Monday, October 6, 2014

Herhsey's Candy Corn Bars

Place purchased: Walmart 

Price: $2.50

Number of reviewers: 6

Appearance - 6.4

The Hershey's Candy Corn bars are individually wrapped, snack sized bars and are sold in 9.45 oz bags. Each bar is segmented into four pieces and consists of "candy corn creme" with yellow and orange bits scattered throughout. I find it interesting that these bars did not meet the FDA guidelines for white chocolate, so Hershey's called it candy corn creme instead. 

E: It's white and crumbly. 
E2: Looks like funfetti frosting. 
J: I like the colored bits. 
S: I like the flecks in it. 

Flavor and Taste - 4.8

The candy corn creme is incredibly sweet and has a slight honey flavor, exactly like normal candy corn. 

C: Just like candy corn. 
E: Sickly sweet, devoid of flavor. Like eating solid sweetened condensed milk. 
E2: So sweet, reminds me of canned frosting. 
J: Very sweet, with a majority of the flavor being white chocolate. A slight honey/caramel aftertaste. 
S: Just like candy corn, but I don't really like candy corn. 

Texture - 4.3

The bars are initially very dry and crumbly. After a piece is chewed a few times, the texture changes to feel oily. It is an unexpected and unpleasant texture. The little yellow and orange specks do not add any textural variation. 

C: Weird viscosity and chalkiness. Very mouth coating. 
E: Meh. Kind of grainy. Very delayed melt. 
E2: Lard, so mouth coating, oily. 
J: Soft, slightly grainy. Not smooth. 
S: Just like candy corn, chalky. 

Aftertaste - 4.3

The aftertaste is straight up candy corn flavor and oddly astringent. 

C: Candy corn. 
E: Sugar. Wax. Bad. 
E2: So much vanilla frosting, I'm getting a headache! 
J: Sweet only. 

Overall - 4.9

The Hershey's Candy Corn bars perfectly capture the flavor of candy corn. However, I despise candy corn. The bars are essentially candy corn with a worse texture. These substitute a dry, yet oily, bar for the traditional soft, grainy mellowcreme candy corn. I am not impressed. 

E: This would be the Halloween candy I'd try to trade with someone else.
E2: Bleckkkkk! This candy is Halloween scary in a bad way. 

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