Generically Speaking, Zachary Makes Soft Fruit DiscsTuesday, March 23rd, 2010 by Becca Droz
Denture Danger: 9
Don’t get this candy confused with Sunkist fruit gems, because though the two soft sugarcoated gelatin cylinders look almost identical these discs have a much better flavor-consistency combination making the eating of them almost more enjoyable than throwing them.
These fruit discs can be considered a generic version of the Sunkist Fruit Gems, so lucky for you, a cheaper and better tasting gelatin cylinder athoguh these are not marked as being Kosher. If these had been used as throwing candy at Bar and Bat Mitzvahs (see Sunkist fruit gems blog for explanation) there would have been more empty wrappers on the ground than squished up candies to be collected by the kids.
These fruit discs are thicker and denser than the Sunkist fruit gems so you can see the smooth teeth markings when you take a perfect bite out of one. The sugar coating adds a mysterious crunch that you think you would avoid with a gooey jelly candy like this one. Zachary Confections is a family business that is in need of a new marketing agent.
Zachary’s current slogan is “since 1950” and the only other writing that accompanies that catchy slogan on their wrapper is allergy information warning you “this product was created in a facility that process products containing soy, dairy, egg, and peanut ingredients.” So all of you allergen freebees enjoy the generic but delicious soft fruit discs.