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    Gummy bears.

    IowaSacKing93 and I talk a lot about gummy bears.

    I just went to the grocery store, and got their 12 flavor gummy bears, from one of those big bins, where you can take however much you want.






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    did someone say gummy bears?












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    Quote Originally Posted by ctba View Post
    did someone say gummy bears?

    Sounds like the band Aqua wrote the lyrics.













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    Sounds like the band Aqua wrote the lyrics.
    did someone say the aqua bats?












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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    IowaSacKing93 and I talk a lot about gummy bears.

    I just went to the grocery store, and got their 12 flavor gummy bears, from one of those big bins, where you can take however much you want.
    You have found heaven's grocery store.










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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSacKing93 View Post
    You have found heaven's grocery store.
    What was the one flavor of gummy bears you hated? Let me see if I can list / figure out what all of the flavors are:



    Orange - Orange
    Red - Cherry
    Light Yellow - Probably a citrus flavor, haven't had it too much.
    Dark Yellow - Maybe pineapple? Haven't had it too much.
    Green - Apple, I think?
    Blue - Sort of blueberryish.
    Aqua - Not sure
    Pink - Strawberry
    Clear - Not sure
    Purple - Grape

    I don't think I see 12 colors.













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    What was the one flavor of gummy bears you hated? Let me see if I can list / figure out what all of the flavors are:



    Orange - Orange
    Red - Cherry
    Light Yellow - Probably a citrus flavor, haven't had it too much.
    Dark Yellow - Maybe pineapple? Haven't had it too much.

    Green - Apple, I think?
    Blue - Sort of blueberryish.
    Aqua - Not sure
    Pink - Strawberry
    Clear - Not sure
    Purple - Grape

    I don't think I see 12 colors.
    It was one of the two yellows. Pineapple I didn't like for sure, but there was another that just tasted off and weird. Probably the 'light yellow' (more of a very off-yellow), I do remember it being somewhat citrusy, so that makes sense.

    I don't think I've ever seen 'Aqua'










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    I've also never had a purple gummy bear.










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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSacKing93 View Post
    I've also never had a purple gummy bear.
    Next time I have some, I'll take a pic of every color that I can find, in my remaining bag.













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    I found 11 colors. I'm going to eat them from left to right, top to bottom.




    Purple:
    Red:
    Orange:


    Pink:
    Light Green:
    Dark Green:
    Turquoise:
    Dark Blue:


    Gold:
    Clear:
    Light yellow:






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    I found the 12th color! I'm starting over.




    Purple:
    Dark Red:
    Light Red:
    Orange:


    Pink:
    Light Green:
    Dark Green:
    Turquoise:
    Dark Blue:


    Gold:
    Clear:
    Light yellow:













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    Purple: Grape
    Dark Red: Cough Syrup Cherry
    Light Red: Strawberry
    Orange: Orange


    Pink: Maybe grapefruit? Pink lemonade?
    Light Green: Kiwi??? Kiwi-lime?
    Dark Green: Green apple.
    Turquoise: No idea.
    Dark Blue: Blueberry.


    Gold: Lemon
    Clear: Pineapple.
    Light yellow: Peach













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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    Purple: Grape
    Dark Red: Cough Syrup Cherry
    Light Red: Strawberry
    Orange: Orange


    Pink: Maybe grapefruit? Pink lemonade?
    Light Green: Kiwi??? Kiwi-lime?
    Dark Green: Green apple.
    Turquoise: No idea.
    Dark Blue: Blueberry.


    Gold: Lemon
    Clear: Pineapple.
    Light yellow: Peach
    It's cool how there's two shades of blue, two greens, and three yellow/whites (Just because I can't remember seeing multiples of blue or green, in the past)

    As for the turquiose, what would be an appropriate flavor for something of that color? I can't think of anything, haha. Maybe a berry of some sort?

    Also, I don't remember tasting peach in gummy bears, even though I've had light yellow ones that seemed to be citrus-y





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    (Assuming those are your plates) I like the design on the perimeter, and the colors go well too. I always like the combination of gold and white










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    The two reds look very similar. They should have done a better job of differentiating the colors.










