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So I’m sitting in a pool in Mexico with my brother and cousin. Feels like only a few weeks ago, because it was. It was delightful. Being on vacation and having nothing at all to do AND all being super food freaks, we started talking about which is the best variety of apple. Because…it’s important. (By the way, in this humble writer’s opinion, Honeycrisp, the new Cosmic Crisp, and Fuji are the 3 best apples I’ve had). Then, of course the conversation steered towards candy.
I blurted out “Ya know what would be great? A bag of apple gummies, with a few different kinds of apples. I’d love that”
Vacation’s over, I get home to another package from my friend Susie in Germany and what the HELL is in it? This:
I mean…..sometimes the world just works. More likely, sometimes you have good friends that are keeping an eye out for you, but anyway you look at it, I had what I’d asked for. Super weird timing.
Inside, there’s 3 varieties: Golden Delicious, Braeburn, and Granny Smith
If you haven’t heard me say it before, German Trolli Candy is absolutely top notch. It can be confusing for us Yanks, because American Trollis is some of the trashiest gas station candy around. Generally speaking though, I almost always enjoy German Trolli.
Let’s take a look at them separated by variety
First thing: I was expecting ultra chewy, but I should have known better. The bag says “vegan”, which means no gelatin was used, which translates to a non”shproingy” gummy: you can bite right through it. I like these kinds of gummies plenty, I think they have a unique feel that’s on point. They’re not quite a fruit jelly though, just to be clear.
These all do have a unique taste, albeit subtle differences. The Granny Smith are the most recognizable, as they harken the classic sour green apple flavor we’re all used to. I really liked the Braeburn and Golden Delicious too: the GD’s have that unmistakable flavor that’s not commonly used in candy (the only candy I’ve ever seen using it aside from this is this variety bag of caramel apple lollipops that are a delight)
The sour level on these is middle of the road, but that’s ok. The point of these is the apple flavors, and that’s what’s on display.
I really enjoyed these Trolli Apfelgarten, and would have loved them even more if they had added just one more variety. Unfortunately…these are gonna be hard to find stateside, but it’s nice to know: at least SOMEWHERE, candy makers are thinking outside the box and giving us actual good ideas for new candies.