June 2010
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Green Tea Kisses….Again

These Green Tea Hershey’s Kisses were my biggest find when I was as the All Candy Expo back in 2007. They were so good! I was sad to find out they are only sold in China. *sighs*


Shrek Ogreheads Marshmallow Treats Bag

These are certainly an odd find. In a way, they look more like an item you’d see in the grilling/summer toy section of a drugstore than the candy aisle, but nevertheless, that’s where I found them. All I noticed when I bought them was that they’re Shrek themed and they were marshmallows. I figured I hadn’t tried anything really bizarre in awhile, so I picked them up despite my suspicions that they’d be both terrible and boring. Little did I know I’d be wrong.

The bag explains that the marshmallows are apple flavored, so I began to have my doubts there. Apple marshmallows? Seriously? When I took them out of the bag to photograph, I was pleased to see how well formed that are. They looks like Shrek heads, and are surprisingly well molded. They’re a light green and about the size of a silver dollar.


Shrek Ogreheads Marshmallow Treats

The marshmallows have no aroma, and feel very firm to the touch. Biting into one, I was surprised to find they’re not marshmallowy at all! They’re much harder and firmer, and have a grainy texture when it dissolves in your mouth. They’re not soft and fluffy at all! The texture is a tad chewy, but dissolve easily. I admit, I like it!

The flavor is much nicer than I was expecting. By the odd color I was expecting Jolly Rancher apple flavor, but instead it’s much more..authentic. It’s sweet and has nice apple/pear flavors with a slight floral edge to them.

Ok, it’s odd for me to admit but, hey, I really liked these! For something I was so sure about it being gross actually turned into something I enjoyed!

Rating: Will Eat Again


Will Eat Again



Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics Box

One of the big releases at this year’s Sweet & Snacks Expo was the new collection of Jelly Belly Flavors: Cocktail Classics. I was thrilled with their last flavor release of the Honey bean, so I was really excited about trying these. I have to admit, I’m impressed on how Jelly Belly keeps finding new flavors to make with their already expansive catalog. I received these as free samples, which, may I remind everyone again, does not color my honest opinion of them.

First off, the packaging is really snazzy. It has this lovely classic 1950’s feel to it with the glossy black background and the cocktail illustrations. Inside the box, there’s a well for each flavor, and they’re nicely secured with a plastic covering. I’m not much of a cocktail drinker, nevertheless I was excited to try these.


Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics

Pina Colada: A bright fresh yellow color, very similar to the pineapple Jelly Belly bean. The flavor is smooth and sweet with a bright juicy pineapple flavor in the beginning, then it becomes more creamy and nutty as the coconut flavors comes through. It’s a really nice and smooth transition. I love it.

Strawberry Daiquiri: Immediately sweet and fruity, with notes of berries and jam. I don’t really get any notes of citrus in there (which real daiquiri’s have), but it does convey a sweet slushy strawberry flavor beautifully.

Mojito: Starts out zesty like a lime, then has a wonderful flavor that tastes fizzy to me. It has wonderful notes of ginger ale hinted with a twist of mint. Impressive.

Peach Bellini: Rich and peachy right away. The flavor is nicely sweet with a fresh fruitiness. I wonder why this one is Bellini instead of a Fuzzy Navel.

Pomegranate Cosmo: Extremely tart and flavorful. The flavors of pomegranate and cranberry are nicely represented and the flavor feels authentic to me. Well, minus the alcoholic burn anyways. Very tasty.

I really loved the Mojito bean, as that one impressed me the most. It really had a fizzy, minty quality to it that I was so authentic. All the flavors in this mix were wonderful, and even though I don’t drink these sorts of things, much less go to Happy Hour, I still really enjoyed these. I guess I can have my Happy Hour anytime and eat it too.

Rating: Will Eat Again


Will Eat Again

Links Jelly Belly Website


Wonka Sploshberries Gummies

I bought these to review, but the next thing I knew it they were gone! Between my boyfriend and I, we just kept eating them since they were so yummy. Oh well, I’ll just have to buy another, right?


Switzers Chewy Licorice Bites Bag

These Switzer’s Chewy Licorice Bites with my other find along with the Switzer’s Cherry Twists that I reviewed earlier this week. I admit that I had higher hopes for these, as I’m must more of a black licorice person than a red one. So I was excited and curious to see how I’d like them. Would they prove me wrong that these American licorice chews were not all flavorless and unremarkable? Only one way to find out…

The bites are really little nubbins of licorice. They’re nicely black and have a pretty sheen to them. They do have some holes in them, but you can tell that some sealed off when the bits were cut in the production line. They pattern reminds me of lotus root.


Switzers Chewy Licorice Bites

The flavor is a little bitter at first, then grows into a lovely anise/licorice flavor. It’s very herbal and lightly sweet, and the chew is very plasticity. It falls apart easily into chunks as I chew and gradually softens before dissolving away.

Overall, I’m sad to say I’m not very impressed. The flavor a nice, yet still too mild for my tastes. The texture was also not as chewy as I hoped, and the strange slickness of it felt like it was robbing me of some of the flavor. So the style of these aren’t my thing, but like the Cherry Twists from last week, if you’re a fan of this style of candy, you might have a new favorite of these!

Rating: Not Worth It


Not Worth It

Links Switzer’s Website

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