition" yet are one of the most sought after candies!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 10

Novelty: 8

Overall: 8

 In a world where communities strive to represent diversity, candy companies seem to do the same. These Tootsie Rolls are what one might call the Caucasian candy of the community.

This limited edition candy receives a thumbs up and a cheesy smile from me, as it succeeds in being sweet and vanillay. As in most situations, where there is chocolate, there is also vanilla, and Tootsie Roll wouldn’t be the one to put its foot down to this norm.

 What confuses me is that this candy is marketed heavily as a “Limited Edition!” candy, so heavily that a good portion of the small wrapper is taken up with this exclamation. Though this exclusively vanilla bag is limited edition, the vanilla flavored Tootsie Roll is a regular candidate in the multi-flavored Tootsie Roll bags.

 On that same note, limited is a relative word. All candies are technically a limited edition in the world of time, as they will not exist forever. This candy is only around for a brief moment of existence, as are our lives. Limited could mean this candy is available only for one week, or one year, or a limited one hundred years.

Calling all vanilla lovers! This is your chance to purchase and enjoy the one of a kind, “Limited Edition!” Vanilla Tootsie Rolls, get them while they are still in existence!