October 2012

Butter Rum Life Savers

Candy for the hard-core alcoholic in your life

It's not often you find a candy that is flavored like an alcoholic beverage. And what IS "butter rum" anyway? These were my two thoughts, right before I snatched up a roll of Butter Rum Life Savers at the checkout line and sheepishly tossed it onto the conveyor belt along with my other (healthier, I swear) foods. 

A few moments thought answered the second question. It's like butterscotch, but instead of scotch flavor, it's rum flavor. And I don't know about you, but my mind was kind of blown when I realized that butterscotch is, like, scotch flavored. I never think of it that way. I just think of it as… well, as butterscotch.
 
Butter rum turns out to be very similar to butterscotch. In fact, I think I would have a hard time telling them apart in a taste test line-up type scenario. The main difference here, from a practical perspective, is that Life Savers does not make a butterscotch flavor. So there you have it.