Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Sugar Babies

Easter Sugar BabiesI think I bought too much Easter candy. But if I want to eat it, I have to review it.

I bought the Christmas edition of Sugar Babies a little over a year ago and was pretty disappointed with them.

I was suckered into them by two things: I was on vacation and they package design was prettier than before. This box shows the shape of the Sugar Babies logo as an egg nestled in stylized blades of grass, complete with a lady bug behind it.

Easter Sugar Babies

There is something far more fitting about Sugar Babies for Easter. It’s like they’re actual caramel jelly beans. Well, I guess they’re caramel beans. They come in five colors: pink, blue, green, purple and yellow.

Easter Sugar Babies

The candy coated panning is better this time. The colors are more opaque and consistent and maybe shinier than before.

But beyond the look of them and the packaging, I still wasn’t happy. The extra candy coating made them sweeter, which muted the wonderful milky and toasted flavors of the caramel. It was grainier and had a weird metallic note to it, like baking soda. The centers were a little firmer than I like as well, and these were definitely fresh. Nope, I’m done with the holiday editions. I’m sticking to the plain old caramel colored ones that come in a sealed bag.

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  6. Chocolate Covered Sugar Babies
  7. Goetze’s Caramel Creams
Name: Easter Sugar Babies
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Tootsie
Place Purchased: Powell's Sweet Shoppe (Paso Robles, CA)
Price: $1.39
Size: 5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 112
Categories: Caramel, United States, Tootsie, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:45 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. How do you feel about the chocolate covered Sugar Babies?

    Comment by Johnny Carruthers on 3/31/10 at 11:51 am #
  2. Johnny,

    http://www.candyblog.net/blog/item/chocolate_covered_sugar_babies/

    Comment by Rodzilla on 4/01/10 at 5:42 am #
  3. I found these in a little plastic egg and got suckered into buying them.  I only ate about 6 of them.  For all of the reasons you list above, I did not like them. I, too, will stick to the regular ones and avoid the holiday sugar babies in the future.

    Comment by lynn on 4/01/10 at 8:14 am #

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