Monday, January 9, 2012

Angry Birds Fruit Gummies

Angry Birds Fruit GummiesAngry Birds Fruit Gummies were introduced late last year to tie into the popular video game of the same name. They’re made by a company called Healthy Food Brands which says on the front of the box that these are made with Real Fruit Juice, in addition to Natural and Artificial Flavors (plus a heaping helping of artificial colors).

They come in a theater style box. There are four “collector editions” of the box, each themed for a different main character of the game: Red, Yellow, Green and the Blue, which I chose.

Angry Birds Fruit Gummies

The box is 7 inches long, 4.25 inches wide and .75 inches deep. The interior white packet is 5.5” long, 4 inches wide and the .33 inch thickness is that of the gummis themselves when they’re spread out (and don’t even fill the bag). So, it’s what I’d call a big box for a small amount of candy. There are 3.5 ounces in the box and I paid $1.69. Of course I bought them at 7-11, which is very expensive for candy. But still, it’s a poor value for sugar candy. Other sugar candy movie theater boxes give you at least 6 ounces for the same price (Dots, Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales, etc.). Chocolate candy is the only exception to that, but I expect there to be a price difference for nuts or chocolate, not licensed shapes.

Angry Birds Fruit Gummies

Each flavor is a different color and a different character. They’re bright and soft and bouncy. They’re not terribly greasy, but do have a little waxy coating to keep them from sticking. They’re rather small and mostly round - a little less than 3/4 of an inch in diameter.

Cherry (red): The Red Bird - it’s cherry. It’s soft and has a strong chemical flavor to it, not very well rounded and has a slight apple juice note to it (but the fruit juice concentrate used is white grape). 
Lemon (yellow): The Yellow Bird - it’s lemon and a bit soapy and bland. It’s a little tangy, but not as sour as I’d expect a lemon gummi to be. 
Raspberry (blue): The Blue Bird - the floral flavors remind me of shampoo or a children’s perfume product. The chew is soft and smooth and the flavor is sweet and sour, but mostly artificial.
Apple (green): The Pig - tastes an awful lot like apple juice and some green apple flavoring. There’s also a grassy note to it. I wasn’t that keen on them, but they didn’t actually taste artificial, so I give it some credit for that.
Grape (black): The Bomb Bird - it’s supposed to be grape and it did have that Grape Soda sort of flavor to it, but it was so bland that I probably couldn’t have identified it with my eyes closed.
Strawberry (lighter red): Big Brother Bird - this was a dead on impression of Strawberry Jell-O. I’m rather fond of the stuff, not so fond that I’d actually make a batch, but fond enough that I liked these gummis and did pick through the assortment to find these.

Basically, these are serviceable but hardly improve upon other gummies out there. They’re expensive with the only thing to really recommend them, aside from the nicely designed box is the fact that they’re gluten free and nut free (if those are things you’re interested in). They’re made in Mexico.

My suggestion? Buy one box, you know, for the box, and then keep refilling it with something better. I suggest Albanese Gummi Bears, or any of the cute shapes they also come in like butterflies, army men, worms or flowers. Those are made in the USA, come in really great flavors and cost half as much.

Check out Jess’ review on Foodette Reviews.

Related Candies

  1. Life Savers Gummies Spooky Shapes
  2. Trolli Gummi Bear-Rings
  3. Candy Source: Albanese Candy Factory
  4. Wonka Whipped Wingers Gummies
  5. Au’some All Natural 3-Dees
  6. Albanese Gummy Army Guys
  7. Wii Candy Dispenser & Nintendo Gummis
  8. Albanese Gummi Butterflies
  9. Brach’s Gummi+Plus & Tropical Gummis


Name: Angry Birds Fruit Gummies
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Healthy Food Brands
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Silver Lake)
Price: $1.69
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 85
Categories: Candy, Gummi Candy, 5-Pleasant, Mexico, 7-11

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:52 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewHealthy Food BrandsGummi Candy5-PleasantMexico7-11

Comments
  1. Every time I see these in a store I’m amused that they cost more than buying the actual app for your iPhone.

    Comment by Michaela on 1/10/12 at 11:05 pm #
  2. “...the only thing to really recommend them…”

    Other than the whole Angry Birds tie-ie, that is. Fans of the game might think the shape trumps anything else!

    Comment by Russ on 1/11/12 at 4:34 pm #
  3. They’re also fortified with Vitamin C, which makes them something of a fruit snack/gummy hybrid. They now sell them in boxes of individual serving-sized packs in the fruit snack section of grocery stores.

    Comment by Tim on 10/31/12 at 9:42 pm #

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