B - North America - Pieces

Bull's Eyes

Purity

Taste: 1.5

Texture: 2.5

Novelty: 3.5

All scores out of 5

July 26 2006

Nothing - not a clue. That's what I know about this treat before biting into it. That's also what I expect, and possibly how I'll feel after eating it. This is a tender time for a Candy Critic. You sit looking at the bag wondering... no dreaming... of what's to come. I used to not even look at the ingredients before I bit into a new treat, but those days of optimism are long gone. Too many bad surprises. So here goes, let's see what I get.

I popped it into my mouth and bit. Is that correct? It's either a really brittle suck candy or a really strange chew candy. I think I should re-think my strategy, although it's basically fallen apart in my mouth at this point and disintegrated. Is it supposed to do that? Well of course it is, or it wouldn't. Right?

The taste is molasses, a really strong molasses. I can't say I'm a big fan. I've always considered molasses good for flavouring things as an aid, not as the main coarse. I don't think I really like them, although the experience was great. The tension, the intrigue, all that goes into trying something new. Ahhhh, the life of a Candy Critic. Bull's Eyes are not so bad that I would call it a bad experience, it's just an experience I'd rather not have again.