Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Caramel Apple Sugar Babies

Caramel Apple Sugar BabiesIt took me a while to find the new Caramel Apple Sugar Babies, but I have to be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to them.

I like Sugar Babies, in fact, I love them. They’re just fine the way they are. They don’t need to be improved ... but I suppose if they want to expand the line, that’s fine with me.

Okay, I’ll open my mind a little and at least try them.

Caramel Apple Sugar BabiesThe candies are regular Sugar Babies covered in a green, sour apple coating. As you can see from the photo, they’re kind of freaky. The green coating is really green, but it’s also kind of matte, not shiny like Sugar Babies.

They reminded me of Shrek. Like Shrek’s skin ... probably not an appealing association.

The flavor coating is tart and a little crumbly, kind of like the SweeTart Jelly Beans. The green apple flavor isn’t really intense, but a good counterpoint to the sweet, creamy and grainy caramel.

I don’t think they’re an improvement on Sugar Babies, just something different. It’s an interesting take on the caramel application on apples, but doesn’t really capture that experience at all (for one, it’s inside out!). So even though I wasn’t that keen on them, I did end up eating the whole box, so they must be pretty tasty!

I’m very late in getting a hold of these, so if this seems a little familiar you may have read about them before: Sera’s review at Candy Addict, Jeanna at Wisconsin Candy Dish and Sugar Hog.

Related Candies

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  2. Tootsie Roll Mini Chews
  3. Chocolate Covered Sugar Babies
  4. Goetze’s Caramel Creams
  5. Junior Caramels
Name: Caramel Apple Sugar Babies
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Tootsie
Place Purchased: samples from All Candy Expo
Price: $1.00
Size: 5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 112
Categories: Caramel, Sour, United States, Tootsie

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:28 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Oooo, can’t wait to try these!  I’m slowly working through the box…now that the required pictures have been taken I can start eating.  Last night I tried the hot cocoa and green tea kisses.  Loved hot cocoa and really liked the green tea although the green tea was pretty subtle, and I was expecting more of a hit-me-over-the-head taste.

    Comment by Kimberly on 10/23/07 at 8:06 am #
  2. I stumbled upon these a few weeks ago and was excited - something that had not been reviewed on Candy Blog yet? Score! Seemed like an interesting combo.

    After eating a few, however, I found the taste combination did not work for me at all. And the sour artificial apple flavor lingered on too long at the back of my mouth, making me feel kinda grossed out.  I still shudder when I think about eating these. I’ll stick to the original. They should make a pumpkin spice or orange version. Those might work better.

    Comment by KateC on 10/23/07 at 8:13 am #
  3. I got a box at the expo, and wasn’t too big of a fan. The flavor wasn’t all that bad, but every time I try a caramel apple candy, I find myself wishing I had a real caramel apple, and throwing the fake version away.

    Also, I hate candy that gets horribly stuck in my teeth.

    Comment by Ginny on 10/23/07 at 9:34 am #
  4. I tried these last week and thought they were horrid! I only took one handful and it left a horrible taste in my mouth. I thought there would be more caramel taste but instead it was that horrible chemical-like apple flavor that was overpowering. I actually threw the box out.

    Comment by Carol on 10/23/07 at 9:43 am #
  5. I loooooove Sugar Babies, and I love Caramel Apples, so I guess I have to try these.

    Comment by Mary Jean on 10/23/07 at 10:27 am #
  6. These are so addictive, but difficult to find.

    Comment by Atiyah on 10/23/07 at 1:05 pm #
  7. These don’t really appeel (pun!) to me.  Now, the caramel apple pops are REALLY good!  Has anyone ever tried them?

    Love, love, love the blog!

    Comment by Susan on 10/23/07 at 2:02 pm #
  8. I do love the caramel apple pops… That’s an apple flavor I’ll never get tired of.

    Comment by Ginny on 10/23/07 at 3:51 pm #
  9. A friend gave me a box of these last month. I tired one and thought they weren’t that great. the apple I thought was really sour.

