Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Life Savers Gummies Spooky Shapes
Inside the box, which has an oddly angled end (which does make opening and closing the box a bit easier) is a mylar pouch with the candy inside. It’s well sealed and fresh. The package shows three shapes and colors, but makes no mention of the flavors inside.
The gummis are tiny, similar to the scale of the Easter variety, and the shapes are hard to make out.
I found a witch’s head with a hat, a jack o lantern, a ghost, a hissing cat and a crescent moon.
They’re all soft and squishy with very little greasy coating and yet they don’t stick together much.
The flavors are identical, I think, to the standard Life Savers Gummies mix these days:
Watermelon is light green. It’s soft and tart and kind of unripe tasting.
Overall, I didn’t think much of the shapes, they’re too difficult to discern. The size is strange, considering the standard shape and size of Life Savers’ large hoops. The flavors don’t taste as bold as I’m accustomed to the hard candy version. I also miss tangerine. The colors feel like the season though.
As a Wrigley’s product, which now includes Skittles and Starburst, this marketing and product design feels a little out of step with current trends. But maybe a little nostalgic “lack of polish” is refreshing. Still, it’s cheaper to just get the all year round version in the peg bag. Just pretend the Life Savers are O’s and they’re haunting you.
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