Review: Hershey’s Candy Corn “Chocolate” (It’s Not Chocolate) & HOLY CRAP The Prius Has Been Around for 14 Years??

Junk food Nation, yesterday was a long day of “WHAT THE” for me. First, my Bills actually beat the Chicago Bears, which normally would be a good thing, but sure enough as a tortured Bills fan I chose the Chicago Bears to win in my high stakes Survivor League. So THAT’S done.  Second, I must’ve watched Antonio Brown try to leap frog the Browns’ punter 20x, and each time expected him NOT to kick the guy in the face:

Nope, same result each time. You know when I watched in real life I thought it was an accident – like he tried to leap, couldn’t make it, and the unfortunate side effect was a face kick.  But when you see the replays from the front – nope, it was a boot to the head.

Finally, during last night’s Broncos-Colts game, there was a commercial where one of major points was that the Toyota Prius has been around for fourteen years. FOURTEEN YEARS!  Now that, THAT, blew me away. As a culture we are inundated with Buzzfeed lists of toys that used to be around when we were kids, what child actors look like now, etc. But the fact that the electric hybrid car has existed for fourteen years is surprising to me, because it’s a huge cultural shift. I remember PRE-hybrid car where there were battles, and I mean BATTLES, over whether electric cars would EVER become mainstream. I heard all the arguments – “It’s just as bad for the environment as gas cars” “it’s too cost prohibitive” “why would you ever drive that when you can’t go 120MPH” blah blah blah. BIG GASOLINE dumped millions into discrediting this technology.  People would get into huge HUGE debates over the actual feasibility of electric cars. Plugging your car in at a station to charge was a futuristic dream back then.

And look, maybe the debate STILL rages…but it’s been FOURTEEN YEARS.  Electric cars are here and have BEEN here.  There are kids who are about to be drivers who have never NOT known electric cars existing. Dude.

I dunno, does this blow any of you away like it does me? Let me know in the comments below. Or just tell me how your football Sunday went!

Today’s junk food: Hershey’s Candy Corn “Chocolate”!

Hershey's Candy Corn Chocolate

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate: The Money Shot

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate was discussed on the Nosh Show recently. When I look at this bag, I’m not sure what this even is.  It says “Candy Corn Creme with Candy Bits.” Wait, what? Is this…chocolate?  Is it a squeeze package of creme?  I mean, the bag just says Hershey’s Candy Corn…is this candy corn?

Nope, it’s chocolate. I think.

Hershey's Candy Corn Chocolate

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate: 3 pieces for 200 calories

Hershey's Candy Corn Chocolate

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate: hm

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate contains “resinous glaze.” That’s the first time I’ve seen that phrase in food before.

Hershey's Candy Corn Chocolate

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate: The Candy Bar Money Shot

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate IS chocolate however, and from the looks of the package, I’m going to guess it’s sort of like a white chocolate that tastes like candy corn which has bits of candy corn in it.  Am I right?

Hershey's Candy Corn Chocolate

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate: White Chocolate

I AM! I think.

When I opened up this tiny Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate bar, the smell of candy corn was QUITE PUNGENT. Of course, it was so strong that eventually I wasn’t sure if I was smelling candy corn, white chocolate, or just general confection. But the Junk Food Gal came walking into the room as I was photographing and exclaimed, “WHOA, WTH is that.” So yeah – pungent.

Hershey's Candy Corn Chocolate

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate: Like fruit cake

Hershey’s Candy Corn Chocolate was soft in texture – and now that I’ve tasted it – I’m NOT sure if this is chocolate at all.  WTF Hershey’s. WHAT IS THIS?

Basically, the part that I thought was “white chocolate” was like a creme confection that was hardened and shaped like a traditional Hershey’s bar.  This white confection melted in my mouth like chocolate, and did have a slight white chocolate vibe, but the flavor of the bar was definitely candy corn/vanilla in flavor.

