Sugus "Strawberry"


These Sugus strawberry are a very good candy if you consider one particular detail about them. The detail I'm talking about is something I almost never consider when I'm writing a review, and that's price. I picked up this package of Sugus for about 30 cents American. It's not a particularly large package of candy, but it's also not particularly small either. It's big enough that I was pretty sure that for 30 cents it was going to feel pretty crappy candy, but it isn't.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that these chewy little squares are of a very high quality. I would probably rank them as an average taffy candy, but for 30 cents you're getting a pretty good bargain. The strawberry flavour isn't that realistic, but it's still pretty good. I find that few candy companies can make realistic strawberry candies anyways, so I'm not going to mark this candy too harshly for that. There's also something a little creamy about these cubes, and I think that works well, and it sells the strawberry flavour a little more.

Texture wise these Sugus are pretty standard for taffy. They're soft enough that I didn't break a tooth trying to bite though them, but hard enough that after 5 or 6 of them my jaw starts to ache just a little bit. That's pretty standard for taffy, and it helps stretch the life of each little package of Sugus as you’ll want to save a few for later.

I can't say that this is the best candy in the world, or even the best taffy in the world, but it just might be one of the best candy bargains on the market.