Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Lifesavers Gummies Sours (@CyberCandyLtd) [By @SpectreUK]

Many thanks to the lovely Cybele from Candyblog for very kindly providing the photos for this post after we misplaced ours. :-)

These Lifesavers Gummies Sours were produced by Wrigleys, in Chicago. The print on the 56g bag stated that there was 180 calories, with 0g of fat and 36g of sugar in the packet. Ingredients included artificial colours, as well as corn syrup, sugar, water, gelatin, modified potato starch, fumeric acid, corn starch, lactic acid, and citric acid. The artificial colours included; Allura Red, Brilliant Blue and Tartrazine, which all sounded pretty psychedelic. There was a warning on the back of the packet stating “May have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.” I’ve been told that I can be pretty immature at the best of times, so the idea of eating these sour gummies at work sounded like a blast! Especially with all the groovy colours! The gummies were in the shape of fat zeros and there were five flavours to choose from. Black Raspberry was indeed black and had a sour face twisting raspberry flavour. Dark red had to be Tangy Cherry, and definitely had a tangy sour cherry flavour to it. Light red had a good sour Strawberry flavour. Green had an odd flavour to start with that wrestled with itself and then smoothed out to sour Watermelon, leaving a bit of an odd aftertaste. I quickly realised that Watermelon wasn’t my favourite flavour. The last flavour I tried was Orange and it had a good sour natural Orange flavour that was more than a little lip smacking. Unfortunately these gummies hadn’t been counted out evenly in the packet, so I fortunately only received one Watermelon, but also unfortunately only received one Orange. The rest were a mixture of Strawberry, Tangy Cherry and Black Raspberry, which certainly wasn’t a bad thing. I really enjoyed these gummies (asides the one Watermelon) and would have them again. They made me feel young and allowed me to have the excuse to run around my office in tight circles waving my arms in the air shouting “Gummy yummy in my tummy!!” at the top of my voice.
By Spectre