The final battle of the dishes for Halloween candy is a test of Brach's new line of alternative candy corn flavors -- Caramel Candy Corn and Chocolate Caramel Candy Corn. In one sense, this follows up our sampling of caramel apple candy corn just a few weeks ago -- it's taken that long for to forget what a bad idea that was.
But, we're here again to see whether any of the other flavors are worth adding to the annual ritual of buying candy corn, gorging on it for several weeks and then not craving it until the following October.
Caramel Candy Corn (unexpected ingredient: milk)
The top half of the triangle is orange, close to traditional candy corn, while the bottom half is a light brown. The smell is the same as that of individually wrapped caramels or even Werther's.
Chocolate Caramel Candy Corn (unexpected ingredient: sweetened,
condensed skim milk)
Upon opening the bag, it smells like chocolate wax or chocolate lip
gloss. And it has a taste that's slightly
chalkier than the caramel candy corn. It's a bit like really cheap,
cellophane-wrapped school brownies.
You can't really taste the caramel; it's mostly the chocolate
flavor that you find in Indian corn. If you just eat the lighter brown
bottom, then you get a bit of caramel. But ultimately this is a chocolate candy, not candy corn.
The winner is easily caramel candy corn. It's a good change of pace
from the standard flavor. However given a choice of
alternative flavors, both of these defeat caramel apple candy corn,