Monday, October 6, 2008

Candy Tease: Autumn 2008

imageName: Skittles Crazy Cores (tm)
Brand: Mars
Description: offer two amazing flavors in every bite-sized candy. Each pack contains an assortment of five SKITTLES(r) flavor combinations: Strawberry-Watermelon, Cherry-Lemonade, Mango-Peach, Blue Raspberry-Lemon and Berry-Melon.
Notes: Great idea, but I’m a little befuddled by the flavor combinations. Not one of them sounds good to me.

imageName: Starburst FaveREDs(tm) Fruit Chews
Brand: Mars
Description: special RED-iculously juicy collection of all red STARBURST(r) fruit flavors, from the traditionally favorite Strawberry and Cherry to the new Watermelon and Fruit Punch.
Notes: Again, great idea but I don’t think I’d like any of the flavors in this pack except for Strawberry. But ... I know there are others that will be gaga for this new batch, so kudos to Mars for giving the public what it wants. (Ordering single flavors of Starburst or Skittles on their M&Ms website would be another great idea.)

imageName: Starburst Sour Gummibursts
Brand: Mars
Description: the only liquid-filled gummi candy with an intense burst of sour flavor when it hits store shelves in January 2009. Four “sourful” flavors produce an intense burst of juice: Green Apple, Orange Tangerine, Strawberry and Watermelon.
Notes: Yup, I’m interested ... it said tangerine.

imageName: Dove Creamy Cappuccino & Mandarin Orange
Brand: Dove (Mars)
Description: two new silky, sumptuous flavors: Creamy Cappuccino, which is a luscious milk chocolate indulgence with a rich coffee taste, and Mandarin Orange, which infuses dark chocolate with captivating orange flavor.
Notes: Mars seems to do coffee flavors pretty well, so I’m looking forward to that. My experience with Mars & orange is pretty limited, so I’m going to keep an open mind.

Name: Good ‘N Fiery(tm) Candy
Brand: Hershey’s
Description: Cinnamon flavor version of Good n’ Plenty and Good n’ Fruity. Available December 2008.
Notes: No word if these are like jelly beans (pretty much Hot Tamales then) or licorice (which would be like the Cinnamon Fire Twizzlers with a candy shell - that sounds pretty cool and unique).

imageName: Cacao Reserve Truffle Crunch
Brand: Hershey’s
Description: Truffle Crunch delivers a three-layer tasting experience that begins with an intense outer layer of rich chocolate surrounding a silky center of creamy chocolate and delicate cacao bits from the heart of the cacao bean. It’s a deliciously unexpected flavor adventure in 35 percent Milk Chocolate and 65 percent Dark Chocolate.
Notes: This is supposed to be on shelves now, but I haven’t seen it. I’ve heard that Hershey’s is abandoning this line (I’ve seen it on closeout at several stores) but I can’t get any confirmation from Hershey’s on this.

(Images courtesy of the respective manufacturers.)

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  1. Oooh, cool!

    Comment by Sera on 10/06/08 at 10:40 am #
  2. Favorite red?!! I can’t wait to see my tongue!!

    Comment by Bonney on 10/06/08 at 10:52 am #
  3. Cherry-lemonade and Strawberry-watermelon sound okay. Can’t wait to find out!

    Comment by Debby on 10/07/08 at 7:02 am #
  4. i have tried and enjoy the Cacao Reserve Truffle Crunch please tell me they are not giving up on them ill have to go buy a few dozen boxes :(

    Comment by Mr.Magoo on 10/07/08 at 12:55 pm #
  5. Mmm… Creamy cappuccino goodness… I can’t wait for that!

    Comment by CarlWeaver on 10/08/08 at 7:20 am #
  6. bettyfelon's avatar

    I love when companies come out with new candy, I like seeing what new ideas they’ve come up with

    I’m most interested in the Starburst FaveREDS because the strawberry and cherry flavored Starburts are the only ones I eat

    Comment by bettyfelon on 10/08/08 at 11:27 am #
  7. do you know when the skittles will be available?

    Comment by laura on 10/09/08 at 9:34 am #
  8. I would love to be able to order single flavors of Starbursts.

    Sign me up for a gross of Blue Dragonfruit.

    Comment by Robb on 10/18/08 at 10:55 pm #
  9. Skittles crazy cores are already available. I found them in Fair Haven, MI.

    Comment by Samantha on 11/15/08 at 5:59 am #
  10. Is the red starburst thing part of the whole RED campaign…?

    Comment by Carleene on 12/27/08 at 5:29 pm #
  11. I’ve been trying to find the FaveReds Starburst because I’m allergic to yellow dye and can only have the red ones, but I can only find them in one store, and it’s an overpriced mall food court branch.

    Comment by Elizabeth on 12/31/08 at 6:41 am #
  12. I bought these for my kids, and they just love them. They are the facinating Skittles Crazy Cores. my kids like eating half of two of ‘em off them smushing up together. Like Half melon-berry and half strawberry-lemonade.

    Comment by Kaylee on 1/23/10 at 6:19 pm #
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