You know how when you open a package of good candy the aroma is delightful? You know how candies are usually bright colors so that you’ll be dazzled and buy them? You know how candies often have fun-to-say names so when you say “skittles“, for example, you make a smile?
Yeah well don’t look for anything like that with the American Halal Gummies — which are named after your favorite Passover Seder maybe? Open a package of these, smell, and wince. Stare at the candies through the small clear package window and wonder why their color is best described as “pastel palor.”
These are f&*^ing horrible.
The package makes me want to run, not grab. It says, “Halal Select Snacks – Makers of halal gelatin snack products.” So WTF is Halal? Well the back of the package has the ingredients, one of which is “Gelatine (Halal Beef).” Guess these aint vegan.
When I opened the package an evil odor emanated. I stepped back. I furrowed my brow and crinkled my nose. I put the candy on a plate and offered to Mrs. Guru. She took a bite. She threw the rest away. She asked why anyone made candy like this, with big sugar crystals on the outside and like Brach’s? I took a piece, carefully lifted to my mouth, took a bite, and promptly spit the shit out. Grabbed some water. Tried to get the beef gelatin smell off my fingers. Took the rest of the candy and other package and threw away.
End of story.