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Candy Review: Jolly Rancher Creepy Pops

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Bag of Jolly Rancher Creepy Pops

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One of the best things about Halloween for me is the post-Halloween candy sale. I get to try out all sorts of fun stuff while extending the Halloween spirit for as long as the candy lasts.

Being a Jolly Rancher fan, I immediately gravitated to the Jolly Rancher Creepy Pops. Plus, I love lollipops so I couldn’t wait to try these.

Individually wrapped Jolly Rancher Creepy Pops

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The bag has four flavors: wacky watermelon, spooky blue raspberry, ghastly grape, and eerie apple. Each pop is individually wrapped but you can tell what flavor you’ll be getting because you can see the color through the wrapper.

Bonus: the lollipops have spooky faces. You can’t tell what the face is until you remove the wrapper, so you never know whether you’ll be getting the vampire, skull, ghost, or evil pumpkin until you open the lollipop. How fun is that?

Unwrapped Jolly Rancher Creepy Pops

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I tried the ghastly grape first. What a misnomer – there’s nothing ghastly about this! It started out sweet then got a bit tart. The lollipop continued to vacillate between sweet and tart while I ate it. While the taste was definitely similar to a grape Jolly Rancher, I have to say I enjoyed this more than the original. Usually grape Jolly Ranchers are one of my less-favorite flavors, but I really enjoyed this lollipop.

Next, I tried the eerie apple. Since green apple is one of my favorite Jolly Rancher flavors, I was excited to try this. Like the grape, this pop started out sweet then got tart. I wasn’t as thrilled as I thought I’d be with this flavor because it had a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Still tasty with a green apple flavor, but I don’t think it was as good as the original Jolly Rancher candy.

I tried my other favorite flavor next: wacky watermelon. This was pretty close to a regular watermelon Jolly Rancher, just a bit sweeter. Like the apple, it just was not as good as the original, but still had enough watermelon flavor for me to enjoy it.

Finally, I tried the spooky blue raspberry. The only spooky thing here was that there was only one blue raspberry pop in the entire bag. What’s that about? In my family, all us kids would have been wrestling over this because this flavor is yummy. It’s got that nice sweet/tart thing going on and a luscious, strong blue raspberry flavor. And, for added fun, it turns your tongue blue! Definitely the highlight of the bag.

I noticed that all the lollipops were opaque where the regular Jolly Rancher candies are more transparent. Maybe whatever they did to the lollipops to change the color also changed the flavor slightly, and that accounts for the differences in taste between the lollipops and the originals. In any event, this was a really fun bag and I’m glad I’ll have them around for some spooky fun in the coming weeks.

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6 Responses to “Candy Review: Jolly Rancher Creepy Pops”

  1. 1
    Jeni says:

    We bought a bag of these too, rushing to Target as soon as Halloween was over. WE only got them because they were cheap, about sixty cents for a big bag. I thought they were pretty good, but not great. I’d take regular Jolly Ranchers over these any day.

  2. 2
    Robby says:

    if they ever make a tropical jolly rancher version of these i am all over them

  3. 3
    Terrac says:

    they were pretty good. since halloween, i have had about 4 of them. i thought they were better than the original, because of the size. you were right though, the apple had a slight aftertaste.

  4. 4
    amypaige says:

    i bought some leftover halloween jolly rancher lollipops today. they look like charms blow pops. not spooky. they came with pink lemonade, cherry, and green apple. i didn’t think they tasted much like regular jolly ranchers. less flavorful. blah.

  5. 5
    ggggggggggggggg says:

    are those candys from the 80s

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