There’s certain benchmarks in life that everyone (ideally) goes through:
1. Learning to walk, talk, and poop in a toilet.
2. Getting your driver’s license.
3. Losing your virginity.
4. Finding the perfect candy.
I’m guessing most of you have completed steps 1-3, so we an just skip to #4. The perfect candy. The thing that made us start this wacky web site in the first place. Ladies & Germs, I present to you, the candy equivalent of a 3-way with Charlize Theron & Natalie Imbruglia (yes, I’m specific):
Haribo Riesen Pommes.
The thing that makes these so bomb is twofold: flavor, and consistency. The flavors are so in my wheelhouse, it’s like Mr. Haribo asked me what I’d prefer before he made these:
I should say that all of these flavors are tart-not too sour, but very pleasantly tart. The flavors themselves are about the best representations of the actual fruits that I’ve ever tasted. The grapefruit…is just about as good as the above mentioned threesome, if that’s possible. All of them are bright, full flavored, and complex.
Consistency-wise, these are perfect. Hard, chewy, firm, yet not tooth breakers in any way. You could easily take a few minutes to eat one fry if you so chose, so a little goes a long way.
Of course, the inevitable downside is that they’re hard to get. REALLy hard. In fact, the only time I bought them in a store I was in the French West Indies. Rest easy though- the fine folks at GermanDeli.com (thanks for the photo, by the way!) stock these pretty regularly in plastic tubs.
I can’t say enough about these-the fact that you’re reading this site means that you dig candy, and that means that you MUST NEEDS try these little delights. Do what you need to do, but get some. It’s gonna change everything.