The video version of my notes for CAP SL Candied Watermelon, CAP SL Tropical Fruit Punch, CAP SL Crunchy Frosted Cookie, and CAP Green Apple Hard Candy.
You can’t accuse Capella of false advertising here. A very solid take on a very specific profile.
Judging by the product photo, Capella has taken the bold step of basing this on cookies that are, empirically, not very good. The kind of cookies that masquerade as a sugar cookie, but in reality are a fairly stunning amalgamation of apathy and disappointment. We’ve put frosting on this shortening-filled cardboard, now eat it. Personal feeling aside, this seems to be equal parts interesting and disappointing.
Capella Silverline Tropical Fruit Punch
A PLAY IN THREE ACTS
First, props to Capella. Lean into the candy. I dig it. Most watermelon flavors have some degree of candy to them already, but I think this is a different kind of candy watermelon. The more common version is probably a Jolly Rancher, or hard candy type watermelon. Sweet, flat, and red in general, they don’t really attempt any simulacrum of a rind note. You run into the occasional tarter take, like Purilum Watermelon, but in general it’s kind of a hegemony of artificial watermelon. This bucks that, largely. Lest we bury the lede, this tastes like Watermelon Bubblicious.