Thursday, December 18, 2008

Toot-Toot-Tootsie Goodbye!

I have long loved Tootsie Rolls. They are low fat and each one (of the Midgees anyway) only has 23 calories. I get a heck of a lot of pleausre and a good chocolately fix for that measley 23 calories. Midgees make me happy. (Although the name is kind of weak. I guess Midgets wouldn't be politically correct.) Here are the Holiday Midgees:

Festive. I like them. But....there is a usurper. I have found something I like better.

I didn't want to like these better. I just wanted to try these, thinking they would be far inferior to the lauded Tootsie. But the true test is which one is left in the candy bowl. And the truth is.....Toot - Toot- Tootsie, Don't Cry! I ate all the Cherry Cordials and left the Tootsie Rolls! Who am I?

I know - what the hell are these? They look cheap, they look cheesy. They are 2 for $5.00! They must be crap!

Oh no, baby! These rock! They are soft, chewy, and the perfect mix of cherry and cocoa. And they have only 30 calories and are also low fat. They kick Tootsie butt. Go crazy - invest the $2.50 and check them out.

I got them at Walgreen's with their sister candy:

I like these too - VERY festive. Also low in calories and fat, and I prefer the chewy peppermint to the traditional. And look at those trees - cute, cute, cute! (Hello, Russell Stover - some candy companies at least TRY!! I mean to get a tree in the middle - a green tree with a brown truck - wow!)

Let's look at all these guys naked:

Okay, maybe Brach's aren't perfect in appearance, but they are so soft, I think it kind of melts the design. But I don't care - they are good!!!

The lessons - do what you've always done and you might miss something better! Try new things, go new places, meet new people. And don't judge a candy by its wrapper.


Mike said...

Thanks Denise Ryan I will give those Cherry Nougats a try. I've always been a fan of chocolate and fruit. I've gotten alot of wierd looks when I put chocolate ice cream on my apple pie instead of vanilla but who cares I'm eating it they're not and its GREAT!

Denise Ryan said...

Ha, ha - Mike that's great! Thanks for everything!!!

Heidi said...

I still am number one fan of those bourbon cherry cordials we got at Old Kentucky Chocolates. I dream about those things.
So now that my tastebuds have been turned onto the little red fruit, I will definitely have to check these out!