Review: White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s & I……Don’t Love Candy Corn / Crowdsourcing Candy Corn Oreo Reviews
Junk Food Nation, I am not a huge fan of candy corn. I’m not going to come right out and say I HATE candy corn, because inevitably someone in my office has a big bowl or jar of it on their desk, and I’ll find myself absentmindedly eating handful after handful of it until my insides are coated with wax. That’s fun, later, in the bathroom.
People LIKE candy corn, I think, because the distinct flavor reminds them of a certain time of year: Halloween and Fall. And I like that too, I just can’t get over the fact that it feels like I’m chewing candles and tastes like pure sugar. I dunno. I’m never giving my kids this stuff.
As I noted over the weekend, Nabisco announced it would be releasing Candy Corn Oreos in Target stores on today, and a bunch of you, even within the past hour, have tweeted, Facebooked, texted and emailed me about these. Now, given the fact that (1) I don’t love candy corn, and (2) it will be unlikely for me to get to a Target immediately after they hit shelves, I’m turning to YOU to tell me how they are!
You’ll notice that big yellow picture on the right hand side of the webpage. Click it, or keep reading. I wanna hear from YOU! I mean, these are on shelves RIGHT NOW, so take pictures and tweet me @junkfoodguy. Or upload some pics to my Facebook Page. Or email me [email protected] with YOUR review of the product. Like I said on Saturday, let’s crowdsource YOUR input on these, and I’ll post some of the best pics and reviews to the blog over the next week – this is YOUR chance to be on here! Sigh, I know I’m not offering a prize, so just think of this as me asking YOU for a favor until I can try these. Thanks – I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
In the spirit of that, today’s junk food: White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s!
White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s were brought to my attention by the guys over at On Second Scoop. Apparently, this candy has been around for a while – Candyblog discussed them last year – but I had never heard of them. Well, I needed to rectify that IMMEDIATELY, so I strolled down to my local Walgreens and snagged a bag.
Nice use of the piece of Candy Corn as the A in the title. Pulling out all the design stops for these White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s.
White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s come in yellow, orange and white pieces. By the way, I never noticed – these M&M characters wear white sneakers? With tread on the bottom? How have I not been paying attention to this?
White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s are 220 calories per bag, making them only slightly healthier than ACTUAL candy corn.
White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s were a little thicker than regular M&Ms. Took me a damn while to find a yellow one, too! As soon as I ripped open the bag, the smell of REALLY sweet, almost frosting-like confection filled the air. If I thought of it one way, I could say it smelled heavily of white chocolate…but if I focused, I could say it was the distinct smell of candy corn.
I crunched these White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s, and I must say, I found them to be fairly accurate when it came to matching the flavor of candy corn. The shell was crunchy, and the inside chocolate had that creamy white chocolate taste that also was spiked with candy corn flavor. There’s really not much else to say – these tasted like white chocolate mixed with candy corn. It had that sickeningly sweet flavor. Boom.
Will you like these? If you like candy corn, I’m gonna say yes. Me? Being not a huge fan of candy corn, I certainly liked these BETTER than candy corn…and given the option between these and actual candy corn, I’ll go with these any day. But between these and regular M&Ms, normal M&Ms it is! Still, this is an interesting treat – give them a try, and let me know what YOU think.
PURCHASED AT: Walgreens!
COST: $0.69 (or 3 for $2.00)
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