Friday, September 27, 2013

Brach’s S’mores Candy Corn

Brach's S'mores Candy CornCandy Corn broke out of its traditional flavor set at least 10 years ago. It’s only natural, since the fondant candies known as mellocremes were capable of so much more than just being different colors for different holidays: reindeer corn and bunny corn.

But Halloween has always paid host to the more interesting varieties. Lately we’ve seen caramel apple flavors, fruits like tangerine and green apple or toffee. Some candy companies have even taken to covering them in chocolate. Brach’s has a large variety these days, my favorite from their assortment is still the Brach’s Halloween Mix, which is not candy corn but little Halloween shapes like bats, pumpkins and maple syrup jugs. They’re lightly flavored and come in cocoa, maple, banana and whatever that honey flavor candy corn is.

The Brach’s S’mores Candy Corn straddles the summer and fall line, as S’mores are often a summer camp favorite but can easily be made in the fall around a crackling fall bonfire.

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If I understand the point of these correctly, it should be a chocolate base, marshmallow middle and graham cracker flavored top. I have to say that they’re pretty ugly. The base is a dusty purple and bleeds into the white center.

They smell like a cross between the reliably over-sweet Candy Corn and graham crackers. The base is vaguely cocoa, but in the most watered down and flavored fashion. The middle layer is wonderfully vacant of flavors, kind of like a marshmallow. The orange tip has a distinct cereal and cracker note to it, like a graham.

The effect is something that’s very candy corn-like in flavor, but not very convincing as a S’more. I don’t see the point, really, especially since they’re not very attractive.

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S’mores Candy Corn contains gelatin, no surprise as most candy corn does and certainly marshmallows do. It’s also made in a facility that processes everything else:peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs plus it contains soy and sesame.

As a side note, Brach’s has changed hands quite a few times in the last decade, and this has made some of their products a bit inconsistent. The company was owned by Farley’s & Sathers most recently and they have merged with Ferrara Pan and the whole company is now called Ferrara Candy. The Candy Corn manufacturing for Brach’s was moved off to Mexico at least two years ago and I’ve heard many reports from die hard fans that it’s not the same any longer (even though the ingredients list appears the same). I agree, it doesn’t seem as smooth and consistent as it used to be and I have switched to recommending the Jelly Belly Candy Corn if you’re actually going to eat it. Brach’s is still fine for decorative purposes.

Related Candies

  1. M&Ms White Chocolate Candy Corn
  2. Pumpkin Pie Gourmet Candy Corn
  3. Toffee Flavored Chocolate Covered Candy Corn
  4. Brach’s Chocolate Candy Corn & Halloween Mix
  5. Milk Maid Caramel Apple Candy Corn
  6. Zachary Candy Corn & Jelly Pumpkins
  7. Brach’s Autumn Mix


Name: S’mores Candy Corn
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Brach’s
Place Purchased: Target (West Hollywood)
Price: $2.50 (on sale)
Size: 19 ounces
Calories per ounce: 101
Categories: Candy, Halloween, Brach's, Ferrara Pan, Fondant, 5-Pleasant, Mexico, Target

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Comments
  1. I tried and reviewed these as well.  Very unsatisfied.  Of all things, these remind me of the black licorice Twizzlers, in that they make me want to stop eating sweets.

    Comment by Kenneth on 9/27/13 at 10:16 am #
  2. As much as I am a fan of candy corn, I didn’t care for these either. Not very good as candy corn, not very good as s’mores candy. My favorite metamorphosis of candy corn this year is the Candy Corn Blo-Pop I found at Walgreen’s. Honey, butter and vanilla flavored sucker with that cardboard-tasting bubble-gum in the center. Awesome.

    Comment by Thomas on 9/27/13 at 12:32 pm #
  3. Oh man, they look like diseased teeth.  Unappetizing to say the least!

    Comment by caffeinequeen on 9/27/13 at 2:59 pm #
  4. Wow, this seems like a bad idea. In general I’m not a fan of chocolate-flavored things that aren’t actually, you know, chocolate. They just always seems way too artificial.

    Comment by Elizabeth on 9/30/13 at 10:22 pm #
  5. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EW1BU02/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1380679868&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

    Have you seen these yet? I’m not sure if I want to try them. I’ve never seen them before but they’re everywhere right now in our area.

    Comment by Kristine M. on 10/01/13 at 7:14 pm #
  6. These are AWFUL.  What was I thinking?

    Comment by rebecca on 10/04/13 at 8:44 am #
  7. I bought a bag. Ate one, nearly spit it out. Gave bag away.

    Comment by Josh on 10/24/13 at 1:27 pm #
  8. I actually got a bag of these today and tried them; I think they taste pretty good! Maybe I’m just partial to s’mores, or maybe I’m just weird. However, I did find that having more than two or three in a row led to the taste becoming unappealing and overwhelming. I definitely won’t be finishing the bag anytime soon, but I’m happy with re-discovering the taste every few days or so. Though, the autumn mix bag is still the thing I look forward to every halloween season, nothing beats good ol’ candy corn! c:

    Comment by Sparrow on 11/02/13 at 7:36 pm #

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