Here’s another new candy coming from the wonderful world of Willy Wonka: Sluggles. Oooooo, typing that just made me shudder with the willies. These are basically gummis in the form of slugs. I don’t know about you, but slugs gross me out more than worms do (which are the typical “eww” gummi candy shape). I like how this form is taking the “gross” candy shape to a new level and it’s really fitting for the wacky and creative candy for the Wonka line.
The package is bright, colorful and eye-catching. I like how the shapes and flavors are clearly illustrated on the front. Apparently, these also don’t have any artificial colors or flavors in them. Nicely done Mr. Wonka.
Out of the package the gummis are a nice size, not too big or too small, and they have a nice squish to them. I see many children clamoring over these after school.
Grape: Starts off sweet tart and very berry tasting. The flavor then gets more concord grape notes, while remaining very tart and juicy.
Lemon: It’s nicely tart and has a zesty lemon flavor. I really loved this one as it reminded me of the lemon fruit snacks I traded for as a kid since no one else liked them.
Strawberry: Beautifully sweet and “red” tasting with no medicinal taste or bitterness. It starts sweeter and becomes more tart toward the end.
Orange: Surprisingly mellow with full notes of orange. It’s very juicy and slightly tart, but lacks that zest I expect with citrus flavors.
The Sluggles are cute, tasty, and hassle free. I think they’re be an idea hot-weather candy, good to take on a road trip as they won’t melt and are good at keeping your mouth occupied with the chewing. I especially like how I can share them with my boyfriend and we can giggle about eating slugs and feeling like six-year-olds doing it.
Be sure to check out http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/wonka_sluggles/” title=“Cybele’s review at Candyblog.net”>Cybele’s review at Candyblog.net.
Rating: Will Eat Again
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