Taste test: This package contained six individual 4-oz.
cups of apple sauce, each enhanced with special coloring, sugar and flavoring. It seems kind of strange to add that stuff to apple sauce, as it's generally quite flavorful and sweet, so there's no need to fancy it up. But I guess if they're going to give apple sauce a Scooby-Doo theme and aim it at kids, that's what they do. The apple sauce had a reddish orange color to it and a very smooth consistency, not watery but not chunky either. It did taste a little different than regular apple sauce, but the taste didn't remind me of fruit punch at all. I thought it was going to be over-the-top sweet because of the added sugar, but it was not. The inside of the cardboard package had four small Scooby-Doo stickers. If not for the highly valued stickers, I would just get the regular apple sauce, as the taste didn't stand out as being all that different.
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Smell test: Smells almost more like peaches than apples.
From the package: “This is no ordinary cruise ... It's horror on the high seas! The gang must protect against the ghost of Redbeard and his phantom pirate crew, who climb aboard to steal hidden sea treasures. Otherwise, it's Scooby and the gang who might wind up walking the plank!” ... “Ingredients: Apples, Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Natural Flavors, Vitamin C, Yellow 6.” ... “Made from real fruit which may contain seeds, stems or other pieces of real fruit. We use natural ingredients which may cause color to fade.”
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Company: Mott's LLP
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Market Basket. Review published .