Bringin’ some more German Haribo love your way, today we’re taking a look at “Phantasia”:
Haribo has this “thing” about making random mixes of their gummies and then packaging them together. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme OR reason in the decision making, but I’ll tell ya…I think they know what they’re doing. Their mixes usually rock bells, and this one is no excpetion. Check out what you get inside:
In the bag, you get at least a few of each of these shapes. A few of them have that foamy white bottom coat, which definitely provides a nice creamy flavor to offset the tang of the gummy.
But if I’m you, I’m thinking….so what? So there’s a bunch of lame shaped gummies in a bag, big deal.
To you, sir, I’d say “I feel ya”. But hold on. You need a little frame of reference.
Have you ever “found” a gummy candy in the crease of your couch, or in the car, or on the floor (yes, I eat candy off the floor all the time, it’s wonderful), or anywhere, and realize that it’s old as hell? I’m talking months and months, just aerating under your couch, chillin’. Once you popped it in your mouth, cause I know you did, remember its consistency? Seriously hard and chewy, to the point where eating one piece took forever? sucking, gnawing, chewing,… the thing just wouldn’t die quickly. Remember that experience?
That’s what Haribo gummies are like fresh out of the bag, more or less. And this bag of Phantasia is like a gummy connoisseur’s dream–every piece is somewhat distinct, a great chew, and most importantly, yummy.
The giant coke bottles are auce, the foamy gators rock, and the pacifiers are remarkably…well, satisfying. These gummies are big, people, and they rule.
The only disturbing piece is the foamy penis shaped thing (on the far right, with white coating).
Note to Haribo: Not so into eating dick! Just an FYI!
Aside from this oversight (they do it crazy-style in Germany!), Haribo Phantasia is an instant classic. I can tell y ou right now, if my partner Matty Guru had a way to buy these regularly, he’d be in debt. They’re right up his alley for that classic, Haribo taste and feel. And I love them too, I just wish I could get them in the states!
If anyone finds these anywhere NEAR California, please drop us a line.