Angry Birds


When the whole Angry Birds game became popular, I really didn't go for it. Sure, it seemed fun, but I didn’t own a smart phone or a tablet at the time, and I didn’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 these Angry Bird gummies were average, but on the higher end of average. 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 in these gummies. 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. There is however a tragic experiment that happened with these black chewy birds and it 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. You’ll also likely throw the black ones away the same way you launch your angry birds at evil green pigs.