The bits of candy corn were not noticeable to me – the texture of those bits mixed right in white the creme bar seamlessly.  I’m guessing they just provided some flavor/color and that’s it.  It’s as if someone took candy corn and blended it with creme and vanilla and fashioned it into this bar.

I put this in the “wouldn’t each again” category, not because it was BAD – if you like candy corn, you’ll actually probably enjoy this creamy-bar-like-take on the whole flavor profile.  But having eaten this bar, I actually WANTED it to have some white chocolate taste.

To recap: this didn’t taste bad. But THIS IS NOT CHOCOLATE.

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Sincerely,

Junk Food Guy

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Discuss - 24 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    Yeah, the bills won!….Buffalo was one happy town. There are things that come up everyday that remind me how old I am getting. One that blows my mind is that I am OLDER than justin beiber’s mother. What the hell? Here is another one. The movie Top Gun is 28 years old…..I saw that in the theater!!!

    • junkfoodguy says:

      Sarah: How’s Buffalo doing after 2-2? 🙁

    • Lesa R. says:

      I was still reading until I saw Top Gun is 28 years old??? And I was 28 when it came out…I did get the candy corn bar and have yet to try it, but I will. I am definitely a fan of the descriptive powers displayed here! That candy corn/faux chocolate, or whatever bar sounds very nasty. I will be back!

  2. Jessica says:

    It’s my understanding Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Cream isn’t even real white chocolate anymore. So it’s probably a similar base.

  3. Elise says:

    White chocolate isn’t chocolate, soooo…
    “Good” white chocolate (if you’re a monster who likes or prefers it) has no cocoa, so pretty sure that makes it in the technical sense not chocolate. Crappy white chocolate is basically just chemicals. Hershey’s chocolate in general, in my opinion, is waxy, chemical-laden poser chocolate… that I will happily eat if it’s free but probably not pay for.

  4. Kaitlyn says:

    well i like it! lol. i actually saw these at target for the first time on friday and bought them on a whim. i’m not huge on candy corn fan (i only really like the candy corn & peanuts mixture), but i really liked these! i was kind of confused as to what they actually were, like you, but i just told myself that they were white chocolate, lol. my boyfriend thought they were terrible, though.

  5. Elisa says:

    I think I’ll pass on this!

  6. Wade says:

    I don’t see the word “chocolate” on the packaging at all… I’m confused why you would consider it candy corn chocolate? The Hershey Company makes many things, and it’s not all chocolate.

  7. Lindemann says:

    I want to eat this thing

  8. Belle says:

    In your opinion, if they were chopped up and put into a cookie dough, like sugar cookies, do you think that would mix well and make an interesting cookie, or do you think the flavors would clash? I’m trying it for Halloween with my daughter, and I’m just curious to know if you think it would be yummy. Thanks!

  9. Tw Hess says:

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    hey there jfg…

    Saw these for the first time today …someone’s left over Halloween candy brought to work to ‘share’ . . .apparently they did not like it enough to pull these back.

    Weird stuff. Yes, definitely not white chocolate …I think.

    I will not be buying a full-size bar or bag.

    …tom…

    …tom…

  10. Tommy says:

    By far the best Hershey bar in my opinion only ate a small one and have been on an endless search for them at every store in town with no luck.. unfortunately don’t think I’ll see them next year due to the dislike many people have it’s worth a try for sure and I’d love to try it again (P.S.) I do not like dark chocolate or any chocolate aside from white

  11. sara says:

    These candy corn chocolate bars are the most disgusting candy I have ever eaten. DISGUSTING.

  12. Mike says:

    I love these. I wait the whole year for them to come out at Halloween time, stock up, eat them in the first few days, have a sugar crash and then wait again for another year. Wish they had them year round (or I had self-control). Once in a while I can find them at the local $0.99 store, but its pretty rare. I don’t care what they’re made of. They’re great. And unfortunately, very addictive.

    • stine says:

      just found a boat load of them packaged at a surplus store like 20 for 1.99 its awesome

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