Cupcake Bites

CupcakeBites

Attempting to capture the wonder of cupcakes into a tiny candy morsel, the makers of CookieDough Bites created Cupcake Bites and Red Velvet Cupcake Bites. I found each of these at our local dollar store and curiosity got the best of me.

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They come in little boxes, like movie theater candy (and just like movie theater candy these days, the boxes are larger than necessary for the contents because the candies are housed in a bag, and then boxed).

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The Red Velvet Cupcake Bites are definitely red on the outside. Unfortunately so much red on such a tiny bite leaves the the candy with that unmistakable red dye flavor. The inside of the candy, to my surprise, was not red, but cookie dough colored. After popping a few more in my mouth, I realized that the flavor was more like cookie dough than cupcakes. I suspect that the insides might be a very similar recipe to the original CookieDough Bites.

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I had higher hopes for the regular Cupcake Bites. They were certainly fun, with their colorful sprinkles, with extra scattered in the bag like confetti. The soft candy coating on the outside tasted like white chocolate but the inside looked like the Red Velvet candies and tasted more like cookie dough.

Although these candies don’t necessarily live up to their name, they are festive and easy to indulge in. Not overly sweet, especially for a candy, they are easy to pop in your mouth one after another, without paying much attention to how many you’ve eaten. I think they’d be great dropped into a tub of buttery popcorn!

If you’d like to try them for yourself, head over to our contest page because we are giving away a box of each in our Two Year Anniversary Grand Prize Giveaway package, and you could be the winner! The contest ends tonight, Monday July 22nd, at midnight. Good luck!

– Posted by Cupcake Crusader, Jenn (Westminster, MD)

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Guest Review from Fizzy Party | Cupcake Salt Water Taffy | Long Beach, Washington

Sticking with our cupcake flavored candy theme we started last week, today we are sharing a guest review from our blogging friend, Tiffany from Fizzy Party. Thanks Tiffany!

Memorial weekend I went to Long Beach, Washington with my parents. The weather was non-stop rain so on Saturday morning, while my dad went into town to check on his clients, mom and I stayed in the house reading. Dad came home with a bag full of salt water taffy. Can’t go to the beach without getting some taffy.

Now you may be asking yourself, why is she talking about taffy when this blog is about cupcakes? My sweet dad bought cupcake taffy just for me, because he knows I like cupcakes. Thanks dad!

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The taffy reminded me of Funfetti cupcakes with its sprinkled flecks. As I twisted the ends of the taffy wrapper, a cakey smell wafted up to greet me.

The cupcake salt water taffy had a cake-flavored base with a sweet note at the end, reminding me of frosting. This taffy was a nice way to blend my love of the beach and cupcakes.

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This salt water taffy was bought at Scoopers Market. Located at 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, Washington.

– Review by Guest Crusader, Tiffany from Fizzy Party (Visit her blog here. Currently she has a recipe review for Root Beer Cupcakes! Yum!)