Monday, October 21, 2013

Charms Super Candy Corn Blow Pop

Charms Super Candy Corn Blow PopAfter experiencing the lackluster Super Caramel Apple Blow Pop last week, it’s a wonder that I was still looking for the Candy Corn Super Blow Pop. An astute reader said that Walgreen’s was carrying them (which is where I found the Caramel Apple version) so I tried what I call the Super Walgreen’s in Hollywood. It’s near the Arclight Cinema/Cinerama Dome and Amoeba Music, so it was easy to find a reason to be over there this weekend. The store is like a movie set of what a Walgreen’s should be (and maybe it is used as a set for their commercials). The cosmetics have LED lights on each shelf, the aisles are wide and they have a snack bar and prepared sushi in a refrigerated section. And of course there’s a huge candy aisle that’s both clean and has a wide selection. It bears virtually no resemblance to the Walgreen’s where I usually shop in Echo Park, which isn’t even 5 miles down the same road. (Though the staff at both is quite good, no complaints.)

Their seasonal aisle had a good selection of the specialty Halloween items (though not as much bagged candy as other places like Target or KMart). I found the Super Blow Pops there on sale at 50 cents each, so I bought two. Instead of an opaque printed wrapper, this version of the Blow Pop uses a clear wrapper to show off the candy inside, something I’ve not seen them use on the Blow Pop line before. There are only two colors on this, orange and yellow ... there’s no white top on the layers.

Charms Super Candy Corn Blow PopThe candy part of the Blow Pop is just like the flavor of the Charms Candy Corn Lollipops. It’s a mellow, salty sort of butterscotch without the creamy texture. I found these far brighter and more fun to eat, as the colors were sparkly, unlike the Caramel Apple version which was downright depressing with its brown and dark green. However, the sparkle in this case was created by adding some air to the hard candy, this can create sharp areas as it dissolves. Because the pop is so large, this meant I had a couple of sore spots on my tongue by the time I finished.

The gum at the center smelled terrible, just like the Caramel Apple version. There’s some sort of caustic chemical scent to it and the chew is stiff at first. Biting it sounds like tearing a phone book, a multitude of ripping layers all at once. It softens up and in this case, the flavor is pretty bland. It does become a bubble gum eventually, for a few minutes there’s a right balance between flavor and sugar before it all gives up and becomes like a wad of chewed paper. I’m not sure what flavor the gum is supposed to be, it’s not green apple, it’s not colorful ... it might have been butterscotch.

The initial experience was probably better than any other I’ve had with a Blow Pop this year, but that’s not saying much. But I’ll go ahead and give this a positive review, if you want a jumbo butterscotch Blow Pop, this would be the lollipop for you. It’s pretty, it’s pretty cheap.

Charms pops are made in a nut free and gluten free facility, but always check the labels or call the manufacturer if you’re in doubt.

Related Candies

  1. Charms Super Blow Pop Caramel Apple
  2. Charms Candy Corn Pops
  3. Werther’s Original Hard Candies
  4. 6 Candy Corn Candies That Aren’t Candy Corn
  5. Whitman’s Candy Corn Marshmallow
  6. Puffy Candy Corn
  7. Charms Blow Pops & Zip-a-Dee

Name: Candy Corn Super Blow Pop
Brand: Tootsie
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Hollywood)
Price: $.50 (on sale)
Size: 1.125 ounces
Calories per ounce: 101
Categories: Candy, Halloween, Tootsie, Gum, Hard Candy & Lollipops, 6-Tempting, United States, Walgreen's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:18 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewHalloweenTootsieGumHard Candy & Lollipops6-TemptingUnited StatesWalgreen's

  1. I’m totally jealous of your Walgreens now.  I thought the one I usually visit was nice, but it’s nothing like that!  For some strange reason I’m obsessed with this store.  It’s probably because they have the freshest and best selection of candy in my area.  Of course, all my shopping is candy-centric. smile

    Comment by Heather on 10/21/13 at 10:10 pm #
  2. I finally found some of the regular Candy Corn pops and actually did a “tasting”. Both pops, side by side. It’s weird, but I don’t think the regular pop has as much flavor as the blo-pop. It definitely has a different texture, a very smooth, fine texture, particularly in the white area (which is half the sucker). Perhaps that fine texture has something to do with the muted flavor of the pop. The saltiness is much more pronounced in the blo-pop for sure.

    Comment by Thomas on 10/23/13 at 3:56 pm #
  3. Okay, right first time..this is more of a “lollipop”(see Charms Candy Corn lollipops)..Candy corn really has come into its own as Cybele has said..How about circus peanut flavor (banana, or, finger nail polish remover)

    Comment by SJCarras on 4/13/17 at 8:50 pm #
  4. Cybele, the Walgreens you mention sounds like a description of the Las Vegas Strip Walgreen, across from the Hard Rock Cafe, by McDonalds by one of the big footbridges, northeast, just down from planet Hollywood., There’s a big two story Walgreens, out of the many in Las Vegas that exist on the strip! Have a yummy

    Comment by SJCarras on 4/13/17 at 8:52 pm #
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