Welcome to day 15 of Tag Sale Tastes’ Pumpkinpalooza!
Today I have for you Brach’s Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn:
No real point in looking at the ingredients, but what the heck:
As I suspected — natural and artificial flavor, and of course, yellow and red food color. Shellac is a new ingredient to me. Kinda wish I hadn’t seen that.
Here they are:
Cute little candies, aren’t they? They tasted pretty much like regular candy corn at first blush, chewy and overly sweet, but then the artificial and natural flavors kick in and the aftertaste, which stays with you, is fairly unpleasant, and not at all pumpkin spice-y. My friend described it as antifreeze mixed with caramel. I would highly recommend sticking to regular candy corn for eating. If, however, you find yourself with a bag of these on your hands, they do have a higher and better use, and that is decorative. They look quite festive in a fall arrangement:
They’d also make good turkey tailfeathers in your Thanksgiving dessert creations, such as these Oreo turkeys (made with regular candy corn):
Rating: 1 pumpkin (out of 5)