Cherry is weird. I just don’t love it in candy usually, but…it really isn’t “bad”. I’m not sure why I look past it most times. I got these in the mail, tried a few, and moved on.
Katjes makes good sours, but cherry? Kinda over it.
But here’s the thing: I just ate one, and damn it if it isn’t a fine candy. The size of the pieces are a bit larger than I’m used to for a sour gummy, which isn’t good or bad- just different. The chew is middle of the road. The sour level is nice-subtle at first, then it blooms a bit, giving it a really nice balance. And the flavor? Well, it’s cherry. If you’re a cherry person (and I know you’re out there), then I’m kinda thinking that these are perfect for you. For me though…they’re still actually kinda good! My lesson here is that I need to revisit the whole cherry thing. Perhaps I’m cherry racist, much in the same way lots of people are grape racists. I hate grape racists. Maybe I need to take a long look at the man in the mirror. Maybe I need to rethink EVERYTHING-my upbringing, my values, my cologne.
I’m glad we had this talk.
I don’t think I’d choose these over some of Katjes’s other sour offerings, but I’d be lying if I said that these were anything less than a fine, tasty sour gummy. GermanDeli.com has these in stock, so pick up a bag if you’re a cherry dude or gal.