The grooved ropes were a bright, lemony yellow and sanded with sour sugar. The bite on these was similar to a red licorice rope: soft, but with enough heft to feel like a substantial candy. (Perhaps this quality is what the tagline "delickoricious chewy snack" refers to.) The gooey middle had an off-putting consistency at first, somewhere between chewed gum and canned cherry frosting, and it remained a bit gritty on the tongue. It didn't t seem to add any extra flavor profile other than a mild fake cherry.
The lemonade part of Kazoozles wasn't bad at all: It packed a nice sour punch that stayed with you throughout the chew. But did the pink cherry filling add anything to the candy? While you could argue that it's mostly a gimmick, since the soft center melts away under the heavier flavor and texture of the rope, we ended up wishing it wasn't there at all. Yes, it was generally inoffensive to the tastebuds, but if we're going to pick out a chewy sour candy to enjoy, we'd prefer it without a cream filling.
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Would we finish the candy? Yes
Would we buy again? Probably not; we're more likely to stick to a more straightforward rope
Rating: 3 out of 5