Candy corn flavored goodies seem to be in vogue this year and Hershey’s has jumped on the bandwagon with their own sugary spin. Comprised of a white candy corn crème with orange candy bits in them, these are somewhat reminiscent of the cookies-n-crème candy bars (one of my favorites). Opening the bag, the smell was a little strange…a sickly sweet and plastic-y combo. Unlike the Pumpkin Donut and Apple Crisp Laffy Taffy treats I reviewed earlier this month, these treats thankfully don’t taste like they smell. The first bar tasted a bit weird as my brain got a handle on the flavor, but after recalibrating my expectations by the second one it was far more enjoyable.
The packaging features an adorable little witch with a shock of curly, orange hair, striped stockings, and a candy corn themed dress and hat. She’s pretty cute and accompanied by a few errant bats. The orange, yellow, and white stripes on the edge of the bag give it a circus vibe. It also employs one of my favorite color combinations; grey and orange.
I’d give these a 3 out of 5 Snack-o-lanterns. These weren’t bad, but not really my thing.