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Hershey's "Candy Corn"

Hershey

Taste: 4

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 4

All scores out of 5

I never thought this bar would work. I've had a little experience with candy corn flavoured treats in the past and they've never worked. It has something to do with the fact that I'm not even sure if one can describe a candy corn's flavour, let alone imitate it. Then I tried this bar, and I was strangely surprised.

I was surprised not only because they've come the closest to replicating the candy corn flavour, but they've also created a complex flavour combination with much more depth than candy corn has on its own. When you bite into this bar you're treated to 3 different flavours that come in one at a time. First you have a strong vanilla flavour, which is probably the closest common flavour that I associate with candy corn. Then for a brief second you get a hint of candy corn, that unmistakable but hard to describe flavour. Finally you're left with a rich creamy flavour, similar to Hershey's Cookies and Cream bar.

This is a pretty complex flavour combination for a white bar with orange and yellow flecks throughout it. The best way to describe this bar is surprisingly complicated. It's a shame that it only really works on Halloween.