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Trolli – Sour Gummi Crunchers

Posted in Candy

When it comes to sour gummy candy, there are pretty much two popular camps, Ferrara Candy Company (current makers of Trolli items)  and Mondelez International (makers of Sour Patch items). One could argue that Haribo would be part of this team as well, but when I think of them, my brain gravitates more towards classic gummy flavors (and the infamous Amazon reviews for the 5 pound bag of sugarless gummy bears). I’ve always pegged Trolli as the cooler older sibling to Mondelez when it comes to gummy shapes and flavors, opting for more adventurous ideas than its counterpart.

I usually give the candy aisle a brief scan when I am at the store, though usually you will find newer items on end caps, side caps, and check lanes, but occasionally you will be surprised. I spotted these and wasn’t sure if they were truly new but decided to go for them anyways. A quick search later netted me that they were some new, and off we went because I love anything gummy and anything sour.

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I was very surprised when I flipped the package over, begrudgingly, that the green flavor was not apple for once. THANK THE HEAVENS. I am about 99% positive that I am the only person on the planet that doesn’t care for apple flavored candy, and I still haven’t forgiven Skittles for swapping the lime for apple a few years ago. The flavors in this bag are strawberry, grape, lemon, and lime. I am pretty pleased that they opted for simple flavors instead of trying to fancy them up with SWEET AND SOUR SUMMER TIME STRAWBERRY BLASTER, or something to that effect. Does anyone even know what those flavors are supposed to taste like anyways?

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Grape - I won’t lie. I’m not a grape fan. To me, grape flavored items do not taste like grapes at all (same could be said for watermelon). The flavoring of the grape sour gummi cruncher started out like a Popsicle brand classic grape ice pop and rounded out in the end like a big spoon full of Dimatapp. Maybe I’m traumatized from drinking my body weight in Dimatapp as a child, but this flavor is a pass from me.

Strawberry - Red candy in general is my go to as I find it the safe bet. Usually its strawberry or cherry, and in my eyes, you can’t really go wrong with that. The strawberry sour gummi cruncher delivered exactly what was expected. Nothing over the top, nothing new and exciting, just that classic strawberry that many of us are used to.

Lemon – To not include lemon in the flavor mixture of sour candy seems almost criminal. This sour gummi cruncher reminded me exactly of the flavor of a Lemonhead (take a guess on who makes those tasty candies); a delicious mixture of sweet and sour. I remember buying a small cache of Lemonheads off the ice cream truck every weekend and still love them to this day.

Lime - Lime, hands down is my favorite fruit flavor when it comes to candy. The flavoring of this final gummi cruncher reminded me of the lime suckers you would get as a kid from places like banks. No branding, just straight sugar on a white paper stick in a clear plastic wrap. This flavor was my favorite out of the four, nearly tied with lemon for the sweet and sour tasty balance.

Overall I enjoyed these candies, though I am not sure if would eat an entire bag this size. The picture on the outside makes the candy look way more smooth than what they are on the inside. The texture has that rough gritty sour (citric acid I am assuming) coating that will rub your tongue and roof of your mouth raw if you eat too many. I was expecting more chewy than hard candy, but was surprised when I went for the chomp and nearly broke my teeth and jaw. The gummy inside is more of a gummy solid than a true gummy to me, and the entire mixture gets completely stuck in your teeth if you decide to chew the entire thing as a whole.




Found at Walmart for $3.00

April 17, 2017
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Snack Factory – Pretzel Crisps – Mint Chocolate Crunch

Posted in Chips, Confectionaries

Guess what internet! I have… internet at home again! This is beyond exciting. For those of you that don’t know, I have been solely blogging via my phone since this website started, and lets just say that it has been quite the challenge. I had plans to review something else today, but I saw these while at Target and knew immediately that I had to try them.

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Like with most things in the food world, the picture on the outside drew me in. I have sampled the other flavors, but have never seen these before. They looked like the perfect balance of mint flavored white chocolate, sprinkled with cute little chocolate chips – how could you go wrong? I am an avid mint lover, York Peppermint Patties are one of my favorite candies of all time, and I think we all know my love of pretzels from the Milano review. The two of these together, sounds absolutely delicious! I imagine that they would taste like dipping a regular pretzel crisp into a bowl of mint chip ice cream! MMMmmmm!

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Then I was greeted with this.  What in the world is this atrocity. This looks nothing like the picture! Don’t adjust your monitor folks, they really are that weird shade of greenbrown… browngreen… brogren.. grebown… whatever. Not the most appealing color if you ask me. But despite the off-putting color choice, I decided to dive right in. I’m just going to say it. They are SO GOOD. Exactly like dipping a lightly salted pretzel into a bowl of mint chip ice cream. It is the perfect amount of crunch plus a little salt, plus a nice non fake tasting mint, finished off with a little milk chocolate. Heaven in a bag I say. The only down point to these? They are a small bag and will run you a whopping $3.00. Definitely a bit of a rip off considering most of the bag is air.

Texture: 4/5 -The white chocolate they use is nice and smooth. The pretzel is still surprisingly crunchy and crispy despite being completely encased.

Smell: 5/5 – To quote one of my favorite bands – these smelled just like heaven. Upon opening the bag you are greeted with the delicious smell of mint, but not completely overpowering.

Appearance: 2/5 – I was definitely not expecting these to look the way they did based on the picture on the outside of the bag. The weird color mixture is a bit weird to look at, and there are not nearly as many chocolate chips as the front picture would lead you to believe.

Taste: 4/5 – These are good – REALLY good. It would be very easy to eat all of these at one time. I like them better than the chocolate peppermint pretzel crisps and the white chocolate peppermint crisps by far. I would buy these again, but I would wait for them to be on sale.

October 29, 2012
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