Nestle FruTips – Chinese Assortment

On Monday, I reviewed the mango, grapefruit, and lychee FruTips that I bought in China. Today, I’ll review their regular flavor assortment. The regular FruTips were the same size and texture as their specialized flavor counterparts, and they also contained lychee flavored jellies (white). You can refer to Monday’s review for my notes on texture…

Fruit Vines Bites – Strawberry and Cherry

I got these Fruit Vines Bites as free samples the day before I left for Shanghai. Now that I’m back and mostly no longer jet-lagged, I can get around to reviewing them! Fruit Vines Bites are a new candy from the Red Vines folks that currently come in cherry and strawberry. They were little chunks…

Sour Smog Balls

I got this bag of Sour Smog Balls in my free MunchPak box of assorted snacks. The bag promised “crunchy candy with a sour chewy center” in six different flavors. Each Sour Smog Ball was a marbled sphere with a bracingly sour hard, crunchy sugar shell around a chewy center. It took a little jaw strength…

Sour Skittles

I recently received a free box of treats from MunchPak (more details on that tomorrow), including this bag of Sour Skittles. They’re not a new addition to the Skittles line-up, but they do now feature green apple instead of lime. Sour Skittles Flavors: The other flavors were cherry, orange, lemon, and grape – the same…

Mentos Rainbow

I’ve done two Mentos reviews in the past (one of which was for a flavor sold in Asia), so it’s about time I covered them again. This round, I’m reviewing the Mentos Rainbow. Mentos are oblate spheroid candies with a crunchy candy shell and a chewy center. There were 11 to my roll: 2 each…

AirHeads Bites [Review]

AirHeads Bites are a new product being handed out at Sweets and Snacks. We used to sell AirHeads as a fundraiser when I was in grade school, and I have nostalgic memories of tearing up AirHeads, wrapping the bits around my fingers, and licking my fingers until I was a sticky, sweet mess. Man, I…

Skittles Darkside

Skittles Darkside are a new addition to the Skittles line. They’ve apparently been around since January, when Cybele reviewed them on Candy Blog, though I only caught them recently at a gas station pit stop. The tagline for the Darksides is “the other side of the rainbow”. The flavors were Dark Berry (purple), Pomegranate (red),…

Hi Chew Fanta – Orange and Grape

These Hi Chew Fantas were purchased at an Asian grocery store in my hometown. I think this is the first time that Hi Chew has partnered with another brand for their chews. From the outside, the Hi Chew Fantas looked like standard Hi Chew fare – rectangular prisms of a colored center enveloped in an…

Kabosu Caramels

This week’s review items come courtesy of Nana and Justin, a couple of college friends of mine who are living, teaching, and blogging in Japan and who are kind enough to mail me Japanese goodies from time to time. According to Nana, limes are a Kyushu specialty, so it makes sense that they’d have a candy to…

Florida’s Natural Au’some Organic Nuggets

I rarely buy candy just for snacking since I have a ridiculous stockpile. Florida’s Natural Au’some Organic Nuggets (which used to be just Fruit Nuggets; the organic part is a relatively new addition) are one of the few candies that I will buy to snack on, so I happily accepted free samples of them at Sweets…