6 July 2013

Wonka Chewy Gobstopper (@Yankee_pop) [By @SpectreUK]




Wonka Chewy Gobstoppers came in a 50.1g colourful cardboard carton. Six spherical 1cm rounded balls at 16g were considered a serving size with roughly three servings per carton. There was 60 calories per serving, with 13g of sugar and no fat. From the photograph you’ll see that there were five Gobstopper colours, which were quite hard on the outside, and very chewy on the inside. Their ingredients included; dextrose, corn syrup, maltodextrin, hydrogenated coconut oil, malic acid, calcium steabate, egg albumen, mono- and diglycerides, carnauba wax, artificial flavours, and colours added, which were; blue 1, blue 2 lake, red 40 lake, yellow 5, yellow 5 lake, and yellow 6. Not that any of those colours meant anything to me and possibly to you, but they certainly didn’t sound natural in any way, which was a shame.

The first flavoured Gobstopper I tried was orange, which had a tangy orange flavour, and was very tasty and moreish. The yellow had a mild lemon flavour, not sour at all, more sweet and unlemonlike (I know, I know... not a real word)! The purple Gobstopper was grape flavour. Not too bad, but not my favourite. The day Americans start to use blackcurrant for a sweet flavour will be the day they realise that they have wasted their time trying to reproduce grape as a sweet, which is a fruit that might as well be a sweet because it always tastes better naturally. The red Gobstopper had a very mild cherry flavour. I actually really liked these, which was a big surprise considering I usually hate cherry flavoured sweets. The last coloured Gobstopper I tried was the green. This had a strong watermelon flavour, which was a little chemically, but certainly not unpleasant. These jawbreaker Gobstoppers were fun to chew on and I’d recommend them to anyone with strong teeth and a decent sense of humour. If you take your time to suck them, they’re supposed to change colour too, but I just dumped one after the other in my gob and chomped. I guess it’s up to you how you eat them though!
By Spectre

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