Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tayas Damla - Filled Fruit Chews

Damla RaspberryDamla is a chewy candy made by Tayas in Turkey. They’re known throughout the Middle East and Europe and are even seen in ethnic stores here in the States from time to time.

Damla comes in a wide variety of flavors, including the most common fruits, which I tried: Raspberry, Strawberry, Orange and Grape. They come in single flavor packages and mixes. Each piece is individually wrapped with an inner wax wrap and an outer twist wrapper that features a picture of the fruit and color coding. Inside all the pieces are white, there are no colorings added to the candy. I got my sample bags directly from Tayas at their exhibit at ISM Cologne last month.

The chew is smooth and soft, similar to Starburst but a little more like HiCHEW from Japan. They’re not quite bouncy but have a great texture that doesn’t become grainy like some true taffy does. (This has gelatin in it, which I think is what keeps it so well emulsified.) The feature that sets them apart from those two though is the jammy filling.

Damla Raspberry

Raspberry - I opened this package first and shared it around. These were fantastic, creamy and light with a decent berry flavor. The “sauce” center didn’t really do much except keep the candy moist, the taffy outside was more than flavorful enough.

Strawberry - sweet, floral and lightly tangy with a faint creamy note towards the end like cheesecake.

Cherry - this one came in a purple package and at first I thought it was blackcurrant. This is not the standard American black cherry or wild cherry flavor. This is something akin to actual cherry. It’s woodsy and a little bit tannic. It’s strange and something that I actually liked.

Orange - I was expecting great things from this but the orange ended up being very ordinary. Not that this is a bad thing, it was a lot like a softer Starburst - intense and fruity with mostly juice notes and a light creamsicle finish.

I enjoyed these, especially since the flavors seemed so clear and distinct and they didn’t feel the need to use artificial colors on them. I like getting single flavor packages because I usually don’t like every flavor in a mix as well. These are unique enough that I can see them making great inroads in North America just as HiCHEW has.

Here’s another review from Candy Addict.

I couldn’t figure out if these were Halal or not, but they do seem to contain gelatin so they’re not for vegetarians. The printing on the back was so tiny, I can’t tell you anything else except that they can do some tiny printing in Turkey.

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Name: Damla: Raspberry, Cherry, Strawberry and Orange
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Tayas
Place Purchased: Samples from ISM Cologne
Price: $1.75 retail
Size: 3.174 ounces
Calories per ounce:
Categories: Candy, Goo Filled, Chews, 7-Worth It, Turkey

POSTED BY Cybele AT 2:05 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyGoo FilledChews7-Worth ItTurkey

Comments
  1. i live in turkey but never heard of them :D

    Comment by hahaha on 3/21/11 at 12:52 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    What are the most common & popular candies you eat?

    Comment by Cybele on 3/21/11 at 12:56 pm #
  3. Eti,Ülker,?ölen,Kent,Tofita,Vivident but we havent even got even skittles or m&m’s (? like them especially smile )

    Comment by hahaha on 3/22/11 at 1:53 pm #
  4. By the way,? just found them.I will keep an eye on :D

    Comment by hahaha on 3/22/11 at 1:54 pm #
  5. @cybele and you know,taya? sells the lowest quality candy/chocolates :(

    Comment by hahaha on 3/22/11 at 1:56 pm #
  6. Cybele's avatar

    hahaha - I’ve had Ulker (a KitKat knock off which was rather disappointing) and Tofita. I also tried some Tayas chocolate and definitely found it sub-standard. But I stand by my review that these are really good fruit chews.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/23/11 at 10:45 am #
  7. @cybele ülker always do fake ones (also they had big hunks fake version before). Because of this,? love eti and kent.You must buy them if they are selling in american markets wink

    Comment by hahaha on 3/24/11 at 1:29 pm #

  8. I would like to know if your products are HALAL .... Many companies consider HALAL anything which is not PORK or ALCOHOL.  Please explain to me, are the ingredients in your products for example if from animals zabiha - meaning the animal is slaughtered according to Islamic rules.  Secondly, I want to ask you - are your products free from any trace of alcohol.  Some companies use alcohol in the flavoring and colors.  Also if diglicerides, monoglicerides and vanilin are halal or vanila flavors - are they from halal sources (halal animals andor vegitables).

    Thank you soooooo much for your time.

    Comment by mirela on 3/20/12 at 10:41 am #

  9. I would like to know if your products (all of your products not just the chewy candies) are HALAL .... Many companies consider HALAL anything which is not PORK or ALCOHOL.  Please explain to me, are the ingredients in your products for example if from animals zabiha - meaning the animal is slaughtered according to Islamic rules.  Secondly, I want to ask you - are your products free from any trace of alcohol.  Some companies use alcohol in the flavoring and colors.  Also if diglicerides, monoglicerides and vanilin are halal or vanila flavors - are they from halal sources (halal animals andor vegitables).

    Thank you soooooo much for your time.

    Comment by mirela on 3/20/12 at 10:42 am #
  10. Do you use any type of animal fat in the ingredient of the Damla. if yes which type of animal.

    thanks
    Qaderi

    Comment by Said Qaderi on 2/24/13 at 3:14 am #
  11. Hi, I would like to purchase Tayas brand candy (esp. Damla & Taybon) at a wholesale level in Ontario, Canada. Do you have a supplier here?  Just wanted you to know that since I’ve introduced this in my store selection, people are going crazy!! Thank you! 
    Please send details to the email address below:
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Farkhanda

    Comment by Far on 3/06/13 at 8:28 am #
  12. I would like to purchase some containers

    Comment by Gina Kelly on 3/26/13 at 8:44 pm #
  13. I would like to do a fun raised with the Damla candy. NEED A LOCATION IN MICHIGAN

    Comment by Deborah White-Kinard on 9/30/13 at 7:52 am #
  14. These are great for kids that are allergic to food dyes. We have a hard time finding fruity candies that my son can have and also taste good. We found them in a small ethnic foods market.

    Comment by Sarah Adkins on 10/14/13 at 11:05 am #
  15. i TRIED IT THE TEST IS VERY GOOD . I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE IN BULK TO KEEP IN MY PHARMACY OUTLET FOR FREE GIFT WHERE CAN I FIND AND WHAT WILL BE THE COST IN BULK.

    Comment by Muhammad Khan on 1/04/14 at 4:27 am #
  16. VERY LOW SUGER AND REALLY TESTS LIKE CHERRY.

    Comment by Muhammad Khan on 1/04/14 at 4:30 am #
  17. Im very interested and I would like to purchase in bulk but I’m from Namibia (Africa)

    Comment by Christa on 5/13/14 at 4:45 am #

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