Twizzlers "Strawberry"


Two things strike me with this particular review. First, why haven't I reviewed these yet? They're pretty common in my part of the world, and I’ve probably had them a few times over the last few years. I'm also surprised no one has complained that they're not up here yet either. Second, why do I instinctively call candies like this red licorice? It's not on the package anywhere, and licorice is a flavour that this particular treat does not have at all. It's a strange world we live in.

If you've never had Twizzlers before, I'd like to make a couple of comments about them. First of all, if you want to try them, pick up your pack at a movie theatre. I don't know why, but they're always fresh there. How do you know if they're fresh? Well, they should be kind of greasy. I'm not doing a good job selling these, am I? Secondly, make sure you have a drink with you when you eat them (preferably something sweet like a soda pop), because these things make awesome edible straws.

Flavour-wise, I've never really thought of these as "strawberry", and eating them now I still can't taste it. I think it might be because I've associated their flavour with "red licorice" my whole life, and a fruit can not be associated with it in my mind. These strawberry Twizzlers are still tasty, but I can't call them "strawberry".

I like these treats. I really have to crave them to buy them, but when I do buy them, I'm never disappointed.