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Mike and Ike "Jolly Joes"

Just Born

Taste: 3

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 2.5

All scores out of 5

I’m not really used to Mike and Ikes only offering one flavour in a package. Most of the time Mike and Ikes come in packages featuring at least two flavours, and sometimes as many as 5, but not with these. The only flavour you get in this package is grape, purple grape, plain and simple. I'll tell you I did enjoy these, but I do have two questions/problems with this treat.

The first problem I have is the name, what exactly is "Joe" so jolly about? I'm guessing that this is some kind of marketing idea to give each flavour a different character representation, that's fine, but if you do this, make sure to put a picture of the character on the package. If you don't do that it's just confusing and strange. My second problem with this treat is with the words "Real Fruit Juice" on the package. I read the ingredient list, and it does contain real fruit juice, it has "pear, orange, strawberry, cherry, lime, and lemon" juice, but no grape juice.

Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy these, and while I can't say they're my favourite Mike and Ike flavour, I can tell you that they're pretty good. The flavour isn't a realistic grape flavour, I think I might know why, but it's a nice fake grape flavour much like a grape Popsicle.