Profiles in Cool Flavor…Profiles: Blue Raspberry

Anyone who has watched more than one episode of Bravo’s Top Chef is all-too familiar with the term “flavor profiles.” Using the phrase “flavor profiles” is really just an obnoxious way to describe what food tastes like.

Well, when it comes to celebrating the “flavor profiles” of yesteryear, I’d like to start with a wildly popular and undeniably cool choice: Blue Razzberry Blow Pops.

I remember these bad boys being released to the masses in about seventh grade. Our computer teacher sold these during class, when he wasn’t busy leering at preteen girls. Soon after these became popular, it set off a “blue rasberry” trend that is still sweeping the nation today, with both candies and even drinks.

As a girl who makes a point to order the stupidest drink possible from the “specialty cocktail” menu when the opportunity presents itself (to wit: the “Hello Kitty” at Sei), you bet I am familiar with the taste of blue raspberry liqueur. I’ll admit that. I’m not proud of it, but I will admit it.

Blue Raspberry is a flavor I generally associate with my little brother, who prefers sour/fruit/gum flavor to chocolate treats. This image goes out to Lil’ Bro:

So, Top Chef, you can keep your “New Orleans re-imagined” and “upscale down-home/modern home-style” flavor profiles. I’ll stick with blue raspberry.


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Miss Bliss lives, works, and reminisces about the golden age of her youth in the Midwest from the DC area. She’s a Scorpio, but only in the good senses of that term. To share your 1980s/1990s mem’ries, e-mail
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2 Responses to Profiles in Cool Flavor…Profiles: Blue Raspberry

  1. Big Sis says:

    Nice commentary on blue raz. Question: is “to wit” just an obnoxious way of saying “for example?” 😉

  2. sb says:

    So weird, I was JUST mentioning blue razz to my coworkers a couple of days ago. You didn’t mention – aren’t these the ones that turned your mouth outraaaaageously blue? It also set off a “candy that changes your tongue’s color” craze.

    Also… even today, Squeeze Pop looks like it’s made of deliciousness to me.

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