Friday, October 29, 2010

Berry Chewy Lemonheads

Berry Chewy LemonheadsFerrara Pan Berry Chewy Lemonhead & Friends are the newest introduction of Lemonheads line. These are the chewy version, they’re kind of like a flavor blasted jelly bean that has a tangy shell.

The Lemonheads line is quite varied now, Ferrara Pan has gone beyond the single flavor boxes (lemon, orange, cherry, grape and green apple) and includes more of these flavored mixes including the Chewy Lemonheads & Friends and last year’s introduction, Tropical Chewy Lemonheads.

The box features anthropomorphic versions of the flavors, Cherry Lemon, Wild Berry, Blue Raspberry, Strawberry and Red Raspberry on stage as if they’re a rock band. Strawberry is a torch singer and Raspberry has drum sticks but no drums.

Berry Chewy Lemonheads

The pieces are attractive, they’re little spheres, slightly larger than garden peas. They’re slightly irregular but boldly colored and uniformly shiny.

Red Raspberry (dark red) has a nice tartness and even a slight dry finish, a mix of floral berry notes with less of the artificial coloring bitterness.

Strawberry (lighter red) is sweet with a light tangy note under the grainy shell. It’s not a very well rounded flavor and has a bit of a bitter note for me because of the artificial colorings.

Blue Raspberry (blue) is very woodsy and strangely chemical at the same time. There’s a floral raspberry flavor but also something kind of like artificial watermelon in there.

Wild Berry (dark purple) has a lot of flavors going on but is mostly a punch flavor, some cherry and raspberry is evident and maybe a little blueberry note in there. Not at all sour.

Cherry Lemon (medium red) was actually really good but strange. The lemon had a strong zest component but not much tang. The cherry was sweet and almost floral. It was definitely not the ordinary sour cherry flavored candy (and nothing like the Cherry Chewy Lemonhead).

The good thing about the mix is that it’s easy to just eat them without looking at the colors because the flavors aren’t that distinctive and never clash. The bad thing is that the flavors aren’t that distinctive and are so mild to the point that all of the best things about Lemonheads (the intense flavor difference between the shell and center) are lost.

I’ll stick to the classic, hard centered Lemonheads, but the Chewy Lemonhead & Friends are pretty good too, so good that I’m giving them out for Halloween as the non-chocolate option.

They’re not vegetarian/vegan because of the presence of confectioners glaze. They’re also manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk and soy. No mention of wheat. Not Kosher.

Related Candies

  1. Lemonhead & Friends Jelly Beans
  2. Tropical Chewy Lemonhead & Friends
  3. Mike and Ike Berry Blast
  4. Chewy Lemonheads & Atomic Fireballs
  5. Mentos Berry Mix
  6. The Lemonhead & Fruit Heads

Name: Berry Chewy Lemonhead & Friends
Brand: Ferrara Pan
Place Purchased: Dollar Tree (Harbor City)
Price: $1.00
Size: 6.0 ounces
Calories per ounce: 106
Categories: Candy, Ferrara Pan, Jelly Candy, 6-Tempting, United States, Dollar Tree

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  1. They are kosher - see the tiny shield shape with a K in it below the TM? that’s their kosher symbol.

    Comment by Rachel B. on 10/31/10 at 8:08 am #
  2. Do these jelly beans contain any nuts?

    Comment by Hannah on 4/24/11 at 2:20 pm #
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