Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Pina Colada Tic Tacs
Now that Easter is over we've hit the apex of the candy season and we're descending into the vast wasteland of summer candy. Don't get me wrong; wax bottles, salt water taffy and orange slices all have their place in the candy lexicon, but honestly, it's not a very exciting time of year for candy. Having said that, I was pretty psyched to see these Summer Edition Pina Colada Tic Tacs.
I'm generally not a fan of the coconut/pineapple combination, but since these are so different I decided to give them a try. They actually have a nice balance of pineapple and coconut upon first taste. The thing is, though, I usually don't like it when fruit flavors are combined with mint. I suppose they need the mint to fit into the Tic Tac mold. (These actually brought to mind Dynamints-- remember those? They were like Tic Tacs, only the box was horizontal and they came in grape and lemon and lime flavors.)
Anyhow, I certainly would have preferred straight fruit flavor, but the mint does freshen ones breath, so who am I to complain?