It’s almost Halloween, and while we are looking forward to scoring some of the classic candy we all know and love (and unfortunately receiving the same duds as usual), there are a couple new tricks and treats to be on the lookout for. Two candy classics, Cadbury’s and Mike & Ike, have released new Halloween versions this year, and I’m here to tell you about them.
I’m not sure where the advertising has been regarding this first treat, but I didn’t know it came out this year until I was at a random convenience store the other day, picking up some Diet Coke to smuggle into the movie theater (come on, I’m not paying $8 for a fountain soda). At the checkout counter I noticed something very interesting:
What? Yes! Thankfully Cadbury realized that the world could not wait until Easter for their delicious filled chocolate eggs and released Cadbury Screme Eggs (we see what you did there, Cadbury) for Halloween. This is a huge development in the world of novelty candy.
Obviously I bought one and rushed home to try it:
There’s not much to say about these Screme Eggs that hasn’t been said about the traditional Creme Egg. If you like smooth milk chocolate filled with runny frosting, you’re not gonna be disappointed. The notable difference, of course, is that the “yolk” of the egg is bright, oozy green instead of the traditional orange. I think it tastes exactly the same; one of my friends commented that the green frosting tastes like lime, but I think her eyes just tricked her. Weirdly, the website calls it a “caramel center,” but I think we can all agree that it’s classic frosting.
If you love the original Cadbury Creme Eggs (like me!) then you will love these. If you dislike Cadbury Creme Eggs, you will not like these, and your life will remain sad and empty.
Next up: the Mike & Ike Mummy’s Mix! I have to say I was a little let down by these guys, and this is coming from a person who generally likes Mike & Ikes. I guess I was just hoping for something more. What makes them spooky? What makes them mixed by a mummy? All of this is very unclear. The pellets aren’t orange and black, they aren’t spooky flavored…just your average lime, lemon, orange, raspberry and grape. I guess grape is purple, and purple is kind of like black, therefore this is Halloween-y?
By the way, I listed those flavors in the order of best to worst. The citrus ones are good, but the raspberry tastes like Smirnoff raspberry vodka (which I guess might be good, depending on your palate and how much you like flavored booze) and the grape just tastes like that nasty fake Dimetapp flavoring.
If you’re a candy collector (it’s a thing!) this would be a good one to add to your stash. If you’re just a candy-eating layman, get these if you must, savor the lime ones, and don’t expect a Halloween revelation… the just same ol’ Mike & Ikes with slightly different flavors.
Conclusion: no matter what, we can’t complain too much about these two sugary novelty Halloween candies! Can’t be that bad! We should all be glad to live in a country with so many unnecessary holiday snack options.