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ArugulaZ
01-27-2010, 11:30 PM
I like gummis. I don't know how the hell they make these things, but the springy texture and refreshing flavors make them one of my favorite candies. The only ones I don't like are the ones covered with granulated sugar, although the sour gummis with the sweet and tart coating are perfectly fine and even a fun alternative to the regular kind, so long as you don't overdo it and melt off your taste buds for a few hours.

A personal favorite of mine are the gummi cola bottles. They're white on the top and dark brown on the bottom, giving them the appearance of half-empty bottles of Coca-Cola. Pop 'em in your mouth and they even taste like cola! Sadly, these are hard to find now, so they're a rare treat.

Brickroad
01-27-2010, 11:54 PM
I forgot to upload the picture of the FIVE POUND GUMMI BEAR I bought Peanut for Christmas.

We're still sawing pieces off of it to get our gummi fix.

mr_bungle700
01-28-2010, 12:08 AM
I could eat an infinite amount of gummi anything.

This is why I don't keep gummis around here.

Wolfgang
01-28-2010, 12:19 AM
These:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/2951_1005783920421_1699604381_6586_.jpg

are the absolute best gummi anything. They're tart like Jolly Ranchers and are about two inches across. I get a pound bag of them every week to stay alive in this crushing vale of despair and defeat.

Sheana
01-28-2010, 12:56 AM
Gummi Life Savers are one of my greatest guilty pleasures in life, particularly the Berry varieties.

DemoWeasel
01-28-2010, 12:59 AM
Sour gummi worms is the only correct answer.

BodhiTraveller
01-28-2010, 12:59 AM
My roommate loves gummi sharks (http://www.candycraze.net/images/gummi-sharks.jpg), but mostly for that weird white not-really-gummi underside they have.

I'm so glad no candy is all anti-gummi white gel.

Ben1842
01-28-2010, 01:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBa458RoLpw&feature=player_embedded

I think gummy anything is pretty yummy, but if I eat too much of it it makes me sick and then I go around telling everyone that I have Gummy Tummy.... and by everyone I mean my wife.... and then she makes fun of me.

Merus
01-28-2010, 01:23 AM
A mystery solved: they're made out of gelatin. They are a cousin to Jello.

Kishi
01-28-2010, 01:23 AM
In before Monda.

mr_bungle700
01-28-2010, 01:28 AM
Okay, I lied. I do have Flintstones gummi vitamins. They are delicious and nutritious.

Wolfgang
01-28-2010, 01:30 AM
Okay, I lied. I do have Flintstones gummi vitamins. They are delicious and nutritious.

I use gummi vitamins too! Just the regular old bear variety, but four a day keeps me right as rain!

TheSL
01-28-2010, 05:48 AM
A personal favorite of mine are the gummi cola bottles. They're white on the top and dark brown on the bottom, giving them the appearance of half-empty bottles of Coca-Cola. Pop 'em in your mouth and they even taste like cola! Sadly, these are hard to find now, so they're a rare treat.

Do you live near a World Market store or any other place importing candies from Germany? Haribo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haribo), the master of gummies, still regularly produces the cola bottles and a sour offshoot.

Willm
01-28-2010, 05:54 AM
I love gummi. All gummi. It's by far my favorite type of candy.

Do you live near a World Market store or any other place importing candies from Germany? Haribo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haribo), the master of gummies, still regularly produces the cola bottles and a sour offshoot.

There's a World Market literally minutes from my new apartment. Holy crap.

Balrog
01-28-2010, 07:17 AM
I love gummi anything. Strawberries and insects are my favorite. The mall near my house has these gummi centipedes that are awesome.

dangerhelvetica
01-28-2010, 08:02 AM
Kids and grownups love it so, the happy world of Haribo! They're actually fairly common in stores here in the northeast, I can find gummi cola in Target or Rite Aid for example. Less frequent are strawberries, snakes or the delectable raspberries. If you're ever north of Boston, on the Saugus strip there's a place called Karls Sausage Kitchen which has every variety imaginable as well as some rarer German candies like Frucht Katzen.

