Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Storck Mamba Sour Gummies

Mamba Sour GummiesI’ve been stopping by convenience stores more often lately, waiting for some new candies to come out on the shelves, so I noticed these Mamba gummis. I’ve already tried the regular packages, but these were Sour, so says the big green splat on the front.

The Mamba Sour Gummies end up being expensive at the 7-11, which is almost as bad as going to a concession stand at the movies. 1.5 ounces is $1.19. The package says that they’re made with real fruit juice (5%) and the calorie count per ounce (100) is actually pretty low for candy, with only 150 calories for the entire package.

The package says the flavors are: orange, banana, raspberry, pineapple and cherry.

Sour Mamba Gummies

The pieces are about one inch across and feature a sweet and sour sanding on them. They’re soft and pliable, like gummis.

The idea of Sour Banana isn’t exactly appealing. I don’t care for unripe bananas, though they’re not really sour, just not quite sweet yet and too firm. In this case the sour banana doesn’t taste like either a ripe or unripe banana. More like a lime soaked banana.

Pineapple was dreamy. It was floral and tingly and unlike the banana that started out sour, this started out sweet and got quite sour towards the end, all the way to the jaw tingling finish.

Watermelon was quite mild and really only about the sour. It had a good and reasonably authentic watermelon flavor, which means not much of a flavor at all.

Raspberry is a sour jam without much floral or much in the way of that seed flavor. It’s okay, not really one of the better raspberry gummies I’ve had, but it is at lease naturally flavored.

I didn’t get any orange in my package, nor it appears any cherry.

The gummi market is crowed, though there aren’t that many in sour available in little packets at the convenience stores, so I have to give credit to Mamba for being in that space. I think the biggest competition for these would be the Life Savers gummis. With the natural ingredients and 5% juice content in this version, I’d say a parent is much better off with these than Life Savers. The packaging and shapes don’t make it feel like it’s a compromise.

Related Candies

  1. Storck Mamba Gummies
  2. Starburst Sour Gummibursts
  3. Katjes Saure Ananas (Sour Pineapple)
  4. Mamba Sours
  5. Lifesavers Gummies Sour
  6. Sour Gummi Bears


Name: Mamba Sour Gummies
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Storck
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Silver Lake)
Price: $1.19
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 87
Categories: Candy, Storck, Gummi Candy, Sour, 7-Worth It, Germany, 7-11

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Comments
  1. For kids though you’ve got to think of the visual appeal. The fall colours of naturally coloured gummis are never going to complete with the bright rainbow of a sour gummi worm. It just screams “healthy snack your parents are trying to force onto you instead of what you really want” to a kid.

    Considering these aren’t actually a healthy snack I think it’s better to continue to give kids small amounts of what they actually want as treats while making sure they get plenty of actually healthy snacks. The only thing the natural ingredients and 5% juice are doing here is making a parent feel better about purchasing the gummis for their kid.

    Comment by Leigh on 1/05/12 at 12:08 am #
  2. Why is there watermelon in there if it doesn’t say so on the package?  I’ve really been into the sour gummies lately (Gimbal’s Sour Lovers is the best) and was hoping to try these.  But I’ll pass if there’s watermelon in there.

    Comment by Patrick S on 1/07/12 at 5:48 pm #
  3. I don’t know if you’re still in Germany, and if so where, but I’ve read you were also in Berlin. So, if you happen to still be there, or pass through some time I’d like to recommend this store, which is considered by some to be the mecca of licorice. It’s called Kadó (http://www.kado.de/) and it specializes in all types of licorices from all over the world. Their variety is so overwhelming, that it could be hazardous for a licorice addict, such as myself, just to enter that place smile.

    Well, hope you’ll get the time to check it out sometime, it’s definitely worth it!

    Comment by Peter on 1/22/12 at 2:18 pm #

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