The ‘glass half empty’ side of me thinks it’s ridiculous that a local grocery chain has better gummis than most ACTUAL gummi manufacturers. The ‘glass half full’ part of me thinks it’s awesome that a local grocery chain has its own line of gummis that are BETTER than gummis from say…Trolli.
(No offense Trolli. You do have one really good candy…mind you I can’t find them in stores anymore…)
But back to topic. These Mango! Mango! Fruit & Yogurt Gummis are uber-edible.
Can’t buy them online. Need to live near a Trader Joe’s, and then you need for them to HAVE them in. Good luck with that readers in South Africa. HOWever…here’s a little secret: Trader Joe’s doesn’t make their own food. They get it from other companies who make it for them. (Yeah I know, duh.) But what I mean is that they take great pains as an organization to get good foods. They don’t carry a ton of stuff – only things they (and by ‘they’ I mean owners and employees) reallllly like. They also keep their vendors quiet: “‘Their suppliers simply don’t talk to anyone about the company…They don’t tell the outside world they have Trader Joe’s as a customer.'” Read more in Businessweek.
Can someone do a little sleuthing to figure out who makes these and how you can get them? I tried…
Ok let’s talk about the candy:
First off they taste like Mango. No I don’t think I’m eating the actual fruit, but it’s all the right overtones without being general. They come out of the bag at the right size and the right heft — not too big and with a good chew. I’m sure if I aged them they’d be even better but sadly my bag never lasts more than a night or two. (That’s my one complaint: put more in the bag. Or make a bigger bag, Please, TJ’s.) There are some that are just clear orange in color, others that seem to be half yogurt (white) and some that are clear red with orange. I can’t remember if they all taste different. I just liked them all and piled them in my mouth like a fat ass. Deal with it.
So – who makes these. Foodette says these are made in Germany and I went everywhere all over Google and found no German mango gummis besides what Haribo makes and these are not them. If you live in Europe, and these look familiar, let us all know with a link and maybe we can get these good folks a few more customers.