It’s candy corn season again and I’ve already filled up my candy dishes, but when I was picking up my traditional bags of classic and harvest mix (the bags that include the candy corn pumpkins), I noticed that there was more variety than usual in the candy corn section. In other words, this year candy makers released flavored candy corn along with the traditional honey-flavored variety. I picked up a bag of Brach’s Caramel Candy Corn to try it out.
The candy is exactly what it sounds like: caramel-flavored candy corn. They come in the usual corn kernal shape, have a toffee-colored base (yellow in the original), and are delicious. The caramel flavor is unmistakable and the candy has a firm, slightly grainy texture that reminds me of fudge – especially after you begin to chew the candies and the sugar starts to melt in your mouth. There is also a pleasant, yet subtle, hint of salt in the caramel flavor.
The only negative thing I can say is that they are very, very sweet. Sweeter even than regular candy corn. This means you can’t eat too many at one sitting, which, now that I think about it, is probably a good thing. Not to mention one that your dentist will appreciate.
Cybele didn’t like them when she reviewed them, but she professes to have a love-hate relationship with candy corn in general – while I just love them. The only thing better might be the Brach’s Caramel Apple Candy Corn (which Candy Addict already reviewed).