What are Candy Corn Red Vines?
Everyone’s favorite* red licorice** is now orange! But not only is the color new, but it also tastes like candy corn. (Supposedly.)
*Favorite unless you prefer Twizzlers, or Wallaby, or. . .
**OK, it’s not technically licorice, but who cares?
How are they?
So, what do Candy Corn Red Vines taste like?
Well, that’s not quite true. They taste like marshmallows. Which also taste like nothing.
I had some Brach’s candy corn to go with these Orange Vines, and the candy corn was positively flavorful in comparison. Let that sink in: these twists make candy corn taste flavorful.
Texture-wise, these are like regular Red Vines. They are chewy, and I feel like I want to eat several, but once I finish one, it feels like I’ve already had two or three.
Anything else you need to know?
The ingredients list includes “natural and artificial flavor.” For the life of me, I can’t figure out what that could possibly be.
I can remember a lot of candy corn products from roughly a decade ago: Hershey’s Kisses (2007), Tootsie Dots (2009), Jones Soda (2009), M&Ms (2011), Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (2011), Oreo (2012), Charms Pops (2013), Hershey’s bars (2014), Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (2014), Spangler Circus Peanuts (2014), Peeps (2015), Hostess CupCakes (2015), Russell Stover Pumpkin (2018), and Pez (2018?).
I’m happy to revive the trend (if only for the novelty), but I wish Red Vines had brought a stronger offering.
Well, at least they’re not gross. They’re just bland.
Purchased Price: $1.25
Size: 4 oz. package
Purchased at: Dick’s
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (3 Twists) 100 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 15 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar including 12 grams of added sugar, and 1 gram of protein.