I love Chuckles! Not only is the name so lighthearted and cute, but they’re awfully tasty. I first had them a few years ago when I stumbled across one of the single serve packets. What drew me to them immediately was the promise of the licorice jelly. One bite and I was sold. A new Chuckles lover was born!
So imagine my surprise when I saw this bag of Chuckle’s jelly rings. I’ve never seen them packaged like this before, much less in a different shape. My curiosity was immediately piqued. As was my craving for ample licorice rings. I eagerly brought them home with me.
Opening the bag, I was surprised. Firstly, I didn’t get any orange rings and only one licorice one. Oh, sadness! And goodness, these things are big! A good inch across at least and 1/3 inch tall. The colors are intense and feel heavy in my palm. Taking my first bite, the texture is extremely thick and chewy for a jelly. It’s really satisfying.
Green: Lime; with a flavor that walks a fine line between fresh, zesty, and floor cleaner.
Yellow: Lemon; bright, fresh and zesty with a nice sweet edge. Very nice.
Red: Cherry; with overpowering floral notes to it, it tastes more flowery than fruity. Somewhat medicinal.
Purple/black: Licorice; oh yum! Has a great deep licorice flavor with a great sweetness.
If I want Chuckles jellies again, I’ll go for the single serve package. It’s the same flavors, easier to find and I know how many licorice pieces I’ll be getting.
Rating: Might Eat Again