Haribo Starmix

Haribo is all over the U.K. in a big way. I brought back a couple of big bags of Haribo mini bags to give out to friends as little “I thought of you while abroad!” gifts. In addition to standard Haribo gummis (twin cherries, happy cola, etc.), Haribo also comes in a variety of mixes. I saw Tangfantastics, Spooky Mix, Football Mix, and Starmix, just to name a few. I’ve chosen to review Starmix mostly because it was the first bag I bought and the only bag I ate slowly enough to take tasting notes.

Quite frankly, I have no idea why this is called Starmix. It contains foam and gummi hearts, foam and gummi fried eggs, gummi cola bottles, gummi bears, and gummi rings (the jewelry type, not the planetary type). Nothing in that bunch seems especially astral to me. Oh well. It’s still tasty.

The hearts are a strawberry gummi with a white foam backing. The yolk of the fried eggs are a yellow gummi that tastes faintly of lemon, with the same white foam of the strawberry serving as the albumen. If you’ve never had gummi foam before, it’s a strange textural sensation. Really, the only way I can describe is by saying it’s foamy.

The cola bottles are (duh) cola flavored, with a tinge of “brown” soda flavor accented with citrus. The gummi bears come in orange, yellow (lemon), and green (apple), and the ring colors include red (cherry), white (pineapple), orange (I swear, it’s tangier in ring form than in bear form), and lemon.

In hindsight, maybe the star in Starmix refers to favorites/best-sellers rather than to astronomy. A solidly standard, if not especially exciting, mix of Haribo gummis that get an OM. I liked the Tangfantastics better, mostly because those are covered in sour sugar.

9 Replies to “Haribo Starmix”

  1. haha i ordered some jeans from london and they came with some of these i was like wtf but i just had them and they were prety good now im wondering where i can get some more

  2. You’re right about the last part. They’re called the Starmix because they are the five top selling gummies from Haribo: Cola Bottles, Friendship Rings, Heart Throbs, Fried Eggs, and Gold Bears.

    I love starmix.

  3. here in germany they also have the haribo cherries, that look like little cherry “twins”, like the ones we wore as earrings as children. the flavoring is, at least for me, nicely cherry.
    And then the Froggies! Green gummy with a marshmallowy thin foamlayer on the bottom, I love these. They taste a bit like woodruff with lemon thrown in.
    The strangest is a personal fav on the company owner and perfect for halloween: Vampiers, that are actually bats with a black liquorice center (german liquorice is quite strong-tasting) tempered by gummy wings. weird, but good. Come to germany ans I’ll take you haribo shopping in the stores. or take a trip to the Factory and headquarters in Bonn.

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