Friday, September 19, 2014

Caramel Apple Laffy Taffy

Place purchased: Target 

Price: $2.69

Number of reviewers: 4

Appearance - 4.5

Before I opened one of the Laffy Taffys, I was expecting the taffy to be green, caramel colored, or maybe a striped combination of the two. The wrapper is caramel and green colored, so why would one think it would be anything else? Then I opened the Laffy Taffy, and, nope, not green or caramel colored. Instead, it is an unattractive reddish brown color. Why Nestle chose this color out of all the possible options is beyond me. 

C: Poor color choice, should be green or caramel color. 
E: Weird reddish-brown. 
S: Looks like poop. 

Flavor and Taste - 5.5

The Caramel Apple Laffy Taffys smell somewhat like caramel apple candy, yet they just taste like sour apple. Any caramel flavor that might be in there is masked by the intense sour apple flavor. 

C: Sour apple flavor, no caramel detectable. 
E: Apple flavor is distinct, but caramel flavor is overshadowed. Kind of plasticy. 
S: Mostly just sour apple with an off flavor. 

Texture - 7.0

The Laffy Taffy is chewy and sticky, like normal taffy. Some of the taffies also adhered to the interior of their wrappers; I think there should be a better way to package these. 

C: Good chewy texture. Doesn't stick to teeth very much. 
E: Like Laffy Taffy. Very chewy/sticky. 

Aftertaste - 6.0

The aftertaste is sweet and sour, with some lingering apple flavor. 

C: Apple. 
E: Sweet. Apple flavor. 
S: Sour, sweet. 

Overall - 5.5

The Caramel Apple Laffy Taffys are just a sour apple Laffy Taffys with an ugly brown color. Nothing special here. 

C: Misses the mark. 
E: It's on par for Laffy Taffy. 
S: Not impressed. 

1 comment:

  1. Personally I had a different experience as to be expected. I LOVE THESE...and wish I had purchased more when they went on clearance at the store where I work. I can clearly taste the caramel and the combination is amazing for laffy taffy. Hopefully they have these again next year.