Lollipop (cherry) - The Candy Store for Target
Big lollipops remind me of childhood. I remember getting them at fairs and on the boardwalks. I saw this at Target and bought it on a whim (it helped that it was in the clearance aisle.)
Clearance candy is very hit or miss, much more so that other candy purchases I have made. Is it on sale because it sucks? Lets find out.
First off, this thing looks like a photo prop. It is HUGE. Visually it is very appealing, it is a nice cherry red color and has a dusting of ‘icing’ on the swirl pattern to make it stand out.
I pulled the ribbon to remove the wrapping…and it was shrink wrapped inside. This ensures freshness, but it was HORRIBLE to get this thing open. It took me carving away at shrink plastic with a knife to get this sucker
(see what I did there?)open. So much packing and plastic went into making sure this candy was fresher than fresh. That must be a good sign, right? Either way, this is not a candy to buy and eat on the spot, unless you carry a knife with you (and I know a lot of people who do.)
Once free of the plastic prison it filled the room with a wonderful burnt sugar smell.
I ave it a try and…it tastes nothing like cherry. Not artificial cherry, not real cherry….just sugar. It tastes like I am just eating a large sugar disk.
This lollipop would make a neat prop for photos…but as far as candy goes I will never crave or want it again. I only made it half way through the pop (which felt like a chore) and then I gave up. I hate wasting candy, but I couldn’t bring myself to finish this thing.
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