As the Candy Critic I have to admit something. I’ve been known to buy a strange candy and give it to people just to impress. More importantly, I’ve done this in the past and then regretted it because then I have to review them myself and some of them can be gross. I’m looking at this current candy up for review and thinking this is exactly what I’ve gotten myself into. I picked up this treat because I was being interviewed on a morning TV show and they asked me to bring some treats. I figured I’d pick up something totally gross-looking and make the hosts eat it. Sure, it entertains me and the people watching the show at the time, but here I am now staring down this treat wondering if that green look on the face of the host was just for the cameras or if it was real.
After taking my first bite (or slurp) of this mint candy, not only am I kind of revolted but a little educated. What I’ve just discovered is a flavour that would never work with Jell-O. That’s what this candy is, mint Jell-O. Although it’s a little firmer than classic Jell-O, it’s your basic (often found in Asia) gelatin treat, but with a minty flavour. I have to admit my breath feels fresh, so I guess the mint flavour itself is pretty good, it’s just not working with the slimy texture. Not that I was really expecting this candy to work, after all I gave it to a television host on live TV to watch him squirm.
This candy is gross enough that I can’t even get through a whole little pocket. I have a whole bag of these little pockets, that I’ll just have to save for my next interview.