You're either gonna love this idea or hate it: chocolate-covered candy corn. I was in Target a few days ago and was excited to see their vast array of Halloween candy. This year they have a line of products called "Skelanimals." They're cute little skeleton animals (a bat, a cat, a dog and a rabbit) and they're on everything from T-shirts to candy, like candy rings, bracelets, tins, etc. Very cute.
But I was more attracted to the display of funky candy corns. In addition to the good old regular kind, they had tangerine, toffee, caramel apple, cinnamon and a bunch of other flavors. (Cybele did a review of the Toffee ones, which I haven't read yet because I didn't want it to influence my taste buds.) I decided to go for the original chocolate-covered.
As noted in a previous post, Target brand candy corn is actually made by Zachary Confections. It seems that every brand of candy corn has it's own unique little hint of flavor. To me, the Zachary brand seems to have more of a rum flavor as opposed to say Brach's, with its buttery honey popcorn flavor.
So how does candy corn taste when combined with chocolate? Not so great, in my opinion. The first couple of chews feel and almost taste like a chocolate-covered raisin, but then you get a salty, rummy taste of candy corn. They're fine, just not something I'd seek out. Maybe that's partly due to the chocolate. It wasn't very good quality. Kind of grainy and tasteless with a high waxy sheen.
The tangerine ones intrigued me, but I've got to admit, I'm candy corn purist. How about you?