I have this new friend. Her name is Susie, and she’s from Germany. She’s a fan of our website, and sent me an email a few months back offering to send us some of the harder to find variations of Haribo and other German candies.
Piece of advice: if you want to become my friend, sending me candy is a REAL easy way to achieve that.
Weeks later, the packages started to trickle in, and I’m here to start the first of their many reviews. Before I do though- a HUGE shout out to Susie. Clearly, you’re a saint and I don’t deserve you! OK, first up: Haribo Sour Strawbs.
The first thing I noticed about these guys is that they don’t have the appearance of most sour gummies. Usually, sours have a layer of citric acid and sugar on the outside-which, in many cheaper, ghetto gummies, is the only place the sour power lives. Not so with the ‘Bo. These guys simply look like li’l strawberries.
Pop one in your mouth, and immediately, you’re hit with a strawberry taste. Not overwhelming, but a nice, real strawberry taste. Then the sour comes in. This might be one of the best examples of how sour should taste: tangy, then a bit sour, then tangy, never getting to an overwhelming level. The best part is that the sour element lasts for the entire chew-it doesn’t wear off after you suck on the damn thing for a minute. Perfect.
I easily could have eaten this whole bag in less than a sitting. Note the photo of the bag-doesn’t look chock full, does it? I just couldn’t wait to devour them, and by the time I was ready to snap some photos, there wasn’t much left. The really scary thing though, is that this is the first bag I opened of MANY. Just the first. And it’s already proving our theory here at the Gurus- There’s an international conspiracy to keep the truly great gummy candies away from us Yanks! It’s true!! In this shrunken world of world wide webiness, give me ONE reason why I shouldn’tbe able to click a link and buy a few bags of these.
Didn’t think so. Yet…I can’t. I have found nowhere to purchase these except UK websites, most of which will not ship to the states.
I’m pissed, and yet I’m in love. With my new Strawb friends. Yet sad, as the chances of me ever eating them again are not great.
This is why we eat candy, people- cause life kinda sucks. Candy makes the pain go away, at least for a minute.
I’ll keep trying to find these, but in the meantime, drool away!