Red Bird Brand Puffs (Piedmont Candy Company) Review

by Ivy B
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When I received a big box from Piedmont Candy Company, I couldn’t wait to try the products they sent for me and my family to review.  There was a huge assortment of their Red Bird Brand Original Peppermint Puffs and Assorted Puffs in various amazing flavors.  Plus, it was exciting to learn that their products are free of the top 8 allergens too!  Want to learn more and hear what the family thought? 

Piedmont Candy Co logo

For starters, this information about Piedmont Candy Company products (as stated on their website) particularly important to share:

* Uses pure cane sugar
* Does NOT contain the 8 most common allergens (milk, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat)
* Gluten Free
* Corn Free
* Vegan
* Certified Kosher

Piedmont has been around since 1890 and their products are Made in the USA.  This small family-owned business in Lexington, NC has done the peppermint and assorted puffs right!

As a mom with a child of a minor dairy sensitivity, these candies are an amazing treat and I think you will agree!  The first night hubby and I tried these alone after the kiddo went to sleep and the first bag we opened was the assorted flavor puffs.  Oh my gosh!  These things are so sweet and so light in weight that it’s SUPER easy to go way over the 3 piece serving.  Hubby mentioned that it might be more like a 3 piece per minute serving.

Empty Red Bird Brand Wrappers
Just one sitting

I have to mention that I’m not a fan of peppermint candies, but I will eat the peppermint puffs because they’re not as strong in flavor, in my opinion.  I think they make great after dinner mints and have placed a candy dish of them on my formal dining room table.

What’s the best way I can explain our opinion of the Assorted Puffs?  In about 3 days our 240 count bag dwindled to about half.  My husband quickly became addicted and kept going back to snag a handful throughout the day.  Baby girl loves them and we’re having to resort to using them as her rewards for good behavior, eating dinner, etc. which works wonderfully.  And, while I’m not nearly as addicted to them, I have found them hard to resist as well.  Here are the flavors listed on the packaging:

Red Bird Brand Assorted Puffs
 Peppermint, Cherry, Lemon, Green Apple, Wintergreen, Strawberry, Orange, Grape, Peach, Blueberry, Butterscotch, Watermelon, Cream Penny, Cotton Candy, Passion Fruit

By default, my favorite flavor is Wintergreen – it’s always a favorite flavor when I think of mints.  However, as far as the other non-minty flavors go, my next favorite was Watermelon since it was a subtly flavored puff.  There were no flavors in particular that I wouldn’t have eaten either… even the cotton candy flavor was delicious!

If I have anything negative to say about the assorted puffs, it’s that some of the colored stripes can be very similar and if you’re not prepared, you could be eating butterscotch vs peach.  If you’re particular about the flavor you’re eating, you have to pay attention to the colored legend and compare to the candy in hand.

Do you like these candies?  Go like them on Facebook and tell them I sent ya!

Now, I think I may end up needing to tend to some self-induced tummy aches from our over indulgences *wink wink*good thing I’ve got plenty of extra peppermint puffs just in case!  Have you ever heard that peppermint is a good stomach calming aide?  

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Piedmont Candy Company supplied me with free candies in exchange for my honest review. My thoughts and opinions of their products expressed in this post are my own.

What’s your favorite flavor?

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1 comment

Anonymous November 25, 2013 - 2:41 pm

There is a way to tell the difference. The map on the pkg tells you which is which, it is just a bit confusing. They show a side view in photo, and in the side view, the strip numbers are actually for the entire mint. I would have to agree, they are sooooo addictive. Cherry is my favorite.


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