Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Starburst Original Fruit Chew Candy 2oz

Every candy vending machine has certain items.  It's as if there's some cosmic code that these candies have to be sold.  You can almost always find M&Ms (both plain and peanut) or Milky Way.  Snickers and Three Musketeers are also very common.  One of the ones I usually see is Starburst.  I'm sure you've seen it, too.

For those that have never actually tried them, they're little box-shaped candies that are square on two sides.  The standard flavor assortment is pink (strawberry), orange (orange), yellow (lemon) and red (cherry).  Each flavor is pretty close to what it's supposed to be.  The texture is sort of waxy and the candies are pretty easy to chew.  They're a little sweet, but not too bitter.

If I recall, the 2-ounce package comes with 12 candies, three of each flavor.  The flavors alternate, making it a little more difficult to pick out one or two flavors.  Each candy is individually wrapped, which makes it easy to share them or save them for later.  (I've tried both and neither one is all that easy, considering that I like all of the flavors.)  I've never seen any particular flavor sold individually outside of bulk-candy store.

The price is comparable to any other candy of its size.  Expect to pay around 75¢ each, give or take a quarter.  I've liked for a long time.  I remember sitting in class in high school and college eating them one at a time.  Sometimes, to maximize flavor, I'd flatten them in the individual wrappers.  (It maximizes contact with the tongue.)

I've never seen another fruit chew sold in this form, at least not in vending machines or at drug stores.  As such, it has no direct competition.  The closest thing I can think of is Skittles or maybe jelly beans.  (If you think of something, please feel free to leave a comment.)  I'd recommend these to anyone with a sweet tooth.

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