Falselogic
01-28-2010, 09:13 AM
Call me a traditionalist but I prefer just plain old gummi bears! I can't buy them though as I will eat however many of them are in there in one sitting.

One of the thing's that Gummi's are really good with is vanilla icecream! They get all cold and hardish while still imparting some of their deliciousness to the ice cream!

Bergasa
01-28-2010, 09:18 AM
I had some Swedish Berries for the first time in a few years at the movies last weekend. Those are some good candies!

Wolfgang
01-28-2010, 10:04 AM
If you're ever north of Boston, on the Saugus strip there's a place called Karls Sausage Kitchen which has every variety imaginable as well as some rarer German candies like Frucht Katzen.

Everything about this sentence fills my heart with love. I have to go to San Francisco next week but right now all I want is to spend another week in Boston.

Oh, yeah, Haribo gummi cola bottles. They're everywhere here, no problem. I love 'em!

Calorie Mate
01-28-2010, 10:35 AM
Can I talk about Orange Slices and gum drops and stuff in here? Because those are better than gummy anything.

I use gummi vitamins too! Just the regular old bear variety, but four a day keeps me right as rain!

Yup, I do too. Great stuff.

Do you live near a World Market store or any other place importing candies from Germany? Haribo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haribo), the master of gummies, still regularly produces the cola bottles and a sour offshoot.

Yeah, Haribo makes a mean gummy.

dangerhelvetica
01-28-2010, 10:44 AM
Check out what I just found:
http://23.media.tumblr.com/b9vfl4b63npqaozp9Z3Du2zTo1_500.jpg
Zhe Gummi Venus de Milo! Her SWEET can-

adamzap
01-28-2010, 10:47 AM
HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/791/sourpatchkidsbagok0.jpg

http://www.candyforallages.com/other_candy/swedish_fish.jpg

TheSL
01-28-2010, 10:51 AM
Sweedish Fish leave a funny aftertaste.

mopinks
01-28-2010, 10:54 AM
I love gummis. I do not love Swedish Fish.

I will probably eat them if I am left alone in a room with them, but I will not enjoy it.

cortbassist89
01-28-2010, 10:58 AM
I love gummis. I do not love Swedish Fish.

I will probably eat them if I am left alone in a room with them, but I will not enjoy it.

I'm in mopinks' boat, you guys.

Also, OG gummi bears are the best.

Calorie Mate
01-28-2010, 11:08 AM
I love Swedish Fish. I do not love gummis. (I think they're just ok.)

I will probably eat them if I am left alone in a room with them, but I will not enjoy it as much as other, better things.

Falselogic
01-28-2010, 11:33 AM
I love gummis. I do not love Swedish Fish.

I will probably eat them if I am left alone in a room with them, but I will not enjoy it.


You are not alone Mopinks!


Actually, there seem to be a great deal of us... Swedish things are not so good... too dry and not squishy enough

dangerhelvetica
01-28-2010, 11:34 AM
They actually make Swedish Fish in multiple flavors now. A little variety improves the experience quite a bit.

Wolfgang
01-28-2010, 11:37 AM
I'm okay with Swedish fish, but I have to be in the mood for them (what weird mix of body chemicals makes a person "in the mood" for Swedish fish?). Sour Patch Kids are another story though, because I always love extremely sour anything. The mildness of the candy underneath accentuates the sour, as well, as opposed to sour gummi items, because the sweet/tangy gummi flavor always seems like it's fighting the sour. Plus the sour sugar doesn't hold onto gummi as well as it does Swedish (which is what I call the substance the fish are made of).

They actually make Swedish Fish in multiple flavors now. A little variety improves the experience quite a bit.

They're pretty much just naked Sour Patch Kids.

Willm
01-28-2010, 11:39 AM
I'm okay with Swedish fish, but I have to be in the mood for them (what weird mix of body chemicals makes a person "in the mood" for Swedish fish?). Sour Patch Kids are another story though, because I always love extremely sour anything. The mildness of the candy underneath accentuates the sour, as well, as opposed to sour gummi items, because the sweet/tangy gummi flavor always seems like it's fighting the sour. Plus the sour sugar doesn't hold onto gummi as well as it does Swedish (which is what I call the substance the fish are made of).