    Comment by Sheri on 10/23/07 at 3:53 pm #
  10. YUM sugar babies. And they’re green. My six year old loves sour candies and caramel, so he’d probably go for these. hope i can find some!

    Comment by Becky Delamater on 10/27/07 at 8:22 am #
  11. Does anyone know where I can find more of these?  I first found them at Cracker Barrel, but I bought their last wo boxes today.  Please help!  smile

    Comment by Jennifer on 11/05/07 at 2:32 pm #
  12. We just opened a large box of Sugar Babies and found one green one inside. I understand now that it is the carmel apple flavor, but was there any kind of contest of promotion to see who could find a green one in their box or was this just so you could sample? The box did not mention it at all. Please give me some input. I have it put away in case it’s worth a million dollars.

    Comment by Gail Scheffers on 12/18/07 at 6:53 am #

    Comment by tamu on 2/22/08 at 2:31 pm #
  14. i tried these and i loved them i pretty much eat a box every day! everyone try them if you haven’t, and if you have and you don’t like them… your taste buds are messed up

    Comment by brandon on 7/23/08 at 3:44 pm #

    Comment by Raul Ulloa on 9/18/08 at 2:06 pm #
  16. This is the best candy ever, my favorite combo: caramel and green apple.  I have found them at chain supermarkets (Safeway in CA) and gas stations (Holiday in MN).

    Comment by Mae on 9/26/08 at 12:25 pm #
  17. I tried these too and loved them! I had to give them away because i couldn’t stop eating them. I thought they were perfect. I’ve been looking for them everywhere again and can’t find them anymore.

    Comment by Chef Amy Jurist on 10/22/08 at 8:29 am #
  18. You can buy them online at Candy Crate:


    Comment by Kari on 11/02/08 at 9:55 am #
  19. They had a box of these poured into a sample jar one time when I was at Cracker Barrel, they are very good, but other than Cracker Barrel, I can’t find them in stores. =(
    The regular ones are awesome as well!

    Comment by Anonymous on 8/01/09 at 1:54 pm #
  20. Bought these on sale at Walgreens. Some of you people typing out bad reviews need to have your mouths checked. These are awesome. I see there’s some college graduates here (rolls eyes) - of course there’s supposed to be a sour apple taste! That’s why I love ‘em. Only problem is, Walgreens ran out of them a few weeks ago. Gotta find a local store that sells them now. No internet orders for me.

    Comment by Candy Mike on 10/04/09 at 12:24 pm #
  21. I was really looking forward to these when I grabbed them at the store today. As soon as I opened them, I got a strong aroma of apple. But as soon as I popped one in my mouth, it took me by surprise. I mean, it is a generic green apple taste, but it was WICKED strong. And it lingered for the next 3 minutes or so. I didn’t taste any caramel whatsoever. I’m not saying they’re bad, but they’re definitely not sugar babies.

    Comment by Alexa on 6/12/10 at 10:22 am #
  22. WHY OH WHY did they not just use

    the RED DELICIOUS apple flavor ??

    I’m just not a sour green apple fan

    but I sure love caramel apples made

    with Red Delicious apples.

    Comment by Rachel on 9/26/10 at 8:24 pm #
  23. cant find them anywhere! The caramel apple sugar babies are great. I have introduced them to several people in early October and now can’t find them anywhere. Everyone has been asking about them. Where can I get this Good candy!

    Comment by Bev on 10/27/10 at 1:21 pm #
  24. I finally found these just recently and I am addicted. I don’t even like sugar babies all that much I am more of a fan of the sugar daddies and mommies, I bought them on a whim cuz they were new and I never seen them anywhere before and I just fell in love! My family likes sugar babies and LOVES apples, I could give or take sour apples but my family loves them. So hopefully when I can find more they will love them just as much as me.

    Comment by Karen K on 8/02/12 at 8:35 am #
  25. My wife and I love these and they are hard to find. When we come across them at Walm***, we buy every box we can find. It took us 6 months after first trying them to find more. Wish they would offer them ALL the time….......

    Comment by R. Storrie on 3/22/13 at 6:08 pm #
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