Monday, October 21, 2019

Halloween Season Gummy Snapshot: 7-Select Gummi Candy Witch Hats

(Hard to see but there are black witch hats, too. They're just blending into the background. 
Loving the new Halloween array from 7-Eleven's 7 Select brand!)

Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween Season Jelly Belly Candy Corn

I've never encountered a candy corn that really competes with the classic honey-infused Brach's Candy Corn. Artificial candy corn flavor without that mellow honey just lacks the substance, or might I even say character, of the Brach's version. I enjoy most Jelly Belly candies and their wild flavors but the candy corn is all sugar, no honey, and I just didn't get into it with the same compulsion I bring to the Brach's. I do like that these Jelly Belly packs are sold in individual size, like a bag of m&m's. I'd love to see other candy corn companies embrace the idea.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Halloween Sweets: Reese's Monster Mania Peanut Butter Cups



Um, I'll never say no to a Reese's Peanut Butter anything, so this is more a complaint with marketing than with the product. Here we have some super cute packaging for Reese's Monster Mania Peanut Butter Cups. But then you tear open the package and find a Reese's Easter Egg. Same mould, not even an attempt to add some creepy horns or a stem to transform the egg into a jack-o-lantern. 
I'll still eat all of them. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Halloween Creepy Cocoa Crisp m&m's


I've heard good reviews of these new Halloween season Creepy Cocoa Crisp m&m's from those I forced the candies upon. Not robust enthusiastic reviews, but definitely positive. So take my feelings with a large grain of salt. I don't like the grainy consistency of the cookie at all. It doesn't really add to the general chocolate flavor, either. It might even detract. They're just not my thing but worth testing out to see what you think.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Brach's Autumn Mix: Candy Corn and Pumpkins!

With the end of the Summer ice cream season, we usher in another beloved round of seasonal sweets. With the Autumn holidays let's welcome the back the king of seasonal candy, Candy Corn! Bring it on! I've already devoured a 1-pound bag and it's still September! Pictured here is the classic Brach's Autumn Mix, including regular candy corn, chocolate candy corn, and--my very favorite--pumpkins!!