Objectively this is a pretty ugly candy. It’s not even ugly in a way that makes it seem cool or extreme, it’s both ugly and a little boring in the way that it looks. I think it does a get a bit of a pass though since it’s one of the older classic candies from the United States (invented in 1925). It comes from a time when candy didn’t have to be spectacular or beautiful, the fact that it was sugar was pretty much good enough. The package is a little fun at least, it’s brightly coloured and fairly unique for today’s standards, although I think it would have been less unique when it came out. That’s sort of why I like the package, it appears to be true to its retro design.
The taste and texture of the candy is similar to my earlier description of how this candy looks, “it comes from a time when candy didn’t have to be spectacular or beautiful, the fact that it was sugar was pretty much good enough.” The description says that it’s “milk caramel”, but I would almost say that it’s closer to a slightly stale milk and sugar fudge. There’s no pull or stretch to the texture at all, it breaks apart fairly easily, and melts in your mouth pretty quickly. It does have a very slightly gritty texture, but that goes away pretty quickly once you put it in your mouth. Flavour wise it does have a bit of a caramel flavour, but it’s so subtle that the sweet overpowers everything. I also didn’t find it extremely creamy, with only a hint of smoothness.
I don’t think that anyone is getting a Sugar Daddy anymore because they objectively love them. I feel like most people are getting them because they’re nostalgic, and the rest of the people are just looking to take in some sugar very quickly. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this, but as an adult who’s tasting one for the first time (maybe the first time in a while, or maybe I’ve never had one I don’t remember), they’re not really a spectacular candy.