Friday, November 16, 2007

Sour Jujyfruits

Sour JujyfruitsEarlier this summer I reviewed one of the classic movie candies, Jujyfruits. While I’ve always been fond of the idea of them, and think that when they’re fresh they’re quite fun, they never had quite enough flavor for me.

Enter Heide’s newest addition to the Jujyfruit family (which as far as I know is an only child), the Sour Jujyfruits. (I’m not sure how long these have been on the market.)

The most significant difference between these and the regular Jujyfruit is the flavor set: Lime, Grape, Lemon, Raspberry and Orange. The licorice has been replaced with grape (and for obvious reasons, while some may enjoy a salty licorice, I don’t know of any sour licorice candies).

The shapes are the same though, with each color coming in all the vegetable and fruits.

And like Jujyfruits which sport a rather out-of-step package design (what’s with that font?) this package also has some cartoon kids sporting sour pusses. I’m not sure who they’re trying to appeal to.

Sour JujyfruitsOut of the package, they’re not quite as pretty as their original mellow counterparts. They have a sanding of sour & sugar. It’s not unattractive, by any means, but not quite the same as the soft translucence of the originals.

They’re also a lot moister. Granted, these come in a plastic pack instead of a box which I imagine allows for some drying. These are quite soft, though not as soft as Sour Patch Kids (and also just a denser shape).

The flavors are good.

The raspberry is strong and tart with a good floral counterpart.

The lemon has a great zesty essence along with the sour burst.

The grape is okay, it reminds me a lot of concord grape juice, which is a really nice change from the SweeTart grape that usually tastes like blue pen ink.

Orange is sassy with similar zest components as the lemon.

The lime is probably the weakest of the set of flavors, but still holds its own.

Overall, I like them. I like the variety of the shapes, I like the colors and the flavors and would really enjoy these as a movie snack. The production on them wasn’t quite as top notch as Jujyfruits. There were a few that were not quite the right shape or conjoined. But of course Jujyfruits are pretty inexpensive, so I can forgive that for a bag that I’m paying about a buck fifty for.

Has anyone seen them in stores?

Related Candies

  1. Jujyfruits & Jujubes
  2. Sour Patch Kids
  3. Giant Pixy Stix
  4. Airheads Xtreme Sour Belts
Name: Sour Jujyfruits
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Heide (Farley's & Sather)
Place Purchased: samples from All Candy Expo
Price: retail $1.59
Size: 9 ounces
Calories per ounce: 87
Categories: Jelly, Sour, United States, Farley's & Sathers

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:29 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I haven’t seen these yet, but I did pull my braces off by accident with a jujyfruit back in the day.

    Comment by Patrick on 11/16/07 at 8:24 am #
  2. Haven’t seen these, but now I’m on the hunt!

    Comment by patti on 11/16/07 at 8:30 am #
  3. i just tried the candycane cr5unch junior mints. SOOO GOOD. i would say better than the originals…

    Comment by jess on 11/17/07 at 10:11 am #
  4. These sound better to me than the regular ones.  Certainly better than Peep anything.

    BTW, I found a comment you made about pasta sauces on a blog over a year ago.  I was searching Google for “Best cheap spaghetti sauce” and you were linked on the comments list.  Maybe you should diversify your food critiques.

    Comment by Dave on 11/17/07 at 5:08 pm #
  5. Blue pen ink- hysterical!  I know that flavor exactly!

    Comment by Sally C on 4/04/08 at 12:36 pm #
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