Monday, July 31, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Mike and Ike chewy candies are released with all kinds of innovative flavor themes. Some work better than others. Sundae Sweets is not one of my faves, mostly because the flavors are uneven, forcing me to pick through for the good ones and abandoning the rest. Special shout-out to Crushed Pineapple, which is a terrific (not to mention rare) flavor. The Caramel Drizzle and Cherry On Top flavors are tasty, too. The Banana Split and Chocolate Fudge flavors are off-putting. Even the Vanilla Ice Cream flavor is somehow off, vanilla combined with badness. I'm glad I sampled the Sundae Sweets but would not revisit them.
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Score (Best Flavor): 3
Score (Worst Flavor): 1
Score (Overall Mix): 2
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
The idea behind Reese's Crunchy Cookie Peanut Butter Cups is a strong one--take America's greatest candy and sprinkle crunchy chocolate Oreo-like cookie crumbles throughout. The taste of the chocolate is drowned out by the rest of the peanut butter cup but there is a newly distinct light-as-air crunch added into every bite. But subjectively I just don't like any lumps or crunchies in my peanut butter. The smoother the better to my particular palette. These new Reese's are definitely worth a taste-test, but I am personally returning promptly to the classic Reese's.
Score (factoring personal anti-crunchy peanut butter bias): 2
Score (attempting to put personal bias aside in the name of objectivity): 3
Score (dreaming of a classic Reese's Peanut Butter Cup containing the smoothest of peanut butters): 5
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Gummies can be pretty and they can be imaginative and whimsical, but they rarely taste very good to me. However, I have now met my new favorite gummy candy, the Party Mix from Project 7. The fact that the candies are made with organic sweeteners is a bonus. Alright, the birthday cake flavor doesn't really resemble birthday cake all that much but it is tasty nonetheless. The rainbow ice and front porch lemonade flavors are so juicy and realistic and and refreshing. I hope that Project 7 continues to come out with new innovative gummy flavors.
Score (overall): 4
Score (flavor compared with all other gummies): 5
Monday, July 17, 2017
New Tropical Sour Patch Kids are hit-and-miss. The Pineapple flavor is innovative and delicious. Tropical Twist is juicy fun, too. The Passion Fruit, though, is so off. It tastes vaguely like Cassis, which is good if you like that sort of flavor--certainly not a match with the named flavor. Paradise Punch is fine, but lacks the robust red flavor one might expect. The new flavors are fun to taste-test but I'm returning to the original Sour Patch Kids from now on.
Friday, July 14, 2017
The idea behind Dylan's Candy Cafe Bites is really clever--offer a two-bite version of a wide array of candy/cake/pie classics, and people can try a little bit of everything without spending a fortune. Having only worked through five or six of the offerings, I can confidently say that some are some hits and some miss the mark. This Salted Caramel Apple Pie Candy Cafe Bite is one of the better options tested. Sweet Belgian milk chocolate barely contains oozing caramel bursting from the center. The caramel is infused with a strong apple flavor reminiscent of a Green Apple Jolly Rancher. The salt offsets all of the sweet to bring out the more robust flavors of the caramel. The overall bite is still a little too sweet for my preference, but it's a fun unique morsel to taste-test.
You can order the Cafe Bites online (here) or visit Dylan's Candy Bar to create your own mix of flavors.
Monday, July 10, 2017
After a long history of disliking even the finest gourmet rosewater-infused Turkish Delight, obsessivesweets cannot offer an objective review of Cadbury Turkish Dairy Milk. It would't be fair, like someone who loathes all forms of coconut being offered a Mounds Bar. Cadbury Dairy Milk is always a delight. If you might like yours infused with a layer of super floral rosewater jelly, this might be the bar for you.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
Score (flavor): 4
Score (lost potential): 2