What Is It
Frankford Candy has partnered with the ever-loved jelly company Welch’s for a new and innovative type of candy. With Welch’s added inside each strand of licorice, you don’t get fruit-flavored licorice. Instead, you actually have fruit INSIDE of your licorice. The unique Welch’s filling is made with real fruit juice and fruit pectin to taste like a vibrant and delicious fruit.
The Welch’s Filled Licorice comes in both a Strawberry and Concord Grape variety. The packages come with two servings (each serving is 170 calories), and each package contains about 3.5 ounces of licorice. Other packages come in a 1.75 ounce package which would be a single-serving package.
We had friends over and wanted to give the Welch’s Filled Licorice a try. Plus, it’s good to get many opinions versus just getting a few opinions! What we found is that the Welch’s Filled Licorice candy is certainly not your average candy!
All of my guests certainly said it was “different” than what they’ve come to expect from licorice. None of it said it was a bad “different”, but it was different. They said that the licorice texture itself is much firmer and chewier than regular licorice is, and it definitely takes more chewing in order to eat the candy. The jelly stays pretty well in the center of each one of the strands of licorice, though, so when you do chew through it, you do get some delicious jelly.
Along with that, they compared the taste to Jolly Ranchers or Starburst candies. It’s gushy on the inside, and it has the chewier outside. They also compared it to Fruit Gushers.
Their favorite way to eat it was to chew off the end and then suck out all of the jelly from the inside. They found that they thought that the licorice was chewier than normal licorice, so they didn’t enjoy chewing the licorice as much as they normally would. Instead, they found that they really liked sucking the jelly out of the middle of the licorice, and it almost was like a deliciously-wrapped Pixie Stick. They all agreed that it was certainly unique and unlike any other candy.
The jelly on the inside of the licorice is a great addition, and it tastes really unique. The grape flavor seems to taste better than the strawberry, but everyone agrees that both flavors taste on-par with Welch’s jellies.
The licorice is chewier than most average licorice.
If you like chewier licorice or just love jelly, I do recommend these candies. They’re really tasty, take a long time to munch down (which makes them feel like there are more of them compared to average candy), and they come in two yummy flavors.
You can get this delicious Welch’s Licorice at your local retail store!