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Halloween Candy

It’s Candy-Corn Season!

September 16, 2011 by

It’s amazing that, at the same time, we’re enjoying the final luscious corn cobs of summer and gearing up for Halloween. We know — you don’t want to talk about the end of summer. But Halloween is a guilty pleasure of a holiday that marks the kickoff of celebration season. And to better prepare you for stocking up on the “fruitcake of Halloween,” we offer our guide to classic and contemporary candy corns.

brachs candy cornTraditional Brach’s Candy Corn

Brach’s is the only classic candy-corn flavor that’s true to tradition. This is the kind of corn you remember from your childhood (you know, when you liked to break apart the flavors)! It’s the most popular candy corn in the world.

brachs indian cornBrach’s Indian Corn

Make a subtle twist with classic candy-corn that has a chocolaty burst at the end. Brach’s Indian Corn is a simple way to add some color and flavor (or even flair) to your Halloween treats. Use the leftovers to round out your festive Thanksgiving decor.

brachs caramel corn candy cornBrach’s Caramel Corn

This tasty twist on candy corn is best eaten in one bite. Its popcorn flavor is shockingly close to the real thing! These Milk Maid Caramel candy corns are a great way to please adults and less-conventional candy eaters this Halloween.

brachs chocolate caramel candy cornBrach’s Milk Maid Chocolate Caramel Candy Corn

Even chocoholics can enjoy candy corn this Halloween! This chocolate-and-caramel corn will add color and excitement to your treats. And with just 140 calories and zero fat per 19-piece serving, they provide guilt-free chocolaty goodness!

brachs caramel apple candy cornBrach’s Caramel Apple Candy Corn

A pretty exciting addition to the candy-corn universe, Brach’s Caramel Apple Candy Corn has a satisfyingly tart apple flavor (reminiscent of Caramel Apple Cow Tales) combined with a caramel-corn base. Eat the whole piece for a bursting blend of flavors, or separate the top and bottom to savor each of them separately.

juju gummy candy cornJuju Candy Corn

Don’t let the name fool you — these soft candy corns won’t stick to your teeth. This twist on candy corn packs robust classic flavor into a melt-in-your-mouth gummy candy! They taste just like the real thing, but they’re more fun to eat. Make your Halloween and Thanksgiving treats more exciting and little-kid friendly with gummy kernels of candy corn.

So stock up on the basics. Buy in bulk. Don’t miss out on the million things you can do with candy corn, whether you eat it or not. Personally, I’m working on a candy-corn mural. If you do something interesting with yours, let us know. We might just feature you on our site.

Brachs Candy, Bulk Candy Reviews, Easter Candy

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

January 21, 2011 by
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.


Brachs Candy, Candy Reviews

Go Nuts For Brach’s Jelly Nougats

February 19, 2010 by
Brach's Jelly Nougats are an all time classic from one of America's most beloved candy companies...

Brach’s Jelly Nougats were discontinued in 2011

Sharability: 6

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 4

Overall: 7

Jelly Nougats.  They don’t have the most appealing name, but this white nougat with multicolored jelly pieces within it might surprise you in what’s most important, it’s taste. Each color of jelly candy adds a unique flavor and texture to the sweet base nougat flavor.

I don’t understand how this chewy gummy candy can be called the same thing as the fluffy chocolate inside of a Milky Way, but I guess a nougat can be made more than one way. And indeed it can. Nougat is a French treat and there are two kinds. White nougat is made with whipped egg whites and sugar or honey.

Often nuts such as almonds, pistachios, or walnuts are added. Brown nougat is usually crunchier than white and is made with caramelized sugar. My guess is that both the chocolate nougat in the Milky Way and this chewy nougat are white nougat, but are made with different ingredients to establish different textures and tastes.

These candies remind me of playing dreidel on Hannukah. For those of you that have not had the opportunity to play this awesome game, it is basically a game where you spin a top and depending on what letter it lands on you either have to put candy into the pile or take candy out.

You don’t have to play with candy, but the candy is what really creates the motivation to play. I don’t know why these jelly nougats were in the mixture of candies we played with, they definitely aren’t the most popular candy, but they did help to create a memory. When we would have to put one of our candies into the pile it would usually be one of the jelly nougats. I think we were a little intimidated by the strange colors mixed into this candy that we had never seen or eaten before.

All it took was one brave soul to take the first bite of this unfamiliar candy to reassure us that it wasn’t poison and that, in fact, it was pretty good. So, if you are going to play dreidel or just want to try out a new candy, give these jelly nougats a try. Their sweet, soft, chewiness won’t disappoint an open mind.

EDITORS NOTE: So popular are these candies that Brach’s introduced an Easter classic called Brach’s Jelly Bean Nougats. An interesting candy and definately worth trying

Brachs Candy, Candy Reviews

Everything is Better When It’s Covered in Chocolate: Brach’s Bridge Mix

December 9, 2009 by
Everything is better when covered in chocolate especially Brach's Chocolate Covered Bridge Mix

Everything is better when covered in chocolate especially Brach's Chocolate Covered Bridge Mix

Sharability: 9

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 9

Novelty: 6

Overall: 10

    This isn’t your normal bag of chocolate covered peanuts. When you reach your hand into this bag of chocolate pieces you better anticipate a surprise. The chocolates come in different shapes, sizes, and shades of brown. Round pieces, oblong pieces, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, small pieces, and large clumps make up Brach’s Bridge Mix 

What lies within the chocolate shell remains a mystery until you take the daring first bite. It might be a chocolate covered brazil nut, toffee, a peanut, a raisin, a malted milk ball, or some other sweet, chewy, or crunchy candy or nut.
Trying to decide between chocolate covered peanuts, chocolate covered raisons, and malted milk balls can be quite stressful and overwhelming. I like the crunch of the malted milk, but the sweet chewiness of the raisin, and the nuttyness of the peanuts… what to choose?

How convenient that there is a mix in which you can satisfy all of these desires and more! And what is more fun than a pleasant surprise? It is quite doubtful that you will be disappointed by any of the sweet and nutty tastes (granted you aren’t allergic to peanuts). Let’s be honest, if it’s covered in chocolate, it’s going to be good, and if you have a variety of things covered in chocolate, it’s going to be great.

Bulk Candy Reviews, Gummi Candy

Enjoy Gummy Peach Rings in moderation…

July 10, 2009 by




Trolli Peach Rings are the best!

Trolli Peach Rings are the best!


Sharability: 9

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 7

Novelty: 6

Overall: 9

As soon as you open the bag, a burst of the peachy sweetness aroma floats up your nose preparing your senses for the eating of peach ring.

Manufactured by Farley & Sathers, under the brand name Trolli,  these ring shaped gummies are fun to put on your fingers to admire your beautiful orange and yellow jewelry before ripping them off with your teeth. If you suck on the peach ring instead of chewing it up the sandpapery sugar melts away so that you can feel the smooth gummy squirm around your mouth.

As good as this candy is, I advise moderation. Though moderation is key with most candies, this one I can tell you from personal experience is one in which you should surely limit your intake.

Eating too many peach rings can make your stomach gurgle and your head pound. It gives you a good excuse to share this one with all of the watering mouths watching you chew up the peachy smelling, sugary, slightly sour gummy.