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Sunday, August 26, 2018
Hokey Halloween Horror: Caramel Apple Mike and Ike
The front of the box is great but the back is even better! Check it out! Not only do we get the same brilliant orange color and the falling leaves from the front but we also get a cel-shaded looking basket of tart, green, Granny Smith apples along with a huge caramel apple. Do you think that caramel apple is to scale? Maybe it takes a basket or two of little apples to join together Voltron style to make one giant caramel apple. To be honest, though, the presence of the caramel apple on the back of the package is essentially directions. Yeah, the caramel candy and apple candy tastes great in its own but when you mix it together it really does manifest the essence of a real honest to goodness caramel apple inside of your mouth.
On their own, the apple candies are a bit better. They're both sweet and sour and have the nice tangy tartness of a Granny Smith apple. Plus, the light green is really pleasant. It's not quite Halloween slime green (which is it's own color) but the apple candies do have a little bit of spotting on them that definitely makes me think of produce. I don't often think of produce when eating candy but I did here and I'll admit that I enjoyed the experience.
Of course the real test of these is mixing them together, right? That's how you eat Mike and Ikes anyways: Start by trying each flavor individually for awhile and then eventually pour entire servings of them directly from the box into your mouth. These taste great together. It's not just a general blended, sweet flavor, either; the caramel and apple really go together well and taste like caramel apple. It's a gosh darn mystery how Just Born did this, but they did it.