Monday, June 13, 2005

Chimes Ginger Chews

Name: Chimes Ginger Chews
Brand: Roxy Trading
Place Purchased: Cost Plus
Price: $1.99
Size: 2 oz
Calories per ounce: 112 (16 calories per chew)
Type: Taffy

How could you not love something that comes in this nifty tin? Chimes has three different kinds of ginger chews, Peppermint (this review), Peanut Butter Ginger (previous review) and Ginger. I believe that The Ginger People also have the same repetoire and that these are all probably made in the same factory somewhere in Indonesia.

There are about 14 of these individually wrapped chews stuffed into this tin. The lid slides back for dispensing, though they’re jammed in there pretty good and not that easy to just dump out. Further, when opening the little individual wrappers, the chews sometimes get stuck to the plastic.

Beyond that, once you’ve got on in your mouth, it’s instantly minty. The chew is soft and sticky with a distinct barley sugar note to it (I like that). As you chew, the spicy notes of the ginger come through and as you’re done with the chew, the burn of the ginger lasts for quite a while. They’re very satisfying but as snacks, I think the packaging is great because I don’t think you’d want more than two or three of these at any given time (the peanut butter ones, however, I think lend themselves to greater consumption).

On the whole, now that I’ve tried all three of these flavor combinations I think I prefer the plain ginger, then the peanut butter and then these. Not that these aren’t good, but I don’t really think that mint and ginger are the best of all possible flavor matches. The Ginger People also make an Apple Ginger chew that I think I’m going to have to seek out now.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:30 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewChewsGingerMints8-TastyIndonesia

Comments
  1. I’m guessing they dump out easier once a few have come out.

    Ginger and mint…I hadn’t thought of that as a combo, either. It’s a great looking little tin, and worth the two dollars itself!

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. i want the tip too. i saw somewhere that this co. exhibited at the candyexpo. imagine how heavy your bag would have been?!—SoCal

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
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