As I got older and they disappeared from the shelves, I regretted the loss of a traditional favorite. Brach's is selling 'Dem Bones' once again ,but not in the coffin and with fewer pieces. That's where today's spotlight confection comes in. 'Scary Skeletons' has everything 'Dem Bones' had, only better. As you can see in the photo evidence that I have provided(pardon the blur), 'Scary Skeletons' comes in a coffin. These coffins are two to three times the size of the ones 'Dem Bones' were sold in. Each coffin has a different animated skeleton character on the front and a raised outline of a standard skeleton on the back. This was hard to photograph due to it being the same color as the rest of the coffin. Inside we find the candy bones in a their own plastic bag type container.
The candy bones are much larger than the ones found in the older 'Dem Bones'. Each coffin contains 12 pieces of candy which together make one 3 to 4 inch long skeleton . I had one broken piece in my package but this is to be expected with all of the curious shoppers picking the coffins up and giving them a good shake.
As you can see in the pictures, the pieces are a lot bigger than the candy bones of yore and they actually fit together quite perfectly. As for taste, I give it a six out of ten. The bones taste similar to a less potent sweet tart. They taste just as you would expect them to: not bad , but not enough to slap your mama for. All in all this item is far superior to 'Dem Bones' in my opinion in portions, size, and function. The coffins even come in different colors making your kid pester you to by them all.
I say, buy them for your kids. They are a good candy and fun for them to play with while deciding to eat the head or pelvis first. At $0.99 they are a decent bargain.This product also brings back some of the fun spirit that has been lost from Halloween through horror, gore, and adults trying to take over. My final recommendation is that for nostalgic purposes, the classic 'Dem Bones' is always going to be the grand-daddy. As far as 'Scary Skeletons' go, this child of a once great Halloween icon is bringing respect back to the family.
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