Unfortunately, we never found out. Feeling a little silly, we tried rubbing the box and various conversation hearts, but no scent was revealed. I mean, when we opened the inner plastic lining a huge, overpowering, sticky sweet smell was released into the air, but we didn't think that counted. And the glitter? Well, it wasn't so much glitter as a luminescent coating that served more to blur the words than to make the hearts shine.
The hearts came in four "forbidden" flavors: Orange Obsession, Tempting Apple, Secret Strawberry, and Passion Fruit. We mostly appreciated the Orange, which had a pleasant Creamsicle taste to it, and the Passion Fruit, which, while perfumey, was a nice departure from your everyday candy flavors. Of course, being Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, they otherwise tasted like your average Valentine's Day nub of chalk--a soft and slightly chewy nub of chalk, thanks to the addition of gelatin.
The sayings on the hearts were revamped (har har) for the Twilight consumer: "Bite Me," "With You," "Live 4 Ever," "Lamb,"U R My Life." The "Forks" one had us baffled until an internet search told us that was the name of the town where the series takes place. This is where being a fan would probably immensely buoy your eating experience.
Would we finish the box? The 5 ounce, theater-size box may never be emptied.
Would we purchase again? We think we'll leave them for the true fans.
Rating: 2 out of 5
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