3 Musketeers (new richer chocolate taste!)

3 Musketeers

I realize this isn't a "new" candy. The 3 Musketeers bar has been around since 1932. There used be three small bars in each package, a strawberry, a vanilla and a chocolate, hence the "three" in the name. Chocolate was the most popular and was the only one that survived the rising costs and wartime rationing on sugar during WWII. Along the way, Mars has introduced us to mint, french vanilla, mocha cappuccino, strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and orange versions. However, the chocolate version has always remained and is the one most of us are familiar with. Mars decided to change the formula to make the chocolate richer and re-introduce this new bar at Sweets and Snacks Expo 2011. These should start hitting store shelves in the next few weeks.



I have to admit that I haven't had a 3 Musketeers bar in years. I've never been a huge fan, although I really did like the mint version. It seems like such a plain candy bar to me. Chocolate on top of whipped chocolate, so boring. As I've said before though, if you put a limited edition or new graphic on something, I'm going to buy it....so I couldn't resist asking for a sample of this newly redone bar from Mars.

3 Musketeers

I did stop by the store on my way home from work the other night and I picked up a regular (or "old formula") 3 Musketeers bar to compare. The new formula is definitely an improvement and the chocolate and chocolate taste were much better and did have a richer feel and taste to them. The whipped nougat middle sees the most improvement and instead of a sugary burn your throat middle, I found it to be more soothing and chocolatey. I don't think the change is drastic, but I wonder if it will make the die-hard 3 Musketeers fans angry with Mars.  Some people hate change, even when it is for the better.  Personally, as someone that never buys one of these bars, I can now see myself picking one up on occasion to get my chocolate kick for the day. The claim that this bar has so much less fat than competitors' bar means nothing to me. I buy candy as an indulgence, so that does not matter to me. In the end this has the same number of calories as anything else, but I'm sure that lower fat appeals to some people. I think the new taste will appeal to most everyone.  So, if you have skipped over 3 Musketeers for a long while, consider picking one up when the new formula hits the shelf at your local store.  It's certainly worth a try!


Taste: 3/5 Liked It
Calorie Counter: 2.13oz bar = 1 serving = 260 calories, 8g fat, 40g sugars
Price: free sample provided by Mars
Mars 3 Musketeers web site


Limited Edition - Twix Coconut

Limited Editon - Twix Coconut

This is the first time I've received some serious swag from a candy company. I received a package in the mail that contained a Twix Coconut Bag, USB flash drive shaped like a Twix package and a small plastic coconut-shaped cup that had this Limited Edition Twix Coconut bar inside (similar to the one Rodzilla Reviews received).  I think Mars must have read my Coconut M&M's post and decided it was time to pull out all the stops! In my review of Mars' Coconut M&M's I described how horrible I thought they tasted and gave them my lowest rating, a 1 out 5, "Hated It". I rarely give out that rating, but I did not like the Coconut M&M's. With that in mind, I can't say I was eager to review this version of the Twix bar.



This is one of those lessons in why you should try everything. I've always liked Twix bars, mostly for the taste, but also for the ability to share a package.  It's always difficult trying to split a regular candy bar. It's messy, you often break the bar into unequal halves etc... A Twix is great for sharing because it's already divided for you. It's also relatively mess/crumb free so it's great to eat in the car. Having said all of that, I still was not looking forward to this review.



How bad was it? Well, it wasn't bad at all. It's strange, but all the things I hated about the Coconut M&M's, I liked in the Twix Coconut. The coconut smell was light and buttery. The taste seemed less fake to me, although still fake. The taste lingered for less time than the M&M's, which was an improvement.  But like all the other reviews I've read, I want to know, where is the real coconut? I like Almond Joys and Mounds bars. I miss the real coconut in this Twix. I wish they would have made another layer that was somewhat cool on the tongue, light and whipped with coconut in it. Something like that would be perfect sandwiched between caramel and cookie topped in chocolate, rather than just coconut flavored caramel. I'm not sure I'd pick this version over the normal, peanut butter, caramel or java Twix, but I did like it much better than I thought I would. It flavor seemed to fit in well with the rest of the bar. I'm not sure if it was because of the cookie crunch, the different texture, or the addition of the cookie or caramel, but this is one new coconut version I liked from Mars. I think it reminded me of those Samoa Girl Scout cookies and I LOVE those. From watching the stock on store shelves, this bar is now available and seems to be popular. I watched the display in our student union over the last few weeks and it has disappeared pretty quickly.  Since it is a limited edition, you should try it soon, or it may be too late.

