Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Jolly Rancher Fruit Roll-Ups: These Fruit Snacks are 33-Year-old Lady Approved

Jolly Rancher Fruit Roll-Ups - CVS

I have gone to CVS more in 2020, than ever before in my 33 years of life for a few reasons. One: it's close to my home, two: it's full of covid-safety gear, and three: it's actually filled with limited edition food stuffs. Who knew they carried limited edition m&m's, and Oreos, and breakfast cereals? Not me! Well I stopped there to grab clearance Halloween candy (another great reason), and thought I would check to see if they have the Starburst Fruit by the Foots, they didn't, but they did have these!  

Jolly Ranchers are a childhood staple of mine. I grew up in a strictly watermelon-household, so I didn't know how widely their flavors ranged until I was a bit older. Then, sometime in high school (I think...or middle school? Time is tricky like that.), Jolly Rancher lollipops were released and I fell deeply in love with how bold and sour cherry was, along with my beloved watermelon, but green apple? "Meh." It was okay, and I would eat it from time to time, but it isn't my favorite. So I wasn't stoked to see it in this two-flavor mix, but I'll keep an open mind. 

Smells like artificial watermelon candy, but not exactly a watermelon Jolly Rancher. It lacks a bit of tanginess, but it is still very appealing. I took a bite, and it tastes more accurate than it smells. It's sweet, tangy, fruity, and artificial, but in a whimsical nostalgic way. Watermelon is my favorite flavor of Jolly Rancher, probably because it was my first Jolly Rancher flavor, so it has a special place in my heart. Even though this isn't 100% spot-on, I still think it tastes fantastic. It's easily my favorite, even if it's not quite as tangy.   

Green Apple: This one smells tangier and way more accurate to it's namesake. I took a bite, and again, it's not 100% accurate, it's a bit mellower, and less sour and normal green apple Jolly Ranchers, but it still hits all the right taste buds to scratch the Jolly Rancher itch. I think green apple fans would adore this one, especially if you love green apple Skittles. (Which I do not. #bringbacklime.) While this particular flavor isn't my favorite, it's still a tasty and enjoyable candy.

This a really well executed brand-crossover. You get the soft chewy texture of Fruit Roll-Ups, and the tangy fruity flavors of Jolly Ranchers. I find myself leaning towards the watermelon way more than the green apple, but that is more-so a personal preference than a reflection on their flavoring. I just don't like green apple that much. 

I, a 33 year-old lady, give these fruit snacks two thumbs up. Does anyone know if these are sticking around? The packaging doesn't say "limited edition" or anything, so is this a new permanent item? 

We keep clamoring for new Oreos, when really, the fruit snack aisle is where it's at!   

Fans of these would also like:
 Watermelon Pop-Tarts, Sweet & Fiery Gushers, Rotten Apple Cotton Candy, or FrankenBerry Fruit Roll-Ups
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1 comment:

  1. My all time favorite candy. I really like the assortment, the lollipops are my favorite but there were way to many apples. The lemonade flavor pops are awesome and I love them. The sticks are okay, but a little difficult to eat because they are so long. Other than that this is perfect.