Saturday, March 7, 2009
Fruit Salad Upset
Fruit Salad does not win in a competition against Starburst Fruit Chews. Frankly, they win in no subcategory of the competition, either.
Mouthfeel: Starburst are chewier, while Fruit Salad are hard and scratchy for a long time before melting down.
Visual Presentation: Fruit Salads in this package were all the same color, a mottled yellow and pink. Starburst come in a variety of smooth, classy colors.
Flavor: Fruit Salads were all the same unidentifiable flavor. Starburst have variety, even if not all of the flavors are entirely distinct. Also, Fruit Salad bites have a slightly plastic taste to them.
HOWEVER, Fruit Salads were a birthday present and I am happy to have tried them and eaten them all. They weren't bad. They just paled in comparison.