The Laidback Gourmet: Charms Candy Apple Spiderweb Cotton Candy

Come into the parlor said the spider to the fly… Welcome to another spooktacular edition of the Laidback Gourmet and I have to tell you that we are in full blown Halloween mode especially after our little ghost scare the other day. Now I don’t want any of my loyal readers to worry about me, I’ve taken precautions this time.

I ain’t afraid of no ghosts. …boy I wish Ghostbuster cereal was still around I’d love to pour out a bowl of that. What? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, aren’t you in for a treat?

You know, my crap never glowed that brightly. Actually, come to think of it, after eating too much of that cereal I’m pretty sure my crap actually DID glow that bright. Brighter than that box ever did at any rate. But we’re not talking about Ghostbuster cereal today nor are we talking about how it was more damaging than a Jagged Steel Krusty-O, oh no, we’re looking at something much even more sugary.

Today we’ll be tasting Charms Sour Apple Spider Web Cotton Candy. Is it me or do the names of these damned things get longer every week? Actually I think the idea of these are pretty cool, I mean, cotton candy does kind of stretch out to look like spider silk, and seriously, there’s not too much creepier than the idea of taking a spider web and stuffing it into your mouth. *Shiver* Well, let’s not waste time, let’s open this up and see what we got.

Hmm… they kind of look more like clumps of fake snow as opposed to stringy spider web. Those must have been some busy spiders. Well, maybe you have to pull it apart and it’ll string out like freshly made carnival style cotton candy?

Ah… well, no. That didn’t work. Instead it just looks like the stuffing you find inside stuffed animals. Oh well, looks don’t really matter what really matters is how this tastes. And since its starting to melt and dissolve in my warm hands, let’s try it right way.

*Oh nom… nom?* Uh… I’m not sure WHAT sound effect one uses to represent eating cotton candy…

Hey! That’s not bad! Dissolves in your mouth the way you expect cotton candy to and it has a pleasantly powerful sour apple flavor. While I think I prefer “cotton candy flavor” to “sour candy apple” flavor, this candy delievers what it promises. I’m going to rate this one a 7 out of 10. I don’t think I’d want to eat a lot of this stuff, and calling it “Spider Web” is slightly misleading but this is actually pretty good.

Well that concludes another edition of Laidback Gourmet. I’d like to thank everyone for reading and you can feel free to send any thoughts, comments, suggestions for future Laidbacks or to simply lavish thy praise upon me at I’m Ed DiFolco, your Laidback Gourmet, and you know, as long as I have a whole bag full of what is essentially edible stuffed animal filling… oh no, Stuffed Doggie seppuku!

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