It's a weakness.
I'm aware of it.
But I can't stop myself.
As the header at the top of this page will tell you... I'm a Halloween Addict.
So when I'm trolling the aisles of Target every October, and I see something out of the ordinary (like this or this) in the candy aisle, I can't help but drop a few bucks and take it home to review it.
So here we are again... with Peanuts Snoopy Gummy candies.
Me in my brain: "Hmmm... same old, same old candy. What's on this end-cap here? Hey Snoopy gummies! I like It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. It's got a cool package. But hmmm... Snoopy gummies? What does Snoopy (or "Gallerie") know about gummies? Is that green in there? Hm."
But the package was pretty.
The package was pretty.
Let's talk about that: the full-color package features Snoopy popping his head out of a jack o' lantern with fluttering bats and a full moon and with two Woodstocks looking out of the eye sockets. The back is full color also, with a "To" and "From" as if you could use this as a postcard. Perhaps that's an experiment for next year: can I slap a stamp on Snoopy gummies and mail them to someone.
As for the gummies themselves, you get three kinds: purple (grape), green (apple) and orange (orange). All three colors are simply: Snoopy.
Not Snoopy in a jack o' lantern.
Not Snoopy dressed in a Halloween costume.
Not other Peanuts characters or even Woodstock.
And the flavors?
Not bad, just average, nondescript versions of grape, apple and orange.
Overall: a very pretty package to put in a Halloween gift bag. It's one of those "filler" gifts: you throw it in to make the prize package look like more than it is. It's certainly not useless though. The gummies do taste better than you'd think... just not enough to buy again as just a Halloween candy snack.
Have I learned my lesson?
I will continue to be taken in by the pretty Halloween packaging because SOMEDAY, it will pay off.