Candy that tastes like vitamins
December 10, 2012 10:41 AM   Subscribe

Do you know of any candy (gummy bears, worms, other shapes) that tastes just like gummy vitamins?

I like my gummy vitamins a little too much, and I'd like to avoid downing half a bottle in a day. I'd like to supplement with normal candy, but I haven't found any that I like as much as the vitamins. My favorites are the Vitafusion Omega 3 gummy vitamins, but I'm also a fan of their multivitamins, Energy B12 gummy vitamins, and the Power C vitamins.

I think I like that they're slightly tart, without being sour like sour gummy candy. Most of the gummy candy I've tried is too sweet. Any ideas about gummy candy I should try? Candy easily available in the US would be best.
posted by capsizing to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have found lychee flavored gummy candy at the local asian food store that has that almost tart quality. I forget the name of the brand, but the packaging is brightly colored with pictures of the fruit in the background. The candy is a smooth gummy disk. They also have mango, green tea, rasberry and other flavors.
posted by shesaysgo at 10:51 AM on December 10, 2012

Haribo gummy grapefruit is probably my favorite gummy candy - it's got that tart, not-too-sweet quality and flavor that isn't just sugar. (I like all of the Haribo gummy fruit but the grapefruit is the best.)
posted by restless_nomad at 10:54 AM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

shesaysgo is likely talking about these
posted by watch out for turtles at 10:57 AM on December 10, 2012

I came here to say Haribo grapefruit, too. I can take or leave most gummy candy, and I will happily eat a bottle of gummy vitamins in one sitting, but Haribo grapefruit is the stuff of legend.

I also like the Kasugai gummies (the brand shesaysgo is thinking of, I'm sure - I've seen them in nearly every Asian market). Lychee is my favorite, though all the ones I've tried are quite good and generally taste like actual fruit.
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:09 AM on December 10, 2012

I think gummy lifesavers are a lot like gummy vitamins—the texture is a little denser and they're more fruity than sweet, IMO.
posted by Eicats at 11:39 AM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

I see haribo gummy candies all over drugstores in the US, despite it being a German candy. I think they could serve as an ample substitute.

(double cherry is the best!)
posted by oceanjesse at 11:51 AM on December 10, 2012

You might want to check out ones at a place like Whole Foods - they will have "natural" candies that aren't as sweet as traditional gummy bears.
posted by radioamy at 12:18 PM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

My wife would like to weigh in here to say "SEE ! I'm not the only one !", and I would like to thank you for the stocking-stuffer idea.
posted by Kakkerlak at 8:04 PM on December 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one, and I look forward to trying the candies mentioned! In the not-quite-candy category, last night I discovered that Trader Joe's dried green mango has a similar tart/sweet taste.
posted by capsizing at 6:17 PM on December 11, 2012

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