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Celebrate National Peach Month with Gummi Peaches

August 11, 2016 by

A Peachy Treat to Beat the Summer Heat!

It’s that time of year again that is so fondly referred to as the ‘dog days of summer.’ With temperatures rising and the sun hanging high in the sky well into the night, it’s a great time to be outside. Whether you’re spending time with your family or with your friends, this is the time of year that calls for late-night get-togethers and summer soirees.

And if you’re anything like us, then chances are that your garden parties are not complete without a little bit of sweetness. We understand. After all of the grilling and summery goodness of the evening, there’s nothing better than kicking back and relaxing with a sugary treat or two.

While there are plenty of candies that could sway your sweet tooth, we’d like to recommend our Haribo Gummi Peaches. These gems are a mouthful of deliciousness that will make peach fans swoon with delight.

Think of a ripe, juicy peach, fresh from the branch and multiply that to the nth degree. That’s the powerful flavor experience you’ll have when you take a bite of one of these guys. We highly recommend them. After all, what could be better than enjoying the peachiest candy of the season, during national peach month?

These sweet gems will make your backyard barbeque, pool party, or potluck a whole lot tastier. So you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the night, without worrying about making sure everyone’s sweet tooth cravings are satisfied.

So what are you waiting for? These lazy days of summer are the perfect opportunity to take care of your candy needs. So before you plan that next event, make sure you have prepared for your snack time. You’ll thank us later!

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Emojeez Gummies are the Best Thing Since Emojis

July 21, 2016 by

 

Emojeez Let You Chew on the Hottest Worldwide Trend

emojeez-sunglassesThese days, it seems that everyone is texting. Admittedly, texting is one of the simplest and quickest ways to get in touch with another person, so we can’t really blame the world for latching on to this easier way of doing things.

Communicating with texts has brought a whole new language into being, one of extreme abbreviations and hundreds of pictures to convey our emotions. There’s never a text that cannot be sped up by using an abbreviation or enhanced by using a smiley or frowny face.

Emojis, as these faces are called, are now, for better or worse, a vital part of our culture. But did you ever wonder where they came from?

emojeez-laughing-cryingAs a matter of fact, the first emoticon, the grandfather of the emoji, was invented by Scott Fahlman, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, all the way back in 1982.

Since then, a lot has changed. But one thing that stays consistent is people’s love of these little faces.

If you are as big of a fan of emojis as we are, then we have a candy that is perfect for you. Our Emojeez gummies are just about the best thing since, well, actual emojis!

In Heart Eyes, Sunglasses and Laughing/Crying boxes, the Emojeez gummies allow you to show your emotions in a whole new way! These candies are chewy, sweet, and a fantastic reminder of how great emojis always have been.

emojeez-heart-eyesWhen you place your order, you’ll get Thumbs Up, Sunglasses, Fist Bump, Laughing/Crying, Hearts and Heart Eyes gummies in green apple, orange, fruit punch, lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry flavors.

These treats are bound to delight both the young and the young at heart, so we highly recommend sharing them with all of your favorite people.

And when you do, now you can bring a little bit of candy history trivia with you as well! Sounds like a win-win to us. So what are you waiting for? Celebrate the technologically-minded world we live in with these great candies, today!

Candy News, Candy Reviews, Christmas Candy, Gummi Candy

Candy Blogs Holiday Edition: The ‘Stache Bash

December 4, 2014 by

 Trolli Santa & Elves Mustaches Gummi Candy

becca droz mustacheClassroom/movie Munchability: 5 (the fun is in the dress-up play!)

Melt Measure: 0

Novelty: 9

Sharability: 10

Trust me, it is as much a surprise to me as it is to you that the elves of Santa’s toy shop have the same type of mustaches that Santa has! I always imagined the elves as baby faced little characters running around childishly as they assembled toys for the undersides of all the Christmas trees of children. (Despite growing up Jewish, I have still had many daydream about Santa and his elves).

Perhaps the elves were not preparing Christmas gifts, and instead were growing and grooming each other’s mustaches. Perhaps these little elves look up to Santa and show their respectful admiration by mimicking his mustache, or lip brow, if you will.

With three flavors: Cherry, Cherry  & Lime, and Strawberry & Cherry, and three different ‘stache styles, this gummi provides adequate variables to balance with the consistency of the texture and chew density. Each gummi provides a substantial bite into the thickness of sweet delight.

Since I love to share, and I had more mustaches than I cared to try on, I offered to some of of these Christmas candies to my friends during a day of rock climbing in Connellsville, PA.

Here are some things that were said about the Mustaches:

Positive Constructive
“The flavor is not overpowering, it’s not in your face.” “Tastes just like an elf!”
“They are enjoyable… they are refreshing. Refreshing, that’s definitely a word that should be in there! I was chewing away, tasting some cherry and before I knew it I was wondering, is that lime I’m tasting? It totally was lime. Lime makes it refreshing!” “How’s the aroma?…I can smell them from here and my nose is stuffed…”
“You actually enjoyed it?”“Yes, and I’d have another one, and another one and another one. It might just be my new favorite candy.”
“I will remember them with pleasure.”

 

Have fun with wearing the Santa & Elves Mustaches. I challenge you to try to wear the mustache, say “Ho! Ho! Ho!” and eat the mustache all without using your hands! You might even get some candy aroma therapy from this game, as the sweet tastes trickle into your brainwaves through your nasal passage. Have fun and get a laugh outa this gummi candy!

