Taste test: I'm no great expert at Red Vines, having reviewed only one kind of them before, but I did think that the whole point was that they were red.
That's why this purple-colored grape version baffled me, and it's also why I bought it. The purple vines had the same shapes as the red ones, with spirals wrapped around the outside and a hollow center. The big disappointment here was the taste — very bland. Not much grape. I think they could've done much better.
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Smell test: Like grape juice, intense.
From the package: “Since the 1920s, Red Vines® branded candy has been made in California using small batches and artisanal techniques. Our rich heritage has been built by our dedication to consistent quality and flavor. We hope you love Red Vines® candy as much as we do.” ... “Made in California” ... “Partially produced with genetic engineering” ... “Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Wheat Flour, Citric Acid, Artificial Flavor, Red 3, Blue 1”
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Company: American Licorice Co.
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This snack was discovered at Lone Pine Market, Lone Pine, California. Review published .