Trader Joe's Bunny Gummy Tummies are back. But this year they are different The last time I reviewed these it was 2017. There has been a subtle change to the bag. And while I wasn't actually going to revisit this review, a quick glance at this bag made me realize that I probably should because this is a different product on a quite a few levels.
If you are a fan of this product, you know the formula here. These are Trader Joe's gummies made with a sweetened liquid center, much like a Gusher but with more gummy to it. These aren't too different from the Penguin Gummy Tummies available year-round.
I picked up a bag a couple of days ago thinking that this was pretty much the same product. In some respects it is. But when I compared it to an older review certain things became obvious: this product has changed since the last time I tried it.
First off, I noticed the "Fat Free" label has disappeared. It still seems to be fat-free. But when I turned it over, this has 40 fewer calories per serving, but that is actually a touch misleading. The serving size has dropped from 7 pieces down to 5. And gone are the references to the orange, lemon, strawberry, and blackberry flavors.
Even the product description has since been altered to account for such. All we are left with in the ingredients are "natural flavors."
Each of the gummies pretty much taste the same as one another despite what the packaging says. They are no longer as sweet as they once were. These are far more tart and acidic. So if you are expecting a sweet on sweet taste like previous years, you might be in for a shock. You might even pucker a bit.
This is still a pretty good product even if the packaging looks nearly identical. If you are looking for a snack, this isn't a bad one to reach for. It's still empty calories but a fun item to eat.
My husband finished the bag for me because he like the contrasting sweet and tart flavors. One thing hasn't changed, this is still priced at $1.99.
You can pick this up at Trader Joe's or through third party sellers on Amazon.
The package of Trader Joe's Bunny Gummy Tummies:
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What Trader Joe's Bunny Gummy Tummies look like out of the package:
Below refers to the product before 2019
For $1.99 you are getting a confection that is a hybrid between two better known products. This will remind you of a gummy bear (or other animal) and a Fruit Gushers. If you are unfamiliar with the Gushers candies, it's got a candy gel in the middle around a fruit flavored outside. Thus, when you bite into them, they gush the gel.
Like the Gummy Tummy Penguins, you might have a hard time figuring out what the shape is supposed to be. After you bite into one it won't matter. Color wise, these are more opaque in their appearance and their "tummy" is harder to see. Nonetheless, you still have a tasty variety of candies in front of you that are well made. These seem to be more gummy than tummy though.
In other words, there isn't as much of the filling that you might be used to. The shapes here are all different and some don't allow for much of that "tummy." The gummies however, taste like the flavor in the middle which more than makes up for the "tummy." If you tried the Gummy Tummy Penguins, those gummies were all uniform in their gummy flavor, but not the tummies.
Trader Joe's Bunny Gummy Tummies are lovely shades of pastel for the spring season and I'm sure these would make a great snack or Easter basket treat. I enjoyed them and I'd repurchase. If you enjoyed the original flavors, you'll probably enjoy these. Just won't wait to try these as they are likely seasonal.
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Would I buy this again? Yes. I'm sure these are seasonal and that's a shame. I enjoy Trader Joe's Gummy Tummies Penguins so this was a nice change in flavors. I hope to pick up a few more bags before they disappear for the season.
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Trader Joe's Bunny Gummy Tummies
Product Name: Trader Joe's Bunny Gummy Tummies
Product Description: Trader Joe's Bunny Gummy Tummies have made their seasonal return to shelves with four shapes of gummies with a sweetened filling.
Trader Joe's Bunny Gummy Tummies have made a return to store shelves in time for the Easter holiday, but won't be on shelves for very long.
- A fun seasonal item that is both a gummy with sweetened liquid in the middle
- This has become more tart than sweet compared to previous years
- The flavors are now all pretty much the same instead of distinct flavors like they were in previous years
- These have become more tart than sweet
- Smaller serving size makes this appear to have fewer calories than in previous years.