Human Interest

Brach’s has unleashed a new “Tailgate” pack of candy corn that features five different flavor varieties including hot dogs and hamburgers.

In addition to hot dogs and hamburgers, the Brach’s Tailgate Candy Corn contains three other flavors: Fruit punch, vanilla ice cream and popcorn.

So, what does this unique candy corn taste like? Today has an extensive breakdown of the flavors, and the way the author describes some of the flavors, perhaps they also need to ask for a much needed and deserved raise.

“As for flavor, did you see the beautiful New York Times Cooking cover photo of the iconic Chicago hot dog the other day, complete with mustard, pickle spear, peppers, sliced tomato, onion, relish and celery salt? Amazingly, this tastes exactly like that. What? Oh no, not like the hot dog. Like the newsprint photo,” wrote the author.

The author noted of the hamburger candy corn, “Instead of beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion and a sesame seed bun, these taste like a plain Happy Meal burger, hold the beef, add caramel sauce. It might be hamburger, but it needs help.”

Brach’s Tailgate Candy Corn are available exclusively at Walgreens where an 11-ounce bag retails for $3.49.

Pumpkin Spice Food: 6 Abominations That Actually Existed

Pumpkin Spice is one of those things that bring a lot of joy and a lot of disgust. Truthfully, it’s easy to see both sides of this popular Fall flavor.

At one point, it seemed to be confined to just the Pumpkin Spice Latte found at your local Starbucks, but like a Mogwai getting wet, things started to take a turn.

Seemingly every Fall, you can’t turn your head without being greeted by a new Pumpkin Spice product, and not all of them are winners. Some of them were just…well…some of them were the six Pumpkin Spice items listed below.

  • Pumpkin Spice Chicken Sausage

    Mixing pumpkin spice with savory meats just doesn’t sound appetizing at all. This is a big NOPE!

  • Pumpkin Spice Hummus

    Hummus is SO delicious! Whose brilliant idea was it to add pumpkin spice to this delightful dip? Whose?! I want names!

  • Pumpkin Spice Pringles

    Once you pop these Pringles, perhaps you can stop. (Actually, yes…please stop.)

  • Pumpkin Spice Peeps

    In theory, Pumpkin Spice Peeps don’t sound too bad, but I’ve never been a fan of a seasonal treat that tries to expand into other parts of the year. Peeps need to stay in their Spring lane. You don’t see candy corn trying to make it happen in the Winter!

  • Pumpkin Spice Pasta Sauce

    If you listen carefully, you can hear someone’s Nonna crying in the kitchen.

  • Pumpkin Spice Spam

    Remember that thing about pumpkin spice and savory meats? Well, Spam would have to be meat — and not, for lack of a better term, “meat product” — for that logic to matter here. The folks at Hormel were clearly looking for attention on this one. (Mission: Accomplished, BTW.) However, when you’re a product that many already treat as suspect, don’t make it worse.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.