Twizzlers Rainbow Twists: It’s OK, You can Like

Twizz V. Red Vines

Reviewed by Matty

February 2, 2011


Twizzlers or Red Vines, Red Vines or Twizzlers…The Hatfields vs. McCoys of the candy world. Or maybe more like Apple fanbois vs. Androidos – we are all expected to land on one side of the debate. Those of us who straddle the fence usually just get sore balls. (Like what I did there?) As readers may remember, my past tendencies have been for the old school Red Vines. They age like none other, and the taste is great. Ever eaten them AS you’re eating popcorn? It’s like the best cereal you ever had. Ever drink your Sprite through a red vine? No better way to harden up that bad boy.

And yet…I’ve found a new friend in the Twizz rainbow twist! The colors aren’t from nature, neither is the taste nor consistency – but I won’t apologize for liking them. Now it’s possible I’m starting to crave because we have them at work, and everything free at work seems to taste ok…but whatever it is..

At work we only get 3 flavors but the real world appears to have a few more. Probably all as fake and tasty as the ones I’ve tried.

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  1. violet

    flavored plastic. shame considering i’d give original twizzlers a perfect score

  2. CandyBug

    I tried the sweet and sour filled ones, and they tasted like playdoh. Not even kidding.

    As for these, they’re amazing. I hate twizzlers, okay? I hate them. Red Vines too. Only the watermelon ones. But these? I cannot get enough of these things. And anything pull and peel is fine by me too!

  3. robertthebig

    All I know is that we’re stuck down here in Sayulita and the only licorice the Dulceria had was Twizzlers. I asked for licorice in impecable espanol and received a blank stare. I found the few packages of both negro y rojo Twizzlers and she smiled and said, as for me, Twizzler is the word for licorice. I wouldn’t go that far but we’ve eaten all the Twizzlers in Sayulita and loved them. Don’t remember red vines very well but recall they were somewhat lacking in flavor. Go Twizzler!

  4. Matty

    Wait – sweet and sour filled? I think I did try those and gagged. Hmm…better look into that again.

  5. Karen (aka Martha)

    You should try the sweet and sour filled Twizzlers, too. You might give ’em an 8 out of 10.

  6. Jonny

    Matty, Matty, Matty….

    I’m not sure what to say. We might be turning into Oasis, and you’re the drunk younger brother, and I’m the drunk controlling dick older brother, but I fucking HATE these. There’s no flavor!

    Unless of course I was drunk when I tried them, which is altogether possible, so maybe I should try again?

    Scared, but forever yours,


  7. Lux

    Sorry Matty but it’s Twizzlers or nothing.



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