Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Brach’s Sea Salt Chocolate Candy Corn

DSC_9719rbBrach’s has a few new versions of their classic Candy Corn this year, in addition to the return of Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie and Caramel Macchiatto. The Brach’s Sea Salt Chocolate Candy Corn says it’s made with real honey and comes from the same factory in Mexico that makes all the other Brach’s candy corn.

The image on the front of the bag shows what looks like chocolate truffles coated with far more salt than anyone should be eating. The good news is that it’s just an artistic representation, it’s there’s not that much salt on them and certainly none that’s visible.

Brach’s classic candy corn has 70 mg of sodium per serving of 19 pieces. The Sea Salt Chocolate version has 95 mg of sodium. The ingredients label lists both regular salt and sea salt as ingredients. The sea salt, which is the defining feature that the product leads with is way down at the end of the list after the first salt, after the palm kernel oil, after the natural and artificial colors and some extra dextrose. The only items lower on the list are gelatin, honey and the artificial colors plus sesame oil and soy lecithin.

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So, back to that picture on the front of the bag, it took me a little while of eating the pieces in layers to realize that the picture is actually a code for the candy.

The base layer is sweet, though a little less sweet than a standard candy corn fondant. There’s a light cocoa note, like that feeling that you get when you go into the kitchen and realize that someone left a package of hot cocoa mix open. The next layer, the middle one, is pretty much the same, expect I think I caught some fake butter notes. Then the white top layer is not that “bland white tip of the candy corn flavor”, instead it’s actually salty. There are actually little crunchy bits of salt in there.

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The whole thing tastes every so slightly less sweet than standard orange and yellow candy corn, but not actually chocolatey. It’s missing the honey notes and the weird butter flavoring really didn’t belong at all.

Of the recent novelty flavors, I think the Caramel Macchiatto was my favorite, but I’d love them to try an espresso or maybe affogato. This one seemed a little too late for the trend and not well executed.

Related Candies

  1. Brach’s Peanut Butter Cup Candy Corn
  2. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels
  3. Brach’s Caramel Macchiato Candy Corn
  4. Charms Candy Corn Pops
  5. Theo Salted Almond Dark Chocolate
  6. Toblerone Crunchy Salted Almond


Name: Sea Salt Chocolate Candy Corn
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Brach’s
Place Purchased: Target (Eagle Rock)
Price: $2.79
Size: 15 ounces
Calories per ounce: 103
Categories: Candy, Halloween, Valentines, Brach's, Ferrara Pan, Fondant, 5-Pleasant, Mexico, Target

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Comments
  1. We had a Candy Corn tasting at our office this year. 11 flavors including this one. It was kind of bland in context.
    Favorites were the classics. Traditional, Pumpkins and Autumn Mix
    Least fav. Starburst CC.
    Blackberry Cobbler from Wegmans was my fav. Yummy.

    Comment by Pat on 10/16/15 at 12:38 pm #
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