Monday, February 3, 2014

Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper HeartBreakers (2014)

Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper HeartBreakersWonka Everlasting Gobstopper HeartBreakers are a clever holiday version of the Gobstopper. They’re not the same candy, so it’s an interesting mash-up of elements and holiday themes.

The pieces are small compressed dextrose centers with some layers of hard sugar on top with some extra flavors in there. Classic Gobstoppers had many layers and flavors, but Wonka doesn’t make those any longer because they can take weeks to create from a center the size of a sesame seed. So they use a large SweeTart type candy at the center and the coating changes flavors only a handful of times.

A lot of candies get revamped over time. As I’ve heard unofficial from a Wonka insider, the classic SweeTarts Chicks, Ducks & Bunnies changed size & shape because the original equipment broke and since it was used only for that product line, they decided to reformat the molds to be more consistent with the Valentine’s and Christmas shapes.

The Everlasting Gobstopper HeartBreakers shifted colors in the newly available version for 2014. It’s not a drastic change, but a small tweak.

Wonka Heartbreakers

Cherry is mellow, with a sweet cherry flavor. After the top layer dissolves away, the coating is yellow. It doesn’t take much then it’s crunchable and I can get to the SweeTart-style center. The interior flavor is pretty neutral.

Watermelon is sweet and fresh, a little unexpected for this type of candy. After the initial layer dissolves, the layer under that is also a medium pink. The center is lightly tangy, but not overly sour. The layer under the watermelon-pink is also watermelon-pink.

Pineapple is delicate and light. It’s only slightly floral and fruity, but not tart bite. After the flavor dissolves away, the next layer is yellow. It’s smooth and cool on the tongue.

Gobstopper Heart Breakers

The classic HeartBreakers (above) were more vividly colored, with yellow and magenta instead of white and pink. While I miss the original colors and really don’t care much for the watermelon, I still love these. The limited palette is still attractive. I’m hoping the Easter version will also be back.

Related Candies

  1. Wonka SweeTarts Chicks, Ducks & Bunnies (2012)
  2. Wonka Everlasting Gobstoppers Eggbreakers
  3. Gobstopper Heart Breakers
  4. Runts Freckled Eggs
  5. Ausome Jewelry Kit
  6. SweeTart Hearts
  7. Gobs of Gobstoppers

Name: Everlasting Gobstopper HeartBreakers
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Target (West Hollywood)
Price: $2.29
Size: 12 ounces
Calories per ounce: 113
Categories: Candy, Valentines, Nestle, Compressed Dextrose, Hard Candy & Lollipops, 7-Worth It, Mexico, Target

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  1. Dear Cybele, I was wondering if you have come across the new Seattle Mix Skittles anywhere yet? I am from Seattle and all my family up there is madly looking for them.  Please let me know. Thanks for the incredible blog about our favorite thing in the world…....CANDY!!!!!

    Comment by Richard Wilson on 2/03/14 at 7:12 pm #
  2. Speaking of Valentine’s candy and evolving versions of candy, what’s the deal with the valentine-version of “Cherry” M&M’s? Are they really any different than Cherry Cordial or Wild Cherry?

    Comment by Diane on 2/04/14 at 7:30 am #
  3. Changing the shape can be an interesting way to extend a brand.  Sometimes the shape alone can impact the flavor intensity because of how it hits tastebuds and moves around in your mouth.  Love the blog!

    Comment by Peter Fretty on 2/07/14 at 6:52 am #
  4. The tweeked flavors have really lessoned my excitement over this candy.  I order a case every year to keep in my desk to last me most of the year until they become available the following year.  When I received my shipment this year, I was quite disappointed in the white colored candies.  I thought they might grow on me, but after two months, I still can’t eat them.  I really miss the yellow and orange versions.

    Comment by Nate on 3/08/14 at 9:04 am #
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