Monday, February 22, 2010

Au’some Easter 3-Dees Gummy

Au'some 3Dees Gummy Easter ShapesI was so excited when I got this sample in the mail last week. Au’some is a rare company that’s able to make both interesting novelty candies but also ones that actually taste good.

Au’some has a line of 3-Dees Gummy candies, that are just what they sound like. They’re three dimensional molded gummy candies and much larger than the standard gummi bear. I reviewed the Super Mario Brothers version a few years ago (along with their Wii controller candy dispenser).

The seasonal versions of the gummis are in special shapes and flavor combinations for the holiday. The Easter 3-Dees Gummy version features two shapes (sitting rabbit and dancing chick) and three flavors (strawberry, orange and mixed berries).

Each package contains six candies, one of each shape in one of each flavors. They’re in a little tray that keeps each one separate and molded to their shape. The fun is when you pop them out of their molds.

Au'some 3Dees Gummy Easter Shapes

The packaging does an excellent job of keeping the candy protected and in the best possible condition for play. I can’t say that it was that compelling when I first looked at it, it really didn’t convey the stunning look of these out of the package. (Here’s another version of the package that you might see in stores.)

I admit that this review is actually more about the pictures, and I also admit that the photos that follow makes these little guys look far larger than they are (blame it on my new camera lens). Each weighs between a quarter of an ounce to a third of an ounce. The rabbits are exactly one inch high and one inch on the longest side of the base.

As a 3D candy they actually stand up, like a little injection-molded plastic toy.

Au'some 3Dees Gummy Easter Shapes

When they say that they’re three dimensional, they’re not kidding. The rabbits, if you can’t tell so far, were my favorite. The middle seam was nearly undetectable. The nicely formed face even had little buck teeth that I could see when looking carefully. The little tucked back ears are simply charming.

The dancing chick isn’t quite as compelling for me, it was harder to tell what was going on, but the figure reminded me of that penguin in Happy Feet. This little chick is a bit rolly-polly and kicking up one of his feet.

Au'some 3Dees Gummy Easter Shapes

The flavors are right up my alley. In this case that means that red is strawberry instead of cherry. It’s nicely tangy and has a rounded floral berry fragrance. It tastes exactly like strawberry Jell-O.

The texture for these gummis is what I’d call short. Some gummies are stringy - if you pulled on the gummi it’d stretch quite a bit before it pulled apart. These gummis are more like actual gelatin desserts. Biting into them they pull apart into little nuggets. Pull them and they break apart with clean surfaces.

Au'some 3Dees Gummy Easter Shapes

Though they’re not a chewy gummi they are intensely flavored and exceptionally smooth. The blue-green color is Mixed Berries and in this case it actually tastes like berries. There’s a good jammy raspberry flavor. It’s tart, floral and not too much like generic fruit punch. In the case of this one there was a slight note of the blue food coloring (a little metallic) but that didn’t detract from it.

Au'some 3Dees Gummy Easter Shapes

The orange flavor is disappointing, only because Haribo has raised the bar so high. It’s sour in the right way, but the overall flavor is that of orange-ade. There are no zest notes that kind of carry it over into the whole orange flavor. Still, the flavor and texture worked well together.

The hesitation on this product is that it’s made in China. The package says “made responsibly in China and I do believe that there are plenty of ethical and conscientious food makers in China - I just don’t know how to tell who is who. The size of these gummis still means they should not be given to very small children - but you probably already know that.

I took a gajillion photos of them:
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Name: Easter 3-Dees Gummy
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Au'some
Place Purchased: samples from Au'some
Price: unknown
Size: 1.7 ounces
Calories per ounce: 88
Categories: Gummi, China, Au'some, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:20 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Oooooooohhhh it’s a chick.  Yeah, I totally thought that was a Happy Buddha.  I was like, “what the hell kind of Easter candy mix is this?”

    right-o.

    Comment by Elise on 2/22/10 at 8:29 am #
  2. Wow, those are some seriously detailed gummi candies!

    Comment by Richard @ The Bewildered Brit on 2/22/10 at 2:05 pm #
  3. Those are gorgeous. I stopped buying Au’some fruit nuggets for my son because they’re made in China. It’s unfortunate!

    Comment by patti on 2/22/10 at 2:54 pm #
  4. Those are the most awesome looking gummies EVER!

    Comment by Gigi on 2/22/10 at 7:37 pm #
  5. Oh man, I thought it was a fat dancing man too! The rabbits are lovely though.

    Comment by Leigh on 2/23/10 at 12:43 am #
  6. Those are so cute!
    They look like little jell-o bunnies and buddhas!

    Comment by Emily on 2/23/10 at 3:03 pm #
  7. Do you know where someone might find these?

    Comment by Kathe on 3/09/10 at 10:26 am #
  8. Cybele's avatar

    Kathe - I just got an email from the company - they said they’re definitely in 7-11 Stores and some grocery chains.

    They’re hoping to post a store locator on the official website:
    http://www.3-dees.com

    Comment by Cybele on 3/10/10 at 1:29 pm #
  9. Thank you very much!

    Comment by Kathe on 3/10/10 at 6:00 pm #

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