Monday, September 27, 2010

Whitman’s Candy Corn Marshmallow

Whitman's Candy Corn MarshmallowMost of what I love about Halloween is the tradition. But sometimes I do like to see a bit of novelty thrown into the mix. Earlier this year I saw that Whitman’s, makers of the famous Whitman’s Sampler boxed candies, started making holiday novelty candies. Their first entry for Easter was a series of pastel confection coated marshmallows. Their entry for Halloween is similar, a candy corn shaped Marshmallow covered in Halloween Pastelle.

The candies are sold individually wrapped, I found mine at RiteAid but I also saw them at Walgreen’s. Each piece is an ounce and comes in a simple cellophane sleeve with a decorative Halloween black & orange border. At fifty cents each it wasn’t hard to take a gamble on them.

Whitman's Candy Corn Marshmallow

The construction is simple. It’s a rounded triangle of soft, almost gooey marshmallow covered in a white confection. The coating is orange and yellow and frosted in the form of a piece of candy corn. Of course it’s missing a whole stripe, which was a bit disappointing. But the shades and ratios of the colors that they do have are dead on good mimics.

Whitman's Candy Corn Marshmallow

This is pure sugar with scant other ingredients to break up the sweetness. The “pastelle” coating has a good snap like a white chocolate but no other flavor - no milky notes, no vanilla. It’s smooth enough though that it creates a bit of a creamy container for the marshmallow. Since this was exceptionally fresh the marshmallow was moist and fluffy, though also a bit sticky. It melts into a fluffed cream instead of a latexy marshmallow. It’s less sweet than the coating, but on it’s own it’s still throat searing.

It’s cute to look at and of course quite economical as far as Halloween-themed edible decorations go. While I found the Easter ones a little off-putting because part of me wanted them to be flavored, this one actually reminded me a little of candy corn. Not enough to make me buy it again.

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Name: Marshmallow Covered in Halloween Pastelle
Place Purchased: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $.50
Size: 1 ounce
Calories per ounce: 110
Categories: Candy, Halloween, Whitman's, Marshmallow, Mockolate, 4-Benign, United States, Walgreen's

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:14 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyHalloweenWhitman'sMarshmallowMockolate4-BenignUnited StatesRite Aid

  1. That grosses me out.  I never liked candy corn or marshmallows.  Maybe two negatives make a positive. Happy Halloween!

    Comment by Steve on 9/27/10 at 7:36 pm #
  2. Oh yeah, I’m gonna be all over this. Candy corn and marshmallow? Two of my favorite things!! Now if there was an appetizing way to include champagne, my life would be complete!

    Comment by Callie on 9/27/10 at 7:53 pm #
  3. *barfs in mouth a little* I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Candy Corn and putting marshmallow in them does not help.

    Comment by Cyborger on 9/30/10 at 8:00 pm #
  4. Now why oh why do these only get a 4? They’re really good! I had never seen these before until they appeared at the local Cub Foods a few weeks ago (just before that store shut down for good…) Now I’m looking for somewhere else to get them. I’ll have to try Walgreens.

    Those of you who don’t like candy corn, there’s actually no candy corn in the equation here other than the appearance. As noted above, it’s white chocolate and marshmallow. The marshmallow is a bit pastier than, say, a Peep, but whatever. I’d say the quality is still a noticeable cut above most mass-produced candy.

    Comment by Marc Manganello on 10/04/10 at 11:12 am #
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