We may be sour, but we know our sweets.

Katjes Saure Kirschen : Meet the Cherry Racist


Cherry is weird.  I just don’t love it in candy usually, but…it really isn’t “bad”.  I’m not sure why I look past it most times.  I got these in the mail, tried a few, and moved on.


Katjes makes good sours, but cherry?  Kinda over it.

But here’s the thing: I just ate one, and damn it if it isn’t a fine candy.  The size of the pieces are a bit larger than I’m used to for a sour gummy, which isn’t good or bad- just different.  The chew is middle of the road.  The sour level is nice-subtle at first, then it blooms a bit, giving it a really nice balance.  And the flavor?  Well, it’s cherry.  If you’re a cherry person (and I know you’re out there), then I’m kinda thinking that these are perfect for you.  For me though…they’re still actually kinda good!  My lesson here is that I need to revisit the whole cherry thing.  Perhaps I’m cherry racist, much in the same way lots of people are grape racists.  I hate grape racists.  Maybe I need to take a long look at the man in the mirror.  Maybe I need to rethink EVERYTHING-my upbringing, my values, my cologne.


I’m glad we had this talk.


I don’t think I’d choose these over some of Katjes’s other sour offerings, but I’d be lying if I said that these were anything less than a fine, tasty sour gummy.  GermanDeli.com has these in stock, so pick up a bag if you’re a cherry dude or gal.


  1. It’s interesting how it bugs the hell out of me that cherry doesn’t ever taste like actual cherries, and yet grape never tastes like grape, and I love fake grape flavored candy. not sure I’d call myself a racist for it, but I definitely need to chill the f out.

  2. I feel like I’m the only one who loves cherry. Then again, I have the maturity of a 12 year old.

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