This is the third installment in the series of candies from Wonka’s Edible Garden. I have already learned to look for the orange bag of the Sluggles, and I was intrigued by this new red bag. While the fruit shape of this candy is not as unique as the slug, they are still tasty looking.
Candy that consist of a gummy part and a foam part has been around for a long time (peach rings, for instance). In the last several years, we have seen candies with a soft middle becoming more popular, and I guess it was only a matter of time before this happened – foamy bottom, gummy top and soft center. Surely this is the pinnacle of candy creation.
The squishy centers are a bit less runny than in other candies of this kind. I like these firmer centers better, and it also reduces the risk of a candy having burst in the bag (a common problem with some other soft-center candies).
There are four different kinds of berries in the bag – raspberries, blueberries, cloud berries and goji berries. I’ve never heard of goji berry, I must admit. The candies are shaped as the berries they taste like. They are all very similar in color, ranging from a yellowish peachy to a reddish peachy. The gummy part is slightly translucent, and you can see the glob of soft filling in the middle.
Raspberry – Mmm, very tasty. These are sweet and flavorful with a nice fruity taste. I not sure I could identify the flavor as raspberry if I didn’t know that’s what it is, but even so the taste is very pleasant.
Blueberries – While the color is far from that of a real blueberry, these have a distinct though faint blueberry flavor. The shape is that of a group of blueberries, and not just one. Taste good!
Cloud berries – I remember picking cloud berries as I was growing up. I never cared that much for the raw berries, but the cloud berry jam on waffles or ice cream is very good. Honestly, I don’t really taste much of cloud berries. They taste sweet and are very delicious, but no cloud berry taste.
Goji Berry – I’ve never heard of a goji berry before. Apparently they are a kind of berry that grows in China. They are also known as wolfberries, and they are supposed to have all sorts of health benefits. These are my least favorite flavor in the bag. They have a slight tart and spicy taste that doesn’t quite belong in a piece of candy.
The Wonka Squishy Sploshberries Gummies are great! The goji berry flavor is not quite up to par with the others, and does pull down the overall impression a bit.