Candy Girls: Baskin Robbins Soft Candy, Mint Chocolate Chip
Photo by Liz Kellermeyer
The lure of the "New!" tag is hard to resist, even when the candy to which
it's affixed seems somewhat appalling. Like chewy ice cream. This is yet
another instance where we don't think the candy designers thought very hard
about the flavor/texture combination they were creating. Otherwise how would
you explain the appeal of turning something cold and creamy into a chewy cube?
In any case, we Candy Girls have brave tongues and strong teeth. We aren't
afraid of a little sugar and corn syrup and dry milk solids and more corn
syrup. Bring it on!
testing), Liz didn't feel right keeping this sticky oddity to herself, so invited
a couple of guest testers to join in the fun.
Individually wrapped, they come in a bright pink inner pouch inside a big
cardboard box. Upon opening the box, the scent is not so much food-like as it
is perfumey and a bit soapy. There's a strong chemical mint aroma.
left off the picture of the actual product and just left the picture of the ice
cream. Because the ice cream looks good.
Liz: Wrapped up, they look like calcium chews.
instead softer and more grainy.
tasting like mint chocolate chip ice cream.
the bottom-of-the-ice-cream-tub scrapings.
and discuss on their candy review blogs. Why anyone would buy this otherwise is
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