Friday, June 24, 2011

Trolli Big Bold Bears

DSC_3640rbTrolli (owned by Farley’s & Sathers) has come out with a few new gummis lately. They’re probably best known for their gummi worms.

The company sent me some sample packages back in May in advance of the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Summer is a great time for gummis, the sweet and tangy flavors are great for quenching dry mouths and of course as a sugar candy they’re not prone to melting.

Trolli Big Bold Bears come in six flavors: Blue Raspberry, Wild Cherry, Grape, Green Apple, Lemon-Lime and Orange.


My package came with only five flavors, the Wild Cherry was missing. There were only fifteen bears in the bag.

The bears stand two inches tall and have a arms-pan of one inch.

The look alien. The colors are vivid and plastic, the colors aren’t even normal for the classic gummi bear flavors. They look like toys or keychains, really anything but something to eat.

They’re firm and pliable, they don’t stick together and don’t have that greasy coating of some gummi products.


Lemon-Lime smelled spicy and zesty, though a little like aftershave. The flavor was more on the lime side of things though still sweet and maybe even a little fizzy (but maybe that’s just Sprite on my mind). The color was like antifreeze.

Green Apple is vague and muted, only slightly tangy. It’s not a peppy artificial green apple flavor and not even an authentic apple juice flavor.

Orange is reliably zesty and artificially juicy. I enjoyed this one most of all.

Grape was bland and much like a flat grape soda.

Blue Raspberry was more like a fruit punch than a floral berry flavor. It was still good, but just a little more tropical than I expected.

So the name is Big Bold Bears. I did find their colors and size to be bold but their flavors were downright timid. For smaller kids, parents may prefer the larger size (but maybe not the extra artificial colors). The mild flavor may actually be a selling point for adults who don’t necessarily want the overpowering sour gummi worm experience.

The Candy Enthusiast also reviewed them last month.

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Name: Big Bold Bears
Brand: Farley’s and Sathers
Place Purchased: Samples from Farley's and Sathers
Price: $1.49 retail
Size: 5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 92
Categories: Candy, Farley's & Sathers, Gummi Candy, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:51 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewFarley's & SathersGummi Candy7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. Look like someone punched the little fellow in the gut.

    Comment by Fat Fudge on 6/28/11 at 11:37 am #
  2. Their amazingly good smile like Jelly Bears but with this kind of twist of fruit.

    Comment by Jack Nelson on 7/08/11 at 4:08 am #
  3. I have got a bag of these and it came with a sour worm in it i havent yet to open it but would like a coupon or something beacuse i was lucky to find this in my bag. Can you guys help me get a new bag ?

    Comment by Melissa Serrano on 4/24/13 at 5:53 pm #
  4. I ONLY HAD 2 IN A PACK and my friend had 4!!!!!!!!!!!! its not fair!

    Comment by Michelle on 11/04/13 at 10:23 am #
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