Brachs Candy, Candy Reviews

Brach’s Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes , a Valiant Effort

March 3, 2010 by
Brach's Neopolitan Sundaes are a hard to find candy that are one of the original Brach's candies...

We are sad to report that these delicious candies were permanently DISCONTINUED as of June 2012

Sharability: 8

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 9

Novelty: 5

Overall: 7

This one is for those who are coco for coconut. This sticky brick of candy incorporates the three colors and an attempt at the three classic sundae flavors, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Striped brown, white, and pink this Sundae, though clever with the name, is not more than a colorful coconut block.

I’m not complaining about it by any means, but I don’t want you to be misled into thinking that this was some sort of triflavored candy when really it is quite monoflavored.

This is a conveniently individually wrapped candy that can be unwrapped and eaten during movies or business meetings, during classes or lying on the beach next to palm trees. Feel the tropical groove with the coconut move.

Neapolitan ice cream is the three flavors (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) all lined up, aesthetically similar to this Brach’s candy. Neapolitans originated in Italy, which is why it puzzles me how this originally Italian idea seems so tropical with this coconut twist. Either way, it’s a prize possession for the coconut fanatics.

(My favorite Neapolitan type dessert is the freeze dried Neapolitan ice cream)


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  • Reply Suzanne July 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I have a bet going! Didn’t these originally have a stripe of carmel in them too?

  • Reply Suzanne July 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I have a bet going! Didn\’t these originally have a stripe of carmel in them too?

    • Reply Susan Barnes September 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Yes they did!

  • Reply brian July 15, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    these are in fact 3 flavors

  • Reply JoshuaX August 25, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Suzanne: nope. No carmel. Always just the 3 flavors.

  • Reply Big D March 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Sorry to disagree with you JoshuaX, but Suzanne is right. These did come woth a caramel stripe at one time. They were one of my faves and I would save the caramel bite for last.

  • Reply Mary Fletcher March 27, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    They DID have a caramel layer at one time! I ate a lot of these when I was a kid and I remember that well. I was devastated when I couldn’t find them anymore with caramel, because they were my all time favorite candies. The caramel layer really made it. I wish they would make them like that again.

  • Reply Tavis April 15, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Are these Gluten Free?

  • Reply Just Me July 18, 2011 at 3:00 am

    I too remember the caramel layer! Not the same without it.

  • Reply Mary Ortiz May 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Yes these did have the carmel in it, I have been looking for the originals with the carmel if some one knows where they sell them send location also the Astro pops from back in the Day, wish I could also find them.. Thanks

  • Reply Steve September 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve been looking for those neapolitan candies with the caramel stripe too, but can’t find them anywhere. Please help!!!

  • Reply SueL September 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Yes…yes…YES! The caramel layer! I agree that was the best part. But I’m afraid the four-layer variety must have gone to the candy graveyard, along with the Black Cows of my youth. Caramel suckers (like a Sugar Daddy), only covered in a layer of chocolate! :O) Ooh, and Toy Cookies. Animal Crackers just aren’t the same…

  • Reply Dane October 27, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I had an ice cream today that reminded me of these candies. Totally agree with “author”/OP. Tasted like a caramel with coconut to me. And that’s exactly the flavors of the ice cream. Sea salted caramel and fresh coconut gelato. Brought back memories of grandmas place around Christmas.

  • Reply DRC January 9, 2015 at 7:45 am

    It is so sad, that these are no longer available. It is a great memory from my childhood. Young people will never know what they are missing. Of all the ones you could of done without. If you ever bring them back for a short time, please let me know. I will buy a few pounds for myself. Sorry you let that one go.

  • Reply sareena February 11, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    My husband has been wanting these forever I can’t believe it was discontinued. It is as sad as the whole twinkie discontinued. I hope they come back.

  • Reply Dawn McKim September 2, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    I remember the astro pops and the sugar mamas (the chocolate covered sugar daddys)! I was starting to think old age was catching up to me. No one remembers the caramel layer. I do because when they stopped having the 4th layer I started eating a brachs caramel with it for the same taste. Truly a childhood fav that will surely be missed. One for the time capsule guys!!!

  • Reply Mike September 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Oh yes, the caramel stripe was the best part, I also saved it for last. To bad they aren’t available anymore.

  • Reply carla September 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Discontinued, eh? Well, I guess I can stop looking for them then. I had a craving!

  • Reply Andres October 13, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Please bring them back with or without the caramel. I had been looking for then for a long time because I would usually buy them by the pound every now and then. Today my son and I went to a few stores around town specifically just to find them. Then we decided to research. Please bring them back.

  • Reply Cheryl Tabor October 16, 2015 at 1:29 am

    These neopolitan minis need to be brought back. These bring back memories of my youth. Dad used to buy them to give them out at Halloween. Dad was a coconut fan, now so am I. These were much chewyer and moist compared to the slabs they have these days. Please bring them back. I am sure I won’t be the only coconut fanatic that would enjoy the comback. Oh, the memories!!!

  • Reply Darlene March 26, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I wish they would bring these back…just love them1

  • Reply Chris Critchfield March 31, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Boooo. Please let me know, too, if they come back, even for a limited time. Sign me up for 10 pounds…please. Thanks

  • Reply Susan Barnes September 20, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Yes they did!

  • Reply Brita August 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    They took out the caramel, which eventually led to their demise. I stopped buying them and I know I’m not the only one. When you have a good thing, just leave it alone!

  • Reply Guadalupe Pacheco September 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    So sad they were discontinued!!!! I loved these coconut candies!!!!! Bring them back Please even if for a season!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Guadalupe Pacheco September 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I miss the Brach candy shelves at grocery stores!!!

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