Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wonka Everlasting Gobstoppers Eggbreakers

Gobstopper EggBreakersWilly Wonka invented the Everlasting Gobstopper, a candy for children with very little pocket money. The basic concept behind a jawbreaker style candy is that they last a long time. The current, smaller versions of the Everlasting Gobstopper are not everlasting. In fact, they’re maddenly short lived, which is fine because they come in boxes that hold dozens of them. For quite a few years the Everlasting Gobstoppers have come in seasonal varieties, such as the Snowballs (white, green and red) for Christmas and Heartbreakers (thinner shells and heart shaped). For Easter there are Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper EggBreakers.

I love the little box. It holds 3.5 ounces and I picked it up for $.99 at Target, though I’ve seen it for as much as $1.59 at other stores. The box is really compact and cleverly designed and decorated. It’s easy to flip the little window open to dispense and the box holds what feels like a lot of candy.  I’ve seen Wonka use these before with their Wonka Runts Freckled Eggs.

Gobstopper Eggbreakers

The ovoids are about 3/4 of an inch high. They eggs come in five glossy colors: yellow, turquoise, green, purple and light red.

The outer color is flavored, but it’s all very light. The lemon is just a kiss of sweet lemon essence. The purple is more like a bouquet of lilacs than fruit-flavorful, the red is a dash of berry and green might be a just a whiff of apple.

The dissolve is smooth, smoother than most other jawbreakers on the market. The layers underneath become lightly tangy though no more flavorful. After two thin layers the shell on the compressed dextrose center is easily crunched. The centers are white and if they’re flavored it’s something generic. I get a bit of pineapple from it, but it could be lemon or even orange for all I can tell.

It doesn’t matter that everything is so muted. The look, sound, texture and the interactivity is what makes this a special candy. They’re lovely to look at, sturdy and are simply interesting to eat. The shape is mouth friendly (not quite a friendly as the Heart Breakers) and the flavor array is spot on. I know they could be more intense, but I liked the subtlety of them.

I plan on picking up more of these, especially if I see them on sale after Easter even though the regular Wonka Gobstoppers are about half the price.

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  7. Gobs of Gobstoppers

Name: Everlasting Gobstopper EggBreakers
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Target (Glendale)
Price: $.99
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 113
Categories: Candy, Easter, Nestle, Compressed Dextrose, Hard Candy & Lollipops, 8-Tasty, Mexico, Target

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  1. I found your blog while looking for info. on Russell Stover’s jelly beans (you had one in ‘09).  I LOVE this blog.  I am diabetic and could possibly go into a coma just looking on here, but I love candy and I like reading your posts on it.  I thought you might know when Russell Stover started putting their jelly beans in the grocery store.  I grew up in Ga. and my grandmother LOVED their jelly beans.  They would only come out at Easter, but as soon as she did, we went to the Russell Stover’s store near Atlanta and bought her up some.  I don’t remember getting them from anywhere but their store for years.  Maybe she just wanted them fresh!  The ones they have out now are nothing like they were back then.  I have bought the sugar free kind and they are pretty good for sugar free, but kind of hard.  Thank you!

    Comment by April Queen on 4/01/11 at 7:24 am #
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