A friend and fellow candy fan picked up these jelly beans, in search of something different from the usual Starburst jelly beans. Those are delicious, but it's always fun to try something new.
Every candy seems to have it's own jelly bean this time of year, and they are all fairly similar (though some taste better than others). However, these were different! The beans were coated with a different kind of coating than a usual jelly bean. It was like they were coated in Sweet Tarts, so the coating would dissolve in the mouth with a sharp burst of tartness and a cooling sensation. The chew on the inside was good, too, sweet and gooey.
Green Apple tasted like green Laffy Taffy or Now and Laters. Not bad, but not my favorite.
Lemon rode the thin line between Lemon Heads and Lemon Pledge. Tart and juicy, but not terrible authentic.
Cherry tasted just like a pink Sweet Tart. It was a little floral, but other than that, not really cherry.
Blue Punch was always my favorite Sweet Tart flavor growing up, but here it was a little oversweet.
Orange tasted like Tang, but with extra vitamin C. Not too sour, just tangy. I think this was my favorite.
Grape was not an authentic flavor, either, but it wasn't a medicinal grape, which was greatly appreciated.
So bravo to Wonka for capturing the essence of Sweet Tart in these jelly beans! They were surprisingly good and quite addictive! On flavor alone, these were probably just a B, but because they were fun to eat...