Haribo TropiFrutti

September 9th, 2009 by Rosa

I bought these Haribo TropiFrutti somewhere in Spain. I saw them in lots of shops in Europe, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen them in the U.S.

The texture of these really sets them apart. They have this weird shell that’s hard to the touch and sort of tough to chew. It reminds me of the crust that forms on chewy candy that’s been left out to dry up. The gummi inside is soft, and when they TropiFrutti are eaten, they textures mix together.

They come in six colors and a variety of shapes – fruit shapes plus toucans and palm trees. We’ll start at the top of the photo and work our way down.

Banana is yellow. I don’t particularly like banana flavored candy. The distillation of fresh banana flavor into artificiality just doesn’t appeal to me. This one tasted of sweetness, plus the scent of bananas. It did not appeal to me.

The dark red toucan also came in the shape of a bunch of grapes, so I thought it was grape. But when I tasted it, it carried a raspberry-like seedy bite. I’d guess that it was raspberry, but there’s a picture of a passionfruit on the wrapper, so maybe it’s passionfruit?

The orange wedge tasted mildly orange with a bitter bite. It was weird and soapy/grassy rather than zesty. Yuck.

The white pineapple tasted just like pineapple, with an authentic core-y bite.

The pink strawberry carries a mild berry flavor. I don’t associate strawberries with tropical-ness, but at least it’s not weird tasting.

Last but not least, the palm tree. I think it was kiwi? It had mild grassy notes and a sweet flavor that I identified as kiwi (though maybe only because there was a kiwi on the bag).

All in all, I’m a little conflicted about what rating to assign this. On the one hand, I didn’t enjoy most of the flavors and disliked the texture. On the other hand, I managed to eat most of the bag, though just a few at a time per sitting over the course of a couple of months.

In the end, they get a . I decided it was telling that I couldn’t manage to stomach eating more than a few at a time.

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9 responses about “Haribo TropiFrutti”

  1. Pam Walter said:

    Hmmm. Not sure if I would want to buy them after such a mixed review. Perhaps it’s OK that they aren’t available in the US.

  2. Ashley said:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat. I’m sitting here chowing down! I love how different they are than most candy in the US (I got my bag in Japan). I think the “orange” might actually be grapefruit (that’s how I identified it). I haven’t gotten a single flavor I don’t like, and like I said, I love the texture. Though maybe the ones sent to Japan are slightly different…?

  3. Spencer said:

    The one place I’ve found these in the US is World Market. They are hands down my favorite candy, I could totally eat a whole bag in one day, lol! My german aunt used to mail these to us at christmas.

  4. Erika said:

    I love these they are my apsolute favorite! That chewy coating is bees wax yumm

  5. Gummi said:

    I also LOVE these, especially the texture, I only dislike the taste of the green ones, all the other are great.

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  7. sean said:

    WOW emma says better than sex…umm NO… but they are awesome…the texture is what intrigues me the most…everytime I am in ukraine I buy them and love them…flavors are different than anything in the usa.

  8. Tammy said:

    I could not believe your bad review on these. I guess just like beauty, it’s in the eye of the beholder. I am addicted to these candies. I buy them 12 at a time at Amazon. I have to make myself not eat an entire bag in 1 sitting. I don’t want to share them and when I am down to only one bag left I start to panic and want to order more quick. haha! My entire family loves these, obviously enough for me to special order them. So…YES, I do share. 🙂 I am wondering if you got a bad bag on your travels.

  9. Rosa said:

    To each their own! Remember that these are just my opinions; your mileage may vary!