Let’s eat some candy, we’ve put the Chewy Red Hots Kick’n Mango-Lime through our Taste Test at Ateriet. Let’s see if this is worth buying.
I picked up these Chewy Red Hots at my last trip to the US. I love to stock up on candy that you can’t find at home wherever I travel. I especially love this type of boxes with candy that I really only seen in the US. They look great and is the perfect gift to friends, at least when you know they can’t find them here in Sweden.
Before we begin to actually eat these Chewy Red Hots Kick´n Mango-Lime let’s see what Red Hots is.
What is Red Hots
Red Hots is a candy made and marketed by the Ferrara Candy Company. There is a number of different types of Red Hots. Most of them is flavored with cinnamon. These are the most common varieties.
Original Red Hots – The original hard Red Hot variety, released in the 1930’s.
Chewy Red Hots – Same as the original but chewy instead of hard.
Dark Chocolate Chewy – Chocolate covered chewy Red Hots.
Chewy Red Hots Kick’n Mango-Lime – Chewy Red Hots flavored with lime and habanero chili.
Sizzling Sour Chewy – Chewy Red Hots with tangy tamarind flavor.
Packaging and Design
The box packaging is great for the design. The bad part about it is that the candy is only covered by the box. This works fine when it’s a hard candy but for softer candies it’s a problem since it won’t keep the candy fresh for very long.
The design on the other hand looks great. Bold green with graffiti style letters on the front. Completed with some flames, more food packaging really should have flames used in the design.
Red Hot Ingredients
It’s candy so you already know it’s not good for you. It has the same stuff as you’re used to. Sugar, corn starch, citric acid, food colorings, flavorings. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Taste Test Result
The candies are bright orange and chewy. The texture is a little bit grainy and it melts quite quickly in your mouth. It has a fresh lime flavor and after a few seconds the chili kick sets in. The heat is perfectly balanced and it doesn’t stay in your mouth for too long.
The problem is that you get tired of them very quick. After just a couple I’m done and want something else instead. That’s not really the products fault, I think it’s just easy to get tired of this type of flavor.
With that I round up the grade to a 3 out of 5. Good taste and great packaging but the flavor is too one dimensional. A mix of different types of Red Hots would have made it a better product. But if a chili kick with some lime is your favorite flavor you will love this.
Name: Chewy Red Hots Kick’n Mango-Lime
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