March 8th, 2010 by Rosa
I think Nestle deserves a prize for making a candy with a name that’s so much fun to say: Sluggles. Sluggles sluggles sluggles sluggles. And so friendly sounding! I wonder if that’s why the Snuggie caught on more than the Slanket, because the former was way more fun to say than the latter?
Sluggles came in four flavors – orange, lemon, strawberry, and grape – and four shapes. I hereby dub them almost-snail, worm, stepped-on, and standard-slug. Like the Puckerooms, all the flavors came in all the shapes.
The gummies were soft and immensely sproingy, a textural combination that I find ideal for maximal chomping addictiveness.
Orange was blandly sweet with a zesty citrus aftertaste. Lemon managed a brightly zest lemon flavor but was more muted than I would’ve liked.
Strawberry and grape were both bland. The formal was floral and sweet, while the latter was mostly sweet with a grape-y finish.
Compared to the Puckerooms, these gummies were rather disappointingly mild. I loved the texture, but I wanted punchier flavors.
At least the shapes are fun, and sluggles is still fun to say. An O.