If your taste buds like to play detective, there are two new mystery flavor candies from the Ferrara Candy Company — Now and Later WTF and Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers WTF. In these instances, the WTF doesn’t mean what the acronym has usually stood for — the World Taekwondo Federation. Instead, it asks, What The Flavor?
Now and Later WTF consists of mixed fruit chews. Every piece is white, which, of course, gives no clues to what the flavors could be. It tastes as if there are four of them in the bag.
One is definitely pineapple, which is quite tasty. It’s not overly sweet, but I knew it was the tropical fruit the moment I put it into my mouth. Another one is watermelon, but it’s not as potent as a Jolly Rancher. As for the others, it’s either passion fruit, kiwi, or a strawberry Fruit Roll-Up, my taste buds can’t decide.
My taste buds also can’t recall the last time they’ve had Now and Later candy. They don’t remember how tough they are. “Hard Starburst” is what I’m going to start calling Now and Later from now on.
Unlike, the Now and Later, the Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers WTF have color, which is a little disappointing. I wish they were transparent or white, making them look like albino snakes or gummy worm ghosts. But the colors do not give hints to what they may taste like. Also, unlike the Now and Later, the gummies are easier to eat.
There seem to be three flavors. I’m positive one of them is peach because I love gummy peach rings and will never forget that taste. Another one, I think, is blue raspberry. And the last one, I believe, is lemon lime. Ugh. I’m a horrible flavor detective.
I’m a sucker for mystery products, but I’m a little disappointed by these. All the flavors, whatever some of them are, are tasty. But they all seem to be fruity varieties that have already been made. It would’ve been nice if there was at least one new or utterly wacky flavor (wasabi would’ve made me wail WTF).
I realize I should’ve started this review with a SPOILER ALERT because I might’ve ruined the mystery for all of you. It would be like me saying Avengers: Endgame involves [DELETED] going [DELETED], then they travel to [DELETED] in order to [DELETED], and then they figure out [DELETED]. Knowing that would’ve made you angry, like the Hulk in Endgame where he [DELETED] and ended up [DELETED].
A special thanks goes to TIB reader, and regular Spotted photo contributor, Robbie for sending me a bag of each candy.
Purchased Price: 2 for $4
Size: 5 oz. bags
Purchased at: Stripes (7-Eleven)
Rating: 6 out of 10 (Now and Later)
Rating: 7 out of 10 (Trolli)
Nutrition Facts: Now and Later (7 pieces) – 120 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 40 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein. Trolli (8 pieces) – 100 calories, 0 grams of fat, 40 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 14 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.