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Brach's Sour Cherry Jels

Valentine's Day is probably best known for chocolate candy. However, there are some great candies made for sale during this holiday. Brach's Sour Cherry Jels are one of these candies and my absolute favorite. I have to remind myself to share the bag with my family because I *could* eat an entire bag in one night, they are that good.

This candy is almost exactly like a jelly bean in texture with a chewy jelly center surrounded by a panned exterior. The shape is round and not bean shaped and these are slightly larger than regular jelly beans.

I think every candy reviewer feels the same about cherry as I do. It is a flavor that's hard to do right. You often get a cough syrup flavor that tastes horrible. On this candy, Brach's has found a recipe that makes this candy taste fantastic. I love the crisp candy shell on the outside of this candy. On first bite you get a perfectly tart cherry flavor that continues through the entire candy. It is such a great cherry flavor. There's also a sweet sugar taste that comes from this candy, but it is secondary to the cherry flavor.

This candy is made by Farley's and Sathers Candy Company using the Brach's name. Their marketing for this candy includes the term "pucker power" but this candy is only slightly tart. It's not a true sour candy, it's just enough tart to make the candy interesting and very enjoyable.

Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 11 pieces = 1 serving = 140 calories, 0g fat
Price: $2.49 at local grocery store
Brach's Sour Cherry Jels


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Richard @ The Bewildered Brit

You're spot on about cherry flavours. If they're done right, they can be magic (e.g. in Cherry Mash), but if they're done wrong they are terrifying!

I can see I'll have to try these: I think I've been avoiding them because of "Cherry Fear"! :D


I noticed that in a few of your posts you felt the same way about cherry flavoring in candy. I'm glad we agree. This really is a nice product from Brach's and one of my favorites. They are not the best candy in the world but for the price, they are very good and I love the tart/sweet cherry flavor. Thanks for commenting!

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