Monday, March 8, 2010

LifeSavers Gummies: Bunnies & Eggs

LifeSavers Gummies Bunnies & EggsThe new LifeSavers Gummies Bunnies & Eggs are charming little Easter themed gummis that come in five different shapes and six different flavors.

The bag has the old LifeSavers logo and design elements to it (the rolls are rather different these days). It also features the bug-eyed bunny that appears on the Jelly Beans.

The flavors are Lemon, Apple, Orange, Tangy Cherry, Tangy Punch and Watermelon.

LifeSavers Gummies Bunnies & Eggs

All the candies are sherbet colors, soft, opaque pastels. They’re bouncy and squishy, not quite greasy but they definitely cling together readily.

I expected them to be big, about the same size as the hoops known as LifeSavers Gummies, which themselves are larger than the hard candy version. Instead they’re actually smaller than the little images on the package. These cute and plump little shapes are barely the size of a traditional gummi bear. (I threw an M&M in there for you to see the scale.)

LifeSavers Gummies Bunnies & Eggs

Blue is Tangy Punch - it reminds me of Hawaiian Punch. It’s tangy of course and has an artificial flavor to go with the tropical fruit.

Green is Apple - it’s far less tart than I expected. A little like apple juice.

Orange is Orange - it looks like sherbet and tastes rather like it too, soft and mellow with a light sour note but mostly a juice flavor.

Red is Watermelon  - at first I thought it’d be cherry. The watermelon reminded me of Jolly Ranchers in the best possible way. Fresh, a little more intensely fruity than the real melon and of course an artificial version of the actual flavor.

Lemon is Yellow - I didn’t care much for this one, it had a metallic note, like drinking lemonade in a can.

Pink is Tangy Cherry -  this is not the cherry I associate with LifeSavers. It’s far too mild and though it’s called Tangy Cherry, it’s not terribly sour at all.

On the whole they’re adorable, rather mild but nothing extraordinary. Gummis for Easter aren’t that common, so it’s nice to see a themed product. There is no allergen statement on the package but it does contain gelatin and of course artificial colors & flavors. It doesn’t say anything about gluten or nuts.

Related Candies

  1. Au’some Easter 3-Dees Gummy
  2. Disney Pixie Perfect Gummies
  3. Necco Paas Gummi Baby Bunnies
  4. LifeSavers Tangy Fruits Gummies
  5. Albanese Gummi Butterflies
  6. Lifesavers Jellybeans
Name: LifeSavers Gummies Bunnies & Eggs
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Wrigley's (Mars)
Place Purchased: Target (Eagle Rock)
Price: $1.79
Size: 7 ounces
Calories per ounce: 92
Categories: Gummi, United States, Wrigley's, Easter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:02 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I love how M&Ms; are an universal scale for candy smile

    Comment by Adriana on 3/08/10 at 12:35 pm #
  2. Oh these look yummy, something different from the same old Easter candy selection.

    Comment by Charissa on 3/11/10 at 12:17 pm #
  3. I think you have a terrible taste in candy. As a candy lover, these little things were not only cute, but they were the best tasting thing that didn’t give me a tummy ache. Tempting? Personally, I think it should have been either Suburb, at the highest, or at least tasty.

    Comment by Amber on 3/01/11 at 2:40 pm #
  4. They changed the formula this last year which just sucked.  They just took the flavors they have in a standard gummies bag and are using the shapes. I used to wait every year to buy $20-$30 dollars worth of bags of these but now they ruined them. I can buy these flavors anytime. Who cares if they are in bunny and egg shapes.

    Comment by James on 7/16/15 at 12:04 pm #
  5. I’m with you on this, James! When I bought two bags this year, I was SO mad. Why would I want to eat gummies I can get all year long just because they’re in different shapes? They aren’t even pastels so what’s the point? I hope they decide to correct this and change them back, because they were really good and nice to look forward to every year.

    Comment by Teri on 10/11/15 at 2:39 pm #
  6. Seriously guys, it’s not fair! How do we contact them and tell them to fix this?! It’s 2016 and, we’re still being ignored. I bought so many bags of that stuff, I was considering contacting them so I could tell them how much I wanted them to release them as full time flavors. But then they did this crud.

    Comment by Matthew Hieber on 3/27/16 at 7:30 am #
  7. Matthew, I couldn’t find them AT ALL this year! I looked in all the usual places, even some unusual ones, but they were nowhere to be found. Maybe last year nobody wanted them because they messed up and now nobody wants them anymore. Could you find them? I had zero luck.

    Comment by Teri on 3/27/16 at 1:18 pm #
  8. Ya the new Easter Gummies stink! I miss the ones that you are talking about. Anyone know what happened to them?

    Comment by Grengi on 3/27/16 at 3:28 pm #
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