Review: Torture Scorcher Candy
“Eating Multiple pieces within a short time period may cause a temporary irritation to sensitive tongues and mouths.”
Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Artificial Flavor, Cayenne, Artificial Colours (Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40)
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These little candies are brought to us by the same company that brought us the infamous War-Heads. And just as War-Heads were sour these are hot. Granted over time I became accustomed to the sourness of war-heads, but it wasis always fun to see how many you can cram in your mouth before you suck your face in. I have had quite a few “Hot” candies and these rank up there with the best of them. The heat mind you is very short lived, about 30 seconds worth, but you are left with a very nice fruit flavoured candy after the fact. Unlike an atomic fireball which will sustain heat for over Â½ an hour, but can become quite cumbersome as a treat after the first few minutes.
Just like their Sour War-Head counterparts the level of heat is very inconsistent. You can go from one that has almost little to no heat, to one that lives true to it’s namesake. This is particularly annoying for when you are about to prank someone as they may get a dud and just enjoy the candy it self.
The ingredients list cayenne as the heat generator, but there is no actual cayenne taste. Quite unlike some of the Habanero candies that I have tried that have a very pronounced hab flavour to them. For me this is a good thing cause as much as I love my peppers, sometimes it’s just the heat that I want without the pepper flavour behind it. I think the heat factor on this for the general consumer would be considered pretty high, albeit short lived.
Should you walk into a specialized candy store and see these, I think they are worth a pick up just for novelty sake. The price point is cheap ($1.29 in Toronto) and there is a fun factor too them. Even if you don’t get walloped by heat, the candy still taste’s quite good.
The Foreign Candy Company
1 Foreign Candy Drive
Hull, IA 51239-7499