Wonka Sluggles Gummies

sluggles1Straight from “Wonkas Edible Garden” it’s Sluggles! How can you go wrong with a name like that?

Apparently, these have been around for about a year, but it is not until fairly recently that they’ve begun to turn up on the shelves here in the deep south. The sluggles are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. They come in four different flavors – orange, grape lemon and strawberry. They are shaped as snails, slugs, worms and a something that looks like a slug sitting atop a cushion of slime.

The sluggles are made with natural ingredients with 25% real fruit juice (mostly apple juice, it sounds like). The flavor selection sounds pretty solid – hard to go wrong with strawberry, orange and lemon. I was a little wary of the grape flavor, fearing that it might have the medicine/perfume taste of grape soda.

The gummies are fairly soft, I’d say a little softer than your run-of-the-mill gummy worms. None of the flavors really stand out in a good or bad sense, and I usually just eat these without caring much about what particular color I happen to pop in my mouth.

sluggles2Strawberry – The flavor is not particularly pronounced, and they don’t taste all that strawberry-ish. They also look a bit faded and dull.

Lemon – These have a distinct lemon flavor that is not too overpowering. I like these, and the bright yellow color is nice too.

Orange – Nice orange taste. Not much of the bitter aftertaste that orange candies sometimes have. I like these.

Grape – I was a little wary of the grape flavor, fearing that it might have the medicine/perfume taste of grape soda, but these are much better than that. Though not my favorite, I feel no need to pick them out to eat separate from the rest of the bag.

Other products from the Wonka Edible Garden are Sour Puckeroom’s and Squishy Sploshberries. You can read those reviews separately.

Wonka Sluggles Gummies
Brand: Wonka
Weight: 6.5oz
Price: $1.69

Yum: They’re sluggles! Great texture and taste

Yuck: Nothing

Packaging:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Aroma:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Texture:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Appearance:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Flavor:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Value:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

2 comments on “Wonka Sluggles Gummies

  1. unique knowlege April 10, 2011 12:34 am

    The slugs that are “sitting on a pile of slime” are actually sea-slugs, or nudibanchs. That “pile of slime” is really a set of frills that nudibranchs use to propel themselves through the water with. (much like a stingray’s wings)

    Hope that helps with the discription 😉

  2. CandyCritique July 10, 2011 12:35 am

    Thank you for the information. I will think of that the next time I eat one! :-p

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