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An individually wrapped gummy labelled "Hot fruits: peach". There is an illustration of a peach on it.
Fine

Hot Chili Fruit Gummies

Candy from Pakistan

Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Source:

Universal Yums

In comparison to the Vidal Gummy Spicy Mangos, these are perhaps a little too spicy. I would also consider them fairly sticky, more like uncoated jellies than gummies. My main gripe with these gummies is that there are too many orange-flavored candies in the bag. Orange is typically at the bottom of the flavor barrel to me. Give me more peach!

Written on Apr 27, 2022

A red bag of Vidal brand Spicy Mango Gummies. The gummies are shaped like mangos and are the right orange color!
Fave!!

Vidal Gummy Spicy Mangos

Candy from Spain

Rating:
5 out of 5 stars
Source:

Sweet Mickey’s in Seattle, WA. Also available on Universal Yums.

I first got these on a whim when picking out bulk candies at a local candy store. They’re so good! The gummies look like mangos. They taste like mangos. They have just the right level of spice: enough to make itself known, not so much that you can’t eat a shameful amount of these in one afternoon.

It’s hard to describe, but there’s also a part of the gummy that has a slightly different texture from the rest of it, almost softer and squishier, which makes this even more fun to eat.

Written on Apr 27, 2022

A small wrapped candy labeled "Frugeli" with an illustration of a pomegranate
Fine

Frugeli Pomegranate Jelly Candy

Candy from Greece

Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Source:

Universal Yums

Somewhere between a 2- and 3-star candy. The flavor is good but stunningly sweet; I can only eat one at a time. Maybe that’s a good thing.

Written on Apr 27, 2022

A sealed bag of gummies with two big beautiful strawberries on the front
Fine

Kabaya Pureral Gummy - Two Strawberries

Candy from Japan

Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Source:

Japan Candy Store

Despite having had the grape and apple flavors of Pureral gummies before and really enjoying them (the grape flavor used in Japanese snacks is so good!), I would rate this “two strawberries” flavor as just ok. Somehow it tasted a little more chemical-y to me, maybe a little more matte. How does something taste “matte”? I have no clue.

This might have been a limited edition flavor, because it’s no longer on the site I bought it from, nor on the official Kabaya product page.

Written on Mar 16, 2022

A chocolate bar called "ruby rood fruit", with packaging that boasts cut-paper abstract shapes in pink, red, and green.
Fave!!

Delicata Chocolate Happiness – Ruby Rood Fruit chocolate bar

Candy from Netherlands

Rating:
5 out of 5 stars
Source:

At an Albert Heijn grocery store in Amsterdam

Delicata appears to be an in-house chocolate brand for the grocery chain Albert Heijn. It seems almost as though this particular bar is not made anymore—I can’t find it online at any rate—but my it was delicious. This was my first time trying ruby chocolate, which is sort of dusky pink chocolate made apparently from the ruby cocoa bean. It is fantastic, especially when studded with fruit as this bar was.

Written on Mar 05, 2022

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