Candy corn is, as much as I hate to admit it, a divisive candy. Some people can’t stand the odd, waxy texture of candy corn, while others, such as myself, have never felt closer to achieving their dream of eating a candle.
For all my fellow candy corn lovers out there, are you bored of regular candy corn and looking for something with a bit more oomph? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bite into candy that tastes like an encased meat? Well, as we learned from Cheddar News, the good folks at Brach’s had you in mind when they released their new Tailgate Candy Corn. I got my hands on one of the limited-edition bags and gave it a try.
- Brach’s Tailgate Candy Corn
I’m a huge advocate of seasonal candy corn for every season, and Brach’s seems to be on board with their own creative interpretation of how that should play out. The Tailgate variety bag contains five flavors that are meant to give you that Game Day feeling: Vanilla Ice Cream, Popcorn, Fruit Punch, and of course, Hot Dog and Hamburger. As much as I love candy corn, the meatier flavors in this pack are just not for me. Hot Dog tastes like a sweet packet of ramen seasoning mixed with a dash of hot dog water. Hamburger tastes like sweet meat and cheese. Vanilla Ice Cream and Popcorn taste good enough, but there isn’t much of a distinction between the two flavors. Fruit Punch is a bit tangier than I would like.
Brach’s is nothing if not honest, and they are certainly delivering what they promise on the packaging: the full Game Day spectrum of flavors. But maybe let’s let the meat flavors ride the bench next time, shall we?
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