Brach’s Jelly Nougats

I love bulk bins because they let you buy exactly how much you want. I especially love them for candy because they let me buy just enough to taste for a review. The last time I was at a Wegman’s with bulk bins (my neighborhood one is too small to have a bulk bin section,…

Qra Qra – Milk

Back when I reviewed the Qra Qra Lemon, I pointed out the weirdness of the name. The Qra Qra Milk sees the Lemon’s unpronounceable Qras and raises it an inexplicable flavor. What exactly is a milk flavor, any way? Milk flavored candy is actually a common find in Asian markets (I’ve reviewed a hard milk…

Haribo Maoam Stripes

As promised, here’s a timely review of Haribo Maoam Stripes. If you missed it, they’re currently under scrutiny having inappropriate wrappers. I first came across the Maoam Stripes last summer in Cambridge, England, and I was fortunately enough to get a second dose from my residential college’s associate master. She got them via a Swedish…

Qra Qra – Lemon

You can probably guess that today’s review is not of an American candy. American companies may give their products weird names to make them memorable, but they’d never go for something as unpronounceable as Qra Qra. Asian companies selling in the U.S., however, totally would. I love the packaging on this product because a) it…

Skittles Crazy Cores

Crazy Core Skittles are the latest flavor addition to the Skittles line up. My package wasn’t marked as a limited edition, so I think they’re around for good. They come in five flavors: Mango Peach is pastel orange on the outside and pink on the inside. It tastes of a floral artificial peachiness with a…

Maoam Happy Chews

Maoam is a German candy brand that’s been owned by Haribo since the late 1980s. They’re sold under the Maoam name, but the packaging is quite Haribo-esque, and the Haribo name and website are on the back. I first came across Maoam in England in the form of taffy, and they were also in a…

Starburst Choozers

Starburst Choozers [Review]

Starburst Choozers are “fruit flavoured chews with liquid centre made with real fruit juices.” Did you catch those UK spellings? Yup – these guys are, at least for now, only available abroad. Starburst Choozers flavors: My pack had 10 Choozers unevenly distributed amongst 3 flavors: 6 pineapple & orange, 3 orange & mango, and 1…

Tootsie Pop Drops

In addition to Monday’s Junior Mints Deluxe, Tootsie Roll also sent me a case of their Tootsie Pop Drops. I have a special fondness for Tootsie Pops – I once got a bad case of the flu when I was a kid, and my mom bought me a whole bag of Tootsie Pops to entice…

UK Skittles – Are They Different?

Did you know that Skittles are different in the UKĀ and the US? When I say Skittles, I mean standard Skittles, not random limited edition/non-standard Skittles that are so varied that I have trouble keeping track of them. In the US, standard Skittle flavors are red – strawberry (I think), purple – grape, yellow – lemon,…

Retro Round-up

Here’s a round-up of several retro candies that don’t merit very long reviews on their own. But when you string them all together, I get a full review’s worth. Yay! Ice Cube According to Cybele, these guys used to be tasty. Now they’re not longer made with real chocolate, and I am not a fan…