M - North America - Gummies

Mother of Pearl

Haribo

Taste: 2

Texture: 2

Novelty: 4

All scores out of 5

September 16 2007

This treat grabbed me for one reason and one reason only. It's a gummy oyster. Who in the world thought this was an appealing idea for kids, how many kids in your life have you seen eating a gummy worm and asking why they can't make more gummies based off jewellery giving crustations. Sure I know adults eat candy too, but I know for a fact that the big candy market in the world is the kids market, that's why we see so many cartoon and candy lines crossing.

From an eating standpoint the flavours not bad, it's fruity but not too strong. I'm not a big fan of the opaque white gummies because the texture tends to be a little marshmallow like. It's super chewy and the pearl thing seems to be some sort of really hard candy. In fact I almost chipped a tooth when I bit into it. The pearl is also a little disappointing in the flavour department; in fact it's pretty much flavourless.

I just bit through the pearl and there was no treasure, it was just a ball of sugar with no flavour at all. It's a shame considering how flavourful the gummy was. I guess this treat really tries to go over in the novelty area, although it's a strange direction to go.