Spicy Mango Gummies: Are. For. Real.

Vidal has put together a stop-in-your-tracks candy.

Reviewed by Matty

July 10, 2018

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They look like mango tear drops. Orange in color (although mangoes are more yellow right?) When you put them in your mouth, you get a strong fruity mango flavor. It’s not light. And it’s not spicy. Yet.

Then you start chewing (because who sucks on a gummy. No one.) and it is still just mango, until all of a sudden, the “chili” kicks in but I’d call it cayenne pepper. It’s not there, then it’s totally there. And it’s really spicy. So spicy that when I first tried these gummies, I could only eat one. I actually could only eat one; they were TOO spicy for me. I wussed out.

I know I know. Loads of Americans are thinking “spicy candy?! I eat it for the sugar, baby!” Yes. But. These puppies are fun to eat. And so spicy that they are surprising. Plus, the mango flavor is strong, good and right on.

There are two parts to the Spicy Mangos from Vidal, and you may not notice it at first. An outer layer that has the consistency of sponge, almost like the marshmallow part of a gummy frog, but softer. The other layer is similar but more gummy-ish. And that middle layer has all the spice. Which is why these Spicy Mangos start with no spice until you start chewing.

Look, whatever the mechanics, who really cares. These Spanish little darlings are super.

Vidal has put together a stop-in-your-tracks candy. How often can you say that about your general point-of-sale candy bar buy? How about never.

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  1. DesertTrip

    These came in this month’s Universal Yums box and WOW! Your experience was mine as well. Nibble, mango. Bite, pow!! But, I loved it so much I just ordered a 2 lb bag. Where have these been hiding all my life? Yumm!

    • Matty

      True heat

  2. jp00p

    I got a pound of these from my local WinCo not too long ago and they are now my favorite gummi candy!

    • matty

      I know right?

      • Delena Joseph

        I’ve been trying to figure out what makes the spicy part I looked on the ingredients on the back I didn’t see Cayenne I didn’t see habanero pepper nothing what makes it spicy it smells like Mexican candy but I can’t put my finger on what type of chili they use because it’s not in the ingredients I need to know

        • Matty

          Not sure. If you find out, please do tell.

    • Mary

      Same, they are my only bedtime snack now I keep them by my bed. And I also find them at WinCo.


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