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.