Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Junior Fruit Cremes

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.

4 comments:

Katie said...

You said enough- I won't be buying them!!!

Anonymous said...

Very rich, but absolutely love these things. If they were dry in the middle, you must of got a bad batch. To me, they have same texture as junior mints. After eating some I feel myself turning into a diabetic :)

JoAnn said...

I suspected the possibility that I may have received a stale box. They were just so bad, I knew there had to be an explanation. Regardless, I wasn't nuts about the flavors and probably will not give them a second try. Glad you found a new candy to love though!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love them, one of the best non chocolate candies I have ever had. I have eaten candie on four countries and these were were so good, I will look to find more or develope my own receipt. YUMM