Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mint M&M’s

I’ve mentioned in several posts that certain candies remain the same because they sell well. I’m sure there are people that work for candy corporations that wish that they could propose a large variety of flavors in the United States, but who would buy them? Besides me, of course. That makes it all the more exciting for me when a big name candy decides to put out a new flavor.

Mint is a flavor that should have come out much earlier. The combination of mint and chocolate has been around for a while, so I don’t know why M&M’s never got on that. They’ve put flavors like raspberry and cherry, and those weren’t all that great. They had a “premium” line of M&M’s if you recall, and those were pretty bad considering they had no candy shell, which is an integral part to M&M’s, and they cost a lot more than M&M’s. Finally, someone working for the Mars, Inc. got some sense into them. Maybe they’ll start putting out strawberry M&M’s and orange M&M’s.

Only two colors for this flavor

The mint flavor wasn’t overpowering and I enjoyed this very much. It didn’t blow me away, but I couldn’t stop eating them. Being addictive is the mark of a good snack anyway, right? While the bag states that these are “dark chocolate” the chocolate tasted very much like plain milk chocolate M&M’s with a good hint of mint. If you’re tired with plain, allergic to peanuts, or you dislike pretzels and coconut, give this flavor a try. The only real fault one could complain about is the fact that these M&M’s come in only shades of green, but green is a great color anyway, so it makes no difference. Go get a bag of these before they disappear like Crispy M&M’s.

Mint M&M’s: 8/10

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mucci Mocci

The main reason as to why I don’t buy many gummy candies is because, usually, you’ll only get a few, especially if they’re individually wrapped. Also gummy candies are pretty easy to go through. I don’t count Hi-Chew, Starbursts, or Puccho candies as gummies, because, well, they’re chews and not gummies. However, I liked the previous Puré to give another gummy candy a try.

Mucci Mocci. I’m not sure how to pronounce that, but it would be ridiculous if it was pronounced mucky mocky. Anyway, I like peach, and the bag looked interesting enough to give it a go.

The initial peach flavor is very strong, so if you’re like me and you really like peach-flavored things, this is good. It also has a slightly unexpected sour twist like the Puré gummies. If they put them in the same kind of pouches, I wouldn’t be surprised if they made this White Peach Puré Gummy or something. It is a bit softer than the Puré gummies though, so they melt quicker. Overall, I liked it because not just because it was peach flavored, but because it was a good candy overall. If I had a choice of picking this or the Puré Lemon Cola, I’d have a hard time deciding which one I like more.

Mucci Mocci: 8.5/10

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Puré Gummy

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so excuse me if it’s a bit unrefined. Have I stopped eating candy? No, I haven’t. It’s just that I’ve gotten a bit lazy when it comes to writing about candy, but no worries, I’m back.

Let’s get things started with Puré Gummy candies. What you’ll notice next to the label are tiny words indicating that this candy has a sour taste. I didn’t notice those words until I started eating them, so some of them were quite a surprise.

Lime Soda, Bitter Orange Squash, Muscat, Lemon Cola

So of all the Puré Gummy candies shown, which flavor which one was my favorite? Well, I’d have to say that Lemon Cola was the best because I didn’t expect it to taste so much like lemon cola. Squeeze some lemon juice into your cola and you’ll get something that’s different from what you’re used to. My next favorite was the grape flavored one. Muscat flavored gummies are generally good, but by adding that extra hint of sour, they’ve made Muscat even better. Next up would be the Bitter Orange Squash flavor. This would be tied with the Lemon Cola flavor for having the most intense flavors. It’s mostly sour and will remind you of grapefruit, but there are hints of bitter every now and then. The only reason why I would put Lime Soda last is because it didn’t really have a distinct or strong flavor. If you’re looking for something more subtle, then Lime Soda is your flavor.

Overall, these were good, especially if you like sour candy. The only thing that I could knock them on is being pretty expensive, but if you’re not bothered by paying a little bit more than usual for something new, you should check these out.

Puré Gummy: 8.5/10