Parma Violet

Swizzels Matlow

Take a classic candy like Rockets and give it a horrible perfume flavour and what do you get? Parma Violet, that’s what. I for the life of me can't figure out the appeal of these types of treats, it's like eating a bathroom product. My sister is a huge fan of perfume flavoured treats, and she used to use them against me. I have always had a love of candy, and she would present Thrills gum to me and say I could eat as much as I wanted. I would be left with a conundrum, I want candy, but I don’t want to eat something that tastes like soap. I would often go for the gum, and hope that it might not taste that bad this time, it always did.

If you’re familiar with Thrills gum, then you know what these taste like. I’m not sure who came up with the idea of giving a candy a perfume flavour, so I’m not sure if this is a rip off of Thrills or vice versa. I’ll be honest, I don’t really care that much. If anything, the company that came up with the idea of eating a perfume flavour candy should not be given credit, but should instead be given blame. If I did have to try and find one redeeming thing about this candy, I would say that the texture is fine. I might also say that the purple colour is fine, but I can’t help but look at this purple colour and think about how much I wish these were grape flavoured instead.

A fun little crunchy candy with a really gross perfume taste. I understand that some of you might like this, but I will never agree.