UPDATE: I have received FRESH Red Vines and reviewed them here
You run a site called Candy Addict and youâ€™ve never had red vines? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?
Honestly, I’m not sure I have ever even seen Red Vines before here in NC. I wonder if it’s a NorthEast/NY thing? Anyone? So, I started poking around on the Red Vines website and I used the store locator to find out that Walgreen’s carries them. We have a Walgreen’s here in town that has only been open for a year or two, so last night I made a trip to Walgreen’s to try and find Red Vines and I did indeed find some – $1.29 (or 2 for $2) for a 5.5 oz pack.
So, I got some and took them home to try. Another reader named Dave had said:
Theyâ€™re nice and soft and have a distinct cherry flavor. Not at all like those hard, plasticy strawberry Twizzlers.
I like (not love) Twizzlers, so I was looking forward to trying the Red Vines. I was surprised to find though that they were just as “plasticy” as Twizzlers, contrary to what Dave said. As I was chewing the Red Vines and looking at the package I noticed it said this:
BEST BEFORE 081405
DAMN YOU WALGREEN’S!!!! You sold me expired candy!!!!!
So, understand that this review is of expired Red Vines. (I told you Red Vines aren’t well-known or popular here in NC.) So, despite them being chewier (evidently) than they are supposed to be, they were still pretty good. They had a nice flavor to them – I guess it’s a cherry flavor, but it’s not overwhelmingly cherry. it’s a good red licorice flavor. Good stuff, though I guess I needed to try them with Mr. Pibb for them to be crazy delicious. Now I’ll have to be on the lookout for unexpired Red Vines. [sigh]
Image from Wikipedia’s Lazy Sunday Entry