Friday, October 7, 2005

Storck Mamba Chews

Name: Mamba
Brand: Storck
Place Purchased: Long’s Drug
Price: $.69
Size: 2.65 ounces
Calories per ounce: 125
Type: Fruit Chew

First, here’s a great value - 2.65 ounces for the price of a regular candy bar! And individually wrapped, so you can have some now and save the rest for later on. The package says that it has THREE servings.

I’d never tried these before and I’m not sure why. I know Storck best for their ultra-chocolately Riesen caramels. (Not for those without solid teeth or dental work.)

I know, fruit chews ... you’re thinking Starbursts and you’re not far off. What’s different about the Mamba is that there are only three flavors: Orange, Strawberry and Raspberry. Inside the main package there are three smaller packages of each flavor containing 6 chews.

The chews are soft and sweet with a good tart bite to them. Not quite as “juicy” as Starbursts, they have a bit more of an aromatic flavor to them, with a perfumey Strawberry and Raspberry along with a zesty Orange.

The only thing that confuses me is that the package says strawberry, orange, raspberry and lemon. With only three of the small packages within, you’re always gonna get shorted. Sadly, lemon is one of my favorite flavors and I’m sorry I missed out on that.

Rating - 8 out of 10 (great price)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:58 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewStorckChews8-TastyGermany

Comments
  1. They do have lemon Mamba… They come in the bagged packages, and the larger “bar” of Mamba as well. They’re fantastic, too!

    Comment by Jeremy on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. What they do with Mambas is they randomize the flavor combo in every package…so you always get three out of the four flavors.  I’m always dissapointed when i dont get raspberry.

    Comment by Alex on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. Those are one my absolute favorite candies!

    I love your blog, btw smile

    Comment by wyndgrove on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. Completely off topic, but have you ever had Torrones?  Reaalllllyyy good…. Really addictive…

    Heehee, getting tired of me suggesting things yet?

    Comment by Tindy on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. I’ve learned to NEVER trust those random “servings” numbers. They’re fun to laugh at, but that’s about it.

    Comment by Russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    I’m bummed that my randomized Mamba didn’t have any lemon.

    Tindy - I was just chatting with Russ there yesterday about Torrones! Love ‘em, I used to get them in my Christmas stocking (and when I got older I learned that they were much cheaper after Christmas).

    I’ll have to do a post about them, definitely - I was looking for them at Cost Plus the other day because they’d already put out their Xmas candy and didn’t see any. I’ll go to the local Italian grocer and they’ll set me up.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  7. Yay! Score 300 for Torrones.

    I need some too… I think I went through 20 of them in a week last year, LOL.

    Have you ever had the lemon ones?

    Comment by Tindy on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  8. Cybele's avatar

    Tindy - I like the lemon ones but I think my favorite is the orange. I’m not an amaretto fan, so I used to be able to trade with my siblings when I was a kid.

    Trader Joe’s has some sort of almond nougat that they sell which is kind of like the French stuff that I’ve had a few times. It doesn’t have that honey taste to it though that I like in those little boxed Torrones.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  9. Random fact about me and Mambas: I’d un-wrap the whole lot of them, squish them together into a big ball (I think I got the big pack, because I remember 4 flavors) and stick it in the freezer.  A few hours later, I could be found knawing on my big Mamba ball, drooling everywhere and loving it.  Not something I would recommend now, but ocasionally I will take single pieces of all the flavors and make mini-Mamba balls.

    cybele: You don’t have a search on your site, and I haven’t been able to look through all your archives yet, but have you done something on Kinder Eggs yet?  Only one of the many crazy things originating here in Germany.

    Comment by Mad Cow on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  10. Cybele's avatar

    Okay, mad cow, that’s pretty weird. Of course it can’t be any weirder than me liking to buy white bread, take off the crusts and mush all the doughy insides into a big ball to eat as a snack.

    I haven’t found Kinder Eggs yet, though my husband did bring me a Kinder Bueno a few months ago from Canada.

    http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/2005/09/kinder-bueno.html

    I don’t have search yet, but you can look on the “All Reviews” list, which has stuff divided out in to categories, ratings and country of origin.

