Name: Skittles Crazy Cores (tm)
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.
Name: Starburst FaveREDs(tm) Fruit Chews
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.)
Name: Starburst Sour Gummibursts
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.
Name: 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
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).
Name: Cacao Reserve Truffle Crunch
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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