An Ode to my Favorite Halloween Candy

31 Oct

Bottlecaps have been my absolute favorite candy since I was a little girl. Most people think they’re gross, but I can’t get enough of ’em. So because it is Halloween, I decided to honor my fav sweet treat by doing a little research into it’s story and background:

Bottle Caps are tart candies made to look like metal soda bottle caps in grape, cola, orange, root beer, and cherry flavors. They are sold by Nestlé under their Willy Wonka Candy Company brand.

Bottle Caps have a sweet but slightly sour taste to them, not wholly dissimilar toSmarties, Sweet Tarts, or Runts, but with soda flavors and altered shapes. Bottle Caps come in purple packages containing approximately 10 pieces. They also can be purchased in a box containing 48 packages, or in small individually wrapped pouches of two candies, which can be given out as Halloween treats in the U.S. They may also come in a box with 6 oz of the candies.

In the past, Bottle Caps contained a lemon-lime flavor instead of the current cherry flavor. There was also a time when Willy Wonka Co. made Fizzy Bottle Caps. These were like the original but contained ingredients to make them fizz when eaten.

I don’t know who pulled the plug on the lemon lime and fizzy versions, but they should be fired immediately. Both of those things sound awesome!

Now the best part of my research is that I found out that the world has combined my fav candy with something else that I love…. booze!!! Yes that’s right- there’s a bottle cap shot and here for your imbibing pleasure is the recipe:

Qty. Ingredients
1/2 oz. Rootbeer Schnapps
1/2 oz. Raspberry Sourpuss or Amaretto
1 oz. Bar Lime Juice
1 oz. Sprite or 7Up

Glass type: Shot

Directions: This is a drop shot shooter. In a shooter glass fill 1/2 with rootbeer schnapps and 1/2 with raspberry sourpuss or amaretto. In a tall highball glass add lime and sprite. Add the shot inside of the highball and drink up.

So I’m not sure how well known this shot is, but I’m definitely going to ask for one the next time I’m out! Yay for combining childhood and adulthood pastimes into deliciousness!!!

So Mango readers, what’s your favorite Halloween candy? or shot? haha

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