Rated 4 out of 5Â by adjunct54 Well...
Like most of the reviewers, I was thrilled to find these from The Vermont Country Store. Regal Crown candies (especially the sour cherry) were my absolute favorite candy of all time (and will likely remain so). I'm sure like many, I was also looking for a way to connect to my world in the early 70s, when I still had both of my parents and enjoyed carefree days of summer and playing kickball until I fell over from fatigue. I was so excited I ordered two packages immediately. While the overall flavor was not unpleasant, they were nowhere near the original (and when a candy is your favorite for that long(I'm 54) you remember the taste, the texture, even the feel of the wrapper. They are a good candy in their own right, but the cherry simply didn't have that distinctive cherry flavor that the original had perfected. For the first few seconds, they do indeed taste like a cherry cough drop. And instead of that subtle sour flavor that romanced the tart cherry, it was almost too sour. I am not giving up and will order the lemon next.
September 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Pictishchick Almost, but not quite a re-creation of the original
I was a huge fan of Regal Crown Sours as a kid, and was excited to taste them again. Since I purchased the cherry and lemon assortment, my review is mixed. The sour lemon is very close to the original, and almost tart enough, with no off flavor or aftertaste. The sour cherry, which is supposed to have had a recipe redo, tastes like a Ludens cough drop and a Regal Crown sour cherry had a baby. There isn't enough pucker and it doesn't taste like tart cherries like the original. We had a tart cherry tree and the original RC sour had that true fruit flavor. These are nice candies unless you're expecting the exact RC sour experience. I'll buy the lemon again.
September 7, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by VS Not quite up to par with the original
I was very anxious to try these when someone on facebook told me about this site. I must say that the first taste is very cherry cough drop tasting. Once you get into the candy it gets kind of close to the original taste, but not quite. Not sure I'll be reordering. Also - why does it say you have the assorted rolls but when you click there the lemon comes up? I might try the assorted if you truly have them. Also I remember the grape flavor fondly, is that available?
August 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by padrejim love this candy
love this candy, hard to find
August 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mamaj blast from past
I have not been able to find this candy anywhere until i found it here. The ordering was so easy and I shared them with everyone. Now I need More
August 26, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by discocoaster Not as sour as they were
I was anxiously waiting for these but disappointed when they arrived. They are no way as sour as the originals, barely any sour taste. I was told they were remade with a newer recipe to be more sour. I cannot taste a difference.
August 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Karinka A flash from the past!
I just couldn't help myself when I saw the Regal Crown Sour Candies in your catalog. My father, who lived to a ripe old age, died more than 40 years ago. But,when I saw the candies it brought back vivid memories of him pulling the rolls out of his pocket and offering them around. Just from the picture, the sense of the sweet-sour pucker came rushing back. When I offered them to our grand-nieces on a recent outing, their faces were probably similar to the contentment I was remembering. Thanks for finding them again!
June 29, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Prefer not Regal Crown Sour Cherry Candies
I was so happy to find these but I think the recipe has changed. It was not as I remembered.
May 16, 2016