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I’ve seen Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies in stores for years. And for all that time, I not only didn’t understand what they were, I really had actually no curiosity. But as the Candy Blogger, I felt it was my duty to pick them up and provide them a try. So I bought some.

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I obtained the package home, opened up it up and also the devils were tough as rocks. I have to have actually acquired an old bag. So I type of dismissed it mentally. About a year later on a co-worker gave me a bag and I proficient the same issue - they were rock difficult.

Brach’s is now owned by Farley’s and Sathers and newly did a finish re-style of their packaging earlier this year. So as soon as I spied the brand-new, bolder purple and also pink wrapper at the drug store, I believed this was a signal that the candy was fresh. (The expiration was March 2012.)

I was still confused though, and part of it is bereason I have actually no awareness at every one of this candy. Tright here are plenty of candies, food, novels and also movies that I’ve never tried yet I’m at least able to recognize. There’s nothing remotely acquainted around this candy, probably because no one else makes a variation of it. The package defines it as:

Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies are the perfect bite-sized treat. Each item is a distinctive combicountry of fresh oven-roasted peanuts and also a buttery toffee center extended in a Real Maple Syrup coating.

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So the internet and also friends will certainly not settle this mystery for me, I had to open up a bag for myself. Sure sufficient, this batch was not rock tough and also it definitely did smell like maple and also peanuts. So much so good.

The candy outside isn’t some type of maple flavored white chocolate (though I’d actually love to attempt genuine white cocoa made via maple sugar ... someone, might you occupational on that?). The coating is prefer a dried fudge or frosting glaze.

The ingredients don’t really explain the candy very well either: Sugar, Peanuts, Corn Syrup, Palm Kernel Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Palm Kernel, Soybean and also Cottonseed, Emulsified With Soy Lecithin), Modified Corn Starch, Maple Syrup, Gelatin, Salt, Artificial Flavor, Sodium Bicarbonate, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Blue 1. Freshness Pscheduled By TBHQ and also Citric Acid.

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So what I’m expecting is some kind of maple fudge covered peanut. What I obtained rather was a muddly wad of confusion. It was soft. I bit into it and also it was like a peanut butter cookie, through a solid maple flavor to it. The facility was even more like a soft dough then a fudge. There’s gelatin in tright here and oodles of fat (from the peanuts themselves and the assorted added oils) but it doesn’t taste like it at all. It’s dry.

The various other thing is that there is no totality peanut in there. Granted, I just expected there to be one because the shape of the candy seemed rather prefer a coated peanut. Instead it’s little bit ground up peanut bits, like a chunky peanut butter. I number this can’t be right. I’ve gotten a batch that wasn’t cured appropriately or perhaps one wright here they left out the peanuts inside of every one of them. So earlier to the keep.

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So this is bag number four. This one likewise has actually a far off expiration date, January 2012 and the brand-new package architecture. The cross section above reflects the detail a little better. There are chunks of peanuts in some kind of soft, not rather crumbly, doughy fudge.

The whole effect is fine, just not quite what I was expecting. For what it is, it’s certainly different. It’s sweet, yet the durable peanutty-ness balances that pretty well. There’s a small hint of salt and the maple is a more defined sweetness that’s not as sticky, even more woodsy. It’s more like a snack, more favor a cookie than a candy.

Just around every other candy I’ve had that’s been made by a significant firm for at leastern 50 years has actually its imitators. For some reason no one else renders Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies

Here’s an old ad from LIFE magazine featuring the Maple Nut Goodies. It also reflects Iced Jelly Cones and Chocolate Ripple Nougats, anyone else remember those?

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Brach’s
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$1.69
7 ounces
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POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:58 pm

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