I should start by saying that all three of these candies deserve their very own post but I neglected to take three separate pictures….so instead I’ll have to stick to one giant ode to the best bulk candies ever.
Before I delve into the goods, let me set the stage a bit. Have you ever been to a wedding or a fundraising event with a candy bar? It’s a huge crowd pleaser because seeing an entire table filled with delicious looking candy that’s up for grabs makes even the grumpiest adult happy.
I used to work at a golf course where we did weddings and fundraising events every weekend. This is going back ten years ago, but I remember the first time we hosted a wedding with a candy bar and the staff was so excited. As servers, we had access to all the extra candy and needless to say we went home that night with really full tummies and big smiles on our faces.
Okay, now the reviews:
I’m going to start with the grapefruit gummy bears because they were the first ones we cracked open. When I gave one to my roommate, he popped it into his mouth, paused, and then looked at me with a huge smile on his face and said “oh wow”. I couldn’t have said it better myself. I don’t know how they made these little guys taste exactly like grapefruit but they did. They’re light, fresh, ridiculously good, and arguably my favourite candy of the bunch. I genuinely wish they sold these in the stores. I never want to eat a fruit punch gummy bear medley ever again. Grapefruit all day every day from here on out.
Next up, the tropical jelly bellies. For the most part, we’ve been selfishly hoarding the candy at home and eating it with our roommates. But a couple weeks ago I decided to be nice and brought this bag of candy to a BBQ so I could get some more diverse feedback. It only took about an hour before the bag was entirely consumed and the consensus was “these are amazing”. Clearly, the BBQ goers weren’t the most descriptive bunch of candy taste testers but they sure loved the fruity combination and these jelly bellies were by far the biggest hit at the party (we brought lots of candy for them to taste but the other reviews will have to wait). The fun thing about bulk candy is that you get to guess the flavours. We concluded that the bright green was definitely lime and guessed that the turquoise was probably blue raspberry.
And finally, the bright pink chocolate maltesers-esque balls. When I first spotted these in the box I immediately thought they were hard candy balls. I imagined they tasted like those silver candies you sometimes see on holiday cookies – aka hard as a rock and more for decoration, less for eating. Much to my surprise they’re actually filled with the most delicious malteser/chocolate combo. Now, I don’t want to give you the wrong impression, they don’t taste exactly a malteser but it was the closest comparison I could think of. So picture a malteser but instead of a hard honeycomb centre, think of the honeycomb more as little flecks mixed into the chocolate. Yum! We brought a bag of these chocolate balls to my friend and her kids to taste. Her five year old loved them! I think she was mostly distracted by the bright pink colour, which she accurately described as “pearly pink” but nonetheless, she thought they were great.
For the most part, all the candy I’ve tasted in the past couple months has been either delicious or interesting. But this bulk candy is next level. It is high quality, unique, and genuinely good. I can only imagine how much fun it would be to have a candy bar with all three of them on display.
Enjoy the sweet stuff,
All the candy from this blog was given to me by Candy Funhouse but the opinions shared are 100% my own.