Big Foot "Original"


One of the great mysteries of the Big Foot gummy is the flavour. I think the flavour can best be described as fruity, probably a red fruit too. I think I'd have a hard time nailing down exactly what red fruit it's supposed to be, so I generally just assume that they're going for a combination of all red fruit. Some might call this lazy, but since the Big Foot has been around for so long it's sort of carved itself out a niche. This particular blend of red fruit flavours is something I just associate with this candy. Objectively that's not really fair, but these have been around for so long and been a part of my life for so long that it's just something that's happened.

While the flavour is mysterious, the texture of Big Foot gummies is fairly unique. I'm not sure if they were the first to have this really sticky gummy texture, but they were the first candy I'd ever tried with this unique texture. I've actually referenced this texture of gummy before, saying some candies have a texture “similar to Big Foot gummies”. The unique texture is fun to bite down on, however the sticky nature of the gummy makes it stick to your teeth for a while after you've eaten them. That's fine if you're at home alone, but not great if you have a business meeting later that day, or if you're trying to hide the fact that you just ate a bunch of Big Foot gummies.

This is a classic candy, and they’ve been around for a long time, so there’s no doubt that they're doing something right. I'm not sure how these would do if they were introduced into today's candy world. When they came out, they were pretty original, but by today's standard they're pretty normal (as normal as a gummy foot can be). I guess I should phrase that differently. These are classic candies, and I'm pretty sure they've inspired millions of candies that we eat today. Objectively they're not bad, but they're not spectacular either. Fortunately for many of us they hold a nostalgic part of our heart.