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Candy Review: Haribo Build-A-Burger

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Haribo Build-A-Burger

A few years ago, I spent a summer in Germany. Ever since then, I’ve been on a quest to find a certain candy that I loved but I cannot remember the candy’s name. So, to make me feel a little better, I tend to go on candy-buying sprees, looking for anything that might fill that void. During my most recent attempt, I purchased a box of Haribo Build-A-Burger bags, twelve in all. Yes, I admit it, I’m a Candy Addict. That’s why I’m here. Anyway, on with the review!

Haribo Build-A-Burger consists of three different gummi candies packaged together. One flavor is a top foamy bun with gummi lettuce, another a bottom foamy bun with gummi hamburger patty, and the third is a foamy cheese with gummi tomato. Put together, they would resemble a complete cheeseburger. Each flavor is slightly different, though none come close to any flavor I could put a name to.

What I enjoy about these are the foamy backs – this is the texture I’ve been searching for in a gummi. It’s a very soft gummi, almost like a regular gummi minus the shine and with more air bubbles. The regular gummi front, however, is just exactly like most gummies out there today – firm and chewy, with a definite flavor. I prefer the backs, with their more subtle flavor and softer texture, but even I’m not desperate enough to go through and cut all the backs off to eat separately. Yet.

Overall, it’s a very enjoyable candy, with a nice flavor and interesting combination of textures. I would think of it as more a novelty than something most people would seek out, but it’s certainly worth a try.

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Candy Review: Giant Size Mallow Burger

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Mallow Burger

Well, here’s a dollar store find that I just couldn’t pass up, The Giant Size Mallow Burger. Weighing in at an impressive 4.23 ounces, the Mallow Burger almost has the heft of a real hamburger, when you pick the package up it feels impossibly heavy, especially for something made of marshmallow. This 1/4 pound hamburger, complete with marshmallow cheese and icing sesame seeds, stacks up to nearly 3 inches.

But how’s it taste? Well, not really all that much like marshmallows, to my surprise. While it has the consistency of a giant marshmallow that somehow made it passed quality control, the taste is more reminiscent of a gummi candy. Overall, it wasn’t bad, though it is almost sickly sweet, and there is a lot to eat, so I can’t imagine someone eating the entire burger in one sitting. Never mind the fact that it clocks in with an impressive 412 calories (nearly 20% of your daily allowance) and 97 grams of Carbohydrates (32%).

If you’re a really big fan of marshmallows, gummies, or things comically shaped like hamburgers, pick one up. Mine only ran me .59 cents. And if you’re wondering, yes, I ate it in the fashion I eat a regular hamburger … around the edges once, then flipped over, and around the edges again.