The newest novelty arrivals, Buttered Popcorn, Red Licorice, Salted Pretzel, and Cherry Snow Cone, bring back a couple of old favorites and some new.
It’s a fun set, with Salted Pretzel being the most ambitious of the bunch. Unfortunately it misses the mark– it’s hard to describe exactly what it smells like, but it’s not good. Maybe a vaguely burnt scent? I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure this one out and I’m still not sure!
Buttered Popcorn is a throwback that everyone looks forward to (it was a 90’s staple after all) and this version is an OK redo of the classic smacker. However this one is very heavy on the butter and light on the popcorn which some people won’t like.
Red Licorice and Cherry Snow Cone both fall under the Cherry family tree, with neither of them being uniquely Smacker flavors. I was hoping for an in-your-face licorice formula but it’s actually a very light cherry Twizzler scent. Cherry Snow Cone is a sweeter version of the regular Cherry smacker, so if you like that you will love this.
So far these are the weakest of the novelty flavors, but at least their adorableness remains intact!
The Lip Smacker novelties have brought us a lot of unexpected flavors, and I have to say, I am pretty impressed by what they’ve put together for the more um, unique stuff 🙂 It’s no surprise really, BB has quite the varied history if you think about it.
BB didn’t hold back on Double Cheeseburger or Sweet Potato Fries either; but no worries, this trio leans more toward diner-style than ‘8 hour shift at a greasy fast food establishment’ 😀
Double Cheeseburger is the smacker I was most curious about, and I can confirm that it’s pretty burger-y indeed. It’s a bit overwhelming and has a strong onion flavor going on. Unsurprisingly it’s not one most people will use, but it’s fun to know it exists.
The Sweet Potato Fries lip balm has a general veggie scent to it, wrapped up in a sweet, almost caramel note. I think some people will like this one as it’s a lot lighter and accessible. A cute spin on the french fry idea.
We’ve had variations on Strawberry Milkshake throughout the years so there’s nothing new to say about that.
I really do like the novelties we’ve seen so far. They’re entertaining and the bold artwork is great.