How do you feel about hot-sauce-flavored candy? I, for one, was scared.
Since I’m such a huge Tabasco fan, I’ve accumulated these strange items as gifts from people in my life. For a long while they scared me, and they just sat in the dark in the back of my pantry. But finally, as I was packing up to move out of my Astoria apartment, it became time to either toss or taste, so I tasted.
Here’s the verdict:
- Tabasco jelly beans: these were the worst of the three. You have to chew jelly beans a lot, which means the Tabasco flavor stays in your mouth for far too long and is much too strong. These were so spicy I had to spit them out and I wouldn’t even call them candy.
- Tabasco chocolate: this was neutral for me. Spicy chocolate actually isn’t terribly strange, and the flavors aren’t bad together, but I’m just not a fan. I’d prefer my chocolate dark and plain.
- Tabasco cinnamon candies: this was the best candy of the three, and I actually enjoyed eating it (over the summer I got through the whole bottle). This is not surprising, since cinnamon candy is actually a real, normal candy that people know and enjoy. This Tabasco version of the classic was just a bit spicier than usual, which really worked.
Have you encountered any other strange Tabasco-infused items?