Slimy mint thing

Chucky Fru

Taste: 3

Texture: .05

Novelty: 3.5

All scores out of 5

November 29 2006

As the Candy Critic I have to admit something. I’ve been known to buy strange candy and give it to people just to impress. More importantly, I’ve done this in the past and then regretted it because I reviewed the treat later and man, some of them can be gross. I’m looking at this current review and thinking this is exactly what I’ve done. I picked up this treat because I was being interviewed on a morning TV show and they asked me to bring some treats. I figured I’d pick up something totally gross-looking and make the hosts eat it. Sure, it entertains me and the people watching at the time, but here I am now staring down this treat wondering if that green look on the face of the host was just for the cameras or if it was real.

After taking my first bite, not only am I kind of revolted but a little educated. I’ve just discovered a flavour that would never work with Jello. Yup, that’s what this is, mint Jello. Although it’s a little firmer than classic Jello, it’s your basic (often found in Asia) gelatin treat, but minty. I have to admit my breath feels fresh, so I guess the mint flavour itself is pretty good, it’s just not working with the slimy texture. Not that I was really expecting it to work, in fact I was pretty sure that was going to be the reason I was cowering.

I can’t even get through a whole little pocket of this stuff.