It's day 14 here in the candy trenches, and I have yet another retro candy I never ate as a kid: Strawberry Charleston Chew. Don't get me wrong, I've had many a Charleston Chew in my day, but I've only ever had the regular vanilla one. So I was eager to try the strawberry one I found at Fry's this past weekend.
The inside of every Charleston Chew is some sort of excellent marshmallow-taffy hybrid, and the outside is waxy, crumbly chocolate coating. The strawberry one has a violent pink center and a tastes as much like a real strawberry as Strawberry Yoo-Hoo. I'm a big fan of fake fruit flavor though. Grape, blue raspberry, strawberry and banana are the best ones. I mean, real grapes don't taste like purple sugar, right? But it's still delicious.
Iy says on the label to try the strawberry Charleston Chew frozen, but I figured after the horrors inflicted on my teeth from the red bean candy and the Abba-Zaba I'd pass this time.