Sometimes "limited edition" is a good thing. Case in point, Junior Fruit Cremes brought to us by the same people who make the far superior candy classic Junior Mints. I wasn't sure what to expect from Junior Fruit Cremes. They come in three flavors: black cherry, orange, and raspberry. The box boasts "creamy coated fruit centers!" and just going by the illustration on the box which shows a liquid-like substance flowing out of a candy shell, I expected them to have the same texture as a Junior Mint - melty shell with a soft fondant center. Fruity Junior Mints they are not. Junior Mint Cremes are a completely different animal.
The candy pieces are similar in size and shape to Junior Mints, but come in the pastel colors of purple, orange, and pink. They don't break apart when squeezed like a Junior Mint because their centers are too dry and pasty. The hard center covered in the more waxy, less creamy fruit shell makes for a bad texture combination. The orange tastes exactly like a Creamsicle and had the least dry center of the three. It was the best flavor in the box. I have a bad history with black cherry flavored stuff (bad frozen fruit bar as a child - still grosses me out to this day), so I wasn't that keen on it going in, but it didn't really taste like cherry, or black cherry for that matter. All I could taste was sweet. The raspberry was also sickeningly sweet and reminded me of those candy coated marshmallow Easter eggs that are always leftover on the store shelves weeks after Easter. Sorry I can't provide a more insightful flavor explanation, but I don't want to have to taste them again. I already have a stomachache from eating four of them. Needless to say, I will not finish the box.