Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Russell Stover Orange Marshmallow Pumpkin

Orange Marshmallow PumpkinI puzzled over the Orange Marshmallow Pumpkin at the store for quite a while. Was the marshmallow orange? Was the coating orange? Or was it orange flavored? The small print gave me a clue, “Naturally flavored,” it said. “Covered in milk chocolate,” it said.

“Okay,” I said. “Into the basket you go!”

Opening it up at home I still didn’t smell the orange. After biting through the chocolate shell, the orange flavor became more apparent, as did the color.
This is that cautionary orange, you could strip the chocolate off of this and use it as a fluffy, sticky signal puff if you were stranded somewhere.

The marshmallow is super soft, moist and a little sticky. The light kiss of orange essence really changes this from a ho-hum marshmallow product to something I ate all of without complaining that my candy blog makes me eat these things (okay, that really doesn’t happen). The milk chocolate, though sweet, was rich enough to set off the sweet marshmallow and add some nice creaminess to the whole. I enjoy these sorts of seasonal products from Russell Stover because I know they’re fresh.

I don’t know if I’ll buy them again, unless perhaps they’re 10 cents in a sale bin in November, but I’ll keep an eye out for an Easter version of them next year.

The allergy notice on the package mentions that they’re made in a factory with tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and eggs. It also contains gelatin, so is unsuitable for vegetarians. The orange filling also has artificial colors in it (Yellow 6), so folks looking to stay away from those should opt for the regular unflavored Marshmallow Pumpkin.

Rebecca posted on the Hershey’s orange pumpkins last year and Joanna did both orange flavored ones last year.

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Name: Orange Marshmallow Pumpkin
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Russell Stover
Place Purchased: Ralph's (Glendale)
Price: $.50
Size: 1 ounce
Calories per ounce: 110
Categories: Chocolate, Marshmallow, United States, Russell Stover, Halloween

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  1. I’m not a fan of the orange ones of these but the regular are great.

    Comment by Heidi on 10/16/07 at 4:14 pm #
  2. It’s been my experience that, while kids will eat anything sugary, orange chocolate is not top of the list.

    As an adult I’d prefer a pumpkin pie flavoured marshmallow over orange.

    Comment by Karen on 10/16/07 at 4:59 pm #
  3. Aloha!  I’ve added your feed to my blog, and a direct link in today’s post.  I will remove them (and you may delete this comment) if you do not feel they are an appropriate match.  However, I hope you don’t mind.  I am definitely a fan of Tomoe Ame and White Rabbit.  Have you tried Ginger Chews from Trader Joes, Milky Candy from Japan (all with rice paper wrappers) and Li Hing candies (Sour/sweet/salty-quite unusual to the uninitiated) from various Hawai`i vendors?!?  Mahalo (thank you) for the great info here!  ~alohabc

    Comment by alohabc on 10/16/07 at 5:26 pm #
  4. Anecdote for Karen: the 5 year old boy next door is an orange chocolate addict! He has my boys (4, 7, and 10) convinced it’s great (too bad for me, I have to share :^). But I don’t like marshmallows in candy, so I can pass on this.

    Comment by Tricia on 10/16/07 at 5:28 pm #
  5. I agree with Karen, I’d LOVE to see a pumpkin pie flavord marshmallow!

    Comment by Sera on 10/17/07 at 8:14 am #
  6. I loved these when they were made here.  I looked forward to them every halloween.  There is no Easter version.

    Comment by Dave on 10/19/07 at 2:48 pm #
  7. Please, can anyone tell me where the old orange Russell Stover mallocream pumpkins went?  You know, from the 70’s/80’s.  The ones my mom and I loved so much we would buy by the box and try to freeze them for the entire year because they only came out at halloween.  They were orange candy covered orange cream filled pumpkin shaped bon-bons with smiley pumpkin faces painted on them and individually wrapped.  I NEED ONE!!!

    Comment by beatlenurse on 9/28/08 at 3:14 pm #
  8. I am looking for those orange cream Pumpkin Heads that Russell Stover sold in the 60s and 70s. They had orange buttercream (stiff) in the inside and a coating a white chocolate dyed light orange on the outside. Did you ever find them?

    Comment by txcheesehead on 9/27/10 at 9:22 am #
  9. #7 and #8: they were called Butter Bon Pumpkins and yes, they were the ultimate in orange-y creamy sugary oblivion. I COVETED them as a kid in the 1980’s and hit my dad up for one whenever possible. I recently wrote to Russell Stover to ask about them, and was told they are no longer made and there are no plans to make them again. SIGH. I miss them too:(

    Comment by Becca on 8/26/11 at 8:13 pm #
  10. My husband and I both love the orange marshmallow pumpkins. We bought several at the end of Halloween and wished we would have gotten a few more to hold us over…Would love to see them put out all the time not just Halloween. The orange flavor is quite refreshing.

    Comment by Vicky on 11/28/11 at 8:21 pm #
  11. Becca,

    My quest is complete.  I’ve searched the net for years looking for those RS Pumpkins from the 70s.  Never knew they were called Butter Bons.  My favorite candy i’v ever had.  Dad would come in from a business trip and do the “looks like you have something in your ear” and pull one of those out.

    Do you even have a picture of one?

    Comment by JJ Humphreys on 2/13/13 at 10:54 am #
  12. I too have been looking for the Butter bons. My daughter was 4 the 1st time I ever gave her 1. She’s 35 now. And we still talk about our Halloween tradition of going to the Pharmacy & buying all they had in stock. PLEASE bring them back!

    Comment by Sandra Norcross on 10/31/13 at 8:39 am #
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