    I’ve got a lead on a place in Los Angeles that carries Kinder and I’ll probably head over there before Halloween.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  11. Mamba is one of my favorite chews, I actually like them more than starburst because they seem to have more “fruitiness” to them like you said. They also seem to be quite a bit cheaper for what you get.

    Comment by Bryan on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  12. Joe, Bobby and I were playing Goldeneye for Nintendo 64, when Anna Sue offered me a Mamba candy. I gladly accepted. While I was beginning to unwrap the tasty treat, however, Bobby began to fire at me. I quickly grabbed the controller to fend off the virtual foe, while inadvertantly sticking the entire candy, wrapper and all, in my mouth. As the fragrant scent of the Mamba candy drifted up to my nostrils, my jaw instinctively began chomping down on the candy. All this happened in the confused moment of a fierce battle and intense crossfire. Soon, as the roar of machine guns faded, and I regained my composure and realized what I had done. By then, however, it was too late and the wrapper and candy had blended together in a single, pulpy blob. I didn’t want to waste a perfectly good Mamba, though, so I decided to be a man and swallow it anyways. It tasted pretty good even with the wrapper. I defended myself by saying that only real men eat the wrappers. And it’s been over 24 hours since the ingestion and I haven’t died yet so it must have been alright. Part of the problem was that the candy smelled so good. Even without the candy the wrapper smells delicious. David thought something was wrong with me, but it’s just that the Mamba, the sweet nectar of life, cannot be resisted once it enters the mouth. So remember to make sure that your Mamba has gone through all desired preparations, including wrapper removal, before passing your lips. Otherwise, you may succumb.

    Comment by Brian on 12/21/05 at 10:37 pm #
  13. i once heard a guy say candy is good for you and i thought no its not then i ate a mamba and i feel healthier than ever. mamba4life

    Comment by joan on 12/21/05 at 11:53 pm #
  14. I just wanted to say thank you for posting about candy.  My friend and I COULD NOT remember Mambas and were googling like crazy.  It was your blog that reminded us that it was Mambas that we remembered and loved so much.  smile

    Comment by T.S. and Shana on 1/10/06 at 2:06 pm #
  15. I once had pineapple Mamabas.  It was about 5 years ago now and I still talk about them to anyone who will listen.  I found them in Rhode Island and New Hampshire one summer at Dollar Tree stores.  Dollar stores always have the most random candy selection and I like to try new things, so I like to look. 

    I saw the bags and got excited because Mambas are my absolute favorite.  I picked up the bags to examine my find and noticed that in the corner it said “New Flavor! Pineapple!”  I was going to buy them regardless of the fact that there was a fifth flavor, but pineapple gave me all the more reason to stock up. 

    I bought, I think, 2 bags that first time that I saw them in Rhode Island.  Then a month or so later, when my supply had long since vanished, I was at my aunt’s house in New Hampshire and wanted to check out the Dollar Tree near her house - just in case.  To my delight, the 5-flavor bags of Mambas were there.  I bought four this time.  I hoarded them and didn’t share at all.

    I think that was one of the best summers of my life…

    Bring back the pineapple Mamba!

    Comment by Maria on 3/28/06 at 2:30 pm #
  16. Cybele's avatar

    Maria - I’d love to try a pineapple Mamba! I don’t think anyone makes a pineapple chew. Now I’ll keep an eye out for those special packs (hey, I found a 10 year old roll of Lifesavers at the 99cent store, it could happen!)

    Comment by Cybele on 3/28/06 at 2:55 pm #
  17. That’s amazing!  How’d they taste?  Did they somehow get better with age?

    Makes me wish I could get my hands on some 1-2-3 Jello! (But I guess that would be an entirely different blog)

    Comment by Maria on 3/29/06 at 3:00 pm #
  18. I LOVE LOVE LOVE TO EAT MAMBA DON’T EVEN TRY TO DO AWAY WITH THIS CADNY:)!!!

