Rock candy is a weird food. I mean, there isn't really anything that good about it minus that it's pure sugar, which is always a good thing, but every time I see it I get this giddy feeling in my stomach like I'm 5 years old at a country candy store and my parents have caved for once and bought me a treat. After sucking on it for about 3 minutes you realize it doesn't really taste *that* good. But next time you see it you have to buy it all over again.
I think nostalgia probably tastes better than anything.
My kids about flipped when I made these. They taste like you'd expect, but I have to be honest; the texture bothered me. The soft cupcake combined with the rock hard candy made for a really strange combination to chew in my mouth. Things aren't ready to swallow at the same time... It's awkward. The kids were too busy crunching and licking and smacking their lips to notice or care. This is definitely kid food.