Limited Editon - Twix Coconut

Other reviews of this candy you should read: Candyblog, Rodzilla Reviews, Cocoa Heaven, ZOMG Candy!, Candy Gurus


Taste: 3/5 Liked It
Calorie Counter: 1 package = 1 serving = 250 calories, 13g fat, 25g sugars
Price: FREE sample provided by MARS
Twix Web Site


Green & Black's Dark 70% and 85%

Green & Black's Dark 70% and 85%

I'm still working through my hidden stash of chocolate and found these two bars hidden in the bottom of the pile. I cannot believe I've gone this long without eating them. After reviewing the Green & Black's Peanut (that I loved), I went on a Green & Black's tasting splurge and I must have forgotten these two bars somehow. Green & Black's makes so many great flavors of chocolate bars.  They have Mint, Almond, Cherry, Ginger etc... I'm sure I'll taste all of them at some point.



Both bars are certified organic and they both use Trinitario cocoa beans. Trinitario cocoa beans are known for their complex behaviors and these are rarer and more expensive than the Forasteros beans, which make up most of the world's chocolate (since they are heartier and less disease prone). The Trinitario beans only account for 5% of world cocoa production. The Forasteros bean, on the other hand, accounts for 80% of the world's cocoa production.  Trinitario cocoa beans are mostly used in dark chocolate and I'm guessing that is because of their more complex flavor and higher price.



Both bars also use the same great Green & Black's packaging with a rich brown colored wrapper with black worked into it and beautiful and elegant gold lettering. I love how each bar is wrapped in gold foil which makes this bar seem so rich and elegant. It is definitely more upscale than a plainly wrapped Hershey bar for instance. I also love the mold they use for Green & Black's products with the leaves and the G&B logo (see photo below), this is a well put together product.



My overwhelming favorite of the two bars is the 70% dark chocolate bar. It has a wonderful fruity flavor. I thought it had a great citrus flavor and my first thought was lemon and grapefruit. This bar is the perfect dark chocolate combination for me. Not bitter and not sweet. I thought the flavor was almost perfect. It has a super nice melt that was clean and smooth and VERY enjoyable. If I were in the mood for dark chocolate and wanted something easy to find in my local stores, this is the bar I'd likely pick.



The 85% dark chocolate bar was also good, but I thought the flavors were very muted, when compared to the flavors of the 70% bar. On top of that I though the taste was bitter and raw, but I'm not a huge dark chocolate fan to begin with. There was a very nice vanilla taste in this bar and I could also taste some the same citrus flavor but like I said, it was heavily muted. This bar was rich with a smooth melt. I think this bar has 59% cocoa butter so it's no wonder it melted nice and smoothly. I think high cocoa butter content is normal for an 85% dark chocolate bar. I don't think I'd buy this bar again but I'm glad I tried it.

Green & Black's Dark 70% and 85%

In the picture above you can see the 70% bar on top of the 85% bar. The difference in color is amazing when we are only talking about a 15% difference between the two of them. I really like Green & Black's products and presentation and I'm looking forward to trying more of their products. The Green & Black's Peanut has become a favorite of ours and that one bar has convinced me to try more of their products.  It's so nice to be able to buy an "upscale bar" without needing to order from the internet or go to the specialty store.  It's super that Green and Black's is so luxurious, but is only two aisles over from the toilet paper and paper towels at our Wal-Mart.


Green & Black's 70% Dark Chocolate
Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 12 pieces = 1 serving = 240 calories, 17g fat, 12g sugars
Price: $3.25 purchased at Wal-Mart
Green & Black's Dark 70% Web Site

Green & Black's 85% Dark Chocolate
Taste: 3/5 Liked It
Calorie Counter: 12 pieces = 1 serving = 280 calories, 25g fat, 5g sugars
Price: $3.25 purchased at Wal Mart
Green & Black's Dark 85% Web Site


Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with a la Mousse au Chocolat

Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with a la Mousse au Chocolat

I'm still on a quest to try every version of Ritter Sport that exists. You can read my previous reviews here. Unlike a few of my other reviews, this version of the Ritter Sport bar IS available in the U.S. We Americans can purchase 16 different Ritter Sport bars while Europeans enjoy 50+ versions. They also have special edition and seasonal bars in Europe that we cannot get in the U.S. I'm not bitter, well, okay I am. Europeans get Ritter Sport and we get what? Skittles? I like both but come on, it's great chocolate!



