Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Surf Sweets Gummi Swirls

Surf Sweets Gummy SwirlsSurf Sweets has been making fun candies that are also mostly organic and made from non-GMO ingredients for years. What’s fun about them is that other than the ingredients, they don’t look like a compromise to kids. They’re fun shapes and flavors and even the all natural colorings don’t look faded and suspicious.

The Gummi Swirls area also fortified with vitamin C (no big deal there, lots of candies are) and 100% of the RDA of calcium.

Hmm, calcium? That’s stuff tastes pretty nasty sometimes.

The package doesn’t mention it, but these little gum-drop-sized candies come in three flavors: orange, strawberry and cherry.

Surf Sweets Gummy Swirls

The little pieces are truly lovely. The white background color and the little swirls are then graced with crunchy granulated sugar.

The bite is firm, they’re not quite gummis (they’re vegetarian, so actually contain no gelatin, think of them more like jellies or gumdrops since they use fruit pectin) but chewy. The flavor is good, not overly tart or sweet but also not terribly intense. They’re simply nice. There’s a bit of a creamsicle vibe to them, a slight creamy background to the flavor. If I let them dissolve a bit on my tongue I was getting that hint of chalky grain that antacids can have. (But pop & chew and it’s not at all detectable.)

My only real complaint is that I can’t tell the cherry from the strawberry. If they’re different colors, I’m not wise to the subtlety. (Maybe one is cream with pink strips and the other is pink with cream stripes.)

I really like this brand, they’re obviously more expensive than the mass-manufactured options, but the ability to buy without artificial colors and the fact that they don’t look “special” to kids must be a huge relief to parents who keep their kids on a more restricted diet. Surf Sweets has also started making smaller packages (.9 ounces) for lunches, party favors and Halloween treats.

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Name: Gummy Swirls
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Surf Sweets (Surf Sweets)
Place Purchased: sample from Surf Sweets
Price: retail $1.75 a bag
Size: 2.75 ounces
Calories per ounce: 85
Categories: Jelly, United States, Organic

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:33 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. My kids love these!

    Comment by April on 5/27/09 at 2:10 pm #
  2. These look amazing. I love the striped design, and I’m so glad that they were slightly creamy, because they look like they would be. Must buy!

    Comment by Mei on 6/04/09 at 10:50 am #
  3. I love this gummi swirls. They are very delicious, it reminds me of my favorite gummies too, just found here at this site. You have a nice blog about candies, they really remind me of my childhood memories.

    Comment by rian on 7/14/09 at 1:15 am #

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