Monday, April 30, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
This new trend of mixing up cocktail flavored candies just keeps on producing. One of the companies that's exploring the most unique flavors is Project 7 (you can read reviews of their other booze flavored gummies below). These new Sparkling Mimosa flavored gummies are a bit of a disappointment compared with the rest of the line. I would think that mixing classic orange with the new champagne flavoring would create a refreshing combination in gummy form. Unfortunately, the overall effect is artificial "citrus". It's not like it tastes bad, it just doesn't reflect the name. Not the finest offering, but I'll still be looking forward to tasting whatever new flavor Project 7 releases next.
Score (flavor): 3
Score (accuracy of description): 2
Cocktail Flavored Candies
Project 7 Champagne Dreams Gourmet Gum
Project 7 Old Fashioned (the Cocktail) Gummy Bears
Jelly Belly Bubbly Champagne Jellybeans
Jelly Belly Draft Beer Jellybeans
Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
Score (overall): 5
Score (thoughtful packaging): (bonus) 5
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Obsessivesweets always appreciates an innovative gummy, and Trolli Sour Brites tend to be at the center of a lot of this editioned gummy activity. The latest arrivals, purchased at my local 7-Eleven, Trolli Sour Brite Gummy Sneakers released as a special James Harden Collector Edition. Visually fun with a nice tie-in to the NBA, these chunky sneaker-shaped gummies are tasty, too.
Score (limited edition collectible gummies): 5
Score (Trolli Sour Brite gummy flavors): 3
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Coconut Ocho candies are like bite-sized Mounds bars made with much higher quality and more thoughtful organic ingredients. The dark chocolate perfectly offsets the dense shredded coconut patties. I don't love a coconut candy, so these didn't move me. They were tasty for coconut but that doesn't seem like a fair assessment. I tried these on my esteemed Mother, who loves coconut enough for the entire family. She flipped over them and highly recommends them to other coconut lovers.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Score (crushing previous assumptions): 5
Score (flavor + consistency): 3
Score (no waxy coating): 4
Friday, April 13, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ooh, eFrutti gummies always come in the most whimsical shapes and these gummi bracelets are a new triumph. I love these sweet inexpensive jewels. Buyer beware: they're sticky. Also, not so tasty. They still constitute a new visual favorite.
Score (visuals): 5
Score (gummy innovation): 5
Score (flavor): 2
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
There is nothing better to yours truly, Obsessive Sweets, than smooth peanut butter. There has never been a situation in which crunchy peanut butter was preferred. Never. Thus, this is a biased review. How could a Crunchy Reese's Peanut Butter Cup come close to the classic smooth Peanut Butter Cup? There's no way. Not possible. That said, for those who prefer some crunch to their peanut butter, this Reese's Crunchy Big Cup may be a delight. Heavy on the chunks of peanut, I found the crunchy peanut butter to err on the dry and crumbly side. You never have that issue with a classic peanut butter cup. That said, a large size peanut butter cup is a terrific idea. No size is too big when it comes to Reese's!
Score (size): 5
Score (classic Reese's): 5
Score (biased on crunch): (crumbly dry) 2
Score (for fans of crunchy peanut butter): 4
Friday, April 6, 2018
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Score (artificial raspberry flavor): 2
Score (all m&m's are pretty good): 3
Monday, April 2, 2018
m&m's are released in myriad variations on the original, and many of them are a delight. Unfortunately, the new limited edition Neapolitan m&m's are all show and no substance. They should really just be called Strawberry m&m's. Yes, the theme is chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla, like the classic ice cream flavor. However, the strawberry infused milk chocolate completely dominates all flavor, and the white chocolate is lost in the shuffle. And it's such an artificial cloying strawberry flavor. That said, the recent Strawberry Peanut m&m's were delicious, as the peanut mellowed out and balanced the strawberry flavor. Taste-tester Mark, who enjoys artificial strawberry flavor far more than I, really loved the Neapolitan m&m's. It comes down to this: if you like strawberry flavored chocolate, these might be for you. Otherwise, pass right along to the good stuff. There are plenty of delicious m&m's flavors out there.
Score (my anti-strawberry leanings): 2
Score (pro-strawberry taste-testers): 4