I love tootsie pops. Especially the grape and orange. But I LOVE caramel, so when I saw this bag while Halloween candy shopping (#myfavoritething), I had to buy it. In fact, I’m eating one right now.
Once you open the bag, they really don’t look like anything special.
But Tootsie Pops have a way of being visually underwhelming, so I wasn’t bothered by the odd brownish reddish wrapping. Sadly however, these don’t achieve what they’re going for. Yes, they have a caramel flavor to them, but you know that “chocolate” taste Tootsie Pops have? Their version of caramel is half caramel, half Tootsie chocolate. I was hoping for deep caramel, maybe with a salty note, like Werther’s Originals. These aren’t even in the same ballpark.
Don’t get me wrong, these are tasty, but…honestly, I’d rather have a fruit flavored Tootsie Pop. As a side note, their new flavors like lemon lime, pomegranate & strawberry are excellent. The limited edition caramel though? Best to stay limited. I was pretty disappointed.
However, if you’re a Tootsie Pop completist or just a caramel nut, you can pick these up from our friends at Candyfavorites.com. Use the link below to purchase, just don’t expect too much. Remember, when in doubt, go grape. OLways.