This Ritter Sport bar was not what like what I anticipated. When I hear 'mousse' I think of light and airy chocolate dessert from France. I was really excited to see what I thought was a French/German marriage of desserts with this bar. The dark chocolate was the normal dark chocolate formula from Ritter Sport. Not bitter, just great dark chocolate flavor that's light on the sugar and nice and tasty. I don't care for an entire sold bar of Ritter sport dark chocolate and Ritter Sport fillings are what their bars are all about in my opinion. I think they must use a lot of milk to make this dark chocolate taste so good. Or they use more than other companies do in dark chocolate. It's not Dove creamy smooth, but it has a very nice even melt to it.



First of all, as you can see in the picture below, the mousse is heavy, thick and solid, which didn't remind me of mousse at all. However, it does melt easily and quickly and it does remind you of eating a mousse dessert. Strangely, it reminded me of eating Jello's chocolate mousse dessert, but of a much higher quality and not in a plastic cup. When the mousse melts with the chocolate it does give you a very nice mixture of flavors. It makes the chocolate richer and it's odd, but it also seems to make the chocolate feel lighter when it melts into it.

Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with a la Mousse au Chocolat

I liked this bar, but I wouldn't say it's great. It sits somewhere comfortably in the middle of the Ritter Sport line for me. I like it much better than the solid dark chocolate and even the Alpine Milk Chocolate, but it seems to be missing that winning combination my favorite Milk Chocolate Ritter Sport Cornflakes has.  I've come to expect some "oomph" from Ritter Sport, something that really grabs my taste-buds' attention.  So many of their flavor combinations do that, but this one didn't.



Jim's Chocolate Mission has a great review of this bar too.


Taste: 3/5 Liked It
Calorie Counter: 6 pieces = 1 serving = 200 calories, 14g fat, 19g sugars
Price: $1.97 purchased at Target
Ritter Sport Web Site


Ritter Sport Milk Cream Almond

Ritter Sport Milk Cream Almond

I know it's not fair, but I'm going to review another Ritter Sport bar you cannot buy in the U.S. This bar was sent to me by the Ritter Sport U.S. company and is one I had not heard of before. At first glance, I thought it was similar to the Alpine Chocolate Ritter Sport, since that is a very creamy and milky chocolate but after the first bite I knew instantly why I liked this bar.....it's the chocolate.



My favorite Ritter Sport so far is the Cornflakes Ritter Sport, which I have reviewed before. I especially like the chocolate in that bar and when I translated one of the descriptions of this milk cream almond bar, it reads like this:

Almond bits in a rich milk cream, coated in full milk chocolate with a particularly high portion of noble chocolate made of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar.

The description is important because this bar uses the same chocolate mixture as the Ritter Sport Cornflakes bar. You can find the description of that bar here, and I've posted it below:

 

Milk Chocolate made with cream

 

Our Milk Chocolate made with cream spoils you with its soft, creamy taste and full-bodied, creamy flavour. To make it, we use a basis of West African cocoa, which we round off with fine cocoa beans from Papua New Guinea and Madagascar. Only* our cornflakes are allowed to be coated in it. In doing so, they become our unique RITTER SPORT Cornflakes.

*note this is for the U.S. Ritter Sport bars, the bar I'm reviewing is from Germany, so it CAN use the same chocolate.

 



One of the reasons I like the Cornflakes bar so much is because of the rich and creamy chocolate that has a nice strong cocoa flavor. This bar has that exact same taste. Not all Ritter Sports have the same chocolate mixture, I think they have 9 chocolate recipes, and I do like some better than others.  What sets this bar apart from the Cornflakes bar is the milk cream center. Most of the time, the additions to the chocolate are the centerpiece...the chocolate is good, but it's the fillings that really make these bars taste so fantastic. In the Milk Cream Almond bar, the filling has very little flavor. I confirmed this by peeling back the chocolate and scooping out some filling and eating it plain. It had very little taste to it, except a milky and creamy texture and taste. What the filling does in this particular bar is that it makes the chocolate richer and creamier, which is absolutely incredible. While the chocolate in this bar tastes identical to the chocolate in the Cornflakes bar that I love so much, the texture is completely different. This bar melts in your mouth and then turns into a milky/creamy chocolate that makes it feel like something Dove would make. I'm not kidding.  This is the first Ritter Sport I've had that made me thing of Dove chocolate with it's silky smooth melt and texture.

Ritter Sport Milk Cream Almond

As always, the nuts added to this bar were the perfect size and Ritter Sport did not skimp on the almonds. This combination was really good.  The chocolate was fantastic and Ritter Sport never ceases to amaze me with how they make such interesting combinations and flavors.


Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 25g = 4 pieces = 1 serving = 140 calories
Price: Free Sample provided by Ritter Sport U.S.
Ritter Sport Web Site


Ritter Sport Olympia

Ritter Sport Olympia

I've had this Ritter Sport bar hidden in the refrigerator in the basement wet bar for some time now.  (Oh no, now you know where I hide my chocolate!!)  This bar, along with several others, was sent to me by the very kind people at Ritter Sport USA. This bar is not available in the U.S. market as far as I know. This is a bar found in Germany specifically and probably parts of Europe. Jim's Chocolate Mission and Candyblog were able to fill me in on the origins of this particular bar. The links take you to their reviews.



According to those two very informed writers, this bar was introduced in 1980 during the Olympics. If you don't remember this particular Olympics, it was held in Moscow and the United States and several other countries boycotted those games. I'm not old enough to remember that particular Olympics, but it's fine to learn history isn't it?  Knowing that, the name and gold wrapper kind of give away that this was an Olympic bar.  It was taken out of the Ritter Sport family of chocolate bars in 2004. Since then, there has been a campaign by the bar's fans to get the bar back into production and the picture you see is of the returned bar.



I for one am very glad to see this bar return. I'm a huge fan of Ritter Sport bars and I was dying to try this one. Translating the wrapper tells me that this bar has yogurt, honey, hazelnuts and grape sugar in it. I'm a HUGE fan of the Ritter Sport yogurt bars so I could not wait to try this one. The chocolate is good, but gets pushed aside very quickly by the tangy and somewhat creamy yogurt filling. I love the rich tangy yogurt flavor in this bar. It is different than the other yogurt Ritter Sport bars I've tried in the past. You can taste bits of honey in this bar, but it isn't a dominant flavor. It is very subtle and the honeycomb pieces are crunchy, gritty crystals that I found enjoyable. I also like the hazelnuts because of their smaller size. The hazelnuts were meaty and gave a very good nutty flavor to this bar. I like this smaller size better than the giant hazelnuts found in the milk and dark chocolate hazelnut Ritter Sport bars sold in the U.S. In this bar, it is a hint of hazelnut, rather than the dominant flavor.  Overall, the flavor was fantastic and if you have a friend in Europe, ask him to send you one of these as they are worth trying.



I wish they would bring this bar to the U.S. Ritter Sport USA could rotate this bar in every other year or only during the Olympic years. I think it would be great marketing for them. It would be similar to a cupcake bakery we have here in town that rotates flavors on certain days of the week and has a special flavor every month. It probably drives up sales and people that love cupcakes (I'm one of those people) follow the flavor changes very closely. I often hear people talking about a certain flavor they like and then hear other people talk about how they'll rush out and buy it. It is that word of mouth advertising that is invaluable, and something Ritter Sport should use to their advantage.

Ritter Sport Olympia


Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 25g = 4 pieces = 1 serving = 140 calories
Price: Free Sample provided by Ritter Sport U.S.
Ritter Sport Web Site


Dove Peanut Butter Eggs

Dove Peanut Butter Egg

This is the second bag of Dove eggs we have purchased. I have also reviewed the Dove Coconut Creme Eggs prior to this review. I purchased the two bags together in a 2/$6 sale at CVS pharmacy. The normal price on this candy is a little expensive, but I did not have to wait long for a nice sale on this candy. There were lots of flavors to choose from...but since peanut butter and chocolate is one of the best combinations in the world in my opinion, I decided to give Dove's go at this amazing combination a try.



