A Buderim Ginger Bear and a Bissinger Lemon Ginger Yuzu gummy panda hanging out, being delicious
As if Gummi bears couldn’t get any better, now there’s ginger Gummi bears! I’m going to spotlight the 2 brands that I’m currently aware of.
The first are Buderim Ginger
Bears. Buderim Ginger is a company out of Australia specializing in ginger products. Expect me to spotlight them in a blog post later on. These bears aren’t quite like the classic Gummi bears. They’re a bit bigger and don’t have that smooth soft texture. Instead they are a bit rougher and have some sort of powder on them, maybe some sort of ginger dust.
When I saw the bag proudly proclaiming a ginger “bite”, I was excited. And indeed, strong ginger essence hits your palate as you pop one in your mouth. They taste nice and gingery, but I was a bit let down because I was expecting a spicier kick. I was hoping for more gingery mouth tingle from these little guys, and they didn’t quite deliver. However I would still recommened them based on the nice ginger flavor.
Next we have Ginger Lemon Yuzu gummi pandas, coming from upscale candy/chocolate maker Bissinger, based out of St Louis, MO. I say upscale because a 3.5oz bag of these costs about 5 dollars, which makes these about 3x more expensive than the Buderim bears.
These bears look and feel more like the classic Gummi Bears that most people are familiar with. I popped one in my mouth and WOW! I felt a little ginger kick right away. Since ginger is not the exclusive ingredient in these bears, I was afraid its flavors would be diluted. However this is not the case. The lemon combines nicely with the ginger and gives some great flavor. Once again, I never felt any real gingery heat from these, but the ginger was very present.
It’s probably a good thing these are so expensive, because it is very easy to eat lots of them. They are sweet and tart and gingery and delicious and I highly recommend them.
I was able to find the Buderim Ginger bears at World Market. If you don’t have this store near you, check their website
If you live in St Louis, MO, you can find the Bissinger Lemon Ginger Yuzu gummi pandas at Whole Foods. Otherwise you’ll probably have to order them here