Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dots Sour Slices - Pink Grapefruit

Dots Sour Slices - Pink GrapefruitIt’s funny that I first found out about the new Dots Pink Grapefruit Sour Slices in Germany instead of right here in the United States. I was cruising by the American Pavillion at the ISM Cologne candy fair and spotted them right away on display as a new item. And of course the fact that they were grapefruit really made them stand out.

Tootsie has really expanded their Dots over the past five years with more than just new flavor assortments like Tropical and Yogurt. They also make seasonal varieties for Christmas, Valentines and even an Independence Day version. What’s interesting about these Dots, aside from the fact that they’re sour and sanded instead of smooth is that they’re also a single flavor.

Dots Sour Slices - Pink Grapefruit

The Dots are made of two colors, to mimic the layering of colors on a wedge of pink grapefruit. The base is supposed to be yellow and the top is pink. Though the package calls them Sour Slices, they’re the same gumdrop shape we’re all used to. They smell soft and sweet and were fresh and bouncy.

The outside coating is sweet and sour though lacking much in the way of other flavors. But the gumdrop center is all about grapefruit flavor. There’s a good, well rounded grapefruit zest base, a hint of bitterness and a long, sweet finish to it. The citrus oils linger with a satisfying ring.

I was hoping for a little bit more pop, but then again I found it easy to eat a few handfuls (the Sour Dots were just a little too zingy for me to do that and I only liked three of the five flavors). I’m really looking forward to seeing these on shelves at stores around here. I loved the Grapefruit Dots in the Tropical Mix, now I can buy the single flavor. I know they’re already available online, so some shops may already have them. They also come as Watermelon Sour Slices and Peach Sour Slices.

Dots are made in a peanut free facility and are also free of traces of tree nuts, eggs and gluten. Kosher and I’m guessing they’d qualify as vegan, too (all artificial colors & no beeswax).

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Name: Sour Slices - Pink Grapefruit
Brand: Tootsie
Place Purchased: Samples from ISM Cologne
Price: $1.00 retail
Size: 7.0 ounces
Calories per ounce: 94
Categories: Candy, Tootsie, Jelly Candy, Kosher, Sour, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:26 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewTootsieJelly CandyKosherSour7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. Those Dots Sour Slices in Pink Grapefruit looks sooo delicious and sooo pretty! I hope I can track some down!!

    Comment by obsessivesweets on 2/24/11 at 2:42 pm #
  2. I’m intrigued, and sour peach has me envisioning a denser, sour peach ring type gummy.

    Comment by Rodzilla on 2/25/11 at 5:13 am #
  3. I bought these at my Big Lots store in Ravenswood,
    West Virginia. I like them but they are a bit overly
    tart at times due to the combination of the Sour
    Powder and the Grapefruit Zest flavor. I recommend
    only eating about 5 at a time.

    Comment by Lee Scott on 2/25/11 at 3:08 pm #
  4. Ah, I was wondering why they were called ‘Sour Slices’ when they were clearly an entire jube. I like the box art, definitely makes me want to pick them up.

    Comment by Leigh on 2/26/11 at 12:29 am #
  5. If they contain gelatin, they are not vegan.

    Comment by lauren on 2/28/11 at 1:17 pm #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    lauren - of course they don’t contain gelatin, they’re jellies, not gummis. The ingredient that might be non-vegan would be cane sugar. Some vegans won’t touch the stuff.

    rodzilla - they’re not quite gummy, though they’re plenty smooth and chewy. But they’ll stick to your teeth more than a peach ring gummy.

    Comment by Cybele on 2/28/11 at 1:54 pm #
  7. Ah, got it! Thanks for clarifying. I’m a candy lover, but no expert! (:

    Comment by lauren on 2/28/11 at 3:04 pm #
  8. WANT

    Comment by Karwei on 3/05/11 at 5:43 pm #
  9. Has anyone seen these at mass retail yet ie: Target/Wal-Mart/Walgreens etc., i’ve been looking for these since this review came out and haven’t found a store that’s even heard of them.  I’m in NC if that helps.

    Comment by Michael on 7/18/11 at 10:52 am #
  10. Regarding the Dots Sour Slices, I bought mine in Michigan at a 7-11.  The store had a number of varieties on a free-standing display. I think Walgreen’s has them, too.

    Comment by Anita Senkowski on 7/18/11 at 3:23 pm #
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