Friday, April 20, 2007

Starburst Berries & Creme and Fruit & Creme

Let me just start by saying that Starburst has some of the oddest commercials. Not “Freshmaker” odd, really really odd on purpose. The older Starburst commercials were rather traditional - selling Starburst on its description and merits. It’s fruity! It’s a chew! There’s real fruit juice in there! Now they focus on the experience and the kind of hip person (or tragically unhip) eats them.

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I don’t read much into commercials. I eat Take 5 bars even though they had a wretched ad campaign last year that definitely wasn’t speaking to me.

Starburst started expanding its flavors many years ago and now has a rather large family. Today I’ll tackle the “Cremes.”

imageStarburst Berries & Creme - as with all the Starburst packages, this contains four flavors. While many companies are going with “smoothie” flavors (Skittles & Necco Wafers) for some reason Starburst decided we needed creme flavors in our Starburst.

Strawberries & Creme - reminds me of strawberry yoplait.
Raspberries & Creme - I’m not sure what this is, it doesn’t really taste like raspberry but it was nice
Blueberries & Creme - this tasted like blue scented magic markers ... I feel like I’m in third grade!
Mixed Berries & Creme - reminds me of yoplait. It tastes like mixed berries that are a little tart and a little creamy.

On the whole the new flavors actually tasted new to me. The strawberries and creme didn’t taste like a regular strawberry, so kudos for originality. But I like the clean taste of the original fruits.

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I was kind of confused when I was buying my array of Starbursts for this series. I didn’t understand the difference between Fruit & Creme and Berries and Creme. Turns out there’s only a fifty percent difference. Two of the flavors are the same, I’m guessing they’re what Starburst thinks are the two best flavors, or perhaps the ones that make the colors of the package look good.

I don’t know if Berries & Creme and Fruit & Creme are meant to exist side-by-side, perhaps they’re battling it out right now for your affection and only one will remain on the regular Starburst repertoire.

imageStarburst Fruit & Creme - I’ve got to say that if nothing else the colors of the wrappers are enchanting. I’m always pleased when there isn’t a blue in the package though. Something weird about blue food.

Strawberries & Creme - yup, still strawberry yogurt.
Orange & Creme - chewy creamsicles. The dairy taste is just odd.
Peaches & Creme - oh dear, I don’t know what this is, it’s all the bad things about peaches ... basically peach fuzz. Why not make candy that tastes like banana peels while they’re at it? (Okay, orange peel is a great flavor ... I was just feeling snarky.)
Mixed Berries & Creme - that’s definitely some berry yogurt or maybe a frozen yogurt pushup.

For your reference and multimedia enjoyment: Berries & Creme, Beluga Barf, Fruit & Creme, Baja California then compare those to this
1982 Commercial.

Name: Starburst Berries & Creme and Fruit & Creme
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: Rite Aid (3rd & Fairfax)
Price: $.69
Size: 2.07 ounces
Calories per ounce: 120
Categories: Chew, United States, Mars, Starburst

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Comments
  1. The berries and creme one is, quite possibly, one of the worst commercials I have ever seen.

    Ever.

    Comment by Sophia on 4/20/07 at 2:54 pm #
  2. Sorry, commenting twice in a row, but I actually thought the Berries & Creme had the loveliest colors (making up for the commercial?)  I like the color blue better than orange.  But when I had StarBurst Sours, the blue had the most bizarre taste of tomatoes…

    Comment by Sophia on 4/20/07 at 2:56 pm #
  3. Are you crazy???!!!  You don’t like the peaches and creme flavor of Starburst???!!!  They’re amazing!!!  I like the strawberries and creme ones okay, but I’m not too keen on the other two.  Personally, if I could buy a whole bag of just peach flavor, I would.  Oddly enough, I hate peaches.  Go figure.  I guess that just goes to show that artificial flavorings in candy never really taste like the real thing.

