Review: New Brach’s Brunch Favorites Candy Corn (Target Exclusive) & How Do You Pack For Trips?
JFG Nation, I’m going to be traveling for the next few days so I had a question – what type of packer are you for your upcoming trip? My parents are the type who gradually pack through the course of a week leading up to a trip. I am the type who typically makes a list throughout the week like an OCD weirdo and then pack things the night before, checking things off on the list.
The JFGal is more of a Jedi-packer, she can just open a suitcase and meander about the house grabbing what she needs for an hour straight, zip up the bag, and say “DONE.” Proceeded by flopping on couch, firing up Netflix. I’ve seen people do the “scan” – they will stand in the center of a closet or room and slowly rotate, deciding yes or no on things/clothes in their line of vision. Yes that shirt goes in the bag. No the trash can can stay where it is.
And I of course have had some friends who basically are scramble packers – no folding, no thinking, no planning. An hour before a flight they are throwing things into bags, leaving their glasses at home, bringing more shirts than needed, forgetting passports and phone chargers. They have the mentality “eh, if I really need it, I’ll buy it there.”
So what kind of packet are you? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: New Brach’s Brunch Favorites Candy Corn!!
New Brach’s Brunch Favorites Candy Corn is the latest Halloween/Fall/Autumn abomination unleashed on our tongues. Only available at Target! The golden/orange leaves on the bag suggest that we can only brunch in the Fall. HA! I’ll eat slow cooked omelets all year round, suckas.
New Brach’s Brunch Favorites Candy Corn come in three flavors – French Toast & Maple Syrup, Waffles & Strawberry, and Chocolate Chip & Pancakes. Just one chip? Just one strawberry? Whatever, Brachs. You need to learn how to plural.
Each piece of Candy Corn is less than 10 calories, but gives you 100% of your feeing of “am I eating wax teeth?”
I opened this New Brach’s Brunch Favorites Candy Corn, and the smell that wafted out was … Like a big vat of maple syrup had been dumped on my head. Seriously. That’s all I smelled.
The chocolate chip & pancake corns had the brown tips, the Waffles and Strawberry corns were the red ones, and the French Toast and Maple Syrup ones were the gold with white tips.
The French Toast and Maple Syrup corns were the easiest to get the flavor profile – the candy corn was heavily flavored with maple sugar so the taste was there right away. Add onto that a bit of egginess and butter flavor and I could taste the French Toast (maybe half forcing the flavor in my head, but whatever). Could’ve used more cinnamon, but a good representation nonetheless.
Wagfles and Strawberry was decent – the artifice strawberry taste was prevalent but there was enough butteriness in the candy corn to remind me of a buttery waffle. It had a decent amount of maple syrup flavor in balance with the strawberry flavor, so I could see where they were going with it. I still would’ve liked more strawberry flavor, but these weren’t bad.
The Chocolate Chip & Pancakes corns were probably the least successful. I got lots of maple syrup flavor, which I guess fed the pancake taste, and there was a bit of deeper chocolate flavor but not very much. It didn’t have quite the chocolate flavor I wanted … The maple flavor quickly morphed into super sweet candy corn flavor and any semblance of Chocolate Chip & Pancakes disappeared.
All in all, eh…. These were just ok. I like the attempted novelty but wouldn’t recommend you go rushing out to buy these.
Purchased at: Target, Frederick, MD
Cost: $2.79 on sale