Thursday, July 10, 2008

Loud Truck Energy Gummies

imageI was enamored of the name of this new guarana boosted line of gummis called Loud Truck. (And I said so! Which prompted the company to offer me some samples, which I accepted.)

The crazy logo features a classic old truck with a gazillion different horns and loudspeakers mounted to it. It’s cute and it gives the impression that these candies can wake me up! That they’re in my face! They’re in a blazing orange bag! I’m up! The flavor is called citrus blast! I’m up already!

It’s a tiny little bag, it holds only an ounce, but then again, it’s powerful stuff. I couldn’t tell from the opaque packaging or any of the material on the Loud Truck website what they’d look like. I thought, you know, maybe like little trucks. Nope.

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The gummis are little bears! Loud, truck driving bears! (Okay, they don’t have their trucks on the, but if you look very carefully I think you can see the keys to their trucks in their pockets.)

But wait, they have little As on their bellies which either means they’re adulterous bears (and being cooped up in a tiny bag with perhaps no hope of being reunited with their loved ones, you can imagine the temptations and perhaps even forgive any transgressions) or more likely it means that they’re made by Albanese Confectionery Company.

They feature a blend of nutrients, though the package is kind of odd. They recommend a pair of bears as a serving, which features 7 mgs of caffeine and a blend of things like Vitamin C, B vitamins and Taurine. A whole package (4.5 servings) has about 32 mgs of caffeine. (Red Bull has 80, a 12 ounce cup of coffee can have anywhere between 70-160.)

So even if you eat the whole package, it’s not gonna kill you. You’ll be lucky if it keeps you up at all, depending on your sensitivities.

The texture is similar to most other soft gummis. Bouncy, soft and nicely scented. The smell, on the other hand, is kind of odd. It’s more like jasmine tea than orange or lemon. The flavor is only slightly tart and has a slight zest, but not definable as citrus, per se. They are slightly bitter, at least to me.

They’re odd, not unappealing, but I don’t consider it citrus in the slightest. I think the bitterness is not zest but probably the guarana, which has a flavor of its own.

At about $2 per package, they’re not cheap, but as a non-liquid caffeine source they’re more palatable than many other items I’ve tried.

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Name: Loud Truck Citrus Blast Gummies
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Loud Truck
Place Purchased: samples from Loud Truck
Price: retail $2
Size: 1 ounce
Calories per ounce: 90
Categories: Gummi, Caffeine, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:57 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Adulterous Truck driving gummy bears full of caffine !! Sign me up

    Comment by katrina on 7/10/08 at 11:16 am #
  2. Adulterous candy bears, that have some good stuff in them… nice! Love that you can imagine their truck drivin’ keys too! smile

    Thanks for all the great reviews!!!

    Comment by Melissa on 7/10/08 at 12:43 pm #
  3. I guess horny trucks would be too complicated.

    Comment by Jeanna on 7/10/08 at 4:44 pm #
  4. That doesn’t sound that good…..

    Comment by Candy Lover on 7/11/08 at 3:02 am #
  5. Lark's avatar

    Yesss…I love it when you get literary references into candy reviews!  These sound…interesting.

    Comment by Lark on 7/12/08 at 7:00 pm #
  6. Very sorry I forgot to credit your great photos from your post - I am usually very good at that sort of thing. 

    I gave them a call from the 800 number on their site, and they are sending me samples of the more powerful red flavor they have, and one directed mainly towards athletic women too.  I would give them a call, as I am sure they would send some your way as well

    Comment by big red boots on 10/24/08 at 9:21 pm #

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