Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Brach’s Gummi Candy Corn

Brach's Gummi Candy CornLast year I spotted Brach’s Gummi Candy Corn but it came in an insanely huge nearly two pound bag and I had to admit that I just wasn’t curious enough to bring home 30 ounces. I was hoping they’d come out in a smaller mixed bag, but I still haven’t seen them sold that way.

What’s cool though is that this 54 treat pack bag has each little portion already sealed up. (This is a general problem with most candy corn sold in stores - it’s not good for handing out for Trick or Treat.)

Brach’s makes pretty good gummis, more in the American tradition of the super-soft but also very juicy. I flipped over the package to find out about the ingredients on this one as was pleased to see fruit juice on there ... but curiously I didn’t see gelatin. These aren’t gummis at all ... they’re a jelly candy. Which is disappointing on one hand for someone hoping for some fun little rubbery candy corns ... but good news for folks who eschew those sorts of animal products.

Each little mixed package holds a random assortment of the four flavors and holds about 15 grams though I found that some had as few as 5 candies and other had more than 10.

Phantom Pineapple Orange Gummi Candy CornPhantom Pineapple Orange

They’re the standard shape and size of candy corn, maybe a little slimmer and the jelly seems to hold a point. They’re a bit matte but also translucent, so it’s an odd effect, like they’re made of beach glass.

The texture is a chewy jelly, not too sticky but it doesn’t have that bite that gummis have.

Each layer is actually different flavors. The top is orange - a general light & tangy citrus without much zest. The base is pineapple. Again, a nice punch flavor but not too deep or complex. Eaten together it’s much more like a tropical punch, and not really a great effect for me.

Ghostly Grape Punch Gummi Candy CornGhostly Grape Punch

The color of these was definitely like frosted glass. The grape flavor had a bit of a cherry note to it, but that could just be proximity.

I got a burning feeling in the back of my throat, a little effervescent note after I was done. Not my favorite of the bunch.

Like most jelly candies there were little bits left in the corners of my teeth when I was done.

Scary Cherry Gummi Candy CornScary Cherry

This cherry seemed to dominate every package I found.

It’s like cough drops. Each layer is the same, but the top pink part is less about the food coloring and more about the medicinal woodsy cherry punch.

Honestly, I liked them more than the grape. I didn’t feel the need to pick around them.

Bizarre Berry Kiwi Gummi Candy CornBizarre Berry Kiwi

I don’t know why berries and kiwi get lumped together as flavor combinations so often. This color combo is rather odd - not that I haven’t combined these colors in outfits in the past.

As a flavor kiwi is a little bit melon and a little bit citrus ... and mostly bland. The berry side is similarly like punch but has some strawberry notes.

It was the mellowest of the flavors and actually went well combined with the others.

On the whole the mixture is fun. It’s vegan (unlike actual candy corn which usually has eggs in it) so for kids who avoid gelatin/egg products, this is a fun & colorful mainstream looking product. However, the package says that it’s processed on equipment that also handles the top allergens: eggs, wheat, milk, peanuts, tree nuts & soy.

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Name: Brach's Gummi Candy Corn
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Brach's (Farley's & Sathers)
Place Purchased: samples from CandyWarehouse.com
Price: unknown
Size: 30 ounces
Calories per ounce: 103
Categories: Jelly, Mexico, Brach's, Farley's & Sathers, Halloween

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:57 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Synesthesia's avatar

    whoa….those look really cool!  too bad they dont taste quite as good as they look…but i think im gonna try them anyways!

    Comment by Synesthesia on 9/23/09 at 2:22 pm #
  2. The berry-kiwi one definitely wins the Candy I Would Be Most Likely To Use As Earplugs award.

    Comment by Zerotime on 9/23/09 at 4:47 pm #
  3. These look more like popsicles.

    Comment by Nicole on 9/24/09 at 3:13 am #
  4. Looks so yummy! Has anyone seen these in the stores? Where can I buy these?

    Comment by Makai on 9/24/09 at 7:36 am #
  5. Love the colors but don’t know if I want to stray from my old favorite - regular candy corn.

    Comment by Pam Walter on 9/26/09 at 4:39 am #
  6. Where can you buy these, I’ve looked at CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target and cannot find them.

    Comment by Michael on 10/05/09 at 6:37 am #
  7. has anyone spotted these recently??  ive desperately been on the search for some

    Comment by Quinton on 9/06/12 at 11:16 am #

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