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May 5, 2008

{     Haribo - Happy Cola     }    

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Haribo have proven that they truly are the Cadillac of the gummi candy universe. The German candy wunderkinds most famous for their Original Gold-Bears, have managed to achieve a sort of gummi-nirvana with these delicious 1 1/4" cola-flavored confections. Sticking with the "firmer is better" gummi-philosophy they are known for, Haribo's little bottle-shaped nuggets of goodness retain a wonderful level of pliability, releasing ample flavor with each mouth-crush. They are also delightful to look at, resembling an old-fashioned glass soda bottle half full of cola, easily the most whimsical and charming candy design on display in the wide-ranging world of gummi candy products. And as fabulous as they appear, the taste is even more phenomenal. The cola flavoring has a nice pungency, the soft spiciness of cinnamon meets the mellow sweetness of caramelized sugar for a rich overall taste that falls a bit closer to Coke than to Pepsi. It's nicely complex, revealing darker and lighter flavor notes as it is further chewed, and the fact that the same ingredients are used here as in real cola allows it to come closer to it's intended flavor than fruit gummis, which are often forced to shoot for chemical approximations that fall a bit shy. In my experience, the Happy Cola stands as the pinnacle of gummi achievement.


     » 12 5oz. bags
     » Ginormo 5 lb. bag

Comments

This is what we had at the movie? They were deliciously weird.

Posted by: susie at May 7, 2008 11:56 PM

I love food reviews. You should do more.

Posted by: Tara at May 9, 2008 2:23 PM

I have had those, they are amazing! I also liked the cola flavored bottle caps the best. There really should be more food stuff on this site. Man can not live on hoodies and art toys alone.

Posted by: Scott at May 19, 2008 7:56 PM

I just purchased some of these because of this review. I must say I have been let down. It tastes like flat soda, and I don't mean just because of obvious lack of carbonation. I do like the firmness though. But with the taste, I can't pop more than a few of these in a sitting.

Posted by: Ryan at May 28, 2008 3:41 AM

I just purchased some of these because of this review. I must say I have been let down. It tastes like flat soda, and I don't mean just because of obvious lack of carbonation. I do like the firmness though. But with the taste, I can't pop more than a few of these in a sitting.

Posted by: Ryan at May 28, 2008 3:43 AM

Got a bag in the cupboard...I'm waiting for a special ocassion to dig into them.

Posted by: Kristin at June 11, 2008 11:00 PM

Got a bag in the cupboard...I'm waiting for a special occasion to dig into them.

Posted by: Kristin at June 11, 2008 11:01 PM

Got a bag in the cupboard...I'm waiting for a special occasion to dig into them.

Posted by: Kristin at June 11, 2008 11:02 PM

Got a bag in the cupboard...I'm waiting for a special occasion to dig into them.

Posted by: Kristin at June 11, 2008 11:02 PM

Man were have you all been!?
I've been eating these for 20 years!
Maybe cause I grew up in Germany...hehe!

Posted by: Mike at June 17, 2008 9:49 PM
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