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Angry Birds


Taste: 1.5

Texture: 2

Novelty: 2.5

All scores out of 5

When the whole Angry Birds thing became popular, I really didn't go for it. Sure it seemed fun, but I don't own a smart phone or a tablet, and I don't really buy online games. I eventually did play a free online version and had an OK time. I played it for about 2 or 3 days, and then I was bored. I'm telling you this because I want it to be clear that this review is about the gummies, and not really about the shapes or theme.

4 out of 5 gummies were average, but in the higher end of average, for me. The red, yellow, blue and orange gummies in this bag are just fine. Each represents a particular bird from the game (although not to scale in size) and each has a fun distinct fruity flavour. The flavours of these 4 gummies is not extremely realistic to the fruit, but tasty none the less.

The fifth gummy, the black gummy, is the one that's a total mystery to me. It's labelled as being "cola & lemon filling" but I really don't think that's a good way to describe them. First of all I couldn't find any kind of lemon flavour at all. I did taste a bit of a cola flavour, but then it seemed to drown out with a licorice flavour. If they had made these a black berry flavour or a simple cola flavour I'd be writing the praises of this gummy snack, but the tragic experiment that happened with these black chewy birds really lowers their score.

What you have is 4 fine gummies, and one tragic mistake. There's nothing spectacular or revolutionary about these, but if you’re a fan of the game, you'll probably get a kick out of them.