Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Albanese Gummy Army Guys

Albanese Gummi Army GuysCandy and toys are a classic combination. It’s surprising that there hasn’t been a candy version of the Plastic Green Army Guys before Albanese introduced them in the early 2000s. These guys, you know these guys, right? They were sold by the pound and featured all sorts of pre-posed soldiers doing soldier-like things.

This version of the candy features all opaque green candies in four different poses. They’ve even assigned names: “Bazooka” Bob, “Forrest Fight” Steve, “GI” Johnny, “Sniper” Scott, and “Rifleman” Rich! They’re green apple flavored.

I got this 4.5 ounce bag for $1.99 at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe in Paso Robles. It was the first store I saw them in and was a little surprised at the price, considering the fact that I can buy a half pound of Albanese other gummi products at the 99 Cent Store for a buck. But hey, these were cute and unique.

Albanese Gummi Army Guys

I don’t have much else to say beside the fact that they’re in fact green, look exactly like plastic army guys (except they’re only about 2 1/2 D instead of 3D because they have a flat back). They’re green apple flavored, soft and chewy. Above is Sniper Scott.

Albanese Gummi Army Guys

So enjoy the photos of the Gummy Army Guys. This is Rifleman Rich.

Albanese Gummi Army GuysI’m guessing this is Forrest Fight Steve. I thought maybe he was Grenade Gary. Or maybe Shotput Sheldon.

Apparently Albanese also makes a smaller version of these in red and green - but they’re transparent instead of the opaque army green. Albanese makes a lot of other fun shapes in their gummis, including fighter jets, snakes, butterflies, bears, rings and fish.

And that brings us to the last one: Bazooka Bob.

Albanese Gummi Army Guys

On the whole, a quality product. A little more expensive than the other really well priced Albanese gummis, but still a good deal, especially when you need a themed item. I’m not as keen on the green apple flavor - I prefer their citrus and pineapple.

Related Candies

  1. Grave Grabber Gummy Candy
  2. All Gummies Gourmet Fruity Fish (Swedish Fish knock-off)
  3. Albanese Gummi Butterflies
  4. Gummy Fishies
  5. Krunchy Bears
  6. Gummi Lightning Bugs


Name: Gummy Army Guys
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Albanese Confectionery
Place Purchased: Powell's Sweet Shoppe (Paso Robles)
Price: $1.99
Size: 4.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 99
Categories: Candy, Albanese Confectionery, Gummi Candy, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:50 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyAlbanese ConfectioneryGummi Candy7-Worth ItUnited States

Comments
  1. Er…call me dirty-minded, but that doesn’t look like a bazooka to me!

    Comment by sairentohiru on 5/18/10 at 4:14 pm #
  2. hahahaha…..sairentohiru, you beat me to it!

    Comment by Leah on 5/18/10 at 8:46 pm #
  3. Soylent green is people!

    Comment by liz/PDX on 5/19/10 at 10:59 am #
  4. What a fab product - love the detail - these would definitely make a few grown ups smile. Wish I could get them for my boyf, he’d just love them!

    And for those of you with a dirty mind - you should see what this UK lady found in a bag of candy:
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2965937/Jelly-baby-in-shape-of-naked-man-found-in-a-pack-of-picknmix.html

    Comment by cinabar on 5/19/10 at 3:04 pm #
  5. Bazooka Bob appears to need some “Biagra” for his bazooka.

    Comment by spinetingler on 5/21/10 at 11:27 am #
  6. How strange it would be to eat candy army men. What will they think of next?
    Suzanne

    Comment by Window On The Prairie on 5/21/10 at 12:14 pm #
  7. I had these about 3 years ago and they are GROSS.

    Comment by Jake on 8/05/10 at 7:43 pm #

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