Haribo recently sent us a bunch of candy. What do you do when Haribo sends you stuff? You review it post haste, that’s what you do! Don’t want to upset the candy Gods.
Today we’ll take a look at one of the always-available varieties of Haribo. Along with Gold Bears, Fruity Pasta, Strawberries & Cream, Raspberries and few others, Alphabet Letters are generally available wherever Haribo is stocked in the US.
These gummies are about as basic as they come, yet pretty damned genius. All killer, no filler, these embody what Haribo is all about: great flavor with a tenacious chew. Five flavors are included, and if I’m not mistaken, (pineapple, orange, cherry, lemon, apple) they’re the exact same flavors as Gold Bears. You know them. You love them.
Here’s my beef with these, and it’s minor, so take it with a grain of salt. I swear, not 5 years ago, when I’d buy these, they were the large letter size, not the stunted at birth midget size that comes in the package now. Generally the same thing, I get that, but if I had to choose, I’d prefer to munch on the larger sized letters. It’s just fun eating the ends off “h”‘s, the nib off a “q”, etc. On these, they’re all more or less little semi-definied blobs. The larger letter sizes are still available in bulk via stores like Amazon.com.
In other news, I’m clearly insane and have GOT to find something else to occupy my time.
Bottom line though, if you ever want to give someone an example of a top of the line yet absurdly affordable gummie, Haribo Alphabet Letters would be an excellent choice. Great flavors, great consistency, and available all over the damn place. That makes for a winning combo.
I’m pretty sure you’re right about the size factor! I was greatly pleased to find these again two years ago at a local (minneapolis) corner store, but when I ate through the pack I felt like something was slightly off. Not in the flavor but in the way the letter ‘A’ felt specifically, just a bit smaller…still damn fine gummis though.
Maybe you should join the Occupy movement? Just a thought. Also, I love these things. And haribo. Deal with it.