If McDonald's created as many new flavors of McFlurries as Brach's does of candy corn, we'd live in a tastier world. Alas, for now, we can reap the benefits of Brach's impressively prolific candy-corn line. Their new flavor, cookie, is making waves on social media.
Instagram snack-food insider The Junk Food Aisle posted a photo of Brach's cookie-flavored candy corn, filled with multi-colored cone-shaped candies that are said to taste like chocolate chip, oatmeal, cookies and cream, and butter cookies.
They're neither orange nor adorned with pumpkins or spooky creatures, which gives us an excellent excuse to try them far before Halloween.
There aren't many reviews on the new product, but things aren't looking very positive thus far.
"These taste like straight up artificial flavor and alcohol based butter extract," an Instagram user commented on The Junk Food Aisle's photo.
A reviewer on The Impulsive Buy was also less than pleased.
"I did not like them," they said. "They don’t taste like the cookie flavors they are supposed to be and the smell of the candy was off putting. I ate a couple of each flavor and tossed the rest of the bag in the trash.
"Brachs has had some very good candy corn limited flavors the past few years. These are not one of them."
Even still, as a steadfast candy-corn fan, my curiosity is piqued. Brach's delicious yet wildly unsafe combination of sugar, corn syrup, gelatin and artificial flavor has not let me down so far, and I'm particularly interested in sampling this butter cookie variety of candy corn, which I'm sure must bear some resemblance to a tasty piece of shortbread.
Granted, I have only tasted the tried-and-true original flavor and have no experience with Brach's other adventurous candy corns, like their "brunch favorites" line or their pumpkin spice and caramel macchiato flavors, which all received mixed reviews.
The Junk Food Aisle found a bag of cookie candy corn at the Dollar General, and the flavor is also available at Candy Warehouse at $5 for a 15-ounce package.