I came across a small pack of caramel apple Twizzlers last night. Dinosaur Dracula did a video review of them awhile back. Figuring these things probably aren’t all that great, there’s no way I would’ve bought a bag the size that Matt did but when you can pick up a small pack for 89 cents (or however much it was), why not?
These aren’t just plain Twizzler twists. They are filled twists. This is generally a bad sign as far as I’m concerned. I’ve tried a few variations of filled Twizzlers over the years and always kick myself for doing so because the candy is never very good. There’s always a gritty sugary texture to the filling and the caramel filling here is no exception. It’s much too sweet and completely overpowers the green apple-flavored twists (which they should make separately, without any filling). If you have a real caramel apple, it’s more apple than caramel so why are we being given more caramel than apple from these Twizzlers? Because it’s candy, I guess.
Caramel apple Twizzlers are okay and probably the best of all the filled Twizzlers I’ve ever had, but they are nothing I would ever buy again. I’m always much better sticking with the traditional strawberry Twizzlers.
I feel the same way about the Extra gum I bought. Extra does a lot of fruit and dessert flavored gums these days. For the fall season, they’ve introduced two new flavors: pumpkin spice and apple crisp. Again, they’re just too sweet (even though they are sugar free). I don’t know, maybe my taste buds are changing as I get older but I’m just not enjoying these types of things anymore. This could spell disaster for blog content! Apple Crisp Extra is better than Pumpkin Spice Extra but I had one stick of each and that was more than enough. They definitely smell like their namesakes but both are too sweet and the flavor isn’t very good.
Well, this post has been a bust so far.
Ah! Halloween pencils to save the day! Target has two different 8-packs of Halloween pencils for only $1. I question the Halloween qualities of black & white stripes, black polka dots on an orange background and stars & lightning bolts, but okay. My favorite designs come from the package on the right: Jack O’ Lanterns and spiderwebs.
I went to Dollar Tree earlier in the day and they had a much better variety of Halloween pencils and their packs were TWELVE for $1. I didn’t buy them, thinking since I was going to Target, I would find some cooler pencils. I was wrong! The only reason I bought the Target pencils is because I didn’t want to go back over to Dollar Tree.
And, yes, I will actually be using these pencils. I have college algebra to do and I’ve found standard pencils are much better for me than mechanical pencils because I press down so hard when writing.