Posts Tagged ‘gummi candy’

A Pleasant Surprise From the Gummi Sombreros

Monday, January 11th, 2010 by Jon
Gummi Sombreros aka Mexican Hats

Gummi Sombreros aka Mexican Hats

Sharability: 9

Denture Danger: 9

Convenience: 8

Novelty: 7

Overall: 7

Looking at the sealed package of Gummi Sombreros, I had low expectations. I saw some gummies shaped like sombreros and I thought they were going to be typical gummies that are trying to be unique because of their shape, lacking anything beyond a mediocre taste.

I saw the red, yellow, orange, and green, and expected cherry, lemon, orange, and lime, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the bag to be greeted with a welcoming whiff of a pepperminty cinnamon aroma. I apologized for highly underestimating these candies.

These chewy gummies not only have a great had chewy consistency but they have an impressive range of flavors. I was fooled by most of the flavors. Yellow was indeed lemon, but orange is a minty sweet clove flavor, green a strong peppermint, black is black licorice, and best of all is the red cinnamon.

Sombrero, literally translated from Spanish to English is “shade maker.” This Mexican hat shades people from the hot sun. Though this candy probably won’t give you much protection from the sun, it will tingle taste buds in your mouth.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sombrero

Go (Swedish) Fish!

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 by benjamin

Swedish Fish Red

Valentine’s Day penny cards were an important part of my childhood, as were Swedish Fish. In the multicolored packs, I used to pick out only the red ones and throw out the other colors. Even as I grew out of playing with Barbies and driving plastic wheels and grew into driving real cars and taking college classes, my love for the chewy red fish didn’t wallow or wane. In fact, when I’m studying for an exam, I need such snacks like Swedish Fish within arm’s reach to get through the night. There’s no better distraction than the little red scraps stuck in the darkest corners of my mouth. Something about maneuvering my tongue to free those little bits is much more fun than trying to memorize a textbook.

Thank goodness this is one candy the big corporate man didn’t “modernize” to an unrecognizable and unwanted entity. So what are you waiting for? Go fishing!