    Comment by Heather on 4/23/07 at 2:44 pm #
  4. Are you retarded?! You must not get the humor in that commercial. It has to be the greatest commercial ever. I hate starburst and buy the berries and cream just because they deserve my business for having such a sweet (pardon the pun)commercial.

    Comment by Evan on 4/25/07 at 5:24 pm #
  5. Ya’ll crazy. Berries and Creme is the greatest commericail i’ve ever seen, and i love the new flavor. MMMMM, “Berries and creme, Berries and Creme, I LOVE BERRIES AND CREME!!!!!!”

    -Groovy Berrie Lass
    (I savor, Every Lick…)

    Comment by Annika on 5/08/07 at 6:43 am #
  6. Berries and cream, Best commercial, best candy,

    ever

    Comment by Adam on 5/16/07 at 2:44 pm #
  7. Oh, come on the berries and creme should have higher than 6! I think would be more fitting..
    It’s so much more deliciouss then the awful sour version, anyway. erlackk

    Comment by bebe on 8/02/07 at 4:07 am #
  8. **7 fitting, i meant2 say.
    sry

    Comment by Bebe on 8/02/07 at 4:09 am #
  9. starburst is awesome. no matter what flavor. everyone that said opposite is crazy. =P

    Comment by a random person on 9/18/07 at 10:29 am #
  10. in the past two years I have been eating Sturburst well,let just say way too much. The Berries & Cream are just out of this world,I don’t care for Reto. Yes they are addictive more then smokes for sure.I wish that there was an Antidote .Everybody knows that they can count on me for some starburs in my home,in my pockets & always in my purse. They are just fantastic.

    Comment by Aneczka on 10/07/07 at 2:31 pm #
  11. I absolutley love berries and creme but to my surprise the other I bought a big bag of them and when I opened them up all that was in there were the blue, and purple starbursts. Has this happend to any one else before?

    Comment by PJ on 1/25/08 at 3:01 pm #
  12. gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

    Comment by frank on 1/20/09 at 11:59 am #
  13. YES, I JUST LOVE THE BERRIES & CREME BUT,UNFORTUNNATELY,ONE CAN’T FIND ANY IN LAS VEGAS, I HAVE BEEN TO EVERY GROCERY STORE, ALL WALMARTS, K MARTS, TARGET, 7/11 & EVERY CONVINIENCE STORE PAST 10 MONTHS, HAVE THE M7 M POPLE STOPPED PRODUCING THE VERY BEST TASTING CANDY FLAVOUR ON ERTH,
    I AM SO DONE WITH STARBURS, TO GET ME HOOKED ON THE BERRIES & CREMES &
      JUST STOP, FORGET IT,
    I AM FLIPPING OFF THE STARBURS PEOPLE, NO MORE BERRIES & CREMES IN ENTIRE LAS VEGAS

    Comment by ANECZKA on 1/20/09 at 3:35 pm #
  14. Oh no! I should of bought a pack of those at london drugs!

    Comment by Princess Adeleine on 7/01/09 at 4:35 am #
  15. just wondering y they dont sell them anymore. i havent had any luck finding them in any stores. y do they tease us and then dont sell them any more. the starburst BERRIES & CREME ARE THE BEST!!!

    Comment by jerry on 10/27/09 at 11:07 am #
  16. Wow i really loved those but i guess you dont know what you have until you lose them hahaha
    BERRIES AND CREAM

    Comment by Angelique on 3/18/10 at 5:34 pm #
  17. Watch the Blapstar video on you tube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyvSUVe0dJk
    If watch and laugh hahhahhaa

    Comment by Angelique on 3/18/10 at 5:37 pm #
  18. I think they may have discontinued the berries & cream flavor, I really liked their wrappers cause I use them to make bracelets ,i never seen the fruit and cream one those look adorable.I wish they would come back.

    Comment by Rochelle on 7/25/10 at 3:16 pm #

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