Halloween means costumes, carved pumpkins, hay rides and candy corn! Brach’s is one of the leaders in candy corn production and they have added another flavor to their line up. No longer do you have to settle for the regular yellow, white and orange candy corn, now you can indulge in their Caramel Apple flavored candy corn. When I saw the bag at the grocery store I knew I wasn’t leaving without getting one. Could they really have managed to capture the taste of a caramel covered apple?
Oddly enough, National Candy Corn Day is celebrated on October 30th, not the 31st. I guess this candy is so special that it just can’t share the spotlight with Halloween.
The 9.5 ounce bag has a suggested retail price of $1.49 but most stores are selling them for less to entice customers to get in on the Halloween rush before it’s too late. When I saw that these and the regular candy corn assortment were on sale for .99 cents, it made it a done deal. How can you tell the difference between the regular and the caramel version? These are white, orange and brown and when you open the bag the smell that hits you is identical as to what you would smell after you take that first big bite into a sweet caramel covered apple.
I had planned to use these as part of a craft project to make Halloween picture frames. I had picked up several other types of candy corn and started arranging them on plastic transparent frames but wasn’t satisfied with the candy I’d managed to collect. These added just the right amount of extra autumn color to it and gave it a nice scent. I’m sure that over time the smell will dissipate but for the time being, I have some very cool looking picture frames that smell oh-so-seasonal.
These aren’t the healthiest things to be snacking on; each serving (22 pieces) contains 140 calories and 36 grams of carbohydrates (30 from sugar). Do you really think you can sit there and count out twenty-two pieces and limit yourself to it? Well, with this flavor, you might just be able to. It’s sweet like regular candy corn but there’s an apple kick to it that – honestly – satisfies even the most demanding sweet tooth. When I opened the bag I thought that I would tear through the whole thing in a matter of days but that wasn’t the case. The slightly tart apple taste sticks with you long after you’ve gobbled up the last piece.
Brach’s also makes these in snack size packages so they are a safe thing to hand out to trick-or-treaters that may come calling. You can check out their other products at their website, www.brachs.com. They guarantee the freshness of their products and that you will be satisfied with them or they will replace it or send you another Brach’s product.
The Caramel Apple flavor might not be for everyone but this candy junkie loved every sweet, sugary bite!