S - North America - Gummies

Sour Cherry Blasters

Maynards

Taste: 4

Texture: 4

Novelty: 4

All scores out of 5

I really enjoy gummy cherries. I can't explain why I like them, I just think it's a fruit flavour that works very well with gummies, particularly sour gummies. I'm sure it has to do with the fact that cherries have a pretty powerful flavour in the real world, and so do most (including these) gummy cherries. I also think that cherries are known for both their sour and sweet flavours, and these have both a sour and sweet flavour. It just kind of works.

In my mind when I think of sour gummy cherries, Maynards is the brand that I'm thinking about. It's a bit of an unfair advantage since I grew up on these, so they set the standard. The thing is, I can't really think of a time that I've had a better sour gummy cherry either. I've tried a few random gummy cherries in some bulk stores (that I can only assume aren't Maynards) and I generally didn't like them as much.

The only things I don't really understand about this candy is why they use the word "blaster" in the name. I don't really find this flavour to be explosively sour or anything. It's not a weak sour flavour, but it also doesn't really explode in your mouth either. It a nice strongish sour with a sweet cherry aftertaste. While I'm sure the "blaster" part is a gimmick, I think it's an unnecessary gimmick because these are just fine as sour cherry gummies, with no "blast" required.