Original Champion "Fruit Punch"

Candy Tops

When does a toffee become a taffy? I would argue that anything with a strong added flavour is a taffy rather than a toffee. Toffees are most often cooked sugar or milk product flavoured, where as taffies are generally fun flavours, often focusing on fruit. I say this because most of the Champion candy line seems to be toffees, and this is really the only pure taffy of the bunch. The cola flavoured Champion is kind of down the middle between toffee and taffy, but this one is firmly on the taffy side.

I will say this, Champion should probably stick to toffees, because this taffy was really lacking in flavour. Maybe that's something they did on purpose, but I felt that this fruity taffy really needed a bit more flavour. It wasn't bad, but it also wasn't bold either. It was a sweet simple chewy fruit flavoured cube. I think what it needed is a zing, some sour flavour to boost up the fruit flavour. When I started to chew this cube, my brain kept telling me to wait for the sour kick, but it never came.

Flavour wise it's a very difficult fruit collection to identify. I'm always partial to fruit punch flavoured candies when I can identify the fruits used. These were just your standard red fruit punch, somewhat like Hawaiian Punch, only not as bold. These were more like a light Hawaiian slap.