The last few Twizzler spin-offs havenâ€™t really been anything special for me. Despite the popularity of the cinnamon variety, they just werenâ€™t my thing. The same holds true for the less popular Rainbow Twizzlers. Actually, I donâ€™t really care for any Twizzlers that arenâ€™t the strawberry or cherry flavors.
At the All Candy Expo, I was given a complimentary tote bag to lug around all the goodies I would be receiving, and it happened to be already filled by an assortment of products, including those donated by Hershey’s. I guess they were trying really hard to make sure no one in press missed any of their new products.
It wasnâ€™t until I began cataloging my hoard that I even noticed the red and yellow Twizzlers in my bag. â€œNew Twizzlers Sweet and Sour Filled Twistsâ€ the wrapper advertised. I wouldnâ€™t have every picked these up at a store, but since I was given them it couldnâ€™t hurt to try them.
The strips are a bright neon yellow and red/pink color combination, holding a great deal of fragrance thatâ€™s released when you tear the plastic wrapper. The packaging lists the two flavors as Cherry Kick and Citrus Punch, so it seemed fairly evident which color corresponded to which flavor.
Cherry Kick: These were sticky, but not in the sense that the candy is sticky, but rather it just likes to stick to other pieces of the candy. The strip is a little more bloated than your average Twizzler, but that appears to be a result of the gel center inserted within the hollow cavity.
The texture is rubbery like all Twizzlers, but these are soft compared to the hard rubber variety of the classic flavors. My first bite revealed a floral punch flavor, almost Hawaiian in nature. Like the wrapper advertised, the inside definitely provided a great snap of flavor with the tanginess of the gel.
Cherry is the most dominate flavor in the piece, but I detected notes of pineapple and some other citrus and berry flavors. The texture of eating one of these is odd. At times theyâ€™re grainy, then soft, and finally liquid-y. It was kind of like eating gum.
Citrus Punch: These had a sharp citrus zest to them, with lemon being the dominate flavor of the citrus. They too were tasty, but retained the odd texture that the first piece possessed.
I was pleasantly surprised. The flavors are most delightful without being overpowering on the sweet or sour side; they strike the perfect balance. They even complement each other well if youâ€™re game to eat one of each flavor together. Normally, I advise people to stay away from new Twizzler products, but these are certainly something I think people should try.
Buy Twizzlers Online: