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Red Vines "Original Red Twists"

Red Vines

Taste: 4.5

Texture: 4

Novelty: 2.5

All scores out of 5

April 13 2008

This isn't the first time in my life eating Red Vines. A while back I was sent a box of them and was given the option of what flavour I'd most like to sample for the review. I chose cherry because I thought that the regular ones would just be... well regular. I did it because I didn't want to compare Red Vines to the fine folks at Twizzler. It's not very exciting and to be honest I wasn't really sure who came up with red liquorice first so I didn't want to judge. Well I just got another box full of liquorice cheer from the folks at Red Vines, and I was stuck with the same problem. I decided this time, since they're so tenacious that I'd give their "Original Red Twists" a try.

I have to say that I'm pretty amazed. I was expecting a Twizzlers battle I did not get it. I say this in the best way possible. These "Original" flavoured twists are pretty good, but nothing like Twizzlers at all. It's got almost a cinnamon flavour, maybe with a hint of the classic red liquorice flavour. I also find that these aren't as oily as liquorice can be (not that I mind the oily liquorice, in fact I kind of like it). I'll also say that unlike last time it would appear that my packages of Red Vines are a little softer too.

I'd say if faced with the choices of Red Vines liquorice flavours, go for the Original Red, they're not what you might expect.