    Comment by 123me2.. on 4/19/06 at 3:22 pm #
  19. hey i like mamba and it is really good (6)

    Comment by howdy partners on 4/19/06 at 3:25 pm #
  20. Why is it that every package of mamba has both orange and lemon, but not all come with straberry or Raspberry? I have seen in the last 20 years I have eaten mambas, maybe about 5 packages that had both raspberry and strawberry, which are my favorites. I have to purchase the subpar lemon just to get the strawberry or raspberry! anyone that wants to trade strawberrys or raspberrys for lemons email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Comment by Miguel on 4/25/06 at 2:14 pm #
  21. I also tried Pineapple Mamba’s once, and since I have been looking for them, they only came in the bags though, not the individual packs.  I wish they were around still.

    Comment by JB on 5/11/06 at 12:25 pm #
  22. i want a mamba

    Comment by emily on 6/21/06 at 11:46 am #
  23. where can i find mamba candy in regular local stores in New Jersey.

    Comment by imrana on 1/02/07 at 6:30 am #
  24. Mambas are pretty good. I’ve only had one pack (the long stick with three individually wrapped flavors) and there wasn’t any lemon. Fine by me, since I like the other flavors better than lemon. I am curious to try it though. Maybe I buy another pack sometime.

    Comment by Trish on 4/17/07 at 6:34 pm #
  25. Oh the tragedy!
    I used to buy these at the school store in highschool, but since graduating have been unable to find them anywhere…! My (ex) girlfriend was nice enough to buy me a case of them for my birthday, and it was fantastic…

    So yeah, I love these things. They’re addictive! I like how they’re more subtle than starbursts, and don’t taste nearly as ‘artificial’ or even sugary (makes me wonder about how the sugar content actually does compare).

    Are these disappearing? I wish they stocked them in the pharmacies around here, but for now, I’ll stick to buying them online, I suppose… ($18 a case from amazon.com… not too bad)
    Cheers, and keep up the great work!

    Comment by Alex on 6/13/07 at 1:40 pm #
  26. Mine comes with raseberry, lemon, and orange. They are kind of hard to find though. We have to drive about half an hour to a 7-11

    Comment by Chrissy on 8/28/07 at 2:26 pm #
  27. i’m canadian, but while in philly i saw mamba, never had them but i tried a pack because storck makes them, and i love everything storck makes.  I LOVED THEM!!  but i cant find them in canda.  they are almost identical to a candy i bought in italy called “maoam”  and they are awsome, i want them so bad!  starburst cant compare to mambas
    another great candy was in ital frutella but its not like the ones here, it was a raspberry and cream flavour, and the texture was better then the fruitellas here

    Comment by tee on 1/22/08 at 7:10 pm #
  28. OMG! I was just in Mongolia for a semester, and ate endless amounts of MAOAMs. I must say, they might have the upper hand over Mambas; especially because they come in… COLA flavor (!!)
    Yay!

    Comment by Alex on 1/23/08 at 9:14 am #
  29. Raspberry Mambas are why i wake up in the morning… orange is okay too…

    Comment by the_duke_of_dank on 5/25/08 at 10:36 pm #
  30. Hello,

    From where can I buy Mamba in Canada?

    Thnx.

    Comment by Hamid on 7/13/09 at 6:11 am #
  31. I love Mamba’s my friend gave me some! I just don’t know where to find them!!!!!! Can I get them at a local Fred Myers or something???

    Comment by Erika on 11/21/09 at 1:04 pm #
  32. You should try sour mamba. It’s so much better than the regular mamba, its not super sour but it has a really tangy sort of flavor- its good.

    Comment by Elle on 5/22/11 at 2:59 pm #
  33. I LOVE Mamba!!!! My favorite is Raspberry and Lemon!

    Comment by Emily on 7/03/12 at 5:54 pm #
  34. I LOVE MAMBA!!!! My favourite is Raspberry and Orange

    Comment by Rhyan on 3/22/14 at 1:09 pm #
  35. is mamba halal in ksa??

    Comment by wajeeha on 4/11/14 at 9:19 am #

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