The peanut butter is smooth and creamy and is a perfect match for the silky smooth easy melting Dove chocolate it's wrapped in. It blends well and melted together so smoothly. The peanut butter wasn't sugary sweet, although it was sweet enough and slightly salty.  I think the mixture of sugar to peanuts was just about perfect in this filling, although the peanuts were somewhat muted by the sugar. It might have been because there was so little filling inside this candy.  I was looking for more peanut, less sugar, which is odd to say since this wasn't that sugary to begin with.  It's a nice flavor overall, but I still prefer the in-your-face-sugary-sweet-grainy filling in a Reese's.

 

This candy is like the elegant "goes to fancy parties" version of a Reese's and there's nothing wrong with that. I call it "elegant" for many reasons.  One reason is the smooth Dove chocolate used and the other reason is the fancy foil wrapper. I think there's plenty of room under the peanut butter and chocolate tent. It's a big party and every candy manufacturer is invited, as far as I'm concerned. I wouldn't mind seeing ten more candies with a peanut butter and chocolate combination because they'll all taste slightly different. The chocolate is what sets this candy apart from the Hershey-Reese's juggernaut, and anyone that has tried Dove chocolate before knows what I'm talking about here. What I'd like to see is a mash-up between Dove chocolate and the Reese's peanut butter filling because that would be amazing. I think the outer chocolate of a Reese's is the downside to that candy and the peanut butter inside is the downside to this candy. I doubt that would happen as Hershey and Mars are the major competitors in the U.S. market....but a candy lover can dream!!!

Dove Peanut Butter Egg

This Dove candy has been around for awhile in the Dove Promise square size. They changed the shape for Easter and it is a great way to sell more product. Everyone loves egg-shaped candy at Easter time! I'm not sure I'd part with this candy to put in my children's Easter baskets though.  (I don't give them Reese's peanut butter eggs either, call me a horrible parent, but you know I'm the one hiding in the closet with chocolate on my hands and face eating the kid's peanut butter and chocolate candy.)  This is Easter candy for grown ups, don't we deserve a basket too?

 

Taste: 3/5 Liked It
Calorie Counter: 3 pieces = 1 serving = 200 calories, 13g fat, 17g sugars
Price: $3.00 purchased at CVS Pharmacy
Dove Chocolate Web Site


Dove Coconut Creme Eggs

Dove Coconut Creme Egg

I've reviewed several coconut products in the past. They tend to range from the sickly sweet to the fake tasting coconut flavor. I have yet to find a coconut flavored candy that I really like. However, I think I've finally found one. This is a new flavor from Dove and fits in perfectly with their other Easter egg chocolate candies.



This candy does have real coconut oil in it so the flavor is definitely more authentic. The ingredient list also has artificial flavorings listed, so maybe it isn't all real coconut flavor, but it sure tastes good. It isn't sickly sweet, it isn't fake tasting, it is just about perfect. I'm not sure I'd call the filling a creme, but it does melt very smoothly and evenly. If you look at the picture below though, you'll see it's more of a "solid" than a creme. I know that is nitpicking but when I think of a creme, I think of something completely different, more fluffy and whipped. This is more of a semi-solid.  You won't find any coconut chunks, strings or pieces in this candy either, which is a little different than what you'd find in a higher end coconut creme chocolate candy. I think that's a bonus in this candy because the chunks would be out of place and odd in a candy that melts so nicely.

 

Dove Coconut Creme Egg



Speaking of melting nicely, this is the same Dove chocolate with a silky smooth melt. This candy has a fantastic crisp shell and there's the perfect amount of resistance when you bite into this. If you haven't had Dove milk chocolate before, you should really try it. The taste is unique and the melt is definitely the best of any easy-to-find mass-produced chocolate. It's a very good chocolate for what it is. I also like the beautiful foil wrappers on this candy. The colors are fantastic and the aluminum foil keeps this candy in great condition.

 



The only downside to this candy is the size. See the picture below for a comparison to a Hershey Kiss. At 70 calories a piece this candy is very large. I think I would have preferred the candy to be half the size, it seemed like a lot of candy and after eating two of these, I was done snacking on them. I also thought the picture on the front of the package was a bit deceiving because this candy is mostly chocolate with some creme while the photo shows a ton of creme with a smaller layer of chocolate.  While an egg-shaped candy may make this seem like an Easter candy, I would be happy to see this available all year round.

