Taste test: This box from Tootsie Roll looked a lot like their Mini Chews, but a closer look and careful tasting revealed that the change of name came with a significant change of the product.
The Mini Chews were described as "Chocolate Covered," while these were "Candy Coated." They looked similar, but these were fairly consistently medicine capsule-shaped (though with ends that were less rounded and often cut at weird angles), while the discontinued Mini Chews were described in our review as "a cross between a Raisinette and a medicine capsule."
The change was also reflected in the taste and feel, as the absence of a milk chocolate coating was definitely noticeable, losing the smooth texture and melty feel, and making the taste closer to regular Tootsie Rolls. The "candy coating" was not bad; it felt smooth, didn't melt in the fingers and gave the miniature Tootsie Roll inside a very slightly crunchy coating. But it was clearly inferior to the chocolate coating of the Mini Chews.
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Smell test: Just about none.
From the package: “Produced in a facility that does not use peanuts, tree nuts or gluten.” ... “Not a significant source of trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin D, calcium, iron or potassium”
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Company: Tootsie Roll Industries Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Dollar Tree. Review published .
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