Wine Gums were another package I had imported from Germany (it took, like, a month to get here). I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered them and I definitely wasn’t sure of their connection to England that the packaging proposes. When I think of European wine, France and Italy comes to mind way before England does.
The shapes of the gummies are kind of weird as well. Included are circles, diamonds and oblongs. One version of the oblongs is squiggly. Again, what does this have to do with wine? Labeled on each gummy is what type of wine it supposedly represents: gin, port, hock and sherry. Apparently there’s claret and champagne as well but I never saw those in my bag.
Despite various colors, they all kind of taste and smell the same anyway. The smell of wine definitely hit me when I opened the bag. Actually, it was almost more like a scent of vinaigrette. That taste carries over to the gummies. The gummies were made with real wine but Haribo’s official website assures consumers that the actual alcohol was cooked away in the making of this product (apparently some kid in the UK got in trouble at school for buying a bag). What’s left are some vague fruity vinaigrette-flavored gummies. Not bad but odd.
Haribo’s Fruit Salad gummies are kind of like those generic bags and tubs of jelly fruit slices that you can find in grocery stores. You know, the ones by companies like Sathers and Brach’s that have orange, lemon, lime, grape, etc. Except these have a more more fruity flavor, are slightly tangy and have individual shapes. Flavors are lime, grapefruit, lemon, orange, cherry and passion fruit though I could’ve sworn one was green apple. Oh well.
These are covered in those awful sugar crystals. I hate that.
The sour version of Happy Cola gummies, Fizzy Cola gummies are one of my faves. Who would’ve thought sour cola would be a good idea?
Yeah, these are covered in crystals, too, but I can excuse it because that’s where the sour and tanginess comes from. I recently bought these in bulk and finished off the 12th and final bag a few days ago. I think I’m good on not having these for another year or so.
The Smurfs Sour! gummies are pretty new, I think. Haribo has had Smurfs gummies for a few years now. I think those came out around the time that the second movie did. I love the packaging. So bright and cheery and full of excitement!
Just like the original Smurf gummies, characters include Papa Smurf, Smurfette and then a generic white-capped Smurf. These taste exactly like the original (blue raspberry?) except sour.