It looks vaguely pumpkin like - has ridges which is impressive for RS.
Whoa - hello! This isn't just brightly colored regular marshmallow - it is orange flavored. I think if you really like orange and marshmallow, you'll like this. I'm just not a big orange and chocolate fan - and these three together are not rocking my world.
They also have this one:
So much for the ridges - we're back to the usual RS artistry. At least it looks like it has a stem.
Okay - this doesn't have much strawberry taste at all - just a lot of fluffy cream. It's not very good. How surprising. When will I learn??
I also have yet to find much by Palmer that I don't think is horrible.
This wrapper was so ugly, I had to buy one:
Isn't that terrible? The pumpkin is BLACK with greenish eyes and mouth. Ewww!
Imagine my surprise when I opened it and saw this:
Wow - now that is artistry!!!! How impressive!!! Damn!
And it's filled with my favorite:
Peanut butter! And I can't believe I'm going to say this, but this was good, really good!!!
So what do we have here?
The rules don't always apply. I was going to say that once something shows you what it is, you should believe it. In other words, if Russell Stover has been awful so many times before, I should just accept that it is awful. But look at what happened with Palmer!
How about this - keep your expectations realistic. Don't necessarily expect something to change (Russell Stover to suddenly become my fav; people who have let you down numerous times to be dependable) but be open to the possibility.
But - if you only have a dollar - I wouldn't spend it on Russell Stover. And if you only have one life, I'd spend it with the people I know won't let me down, rather than giving second and third chances to those who have shown they will.
Ah - the many lessons of chocolate!!!! Yay!!!