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Sugarfina Cocktail Hour – Part II Gummies

October 5th, 2012 by Rosa

On Wednesday, I covered the cordials from my free sample of online candy boutique Sugarfina‘s Cocktail Hour Tasting Bar. Today, I’ll go through the gummis in that assortment.

The gummi half of this assortment included Hard Cider Pints, Belgian Ale Pints, Champagne Bubbles, and Champagne Bears.

The Hard Cider Pints were yellow bottle-shaped gummies coated in a mild sour sugar that also carried a tinge of effervescence. The chew was super firm and not at all sproingy, and the flavor was that of a mild apple juice.

I didn’t get any booze notes, though I suppose the slight pseudo-fizz from the sour sugar was meant to simulate the carbonation in hard cider.

The Belgian Ale Pints were on the opposite end of the gummi texture spectrum – they were super soft and sproingy. The scent was strong and incredibly beery. It was pretty cool to get that bitter, wheaty scent from a gummi!

The gummi tasted sweeter than I expected. It had a sweet and fruity berry flavor with a light beery aftertaste that was probably due to the strong scent.

Though it definitely smelled like beer, the flavor wasn’t very beery to me, but I still enjoyed it. In fact, I’d probably drink more beer if it tasted like this gummi.

Champagne Bubbles were white gumdrop-shaped gummis covered in little white nonpareils. The nonpareils provided a crunchy shell, while the center gumdrop had a soft and instant give when bitten into, with no bounciness.

I enjoyed the bright sweetness of these bubbles. They were just shy of being tart and tasted like ripe green grapes, sort of like de-alcoholified champagne, I guess.

Finally, the Champagne Bears were pink and gold gummi bears that were soft and sproingy with intense flavors. The pink bears tasted like a mix of strawberry and peach, while the gold ones were brightly sweet and fruity.

I didn’t get any alcoholic champagne flavors from the Champagne Bears. To me, they’re more like Bellini Bears. With their pleasantly sweet and strong flavors, they were still quite enjoyable.

The gummis in this assortment were tasty, and though none of them carried the flavor of actual alcohol, they were a good approximation of the booze they represented. The Belgian Ale Pints were unusual enough to warrant an OM. The rest get Os.

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