Posts Tagged ‘gum drops’

Photo Friday: Gum Drops

Friday, April 8th, 2011 by benjamin

I love gum drops and love how they look.This was a staple flavor of my childhood – gumdrops and other jelly candies, since my father had a special affinity for them. Even today I can count on a candy jar filled with spice drops or gum drops when I make the trek to Pennsylvania for a visit.

What I really like about this picture is the shallow depth of field, including the very intense magnification of the sugar crystals, showing a crust of sweetness – a crystalline exoskeleton –  above the soft jelly interior. This photographer really nailed it in making this picture. other eye-appealing elements include the rule of thirds, diagonal lines and a variety of colors. Good job, Ana G.R.!


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Spice Drops Are Even More Addicting Than Dots!

Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Becca Droz
Spice Drops also known as Gum Drops

Spice Drops also known as Gum Drops are a long time favorite and one of the older candies still available.


Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 6

Overall: 9

These minty little gumdrops covered in shards of sugar crystals do not hold the density of other spice drops I have eaten. These spice drops are one of those candies with that perfect soft, chewy consistency. The spice drop flavors are sweet and all carry a mild kick of spice depending on the color you choose. No fruity flavors in this batch, spice drops are names as they are for a reason.

 I remember writing a blog a bit ago about how Dots candy is utterly addicting. It must be something to do with the gum drop candy because these spice drops are even more addicting than Dots; they’ll have you eating lots!