Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Grave Grabber Gummy Candy

Grave Grabbers gummy handsThere are some candies I get a hold of and I simply do not want to eat them.

Grave Grabbers from Flix Candy are billed as a handful of fruit flavored gummy! and they certainly do deliver on both the hand and the gummy part.

Maybe it’s that they’re not shaped like something I would normally want to eat. Maybe it’s that they’re made in China. Or maybe it’s that I have such a low appetite for flesh.

They come in three flavors, and each one is individually and uniquely designed. Each piece is 1.94 ounces, and though not as large as an adult’s hand (they’re only about 4.5 inches long), they’re still impressive to handle.

Grave Grabbers gummy hands

Green Apple is the left hand (hah-hah, the others are right hands!) in a dark green with black fingernails and knobbly knuckles. It also has a lightly textured skin that looks a bit like a lizard’s or snake’s. The gummy texture is soft, but not too soft and sticky that it makes a greasy mess when you play with the candy. The flavor is rather mild but an actual pleasant green apple flavor. Almost realistic with some apple juice notes.

Strawberry is the skeletal one in the center. It’s a light and creamy white with gray cartilage. The fingers are longer than the others, but the palm is also less fleshy. (And the attachment of the thumb makes me think this is chimpanzee hand or foot more than a human hand.) It’s a very mild strawberry flavor. A little light tangyness but it’s mostly the florally & berry fruity that we’re accustomed to. 

Blue Raspberry is a strange thing to call this, since there are no blue raspberries, they’re just a made up flavor and this isn’t even a blue colored candy. Instead it’s more of a zombie hand, sinew & open flesh, even some bones and gory bloody bits showing. The flavor was pretty unremarkable. I lost the package for this one and had to muck around on the internet until I found someone else mention with a picture.

They’re obviously too expensive for Trick or Treat, with a recommended retail of $1.25 (though you may find them cheaper). They’re a fun candy for kids to play with or to use as a decoration for a Halloween spread. The one odd impulse I have with this is to smack someone on the face with them a la a glove for a good old fashioned challenge. Luckily I’m alone in a hotel room today and there’s no one to do that to.

Flix also makes giant insect versions in similar flavors (though bolder colors). I think they’re far more inventive & creative than some of the other Flix items I’ve had, though still nothing that appeals to me.

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Name: Grave Grabbers Gummy Candy
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Flix Candy
Place Purchased: samples CandyWarehouse.com
Price: $1.25 retail
Size: 1.94 ounces
Calories per ounce: 90
Categories: Gummi, China, Flix Candy, Halloween

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:07 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Did you really taste these? EEEWWW! I think the kiddelies like having candy grown ups won’t EVER snatch from their private stashes! We have a lot of “organs” and “limbs” in our local Halloween candy aisle, I guess I always wondered if they were edible. On the other hand, edible is a pretty low bar…

    Comment by CandyProfessor on 10/21/09 at 12:34 pm #
  2. I would use them to work on a secret handshake.

    Comment by Marvo on 10/21/09 at 2:30 pm #
  3. I would totally buy these simply for the purpose of smacking someone in the face.  That’s good fun, right there.

    Comment by JJR on 10/21/09 at 4:33 pm #
  4. Those are seriously freaky. I avoid Made in China candy in general, and eating rotten hands would really make me ill.

    I do love how you are so ecumenical in your candy reviews.

    Comment by CleanSimple on 10/21/09 at 4:52 pm #
  5. I’m glad I saw this after eating lunch and not before. The name alone is creepy, and these just look vile and the blue raspberry one is way too gray for me. You are braver than I am!

    Comment by Debby on 10/22/09 at 7:03 am #
  6. I think I have seen these in my local Walgreens.  My 10-year-old nephew would probably think that these are cool.

    How do you feel about gummy brains?

    Comment by Johnny Carruthers on 10/23/09 at 7:03 am #
  7. I would love these!  I just bought a bag of gummy body parts. They’re by the same company that makes gummy pizzas and hot dogs.  It was a Halloween sized bag but I ate them all in the course of a week.

    Comment by Rita on 10/25/09 at 6:51 am #
  8. Sera's avatar

    I found the giant tentacle version of these the other day. So cool!

    Comment by Sera on 10/26/09 at 10:36 am #

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