Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wonka Squishy Sploshberries Gummies

Wonka Sploshberries GummiesThe third new product in Wonka’s Edible Garden line of gummies is called Squishy Sploshberries Gummies Candy. As the name implies, they’re berry flavored gummies and they have sploshy centers.

What I found most interesting about them, as the gooey center has been done quite a bit already, is the flavor array. These aren’t ordinary berries. Though there’s no Snozzberry the flavors are: Raspberry, Blueberry, Goji Berry and Cloud Berry.

Like the other new Wonka gummis, these are made in the Czech Republic and boast no artificial flavors or colors.

Sploshberries - Cloudberry, Blueberry & Raspberry

Each piece is about the same diameter as a nickel (about 3/4”). They’re high and domed candies. They’re not greasy to the touch, just soft and matte. They have a translucent amber colored gummi top with a dark red fruity goo center and it all sits on an opaque white base.

The texture is soft and chewy, with a good latexy bounce to it. The molding of each of the pieces is great and for filled gummies, I was pleased to see that none of them had oozed in the bag.

The goo reservoir in the center is rather small, just a little dab. It’s also not liquid, more of a jelly so it’s more moist than the rest of the gummi, but not a flowing syrup.

Raspberry (far right) is vivid and jammy. It’s not quite specific enough to be exclusively a raspberry, sometimes I thought it was more like a blackberry with a little black cherry note to it.

Blueberry (middle) is also lightly tangy. The unique flavors come from the goo center. It’s a little more tannic, more like it has notes of black tea mixed with the more vanilla berry flavors.

Sploshberries - Cloudberry

Cloud Berry - I’ve never eaten a cloud berry so I can’t talk about the authenticity of the flavor. What I can say is that it pretty much tastes like all the other gummis in this assortment. It might have a little note of green apple, but it’s very pleasant and a little more custard-like, probably because of the white kind of marshmallowy base. This was the most prevalent flavor in the bag, so I had quite a few of them.

Sploshberries - Goji BerryGoji Berry - a little more woodsy than the others in the mix. It’s only lightly tart with a vague rosemary or herby note to it, like chewing on fibery goji berries.

I was hoping these would be a little more vibrant, that they’d have a little more pizazz. Wonka candies are usually known for being bold. Candies like Nerds and Runts are very specific. These were kind of tame. I appreciate the risks of making a naturally flavored & colored product and the unusual actual berry flavors instead of made up flavors. On the other side of that coin, all the flavors went together really well so it’s not like I noticed getting a “bad” flavor.

The allergen info on the bag has all the hot targets on it: made on shared equipment with peanuts, nuts, soy, milk, wheat and eggs. Also, it contains gelatin so it’s not vegetarian friendly.

Related Candies

  1. Wonka Puckerooms
  2. Wonka Sluggles
  3. Wonka Kazoozles: Cherry Punch & Pink Lemonade
  4. Trader Joe’s Gummy Tummies
  5. Albanese Gummi Butterflies
  6. Starburst GummiBursts
Name: Wonka Sploshberries
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Place Purchased: Target (Harbor City)
Price: $1.59
Size: 5.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 106
Categories: Gummi, Czech Republic, Nestle, All Natural

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:37 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Cloud berry!!!!!!
    These are the most famous fruit in the province of Newfoundland and are more commonly known as “bakeapples”. We put them in everything - jam, cheesecake, on bread, in a cobbler… they are delicious!think of them as a harder seedier blackberry, except they are a blush-y orange and have a slightly sour, very fresh taste. Highly reccommended!

    Comment by Stephanie on 12/29/09 at 12:05 pm #
  2. I got this a couple months ago at Target and I paid more than $2 for them… sadly I was disappointed. I thought they all taste exactly like the blueberry one. Not to mention the name… “sploshberries” made me think of those chewy gummies with the BURST of liquid! These were more like a jam center… Bleh. I won’t buy these again.

    Comment by Asia on 12/29/09 at 4:58 pm #
  3. Those look like tumors.

    Comment by The neighbor on 12/30/09 at 5:46 am #
  4. Where could I get these in LA?

    Comment by Jason on 12/30/09 at 8:39 am #
  5. Karwei's avatar

    Cloudberry and goji berry? These seem like weirdly grown-up flavors for a kiddy candy. I’m impressed. I might give them a try.

    Ikea sells cloudberry preserves. That’s the closest I’ve gotten to eating a cloudberry.

    Comment by Karwei on 12/30/09 at 3:33 pm #
  6. dying to try them but can’t find them in my area. can someone mail me a package? I HAVE A COUPON FOR BOTH OF US. HELP PLEASE:)!

    Comment by PEG on 3/03/10 at 5:26 pm #
  7. I love Wonka gummies! They’re the best!
    Where can I find splashberries, slugged, wingers and puckerooms in the New Orleans metro????

    Comment by Jake on 9/05/13 at 2:25 pm #
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