Dove Coconut Creme Egg


Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 3 pieces = 1 serving = 210 calories, 13g fat, 20g sugars
Price: $3.00 purchased at CVS
Dove Chocolate Web Site


Sunbursts by Kimmie Candy Company

Kimmie Candy - Sunbursts

After reviewing the Habanero Kettle Corn Nuggets that the Kimmie Candy Company sent me, I moved on to their Sunbursts candy. In the past few years, it seems that chocolate covered sunflower seeds have begun to show up in nearly every gas station or truck stop. I've seen several companies that make a similar candy to Kimmie's Sunbursts, but I like the colors of Kimmie's best. Often, the candy coating on this type of candy is in shades of "fall"...muted and brown with some green and red.  To me, those colors aren't very appetizing.  But here, I like both the color scheme and the name; Sunbursts makes you think of sunflower seeds and the colors of this candy "BURST" out at you.



When I mentioned this product to friends, a lot of them asked me why someone would cover sunflowers seeds with candy coating and chocolate. I'd always answer the same...that someone in the past probably said that about peanuts, but look how popular peanut M&Ms are now. The candy coating on this candy is great, the chocolate is tasty and I love sunflower seeds, so that nutty sunflower flavor is fantastic. I liked the corn nuggets but wasn't addicted to them. I was very addicted to this candy!  But, even with a serving size of half a tube, I couldn't eat that many in a row. I like these as an alternative to peanut M&Ms. Sunflower seeds always remind me of summer and that's something I love thinking about with winter almost over in the snowy tundra that is the Midwest. I'm also telling myself that these are good for me because they contain sunflower seeds, I'm sure there's some science out there that can back up my claim, right?



Everyone in our family really enjoyed these. (This is the first candy I've let our one year old taste.  He couldn't get enough of them and they were a super size for him.)  I love the colors, the container and the taste.  This candy has me wondering how cashews would taste covered in chocolate, then covered in candy coating.  I can't think of a product like that...maybe Kimmie could do that next!


Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 1/2 of a tube = 1 serving = 210 calories, 12g fat, 20g sugars
Price: Free Sample Provided by the Kimmie Candy Company
Kimmie Candy Company Web Site

Kimmie Candy - Sunbursts


Chocolate Covered Raspberry Cremes

Chocolate Covered Raspberry Cremes

When I saw this candy on the shelf at my local Walgreen's, I thought Junior Mints had finally come out with a new flavor. I like the Junior Mints original, I also like the Junior Mints "inside out" version. I haven't tried the Junior Mints caramels, but I've been secretly hoping for an orange, lemon, or some other flavor. I picked up this box during the 50% off after Valentine's Day sale. I assume these are seasonal, but the box doesn't specifically say these are a Valentine's Day candy.



Other than the missing Valentine's Day hearts, this box has plenty of pink and red on it to make you think Valentine's Day. It looks like an upscale Junior Mints box with fancy font and catchy "Delight in each bite!" slogan. If you are not aware, Junior Mints are produced by Tootsie Roll Industries.  It's odd that they didn't use the Junior Mints name, which is WAY more identifiable than the Raspberry Creme name with small Tootsie Roll logo in the upper left corner.



I keep comparing this candy to Junior Mints because it is the same company producing both candies and this candy is identical to a Junior Mint in every way. These are the same size as a Junior Mint, they have the same shell. Even the fondant in the middle seems the same, but this one is artificially flavored raspberry instead of soothing mint. The shell was exactly like a Junior Mint. Crunchy, chocolatey with a nice cocoa taste. I didn't find a single crushed candy in my box, so both the shell and box held up well. The fondant inside was pleasant. It has just a hint of Raspberry flavor which was okay with me since the flavor was ultra-sweet and tasted artificial. The fondant had a nice easy melt and the two flavors would be great together if the Raspberry didn't seem so fake. If Jelly Belly can use real flavorings in every little bean they make, I don't see why Tootsie can't use some fantastic tasting raspberry juice for a raspberry taste that was overpowering and knocked your socks off. Even from the 50% off bin, I was still unimpressed; however I'd try any other flavor they came out with. I'm hoping they try a citrus flavor next time, *hint* *hint*.  I think lots of people would buy that and there's nothing like that on the market, *hint* *hint*.



Cybele at Candyblog has also reviewed this candy.

Chocolate Covered Raspberry Cremes


Taste: 2/5 Did Not Like It
Calorie Counter: 16 pieces = 1 serving = 170 calories, 3g fat, 32g sugars
Price: $.49 purchased at Walgreen's
Tootsie Roll Industries Web Site