Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sour Gummi Bears

Sour Gummi BearsMonths ago YumSugar urged me to try the Sour Gummi Bears from Bristol Farms, and I didn’t. Most of the time when I go into Bristol Farms (which may be five or six times a year) I opt for the Licorice Pastilles or some imported chocolate bar. But this time I not only remembered, I found a bag that was mostly clear ones (that means Pineapple, my friends!). This didn’t stop me from picking up that Italian torrone as well.

YumSugar wasn’t wrong, these are tasty gummi bears. They’re rather like the Sour Patch Kids - a sour sand covers a traditional fruity gummi bear. I suspect that these are made by Farley’s & Sathers. I’m actually concerned that these are not labeled correctly, the ingredients said: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Modified Corn Starch, Fumaric Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Artificial Colors. What’s missing on this list is some sort of jelling agent, like Gelatin. I actually sent Bristol Farms an email, but it’s been over a week and there hasn’t been even an automated response (so much for trusting them with my top dollars).

Sour Gummi BearsThe bears come in the normal Gummi Bear flavor array: green apple, lemon, pineapple, strawberry and orange.

The gummis are soft and chewy (and most definitely gummis with some gelatin in them, you can’t get this texture with corn starch). The flavors aren’t deep, the sour sand keeps everything on a tangy + sweet level. The orange one reminds me a lot of orange jell-o with a hit of orange pixy stix. They’re not quite as tart as Sour Patch Kids, but of course they’re also a different flavor set, so it’s not an apples to apples comparison.

I was especially thrilled at the high ratio of Pineapple ones, which is a flavor that goes so well with the sour sand it’s ridiculous. The least favorite flavor out of the bunch, oddly enough, was the green apple, which I would have thought would do well. The red was strawberry instead of cherry, so the assortment scored points there.

I’m sure there are cheaper places to get these, especially if they are made by Farley’s & Sathers, which are a really well priced, good quality brand.

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Name: Sour Gummi Bears
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Bristol Farms (private label)
Place Purchased: Bristol Farms (Pasadena)
Price: $1.59
Size: 5 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Gummi, Sour, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:06 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I’m not sure they’re from farley’s, i think only the sather’s line has sour gummi bears, and we picked them up once hoping they’d taste like these - they didn’t. I’ll have to give it another try though. I’ll let you know!

    Comment by Sabrina on 7/27/07 at 7:04 am #
  2. I am looking for a privalte label gummy manufacturer who is capable of producing a Honey based gummy product, any ideas?

    Comment by Rich Hager on 10/22/07 at 12:38 pm #
  3. Some pretty cool Gummi Bear Art here:

    http://www.squidoo.com/GummiBears

    Comment by G. Sol on 11/08/08 at 9:12 am #
  4. Private label gummi bears.. This I have to try one day.

    Comment by The Poker Jerk on 12/27/08 at 8:49 pm #

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