Friday, April 20, 2007

Short & Sweet: Post Easter Tidbits

Snickers Sports EggThe Snickers Creme Sports Egg is odd. I don’t know who told them they needed more sporty Easter candy and I wonder if anyone’s been fired over this. First, there was a perfectly good Snickers Egg last year. The change this year, by all outward appearances, was putting a sporty theme on the package. But no! Instead they mucked around with the innards.

It’s not that this is bad, but I don’t know where they got the idea that this stuff is “creme”. It might be syrup or maybe caramel, but it’s not cremey at all. It’s a caramelly goo with some ground peanuts in it ... I think.

I rather liked it, but not as much as the original Egg.

Lifesaver Jellybeans PastelsAfter tasting the suprisingly good Livesavers Jellybeans, I wanted to try the Lifesavers Jellybean Pastels. But I just couldn’t bring myself to pay the price. So I waited.

Red Raspberry (medium pink) nice and berry, much more vibrant than all the other flavors
Watermelon (green) - not a winner for me, but fresh tasting, kind of like cucumber
Blueberry (blue) - more sweet and floral than rounded with tartness
Pina Colada (white) - I’m a sucker for pina colada flavored things, this could have used more pina.
Strawberry-Kiwi (light pink) a little tart, very sweet and rather flavorless
Banana (yellow) - mellow and sweet, kind of like cotton candy but instead of a caramelized sugar it was banana

The mystery here was the purple one. Sometimes it was tart and sometimes it was completely sweet. Is that Cotton Candy? Which one was supposed to be Mango Medley, are they also

peach

peach-colored?

Many of the colors are devilishly similar. Unless I looked at them in bright natural light, I couldn’t tell the peach and two pinks apart. As a mix, I found them all rather similar and didn’t dislike any of them enough to pick through it, so it wins on that front.

My final purchase I didn’t photograph. I stopped at Rexall by the Beverly Center and found that they had a nice display of 75% off goodies. It included two bags of Island Orange Mounds in the Fun Size. I wasn’t sure if they supposed to be part of the Easter sale. They expired last month but I’m okay with stuff on the cusp. When I got to the register they rang up at $2.00. I said I didn’t want it. The fellow shrugged and tossed in the 75% discount and I took them. They’re a little stiffer than the regular bar format I reviewed last year, but still quite nice. (Kosher)

The whole lot of stuff ... for only $1.24. At full price I wouldn’t love it ... at this price everything gets a 6 out of 10.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:12 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewEasterMarsWrigley'sCaramelChocolateCoconutJelly CandyKosherNuts6-TemptingUnited States

Comments
  1. TOTALLY, re: the Snickers eggs!  I got a package this year and was sorely disappointed.  I mean, there’s nougat on the picture on the outer package, right?  Why did they leave it out of the egg???  Ugh.  I ended up nibbling on two to make sure I hadn’t just gotten one that slipped past quality control, and then just gave the rest of the lot away when I went to class the next day. The milky ways are the same way.  Bletch.  raspberry

    Comment by Deborah on 4/20/07 at 1:23 pm #
  2. I’m lost…when did you mention peach?

    Also, Deborah, all the packages I’ve seen just have an egg-shaped polka-dotted ball, not noughat.

    Comment by Sophia on 4/20/07 at 2:34 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Sophia - ooh, sorry, I meant “peach-colored”.

    Deborah - I’ll have to look at the wrapper when I get home this evening.

    Comment by Cybele on 4/20/07 at 2:37 pm #
  4. I’m not sure if you have html enabled in your comments, but I’ll see if this works…

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/466687786_7489497ea2_o.jpg

    Comment by Deborah on 4/20/07 at 4:50 pm #
  5. It’s screening my link!  haha.  Let me try this one more time…

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/466687786_7489497ea2_o.jpg

    Comment by Deborah on 4/20/07 at 4:53 pm #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    Deborah - it just holds the comment for me to look at ... lest anyone end up with cialis spam in the email box. (I’ve even had my own website hold my comments for moderation!)

    Comment by Cybele on 4/20/07 at 4:57 pm #
  7. haha!  Gotcha.  How thoughtful!  Anyway, you get the idea.

    Comment by Deborah on 4/20/07 at 5:01 pm #
  8. I was so disappointed in those Snickers Eggs!!!  I really liked them last year and the package (the large outer wrapper, not the individual ones) showed nougat.  Hah…they were merely toying with us!  I, too, tried two in case the first one was a fluke, then I gave the rest away.  Blech.

    Comment by Lesley on 4/21/07 at 1:42 pm #
  9. Ok, I see what you mean about the noughat.  It looks like the inside of a regular Snickers, complete with tons of peanuts, and these things have like a few ground ones at most.  Grr…

    Comment by Sophia on 4/21/07 at 8:59 pm #
  10. I actually thought the purple was the red raspberry and the medium pink was kiwi strawberry so that left the light pink to be cotton candy.

    Comment by anna on 4/22/07 at 10:51 am #
  11. Cybele's avatar

    Whoa, I just looked at the Snickers photo! That’s completely deceptive because it’s definitely all caramel in there and no nougat.

    Anna -  You may be right. Or they may be completely inconsistent. Or a little of both!

    Comment by Cybele on 4/25/07 at 11:30 am #

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