Shawn gets it.

Wolfgang
01-28-2010, 11:48 AM
Oh, plus: the chewiness of the gummi always makes the sour sugar seem much more grainy than it is on Sour Patch Kids, which is firmer but has a smoother bite. On Sour Patch Kids the flavor comes through more than the texture, whereas on sour gummi candy it feels like I'm chewing a mouthful of sand.

adamzap
01-28-2010, 11:58 AM
Sweden exports two great things: melodic death metal and fish.

Well ok I'll eat all the Swedish Fish then.

These Haribo grapefruit gummis get my seal of approval. I bought a five pound bag of them (http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Gummi-Candy-Grapefruit-5-Pound/dp/B000EVOSFI/) on sale once upon a time.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41K461DQ6XL._AA280_PIbundle-1,TopRight,0,0_AA280_SH20_.jpg

Next time there's a Haribo sale on Amazon, this thread is going to go BANANAS.

TheSL
01-28-2010, 12:04 PM
Oh god, giant cola bottles. (http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Gummy-Candy-Bottles-5-Pound/dp/B000EVMNLY/ref=pd_sim_gro_2) The best part is the bullet point in the product features, though:

* Will get blown with the unique taste

demonkoala
01-28-2010, 12:11 PM
I tend to hate gummies. I have this issue with sugars and sugar substitutes, and all the substitutes taste gross to me. Well, I can handle aspartame I guess, but HFCS is what is in most gummies, and it kills me every time. I will eat them, but there is a high chance of complaints from me.

Find me deliciously unhealthy pure sugar gummies!

R.R. Bigman
01-28-2010, 12:27 PM
So a guy walks up to me and asks for some candy. I offer him a candied fish. "Candied fish? Is it sweet?" he asks. "Well", I respond, "It's sweet-ish."

dangerhelvetica
01-28-2010, 12:29 PM
Why would you want gum that's been dropped?!

ArugulaZ
01-28-2010, 01:01 PM
Check out what I just found:
http://23.media.tumblr.com/b9vfl4b63npqaozp9Z3Du2zTo1_500.jpg
Zhe Gummi Venus de Milo! Her SWEET can-

That friggin' rocks. Does your house explode and a plume of flame chases you through a hallway when you eat them?

Bit
01-29-2010, 02:03 AM
http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m285/fofonda/disney/igthorn_01.jpg

http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m285/fofonda/disney/igthorn_02.jpg

cortbassist89
01-29-2010, 04:01 AM
Are Sour Patch Kids made of gummi?

I always assumed they were made of some delicious alien substance that humanity never deserved but was somehow blessed with.

Wolfgang
01-29-2010, 09:09 AM
Are Sour Patch Kids made of gummi?

No, they're made of Swedish. See above.

Daikaiju
01-29-2010, 11:56 AM
Y'know what's nice once in a while? Mint Gumdrops.

adamzap
01-29-2010, 12:06 PM
Are Sour Patch Kids made of gummi?

I always assumed they were made of some delicious alien substance that humanity never deserved but was somehow blessed with.

Kids...?

ArugulaZ
02-05-2010, 11:29 PM
Now dig this... Kasugai Orange gummies are the most delicious gummies in the universe. I bought a pack and they were gone in two days, and they only lasted that long through sheer force of will. The flavor is more complex than most candies produced in the United States, with a taste that's fresh, tart, and sweet all at once. TOTALLY recommended!

Destil
02-06-2010, 03:12 AM
When I was a kid a local grocery store that was a short bike ride away had sweedish fish. And while I liked the red ones best back then, I miss the other colors these days... Haven't seen anything but red in ages.

Pombar
02-06-2010, 05:24 AM
I used to think the gummi was the highest form of sweet, until I found the peculiar subdivision of gummi that is the 5p Strawb. I've only ever managed to find this particular type of gummi strawberry in penny-sweet form or in wholesale, but the texture is markedly different to cola bottles or gummi bears or the like. But basically I can eat thousands of them.
Gummi Bears remain my go-to pick-me-up, though.

ajr82
02-08-2010, 08:37 AM
Gummi is okay, but I prefer jelly-style candies (ie the centre of jelly beans, Ju-jubes, swedish fish). Both are squishy, but only jelly is also sticky.

