Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Claeys Root Beer Hard Candy

Sometimes the cheapest candy tastes the best, the exception being chocolate, the rule being licorice and hard candy. One of our taste testers found this bag of Claeys Root Beer candy at Dollar General and it's my new favorite root beer candy. Although now I'm thinking about root beer fudge.


If I look pathetic enough maybe she'll share

Claeys hard candy selections include five from my hard candy hit list: black licorice, anise, wild cherry, cinnamon and lemon drops. They also have fudge if you need to chomp into your candy without breaking off a tooth.



They're shaped like lemon drops


The Claeys drops are refreshing and tantalizing like the perfect soda fountain phosphate. They pack a root beer punch without being too sweet and have a soft crunchable coating that may turn into chewable left over slivers. Mmm, bag bottom bonus.



Well I smell something

Handsome Bob highly recommends them by smell alone. At least I think that's what he's smelling. The flavor stays with you leaving a pleasant, light taste on your tongue. It reminds me of a good soda and hints at fizz without being fizzy. Bobby Boy says it reminds him of Oliver's butt.



Why do you insist on taking photos of things I can't have?

They have 13g of sugar and 50 calories for three pieces and cost a dollar. Each piece is the size of an average lemon drop. A quick online search shows single 6 oz bags at Rau's Country Store for $1.39  and at Old Time Candy  for $2.19. Amazon is selling the same 6 oz bags for $4.65 as Ad-on items (really, Amazon?). 

27 comments:

  1. Looks tasty!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/08/life-marches-on_68.html

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    1. I wish you could reach out and try one, Kelleyn.

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  2. I like the root beer candy. Root beer fudge sounds interesting. Not sure if I'd like it without the fizz.

    That brand of candy also has lemon drops and cherry and horehound. I like the cherry ones.

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    1. The fudge didn't have any fizz but this Claeys hard candy reminds me of a soda fountain drink. I probably got the root beer fudge at this place in Baraboo--no longer there :)
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  3. Yummy! I need to find these to share with my root beer loving preteen! I'l skip the anise and licorice, though, as they aren't my thing.

    Enjoy!

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    1. Either you love or hate black licorice, Shan. We grew up on finocchio so love the taste. Only a buck for a bag of these at the dollar store.

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  4. I would love to taste it.

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    1. One of our taste testers preferred the grocery store brand I got at HyVee but these are my favs by a long shot.

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  5. I can never find root beer barrels, and I love them!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/08/sweetheart-in-sepia.html

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    1. One of the Dish taste testers had the same problem so I often buy root beer barrels when I see them. I love getting candy at hardware stores, they always have some unique, inexpensive stuff.

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  6. They sound yummy, it's been a while since I tasted that root beer flavour :)

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    1. I kind of go in cycles but since my favorite gourmet candy store moved out I'm going back to basics.

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  7. Root beer and wild cherry would be my favorites. Okay the lemon too.

    The pups are adorable.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. I'm a little surprised they don't make butter rum or butterscotch, maybe they'll send some samples if I ask nicely (;
      Yes, Handsome Bob is deceptively cute (unlike his grumpy and cra-cra personality).

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  8. I love root beer and these sound delicious!

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  9. Yum.Cheery for me.
    Thank you for linking up.

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  10. I like Claeys Lemon Drops... they are the best. Your pups are cute.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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  11. I love root beer and most things root beer flavored!

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  12. I am not a big candy eater so have never tried root beer candy but have recently enjoyed licorice which I never used to like ;-) Your dog is very cute. I like your living room carpet too. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind comment. Hope to visit you again and please stop by any time.

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  13. Hello, I love the cute puppy dogs. I remember these root beer candies. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  14. What a lovely cute little dog :-)

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  15. The furbabies are sooo cute. I love the Dollar Store for the chocolate drops that can find some times that are like what we always got as a kid at Christmas when I was growing up. They're white cream on onside. :)

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

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  16. Too cute! Have a great week!

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  17. Oh! I love fudge and your post has now made my mouth watery. Your dogs are simply adorable.

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  18. OH! Model of the Root beer candy is cute puppy dog i want to have like that cute puppy.

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  19. Root beer candy ? i want to taste that .. .The puppy are so cute. thanks for sharing your blog

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