scores out of 5
think the name of these candies is a little misleading, I don't
think that this should be called "popcorn" flavoured.
I think instead they should be called "sweet butter"
flavoured candies. There are some things that popcorn offers
as a flavour that these lack, one of them is written right on
the package, "salty". I didn’t taste any kind
of salty flavour what so ever. I also didn't taste anything
corn like either. Considering these are two out of three important
elements to popcorn, it just seems like the wrong name.
I don't blame the
folks at Creative Concepts for this though; I don't think that
“sweet butter” would attract too many people to
a candy. That's a shame, because that’s just what these
tasted like and they were pretty good. At first the outside
coating of these candies has a slight minty flavour, I was worried
at this point since popcorn and mint don’t work together.
Once I got down to the smooth creamy centre, past the minty
exterior, I was pleasantly surprised. There was something sweet
and creamy about these candies that you don't often get from
sweet treats. This balance of sweet and creamy is perfect, it
left my mouth feeling like I just licked a spoon covered in
sweet butter (that’s a good thing).
Other than the name
of the treat, the only other "flaw" I found in these
was with the size of each pellet. They were vastly different
sizes, which lead to some evaporating in my mouth in about two
minutes, while others lingered for as many as 5 minutes. I'm
not sure if these are supposed to be that way, or if this was
a manufacturing error or not. The different sizes are OK when
you have a mouthful of 10 of them, but it's a little strange
if you eat less than 5 at a time.
These candies have
the texture and look of mints, similar to Tic Tacs, but there's
something a little deeper about the flavour. They also won't
freshen your breath like mints. I assume that eating a few of
these is better for you than a spoonful of butter with a sprinkling
of icing sugar, yet they give you the same flavour in your mouth,
so that is a reason to give these a try.
Time: 2 to 5 minutes