Candy Memories, Gummi Candy

Photo Friday: Gum Drops

April 8, 2011 by

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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Easter Candy, Gummi Candy

Candy Prehistoric Egg with Gummi Dinosaur Center by Jelly Belly

March 17, 2011 by

Gummi Dinosaur in Chocolate EggI can’t believe this is real. The Candy Favorites site is a great visual meal but nowhere near as good as actually having the candy in hand, or rather in mouth. I was excited to see this – a chocolate egg (perfect Easter theme, right?) with a gummi dinosaur center. I already knew Jelly Belly to be a leader in creativity in flavoring but didn’t know they made things like this, which combine two great candies into one package, yet keep them separate enough to be enjoyed independently of each other. I think it’s brilliant.

Are these making their way into Easter baskets at your place? Not at mine, simply because I graduated from a basket to a shopping bag, but these will definitely cross my pallet come easter morning!

Candy News, Gummi Candy

Eat Cinnamon Bears and Chew Away Cares

September 13, 2010 by
Cinnamon Bears are tasty and fun to eat...

Cinnamon Bears are one of our best selling unwrapped bulk candies and nothing beats their spicy flavor!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 10

Convenience: 7

Novelty: 6

Overall: 7

 I have eaten cinnamon bears in the past and they have not been quite the same as these. To be honest, I thought I had already written a blog on the cinnamon bears that I had eaten in the past, but I guess that was one of those candies that I just ate without writing a blog… oops.

Since this is the second kind of cinnamon bear that I’ve eaten, it’s virtually impossible not to compare. These cinnamon bears have a much softer consistency than the other bears; these ones are much less dense. In being softer they also stick to your teeth more, thus earning a rating of ten in “Denture danger.”

These bears also have more of a fiery cinnamon kick than the other bears that I ate. This is quite a little product that we’re working with here, cinnamon bears. Don’t ask me why the big hit cinnamon candy is in the shape of a bear, I’ve never really seen any prior connection between the two. Despite the dissimilarity of cinnamon and bears, they converge to make quite a tasty, fun loving little gummy candy.
 

 

Candy Reviews, Gummi Candy

Stretchy, Sticky, Sugary Sweet Sour Punch Straws

August 12, 2010 by
Stretchy, Sticky, Sugary Sweet Sour Punch Straws

Stretchy, Sticky, Sugary Sweet Sour Punch Straws

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 7

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 6

Overall: 6

Sour Punch Straws have always caught my eye as a candy that I look forward to eating, but the actual act of eating the sour straws is never quite what my mind worked it up to be.

When I bite into the jelly straws covered in sour sugar I feel it in my teeth. I don’t know if it is the abundance of sugar or the texture or what, but biting into the sour straws hurts my teeth. When a candy is painful to eat, it is hard to enjoy it, whether or not it tastes good.

I’d say that this is definitely a recommendable candy so long as it doesn’t cause you discomfort to eat. The sourness produced by a taste of this candy is approved by my standards and I am usually unimpressed with the degree of sour in most candies that are marketed as “sour.”

Since so many straws come in each package, this candy is quite sharable, and if you don’t want to give someone a full straw, they would be ungrateful to be disappointed with a half straw. Share the Sour Punch Straws amongst your own taste buds and your friends’ taste buds and thank the American Licorice Company for making the experience possible.

Sources:

http://www.sourpunch.com/#/q_a

http://www.americanlicorice.com/ourCandy/sourPunch.aspx

Bulk Candy Reviews, Candy Reviews, Gummi Candy

Spearmint Leaves and Anise Bears: Flavors Removed From Their Natural Habitat

May 27, 2010 by
Anise Bears and Spearmint Leaves are beloved candy classics

Anise Bears and Spearmint Leaves are very popular chewy candies and this blog discusses the merits of each!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 8

Convenience: 6

Novelty: 5

Overall: 7

These two sugar coated gummy candies each have their own distinct personality. The spearmint leaves are as green as the newest summertime grass and have the mojito flavor while the anise bears are brown and have the pungent licorice type flavor.

These two flavors are representatives of plants that grow from the ground. Anise, Pimpinella anisum, is a flowering plant that is native to the Southwest Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean region and the taste (as well exemplified in these large gummy bears) is similar to that of fennel, tarragon, and of course, licorice.

The spearmint leaves that dance around mojito glasses come from the Spearmint, Mentha spicata plant, native to Europe and Southwest Asia. It was first discovered in 1843 as it invaded the Great Lakes area.

These tastes are invasive to the plastic bag where you can buy them in bulk, but provide a taste that you can imagine is coming from their natural habitat.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anise

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentha_spicata

Candy Reviews, Gummi Candy

A Pleasant Surprise From the Gummi Sombreros

January 11, 2010 by
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

Candy Reviews, Gummi Candy

Q: War, What is it Good For? A: Gummi Army Guys

December 2, 2009 by
Gummi Army Men are fun for eating and playing!

Gummi Army Men are fun for eating and playing!

Sharability: 10

Denture Danger: 6

Convenience: 4

Novelty: 5

Overall: 5

Forget the plastic army guys that you can’t even eat and play with these bendy, squishy, stretchy gummi army men with guns. You’ve got four characters: the guy with the rifle shooting right, the guy with a bazooka shooting left, the guy throwing a cannon ball to the right, and the guy on his stomach, also with the bazooka. The guy on his stomach definitely works the best because he is the only one that really works in the third dimension of things, the others kind of lie on the flat surface and when you try and stand them up and lean them against something their jelly legs can’t support them and they gloop over.

These are fun to play with because instead of pretending that one blew the other’s head off you can actually chomp off the head. You can’t break your plastic army men but you can cripple these guys with your appetite. But I must say, they are more fun to play with than they are to eat. The potent smell of sweet green apple escapes like tear gas as soon as you open the bag. The smooth gummi brings that smell into an overly sweet green apple taste. I guess I never expected the taste of war to be very satisfying.