Sour Jacks

I’d never heard of Sour Jacks before I saw them at Sweets and Snacks earlier this year. It seems like they fight Sour Patch Kids for sour anthropomorphic candy gummi territory. I picked up free sample bags of their original Sour Jacks and their watermelon gummis at the expo. Buy From Amazon! Sour Jacks came…

Buddy Fruits Fruit Bites

Buddy Fruits was one of my saviors at Sweets and Snacks. After entire days of gorging on candy samples, their fruit pouches of blended fruit (basically apple+other fruits sauce in portable format) were a health preserver in a sea of sugar and salt. In addition to free samples of their blended fruit pouches, which I ate while I at the…

Welch’s Fruit ‘N Yogurt Snacks – Strawberry

Yogurt was a big trend at this year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo. There were all kinds of yogurt-covered things, from pretzels to granola bars to candy. Today’s review is an example of the latter. Welch’s covered their fruit snacks in yogurt to create Fruit ‘N Yogurt Snacks (hereafter FNYS because repeatedly typing ‘N makes me…

Guest Post: Meiji Fruit Gummies Part II

I was at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans earlier this week, so I’m turning things over to some globe-trotting friends. Cameron and Meredith are former roommates of mine (we did lots of chocolate truffle tastings together), and they’re writing about some treats they bought on a recent trip through Japan. ~Rosa Here’s the rest…

Guest Post: Meiji Fruit Gummies Part I

I’m currently at the Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans, so I’m turning things over to some globe-trotting friends this week. Cameron and Meredith are former roommates of mine (we did lots of chocolate truffle tastings together), and they’re writing about some treats they bought on a recent trip through Japan. ~Rosa For our second and…

Sugarfina Cocktail Hour – Part II Gummies

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…

Koppers Chocolate Covered Gummi Bears

These chocolate covered gummi bears were a free sample given to me at the Koppers booth at Sweets and Snacks. They call themselves “the original”, so I wonder if they predate the Albanese and other brands’ versions? The gummi bears (real Swedish, according to the wrapper) had a surprisingly sproingy chew. They positively bounced against…

Warheads Sour Chewy Cubes

Original Warheads hard candies made their splash on the U.S. market when I was a kid. My friends and I used to compete to see how many we could stand to hold in our mouths at once and – more importantly – how long we could keep them there as their sour coating burned holes into…

Guest Post: Haribo Turtles

Hey readers! I’m on my last day of pseudo-vacation up in New Hampshire, so check out this post from ex-pat Neil in the meantime. ~Rosa I had time to kill in a German train station, and I needed some spare change to use the bathroom, so I bought these Haribo Turtles. They set me back…