Trader Joe's has expanded my horizons with their gummy line. It seems like now they have a gummy for every season. I've tried all of them over the last two years. For the most part, they've been pretty good.
Taste and review
But now Halloween is almost upon us and I picked up this bag thinking it would be a good item for Trick or Treaters. I remember going Trick or Treating as a kid. There were certain candies you felt like you had won the jackpot if they landed in your bag: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were absolutely on the shortlist.
Now, that I've grown up, I make the mistake of buying Halloween candy that I like. To which I hope my doorbell rings less. Regardless, this item would make for a good option. It's one you wouldn't mind having leftover as they are the perfect size for lunches also.
But there is a problem with some candy. If you are around kids enough you are probably aware that food allergies are far more common than they were when I was growing up. Even where I work, it was rare to hear of any when I first started, but now it has become common.
So I was shocked when I looked through the ingredients and the allergens of wheat and coconut were mentioned. Here I was thinking gummies were relatively safe.
No matter though, the taste of these is on point with Trader Joe's gummies. They were tasty and flavorful although I couldn't classify what type of berry flavor each was, each seemed to be a distinct berry flavor. The bags are tiny with about 10 mini gummies in each bag. But for $3.99 there are 20 bags in each which makes this item well priced.
I enjoyed my mini bag and hope I don't polish off too many before Halloween. Unfortunately, this is probably a limited-run product so it won't be on shelves for very long.
My husband tried them after I left them out. He told me, "these would be really good for kids." The next day half of the twenty bags were gone from the container I left them in. Clearly, these are good for grown men or kids at heart too (or this blogger also). So while I had hopes of this getting to Halloween, I'm pretty sure that by tomorrow that jar will be empty. And I'll have to make another trip to Trader Joe's (no sadness noted on my part).
And on a side note going back to the food allergies and Halloween, I participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. If you've never heard of this, then it is a movement to help all kids have a fun and safe Halloween, by offering some nonfood items. Food allergies aren't something that someone chooses. I remember how special Halloween was as a kid. I'm no fan of seeing kids excluded either. If you are interested, click on the link to find out more about the project.
The bag of Trader Joe's Trader Joe's Halloween Gummies:
How Trader Joe's describes this product:
Out of the bag you get:
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Trader Joe's Halloween Gummies
Product Name: Trader Joe's Halloween Gummies
Product Description: A package of 20 mini bags of soft and chewy gummy candies
A bag full of 20 smaller bags of mini gummy candies.
- This fills a gap in the gummy line of individually wrapped snacks
- If you have allergies or food sensitivities, then be aware this contains wheat and coconut
- This is a seasonal item