Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wonka Whipped Wingers Gummies

Wonka Whipped Wingers GummiesIn the flurry of new Wonka products, I’ve neglected the most recent introduction in their Wonka’s Edible Garden Gummies line. The Wonka Whipped Wingers Gummies are definitely different from the usual translucent fare.

The hook here is that the texture of the candies, they’re “whipped” like the base of the Squishy Sploshberries and some other Haribo and Katje gummis that I’ve had from Europe.

Like the other Wonka Gummies, these are free of artificial colors and flavors and are made with fruit juice (apple juice). They come in four shapes and four flavors: Watermelon, Orange, Pineapple and Tropical Punch.

Wonka Whipped Wingers Gummies

The gummis come in four shapes: hornet, beetle, butterfly and midget dragonflies. Okay, I made those names up, I’m not an entomologist - I’m a candy reviewer.

The foamy texture is like a dense marshmallow, not quite fluffy but with a bouncy latex quality. This made them a little lighter than expected, so while the package had only 5.5 ounces in it, they definitely looked like “more” than a comparable non-fluffed product. (The standard packages for the Sluggles and Puckerooms come in 6.5 ounce peg bags.)

Wonka Whipped Wingers Gummies

The candies were matte, soft and pillowy. They didn’t stick, which was nice for just setting them around on my keyboard.

Orange was perfectly ordinary. Tangy and juicy, but with a very bland flavor that reminded me of flavored drink powder.

Watermelon was pink and quite a surprise. I enjoyed it because there was no artificial metallic chemical note. It wasn’t quite like real watermelon, it was actually somewhere between a generic punch flavor and green apple but with a light floral note.

Wonka Whipped Wingers Gummies

Tropical Punch was the soft purple one. The flavor was just like punch, a soft and non-distinct sort of thing with a little berry tang to it and a citrus note. It wasn’t my favorite of the set, but I also on got four of them in the bag.

Pineapple was yellow and the one I was looking forward to the most. It’s floral and tropical but the tartness is more along the lines of canned pineapple. Mild and merely pleasant in the whole scheme of things.

I enjoyed the chewy foamy texture (up until the point it gave me the burps). It seemed to give it a creamy texture without any actual dairy products in it. It was an odd sensation though, because they were squishy and pliable, it was like chewing on boneless baby toes (which I know is pretty tempting most of the time anyway).

Wonka Whipped Wingers Gummies

I loved the shapes and the colors plus the fact that Wonka is making an effort to create candies with kid and tween appeal without artificial ingredients. The flavors weren’t as intense as I would have wanted, but the novelty of the texture kind of made up for that.

Though the other Wonka Gummies are made in the Czech Republic, these appear to be American. It’d be nice if Wonka could also make their products in less allergy-laden facilities. This one was made on shared equipment with wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and eggs. It also contains gelatin (since it’s a gummi) so it’s not vegetarian. One of the natural colors is cochineal, for those who avoid that (but I though it was kind of funny to have an insect shaped candy made with insects!).

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Name: Whipped Wingers Gummies
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Powell's Sweet Shoppe (Paso Robles)
Price: $2.99
Size: 5.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 99
Categories: All Natural, Candy, Nestle, Gummi Candy, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:55 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     All NaturalCandyNestleGummi Candy7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. I tried these, but I did not find them so appealing. I really enjoyed the idea of a pineapple gummy that was easy to find, and the colors were attractive. However, I found the smell to be really pervasive and I couldn’t finish half of the bag.

    Comment by Marissa on 6/30/10 at 5:22 pm #
  2. i was surprised to read that these were all natural.  i may try them out although i have to say i have yet to find something better than haribo personally.  you have such an awesome blog (from one candy junkie to the other) and i’m amazed at the details you conjure up!

    btw, just out of curiousity, what kind of camera do you use?

    Comment by sawyer on 7/06/10 at 10:06 am #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    sawyer - I have a Nikon D60 that I use with a Tamron macro lens.

    I agree that Haribo makes some fantastic stuff, but in the States we often get the Turkish stuff, not the good all-natural German made ones which I think are much better.

    Marissa - I noticed that the bag was really fragrant too. I think I preferred them after a few weeks than when they were fresh.

    Comment by Cybele on 7/06/10 at 11:07 am #
  4. I bought a bag of these and there was 1 orange, 2 fruit punch, 5 pineapple, and the rest were all watermelon. I really liked all the flavors and wished I hadn’t just got a bag of watermelon gummies :(

    Comment by Shannon on 7/27/10 at 5:24 pm #
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