Monday, September 28, 2009

Trolli Little Green Men

Trolli Little Green MenTrolli Little Green Men are one of the newer novelty gummis from Trolli, which is owned by Farley’s and Sathers. They’re just as inventive as other gummi makers like Haribo, with a variety of shapes & flavor assortments.

The package looks like it’s geared towards kids. There’s a flying saucer behind the logo with a little bulgy-eyed alien at the steering wheel.

The bag comes with just one shape & flavor. In this case it’s a little green alien with a bulbous head and Cosmic Star Fruit flavored.

For the unfruity, Star Fruit is also known as Carmbola. It’s a strange looking creased/segmented fruit that looks like a five pointed star when sliced. The texture and flavor is something like a cross between a crunchy apple and the flavor of cataloupe and pears.

Trolli Little Green Men

The gummis are rather startling looking. They have huge green heads and teensy little potbellied bodies. The heads are about 3/4” around and the whole fella stands only 1.5” high.

They smell fresh, a bit like melon and citrus. They’re soft and pliable, but not sticky or very greasy to the touch. The flavor is immediately lightly tangy but an overall mild berry or pear flavor.

They’re nice in that they’re a big bite of gummi. The flavor is different enough to seem distinct, but not too exotic to seem weird.

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  4. Wonka Sluggles
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  6. Starburst GummiBursts
  7. The Simpsons Fruit Snacks
  8. Haribo Gummi Bears vs Trolli Gummi Bears
Name: Little Green Men Gummi Candy
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Trolli (Farley's and Sathers)
Place Purchased: sample from CandyWarehouse.com
Price: $1.69
Size: 4.15 ounces
Calories per ounce: 141
Categories: Gummi, United States, Farley's and Sathers

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:44 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. It’d be useful if mentioned if gummis that you review contain gelatin or not.  I have some vegetarian friends that have to pick and choose their candy because of it.  Knowing if something doesn’t have it in there might get them to order some online.  :]

    Comment by Tunnelman on 9/28/09 at 1:52 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Tunnelman - all true gummis have gelatin in them. It’s pretty much what makes them gummis.

    You can make other kinds of soft & chewy candies without it, but they won’t be gummis - they’ll be jellies or gum drops. Anyone who says that they make “vegan gummis” is really not labeling their candy properly.

    So yes, these have gelatin in them. Probably porcine.

    I’m very sorry my reviews aren’t meeting your needs. But I’m glad we’re able to clear that up so quickly.

    Comment by Cybele on 9/28/09 at 2:02 pm #
  3. Startling looking?  Dude.  My daughter happened to be passing by while the picture was up on my monitor and said “Mooooom! Why are you looking at green penises??”

    After I stopped laughing, I looked again and, yeah, it sort of does.

    Just sayin’...

    Comment by Seraph on 9/29/09 at 2:53 am #
  4. Ay Carmbola! Subliminal marketing? I guess it’s packaging geared towards kids and others who like little green men.

    Comment by CandyProfessor on 9/29/09 at 1:07 pm #
  5. I think you’ve hit the big time with these. They’re a great candy to give your child as they are made from gelatin that is good for your skin and nail hair. Most adult could benefit from these more than children as we adult need more help then the little brats. I have been eating them for about six week and other Trolli gummis and have noticed good changes in my skin.

    Matt

    Comment by Matt Haley on 11/21/09 at 11:15 am #

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