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Candy Review: Eiffel Bon Bons

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Eiffel Bon Bons

As I was starting to write this article, I found myself with a dilemma. You see, I couldn’t come up with a category in which to put this particular candy. The package says “chewy candy” but it isn’t a gummy. It starts out hard, but it ends up soft, so neither of those work either. Ultimately, I guess it will just have to stand in a category of its own.

I received two varieties of Eiffel Bon Bons in a candy-laden package originating from Brian and his spoils from the All Candy Expo. I was immediately drawn to the strawberry variety, but it turned out both flavors were delicious.

As I tore open the first package, I was struck by the strong smell. It reminded me a little of pink cotton candy. The pieces of candy themselves looked for all the world like larger-than-average After Dinner Mints. When it came to eating, however, all mint resemblance ended. On both strawberry and apple, the first flavor that presented was a mild sweetness from the extremely fine sugar coating. Next came the strong artificial flavoring, which is actually something I quite enjoy. The apple flavor really reminded me of a green apple Jolly Rancher. In terms of texture, they started out quite firm (some more than others), but quickly softened to a very chewy, almost gum-like consistency.

Call me weird (many people do), but I’ve always enjoyed artificial flavoring. Both varieties were tart, with the apple slightly higher on the tartness scale. The flavor really comes out as the candy softens.

Apparently, these are “Enjoyed by students and foreign language groups in the U.S. for over 20 years!” I can’t say that I’ve ever encountered them before, but if you happen to run across some, I recommend you give them a shot. Personally, I’d love to try the watermelon.

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26 Responses to “Candy Review: Eiffel Bon Bons”

  1. 1
    DreamyJen says:

    OMG…I haven’t had these since high school, I’d completely forgotten about these! We sold them in our French class as a fundraiser, though I think I ate most of mine and had to cough of the money on my own. I’ve had strawberry and apple as well, and now that you bring it up, I REALLY miss that tart flavor. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I really want a few bags now!

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    Jamie says:

    The French club used to sell these in my high school, as well. Everyone called them “candy crack” because they’re SO addictive!
    I wish they were more widely available.

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    dan neitzel says:

    just saw another new hersheys kiss at sams club. it is a new york cheesecake kiss and just smelling the bag is making me drool!

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    Rosa says:

    We used to fundraise for NFHS with these too! I miss them!

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    Lisa says:

    Haha, I googled eiffel bon bons because I was eating them while doing my h/w and had nothing to do and this is the page I come up with. Anyways, I love bon bons! My french club in high school sells them and I have a whole bag of them right now to sell and I’ve just been eating most of them, and watermelon is my favorite! I never really liked sour/tart flavors and the watermelon is just plain sweet! I love it!

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    Lisa says:

    I forgot to add that they sell very easily at my high school and everyone asks me constantly if I have more bon bons, and I’ve tried every flavor except cherry and they’re all sour except watermelon. I wonder how cherry tastes like!

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    fg says:

    Does anyone know where to get this candy beside wholesale? I’m pregnant and I’ve been craving this candy?

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    Goob says:

    we used to have these in German class in high school. They reminded me of starburst, but more dense with powdery sugary stuff on it.

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    Morgan says:

    About two weeks ago the French club in my high school started selling these for $0.75 a bag. Kind of expensive but well worth it. Everywhere you see people with a little colorful bag of these things. It’s a new fad.
    I try and buy some once a week. They’re yummy to snack on in chemistry class xP

    I recommend these to anyone who likes taffy consistency candy with a slight fruity and sugary taste.

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    Mrs. E says:

    we use to eat bonbons in school to i miss eating those candys i found a web site that sells then i know this is probley old news now but it is call

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    justin says:


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    Roz says:

    For years, I have been trying to find where these little balls of sweet/sour goodness are sold commercially. Never found out, but found a pretty close substitute. Strawberry Mentos have a harder outer coating, but it is basically the same concept and taste – sweet outside and tangy, fruity inside. Every since someone let me try 2 pieces 6 years ago, I’ve never looked back. Give it a shot!

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    Kimmy says:

    I’m in love with this candy because it taste so good =)

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    Madison says:

    They are great! MY french teacher gives them out to people who get the questtion right an they are great! I could eat them all day!

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    Jenny says:

    Woah, We called them candy crack back in middle school, try mixing them with Pepsi for an extra high!
    I want some now!!!!!

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    Hannah says:

    im selling the Eiffel bon bons for french club people buy like ten packs froma me every day! and they are so amazing im eating them right now! my favorite is blue rasberry and green apple!

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    Logan says:

    My son had three individual Eiffel Bon Bons at school and can not stop talking about them. He thinks it’s the best candy ever. I’m going to have to order some for Halloween (and for my middle school son and daughter). His favorite flavor so far is blue raspberry. Her’s is green apple.

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    Brittany says:

    Yea I’m in class right now and I just bought some green apple ones and they are the bom! lol I love them, it’s my first time trying them and they are addicting!

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    L Beezy says:

    Damn…I used to eat these in Spanish class. The cherry ones were muy delicisioso….Okay so i didn’t learn spanish very well but damn I miss those

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    millie says:

    apple bon bons are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Tiffany says:

    has any one found out if you can get them local? my french teacher sold them as a fundraiser too.

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    penny says:

    I live by the Foreign Candy Factory in Iowa and they import Bonbonsas well as candy from all over the world! In IOWA! So cool! Bonbons are definitely my favorite candy! As a child we would go to the FCF candy store and buy them! Strawberry is the best! The sweet/sour taste dances on your tongue!

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    Todd says:

    This candy reminds me a little of Razzles. Not because it’s a candy that turns into gum, but quite the opposite actually. I had no idea what to expect when I tried my first Bon Bon last week. Based on the initial taste and texture, I honestly thought I was cheing gum for a few moments, then of course it began to soften, and eventually turned to candy.

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    Kelly says:

    these are sooo tasty. Yum. Yum. Remember buying them back and high school. Omg they make your mouth watery thinking about it. Can anyone please tell me wbere I can buy them online?

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    Brian says:

    You can find where to buy theme here:

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    Jay says:

    You can order Eiffell bon bons at

    The more you buy the cheaper they are per package!

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