Wolfgang
02-25-2010, 07:42 PM
OH MY GOD these are some of the best gummies I've ever eaten:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/multimoog/digipix/IMG_0086.jpg

Go, go get some now! Or as soon as you can! Wonka has worked his magic again and it's splendiferous! The flavor is like a cross between Jolly Ranchers and PEZ, without being impossibly stale like PEZ always are. These are as soft as angel kisses.

Daikaiju
02-26-2010, 04:34 AM
Soft? So would you say their texture is similar to the UK's Jellybabies?

reibeatall
09-13-2010, 12:03 PM
It's a damn good thing this thread was so easy to find! (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=852966&postcount=2)


You know, dead for months and all.

dangerhelvetica
09-13-2010, 12:51 PM
When I opened this thread a Haribo ad came on TV.

Javex
09-13-2010, 03:39 PM
I have a bag of Haribo's "Lemon" Gummi Cola Bottles. They're just the regular cola bottles with sour sugar sprinkled liberally on top.

THEY ARE THE BEST.

Daikaiju
09-13-2010, 04:04 PM
I've had those. They are tasty but give heartburn if I have too many. Eat with care.

Nerdy
09-13-2010, 04:06 PM
Swedish Fish, Sour Gummi Worms, Peach Gummi Rings and gummi Life Savers!

Posaune
09-13-2010, 05:51 PM
I once went to the Haribo outlet in Bonn.

PRETTY FUCKIN COOL HUH?


I like Trolli Brite Crawlers.

ArugulaZ
09-13-2010, 06:07 PM
Well, at least Daikaiju got the quote right. :P

I'm hungry for some of those tasty little treasures from Japan, but I can't remember for the life of me what they were called!

Daikaiju
09-14-2010, 01:13 PM
You mean those Katsugai fruit gummy candies? Everyone I share those with love'em. LOVE THEM.

ArugulaZ
09-14-2010, 03:12 PM
Kasugai! Yes! Man, those things were a little slice of heaven. The orange flavor in particular... oh man! It's just bursting with fruity deliciousness!

Elements
09-17-2010, 03:16 AM
Mmm, I have nostalgia and tastiness from a lot of gummis, but these days, my only real guilty pleasure is the gummi octopi. Because they are octopi, and therefore, I cannot ignore them. However, apparently there are now gummi caterpillars as well? Someone attempted to send me a bag, but it was a bag of melted gummi psychedlic-swirl. I would have been happy with this gummi blob as well, were it not so firmly affixed to the sides of the bag that thye were inseparable.

Paul le Fou
09-17-2010, 06:27 AM
I just got some Shigekikkusu gummies from the store, and they were pretty great. Very chewy. But apparently I need to keep an eye out for Kasugai?

Very well. I accept your challenge.

Kishi
09-17-2010, 10:14 AM
I had some Haribo Gold Bears yesterday. They're all tough. Gummi matter is supposed to be soft and inviting.

I don't get it, Haribo.

Willm
09-17-2010, 10:25 AM
I had some Haribo Gold Bears yesterday. They're all tough. Gummi matter is supposed to be soft and inviting.

I don't get it, Haribo.

The quality of Haribo seems to vary greatly. I've had some that were very soft and delicious. Other times, they were so tough and chewy I thought I was going to pull out a filling.

They can be good, but it's better to go with a more consistent brand of gummy goodness.

Kishi
09-17-2010, 11:58 AM
Ahh, these Kellogg's Fruity Snacks are just fine, though.

Javex
09-17-2010, 04:29 PM
I don't get it, Haribo.

I don't get YOUR FACE, KISHI!

*runs off crying*

Daikaiju
09-18-2010, 04:08 AM
BTW Haribo uses MEAT.

From Haribo.com
What type of gelatin does Haribo use?
Haribo products produced in Haribo's factory in Turkey are made with beef gelatin and are certified HALAL. All other items are made with pork gelatin.

