Friday, October 27, 2006

Yummy Earth Organic Pops

imageAh, the last chapter in the Green Halloween series! More lollies.

Yummy Earth introduced their new organic candies at All Candy Expo back in June and I was immediately entranced. They’re not just organic, they’re also vegan and gluten free, so even the most sensitive folks can have a treat.

The lollipops come in four different flavors which gives you some variety but the one that intrigued me most was the Pomegranate Pucker. They’re just getting into stores, so you may be seeing them at Whole Foods or other health food stores soon. I got some samples back in Chicago and promptly ate them, but I didn’t want to do a review from memory so I popped the Yummy folks a note and they sent me this super-cute “Personal Bin” that holds 5.6 ounces & 30 assorted pops (and some other new candies that I’ll share a review of in a few weeks).

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Cheeky Lemon - very lemony, like someone threw a whole lemon in a blender and poured it over a stick. The whole lemon taste is here, from the juice to the rind. It’s more of a grown-up lemon flavor than a kids one. The zest part of it gets really intense though never technically bitter, it gives me a kind of buzzy feeling on the inside of my lips after a while.

Pomegranate Pucker - dark and mysterious. It doesn’t taste quite like pomegranate to me but has a complex berry flavor to it with some elements that reminded me of red wine. Smooth and tangy, it’s quite different from other candy flavors and of course isn’t as messy as eating a real pomegranate (oh, how many shirts have I ruined with pomegranate squirts).

Wet-Face Watermelon - sweet, tangy and with a nice floral melon scent that really tastes like watermelon without that bitter chemical aftertaste that I’ve been getting lately from artificially flavored candies. The color is like a watermelon sorbet.

Orange Squeeze - wonderful mix of zesty and tart, like eating a spoonful of concentrated orange juice.

Razzmatazz Berry (not pictured)  - it’s like a fruit punch, kind of raspberry, nicely tart and flavorful.

If you’ve got kids and want to give them little treats or are looking for something for your Halloween basket, this might be the thing. My only recommendation for children is to pick out the Lemon ones, They’re great, I just think that kids aren’t going to like them as much as the other flavors. You still might be able to order online before Halloween!

Name: Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Yummy Earth
Place Purchased: samples from Yummy Earth
Price: $6.00 (online)
Size: 5.6 ounces
Calories per ounce: 125
Categories: Hard Candy, Sour, Mexico, Organic, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:35 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. I have a trick for how to open a pomegranate (I always want to share this with people, but they never seem to eat pomegranate). Just open it submerged in a bowl of warm water. The seeds will also fall apart more easily from that papery ... membrane?

    Comment by Mila on 10/27/06 at 8:30 am #
  2. Ooh, a candy that’s right up my alley! What’s it sweetened with?

    Comment by Carly on 10/27/06 at 9:26 am #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Carly - the ingredients are:

    organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca syrup, citric acid, flavors (natural, naturally), colors (basically cabbage and carrots).

    (I abbreviated some of the ingredients because of all the non-gmo blah certified, blah blah.)

    Mila - I’m definitely gonna try that next time!

    Comment by Cybele on 10/27/06 at 9:31 am #
  4. Is your licorice gluten free and nut free, I would
    like to buy your licorice product, if it is wheat as well as gluten free.

    Comment by Jacqueline Tucker-Fogarty on 12/10/07 at 11:55 am #
  5. Yummy earth switched to rice syrup instead of tapioca. I never got to try their tapioca syrup pops.

    I really like them *except* that after I finish one, I always get an odd bitter taste in my mouth that is quite metallic and off putting. Very chemically. I don’t notice it when I’m eating a pop, though. I think it may be an after taste from the rice syrup, because I’ve had that happen with rice syrupy products before.

    Does tapioca syrup have an after taste? If not, then I wish they had stayed with tapioca.

    Comment by Lillea on 2/15/11 at 7:03 pm #

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