Yet another find at the dollar store was this package of Caramel Apple Taffy treats by Melster Candies:
Now these look like the old standby peanut butter kisses (same concept, peanut butter taffy with a slug of peanut butter in the center) but with green apple on the outside and a slug of caramel in the center.
The big thing more than touting that it is caramel APPLE taffy, is that the caramel is REAL! (and I did look in the ingredients, yes, it is real caramel…)
They do look inviting in the package, don’t they?
This is the apparent serving size according to the package, 4 taffy treats equal 110 calories (which isn’t bad at all). Some have the caramel perfectly centered, while others it looks as though the caramel exploded out of the treat.
This one is darn-near perfect. The smell is of a green apple mixed with caramel but the taste is something else. The artificial apple flavoring overwhelms the caramel, so it tastes like a gummy glob of fake apple in your mouth.
If you’re into taffy or maybe completely wild about artificial green apple flavor, these may be for you. I don’t recommend handing these out as Halloween treats to Trick or Treaters, you may end up getting egged or TP’d…