Friday, May 4, 2007

Hubba Bubba Sour Gummi Tape

Hubba Bubba Sour Gummi TapeThis is a new level of portability for tape shaped gummi products. Capitalizing on the bubble gum tape dispenser (with the ultimate application being the Bubble Roll Message Maker) this little plastic disk holds six feet of candy.

Hubba Bubba introduced these in two flavors: Sour Blue Raspberry and Shocking Strawberry. Though the product calls itself gummi, it’s looks more like Red Vines from the ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Malic Acid, Apple Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Mono & Di-Glycerides, Red 40.

There isn’t any gelatin in there, which is what I consider a defining ingredient of gummis. To continue that thought, jellies use pectin or corn starch, licorice or vines use wheat flour.

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Naming aside, the dense roll unravels to reveal a long and flat tape with a coating of sugar and flavor on it (a little sour bite) which keeps it from sticking to itself. The chew is pretty dense and leathery, like a rather dry Red Vine.

I found the package frustrating, as the cutter didn’t really cut, it just held the tape in place while I stretched it until it split and broke. Of course it would also scatter bits of the sugary coating around as well. I guess they’re worried about giving sharp objects to kids. I guess they’re not worried about stuff getting in my keyboard. Or maybe they have a co-marketing deal with those compressed air can companies.

The candy is tasty but the novelty of the roll in a pack you can put in your back pocket isn’t well executed. These remind me of a bunch of different products, including the Sour Punch Straws and the unbranded stuff you can get in the bulk bins at the grocery store. Basically there are better values out there, however, if you’re looking for a light candy snack, especially for kids that involves some portion control, this might be fun.

Name: Sour Gummi Tape - Shocking Strawberry
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Hubba Bubba (Wrigley's)
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Hollywood)
Price: $1.19
Size: 2.1 ounces
Calories per ounce: 115
Categories: Gummi, Sour, Turkey, Wrigley

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Comments
  1. Is this a new thing in America? We’ve had these in England since I was a kid, at least 8 or 10 years ago. Hubba Bubba sucks though, I’ll be putting up a few reviews slating their awful bubble gum products in 2-3 weeks.

    Comment by Terry on 5/04/07 at 8:40 am #
  2. That candy looks like Sour Straws that have been run over by a steamroller.

    Comment by joy on 5/05/07 at 5:40 am #
  3. AWESOME! I love gum and or fruity candies…and chocolate!!!

    Comment by A B on 5/05/07 at 11:48 am #
  4. I’ve had these in the form of Warheads Rolls - quite good if they are at the same level. Warheads Rolls lack the novelty container, which makes them hard to carry (you kind of have to finish them in one go).

    Comment by nog_lorp on 5/05/07 at 9:29 pm #
  5. OMG!  I have the urge to stick that whole thing in my mouth.  I’m going down the street to 7-Eleven to see if they have it.  (10 minutes later)  Nope.  I’ll try again later.

    Comment by Marvo on 5/06/07 at 8:57 pm #
  6. i’ve had these before and you’re right, the cutter doesn’t do anything for them at all. i used to take the whole thing out and take a bite out of the roll itself so when i was done with it, my face and hands were coated with that weird sour sugar.
    yummy.
    not sour enough, though.

    Comment by Emily on 5/09/07 at 5:27 pm #
  7. hey in there is says: 1.19$.
    but when i buy it, it cost 1.90$.

    Comment by victor on 5/13/07 at 1:07 pm #
  8. I love these (though I love all sour candy)

    Comment by Jessie on 6/27/07 at 4:13 pm #
  9. FYI, the “Unbranded Stuff” you refer to is made by Dorval, and marketed under the brand Sour Power.

    Best candy ever. I am disappointed to not have seen it reviewed here. It kicks the butt of all the impostors out there (including Sour Punch).

    Comment by Rose on 7/22/07 at 7:47 am #
  10. nastttttyyyyyyyyyy
    yuk
    who thought of this discusting

    Comment by Christian a.k.a Mac ceazzzar on 5/01/08 at 10:55 am #
  11. I liked the blue raspberry flavor, but give me sour punch anyday. I’ve been eating those practically since I was born.

    Comment by Meghan on 5/01/08 at 3:50 pm #
  12. Hubba Bubba Guummi Tape is the best candy ive ever had!

    Comment by matthew on 5/22/08 at 3:13 am #
  13. I LOVE GUMMI TAPE AND JOLLY RANCHERS IM GOING TO WEST PALM BEACH RIGHT NOW AND IM ON MY WAY TO 7 ELEVEN TO BY ME LOT OF GUMMI YAPE AND JOLLY RANCHER PACKS

    Comment by Camila izquierdo on 6/20/08 at 7:44 am #
  14. This is my absolute favorite candy!  I’ve tried several of the sour tape kinds and brands, and this one tastes the best in my opinion.  The container is handy, but the little cutter on it is pointless.

    Comment by Janelle on 12/14/08 at 3:16 pm #
  15. i know seriously

    Comment by Camila izquierdo on 12/15/08 at 12:29 pm #

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