It’s rare that a candy company can impress me with some new and interesting products, but the people at Kimmie Candy have done just that. Stranger still was that I opened the box of treats from them and thought, “What the….?” (but in a good way!) I had the pleasure of sampling two of their products – the ChocoRocks and the Sunbursts – both of which impressed me with both taste and originality.
ChocoRocks are exactly what they sound like they should be – “boulders” of chocolate covered in a candy shell so that they look pretty much like they’ve just come out of your garden bed. Sunbursts are dry roasted sunflower kernels which are covered in cocoa and then a colored candy shell – you can purchase them as color themes (Christmas, Easter, etc) or in single-color bags.
The Sunbursts were especially delicious, as the whole nutty/roasted taste of the sunflower goes so well with the cocoa. I also liked the tear drop shape and bright colors as it made me think of rain drops in a candy-coated world! (And which Candy Addict doesn’t want that, right?) The ChocoRocks were tasty, but their novelty factor was higher than their oh-my-god-these-rock (pun intended) taste.
Perhaps the only disappointment with the products made by Kimmie is the relevance… I’m not sure I would see myself thinking, “Gee, I’ve got a craving for a chocolate boulder!” and then running out to find them. However, if some fabulous person happened to gift me some, I don’t think I could stop eating them – which is in fact exactly what happened in this case. Both products were high in visual satisfaction insomuch as they were a pleasure to look at as much as they were a pleasure to eat.
Kimmie Candy has some other products which sound equally interesting – cocoa covered cookie dough, fruit juice infused raisins and so on. Made in the USA with all American products, I can’t think of a sweeter way to boost the economy than to go buy yourself some fabulous Kimmie treats. (Bonus for the bargain hunters: they sell “slightly imperfect” candy on their website for greatly reduced prices!)