J - North America - Gummies

Juicy Bugs Candy

Topps

Taste: 3.5

Texture: 4

Novelty: 3

All scores out of 5

From the land of gross-out candy, once again we are served with a disgusting idea with a not-so-disgusting taste. Sure you can get all kinds of candy nowadays with real bugs in it, but for the most part, people aren't really brave enough to eat them. The idea here is to give you all the fun without actually having to eat a bug. Sure, we may have had this pleasure when gummy worms came out years ago, but in this case the idea is to take it one step further and make little gooey-like centers.

Having eaten real bugs in my life (don't ask), I have to say that these things are nothing like the real thing. Not that I was expecting it really, in fact I'm glad it's not. What you basically get is gummies with goo in the middle. The fun part is pretending you're eating little bugs.... Actually, the really fun part is the names they give the bugs. For example, I've just finished eating a "Dugg Slugg". The flavour is ok, a little different from most gummies, although the goo inside has little to no real flavour of its own.