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New recipe = bad consistency
on January 4, 2013
I've been enjoying these off and on for 35 years. Sometime in the past year or so these candy cigarettes started being made with a new recipe (I hear cane sugar instead of corn sugar). The taste is quite similar and not an issue, but the consistency is much different. In the past they were more chalky, which allowed you to easily break them down and suck on them a little bit to disintegrate them and draw out their full taste. Now, they have more of the consistency of a Necco wafer. They are hard on your teeth to break down unless you are content to spend 10 minutes letting them melt in your mouth, and sucking on them a little bit doesn't disintegrate them and let you draw out their full flavor. I don't plan to buy them again unless they improve the consistency.
2/11/13 UPDATE -- GOOD NEWS: World Confections announced that they are returning permanently to the old recipe! During the transition, which is expected to start in an April 2013 timeframe, they will be "affixing an Original Recipe sticker to the boxes of candy that contain the original 'melt-in-your-mouth' recipe."