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Fizzypop

Malaco

Taste: 4

Texture: 5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

Someone told me that these gummies are some of the most popular gummies in Sweden. I don't want to insult anyone, so I'll say this, they're fine gummies, and I'd be happy to eat them again. The thing is, I'm not sure if these are really so great that they would earn the title of the most popular gummies anywhere. While they taste fine, they don't really impress me that much. What you have here is a sour gummy candy that's shaped like a bottle, but for some reason kind of tastes like bubblegum. I'm thinking this flavour is where my disconnect might be.

Is there some kind of soda pop in Sweden that tastes like bubblegum? Does this soda remind all Swedish people of their childhood? Does this soda put a smile on the entire country? If not, I'm not really sure why this gummy is that popular at all. In fact I don't really understand why this gummy exists at all, or at the very least I don't understand this theme. There is either a cultural disconnect that I don't get, or this is just a weird gummy that for some reason the people of Sweden really love.

The odd thing about this gummy is that other than the theme, it's actually a really nice gummy. The texture is soft and chewy, just as you would want from a gummy candy. The flavour, although not matching with the cola theme tastes fine, if you like bubble gum flavoured candies. I would certainly eat these again, but I would like to ask anybody from Sweden about the theme. I think the best answer I could recieve is that there is no connection, and Swedish people are just messing with the rest of the world, but that's not likely... right?