One of the things that struck me about Northeast Ohio was how similar it is to Upstate NY. Weather, stores, restaurants…many things about my new home are comfortingly familiar. Though, every once in a while something jars me out of my reverie and reminds me that I’m not in Clifton Park anymore. On my last trip to Heinen’s Market, I spied a couple unfamiliar candy package in the checkout display. Ah, candy. The Great Equalizer.

First up: Boyer’s Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cups.

Butterscotch Smoothie Peanut Butter Cups
I was really intrigued by these; I love butterscotch and peanut butter

Butterscotch PB Cup

Verdict: Tasty, but ultimately disappointing. I was expecting a butterscotch bomb, but it smells more like butterscotch than tastes like it. And the peanut butter center just wasn’t peanut butter-y enough for me. Homemade pb cups are still the gold standard, followed by Reese’s in a distant second. Made by Boyer Candies, famous for their Mallo Cups.

Next: Candy Farm 3 Color Coconut Neapolitan Coconut Slice.

Candy Farm 3 Color Coconut Neapolitan Coconut Slice
Again, intrigued. Coconut is one of my favorite flavors

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Verdict: Blech. I actually spit this one out. I bit into the “strawberry” layer first, and was overwhelmed by the chemical and not-at-all-strawberry flavoring. Horrid. The chocolate layer was much the same. The coconut itself was fine and mealy; disgusting. Never again.

I probably shouldn’t be eating candy anyway.

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