Taste Test: Junior Mints InsideOuts
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Junior Mints InsideOuts, $1
Candy makers know that they've gotta keep things interesting: You're like an old married couple, you and your Junior Mints. They're reliable, but you only eat 'em at the movies, and you never devour them anymore. Hell, sometimes you opt for those little ice cream balls instead. You might go months without a Junior Mint in your mouth. Well, around the holidays, it might be time to spice things up. Junior Mints InsideOuts (sounds vaguely sexy, doesn't it?) flip the script by taking that minty goodness and putting it outside, while moving the chocolatey flavor inside. It's like wearing fishnets, or one of those Frederick's Of Hollywood dong-covers–only with flavors, and also not like that at all.
Taste: Did you come to this party expecting a Junior Mint that tasted the same but just looked different, because that's how wacky candy treated you in the past? Not here. InsideOuts actually taste and feel considerably different than regular Junior Mints. Sure, it's still mint and chocolate, but the coating is smoother, and the whole thing finishes like a yummy bit of mint-choco frosting. For my money, as a person who likes regular Junior Mints but never wants to take them behind the middle school and get them pregnant, InsideOuts are a winner.
Office reactions: "They taste exactly like Junior Mints," "These taste like the frosting they bathe the covered Oreos in. That's not a good thing," "Totally unnecessary, but tasty nonetheless. Somehow seems mintier," "Tastes like frosting," "I might even consider paying money for them," "Creamier than Junior Mints, but you don't lose any of the mintiness. Mintyness?"
Where To Get It: Target. And probably lots of other places.