However!
Are Haribo products Kosher?
Haribo products are not kosher. There is however, a kosher line of Haribo sold exclusively through PASKESZ (http://www.paskesz.com/).

shawn struck
09-18-2010, 01:55 PM
A personal favorite of mine are the gummi cola bottles. They're white on the top and dark brown on the bottom, giving them the appearance of half-empty bottles of Coca-Cola. Pop 'em in your mouth and they even taste like cola! Sadly, these are hard to find now, so they're a rare treat.

Hell yes! Gummi cola bottles are inextricably linked in my mind to summers at the shore when I was little, because that was the only place I could ever reliably get 'em. I used to bite the top off and pretend I was drinking them (this was really done in service of making them last longer) too, sometimes. Totally my favorite type of candy.

Daikaiju
09-19-2010, 05:08 AM
Hard to find??

*checks Shop Rite across from work and local Walgreens*

No, they're still there.

Javex
09-22-2010, 05:05 PM
So, I was faced with crushing disappointment yesterday, as I found that Haribo is not infaliable. Our small shoppette got in a Haribo shipment (HURRAH!).

Turns out, that shipment was Haribo Primavera (http://www.germandeli.com/haprt15.html).

Have you ever wondered what a Lucky Charms marshmellow would taste like if it were BIGGER and STRAWBERRIER? The answer is...not great.

Daikaiju
10-02-2010, 07:07 AM
Maybe it's me but that stuff looks like it's meant to be used as a ingrediant.

I think most "strawberry flavored" stuff tends to bite. Confectioners tend to make'em too sweet.

Ted
10-14-2010, 03:46 PM
Although I'm not too picky when it comes to gummies, I tend to prefer firmer varieties, around the Swedish Fish mark.

My favorite gummy of all time has to be those kinda tough orange slices by Katjes. I remember them having a smooth, kinda waxy surface; they'd go white from stress if you stretched them. You could chew on those suckers forever but I don't remember them being as magnetic as the old-formula, filling-yanking Dots.

I think the last time I had one might have been 1990 when Hook's Drugs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hook%27s_Drug_Stores) carried them. That place was so cool; an older-style drug store with a pharmacist's perch. My favorite things to get were the aforementioned Katjes orange slices and those cheesy, Archie label TMNT comic books. Oh, and of course they carried candy cigs, too.

Now I can't even find those orange slices online. Sure, I've found Katjes, but it looks like they've transitioned to a lot of licorice, yogurt-style gummies, and sugar-covered dollops. At a quick glance, the closest thing I can find is maybe their wine gum line. A pity.

ajr82
10-15-2010, 07:24 PM
Although I'm not too picky when it comes to gummies, I tend to prefer firmer varieties, around the Swedish Fish mark.

I think Swedish Fish are sticky enough to be on the "jelly" side of things, as opposed to the "gummi" side.

Ted
10-18-2010, 07:53 AM
Hmm, they are kind of sticky, aren't they? And, re-considering things, they do seem closer to, say, Dots than gummi bears. Thanks for pointing that out.

Well, I suppose we could distinguish between "waxy" jellies like Swedish Fish and, uh, "soft" jellies like sugar-covered fruit slices, which I'm not too wild about.

Daikaiju
04-27-2011, 03:27 PM
GIANT GUMMY WORM. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RXmNRr8x7I&feature=pyv&ad=5774682262&kw=sex&gclid=CP7MqanevagCFQbe4AodEirYCA)

SlimJimm
05-07-2011, 06:22 AM
Speaking of giant worms... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/candywarehouse/sets/72157625750677788/with/5328669937/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5006/5325940102_0463a3c63e_z.jpg

Tomm Guycot
05-07-2011, 09:32 AM
Haribo here in Czech has a black currant flavor.

it's horrible.

And I think it's instead of what would be Red Flavor in the US. So a handful is full of bad.

Daikaiju
05-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Speaking of giant worms... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/candywarehouse/sets/72157625750677788/with/5328669937/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5006/5325940102_0463a3c63e_z.jpg

The spice drops must flow!

Shagohod
05-10-2011, 07:10 AM
Dots and Crows are the absolute worst gummis. Bland and too sticky.

Sour punch straws are great

Wolfgang
05-10-2011, 10:19 AM
Tecnically Dots and Crows are gum drops or jujubes, not gummies.