Friday, September 14, 2007

Candy Review: Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers

Every once in a while you find a rare candy...and then you realize exactly why some things aren’t meant to have a wider market. Whoppers Milkshake Strawberry (yes that is the correct name as you can see on the box) is one of those. I found them at the candy store in Tyson’s Corner mall which I regularly prowl for new test products.

At first I thought Whoppers Milkshake Strawberry was a new product, but I’ve found a few reviews, including Candy Addict’s Brian dating from Nov. 11, 2006. It seems November 2006 was probably about the time it was released.

Now a word about the name, I know most of the reviewers call it Whoppers Strawberry Milkshake, but the reality is that there was actually two “Milkshake” versions of Whoppers. Strawberry and (wait for it) Vanilla. I'll let you readers know if I ever find the vanilla version.

However after tasting this strawberry milkshake version I can see why they only have limited circulation. They’re just not that good. They smell more like cotton candy than strawberry and there’s barely any flavor other than malt. The color is really disappointing, see for yourself. I'm strongly against dull-colored candy, especially when the color can enhance the experience. And dull pink is even more baneful.

I was very disappointed in the lack of strong strawberry flavor because I thought it would mix well with the maltness. Instead I tend to agree with the other reviewers, its mostly just an extra strong sugary taste with a slight wiff of cotton candy-strawberry scent.


Filmbo said...

Okay, so having boxes upon boxes of these guys in my office, I've been snacking at them, and I must complain about how inconsistent they are. Most of the box is nice and tasty and crunchy, but some you bite into and they feel like they were made out of plastic and glue.

Still I eat.

NewsCat said...

Why would you have boxes of Whoppers Milkshake? Did they fall off a truck?