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    They're from a company called Albanese.

    http://www.albaneseconfectionery.com...d-fruit-bears/



    Ok, here's a blog:

    http://zomgcandy.com/2009/10/02/alba...r-gummi-bears/





    Groovy Grapefruit (light pink) – hands down my absolute favorite! Lovely citrus and zest notes. The grapefruit flavor is perfect. You can almost taste the membranes (I meant that in a good way), and the flavors last throughout the chew. Mmm. I could eat these all day.


    Freshhh Strawberry (dark pink) – super sweet and mellow with just a bit of strawberry bite.


    Wild Cherry (red) – Whoa! Bright cherry flavor that really smacks you in the taste buds. It’s got a great and assertive candied cherry flavor that steers well clear of being medicinal.



    Ornery Orange (orange) – genuinely fruity, citrusy, sweetly orange.


    Lickin’ Lemon (bright yellow) – not so genuinely lemon-flavored, with an almost pseudo-floor cleaner flavor. It was still good, though, and had an extra zesty finish.



    Bodacious Banana (light yellow)- it definitely has a whiff of banana smell/taste to it, but I didn’t find it as offensive as I find most banana-flavored candy. Still, not my favorite.



    Poppin’ Pineapple (white) – awesomely accurate with strong core-y notes.


    Luscious Lime (light green) – this was weirdly grassy, and I didn’t get lime. It tasted just generically citrus-y and sweet, with no zesty notes whatsoever. A tad disappointing.



    Granny Smith Apple (dark green) – notes of sour apple plus fuji, with just a tinge of citrus. Strongly reminiscent of green apple Jolly Ranchers.




    Rrripe Watermelon (light aqua) – also reminiscent of Jolly Ranchers, but watermelon this time, with the addition of floral scents.



    Rockin’ Raspberry (dark blue) – seedy to start, then quickly dissipates to sugary sweet blandness.



    Concord Grape (purple) – just barely tinged with grape popsicle flavors. Nothing standout, but decent.
    The pink was grapefruit.

    The light yellow was banana, not peach.

    The light green was lime. But as this reviewer said, it was weird.

    The turquoise was watermelon. I never would have thought of watermelon as turquoise.

    The dark blue was raspberry, not blueberry. The color threw me off.






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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSacKing93 View Post
    (Assuming those are your plates) I like the design on the perimeter, and the colors go well too. I always like the combination of gold and white
    Yeah those were my plates.

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSacKing93 View Post
    The two reds look very similar. They should have done a better job of differentiating the colors.
    Agree. I didn't realize light red was a color, that's why I didn't have it the first time, when I had 11 bears on the 1st plate.

    It was only after I looked more carefully that I saw there were two reds.


    I hope you can find these somewhere, I'd like to know your reaction.

    Maybe you can call or email them and ask what stores carry the 12 bear ones? They also have a form where you can fill it out and send your question.

    http://www.albaneseconfectionery.com...re/individual/


    (855) 272-3227
    Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
    5441 East Lincoln Highway
    Merrillville, Indiana 46410
    retail@albaneseconfectionery.com






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    Quote Originally Posted by nuraman00 View Post
    They're from a company called Albanese.

    http://www.albaneseconfectionery.com...d-fruit-bears/


    Ok, here's a blog:

    http://zomgcandy.com/2009/10/02/alba...r-gummi-bears/





    The pink was grapefruit.

    The light yellow was banana, not peach.

    The light green was lime. But as this reviewer said, it was weird.

    The turquoise was watermelon. I never would have thought of watermelon as turquoise.

    The dark blue was raspberry, not blueberry. The color threw me off.
    Cool. Great find.

    The watermelon makes sense. Watermelon candy typically has a sweet, ambigious flavor (It's sweet or whatever, but it's hard to identify the 'watermelon' flavor)










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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaSacKing93 View Post
    Cool. Great find.

    The watermelon makes sense. Watermelon candy typically has a sweet, ambigious flavor (It's sweet or whatever, but it's hard to identify the 'watermelon' flavor)
    Good description of watermelon.

    Do you think you'll email or call them, to see if there's a store near you that sells the 12 flavor kind? They might give you the number to a local distributor, and you'd then have to call them.

    But it would be cool if we had the same thing, and you tried it, and reported what you thought of each flavor.






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    Thanks for the analysis! I haven't had gummy bears in ages, I think I'll need to find some. This totally got me in the gummy bear mood. I got to find some purple ones especially to eat during a Kings game.






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