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Good & Plenty
OFFICIAL SNACK REPORT
Sanctioned By WASAW Snack Committee
Reviewed By: Kid Nougat
Location: Tony's Quik-Stop, Bronx, New York
OFFICIAL NAME OF SNACK:
DESCRIPTION OF SNACK:
SSI RATING (SNACK SATISFACTION INDEX - 1-10): 5 (This stuff's so neutral, it falls smack-dab in the middle!)
They're highly recognizable. Don the box and you'll look like an old-school snack connoisseur. Take my word for it, baby! You've heard that less is more? Don't doubt it! Few candies make less of an impression than Good & Plenty, but minor impressions can be major. Think about it - what's cooler than NOT trying to be cool?
They're flavor-impaired. I tried doggedly to differentiate between pink and white. No could do. I can't tell a difference, can you? My first theory was that the pinks were tastier. The whites seemed kinda stale and had a bizarre buttery aftertaste. Then I ate a PINK one that was stale with a bizarre buttery aftertaste. All that research right down the tubes! Aaah, what's the difference? They all taste like tongue depressors anyway.
1ST 4 INGREDIENTS:
LAST 4 INGREDIENTS:
Resinous Glaze (good name for a rock band, don't you think?)
Natural Anise Flavor
Carnauba Wax (another good name for a rock band, don't you think?)
Excellent cartoonish simplicity. Purple, pink and white, with "Good & Plenty" in black and encircled in a bubble. I've always loved the box. It makes me wish the darned candy would live up to it! Forget soup cans - Warhol should've immortalized the Good & Plenty box!
DO I RECOMMEND YOU TRY THIS YOURSELF? (YES/NO - EXPLAIN):
No need to. You already have.
WHICH SOUTH PARK CHARACTER WOULD LIKE IT BEST?:
Big Gay Al. It's pink candy - need I say more? Plus, isn't "Good & Plenty" some kind of gay compliment?
HOW CAN THE PRODUCT BE IMPROVED:
With better distribution of the "goods" and "plenties." The box I sampled had 49 candies in it. 33 pink, 16 white. First of all, what's up with 49? Would it kill 'em to drop in one more for an even 50? Sheeesh! 33 to 16's pretty lopsided. It's like the final score of a girls JV basketball game where the team with 33 has that seven foot chick who keeps dunking. Even though it really doesn't matter (they all taste the same), this pink bias bugs me. It's like, too much Laurel, not enough Hardy - know what I'm sayin'?
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