I haven’t had the best of success with my Haribo choices here in Germany. Can Pinkie & Lilly redeem them?
The short answer? Yes. I actually liked these enough that I drew myself a little love heart doodle in my notebook.
Countless HARIBO fans have wanted it: the popular owl duo PINKIE & LILLY is now also in the bag! Not only are they a real eye-catcher, but also tastefully taste the delicious, fruity tastes of cassis and raspberry. | Haribo
These are a fruit gummy shape with foamed sugar back, made without artifical colourings. On opening the bag there’s a REALLY fruity aroma. Like walking into a fruit jelly filled cupboard, if that was indeed a thing. With them smelling so amazing, I couldn’t wait to try!
Texture wise, they’re the standard hard chewy gummy that Haribo produces, but I’ve always got a fondness for the ones with a foamy sugar back. I like the contrast and it softens the whole chewing experience a little. I knew they’d have to taste pretty good though to make it worth the jaw-workout.
By the way, how cute are these guys? So cute! They’ve got little hearts on their bellies… Haribo have even given them little feet! It’s a really impressive gummy shape, come to think of it…
Purple are a blackcurrant flavour. Excitingly, they’re properly blackcurranty. The same level of blackcurranty awesomeness you get from eating unmelted jelly squares that should be going into the jelly you’re making. I’ve not done that since I was little and made jellies with my Nan, so I’m well aware part of the strongly positive reaction I’m having to these sweets is that they remind me of childhood fun. For anyone lovely enough to be reading this, the important part is that the flavour is good.
The pink coloured ones are raspberry. It’s not something that’s listed on the pack that I can see but it tasted like raspberry to me – a fact confirmed when I visited the Haribo website for the quote above. The flavour isn’t as pronounced as the blackcurrant version but it’s a nice sweet representation all the same.
Warning: Look away now if you don’t want to see owl gummy decapitation!
Will I buy these again? Definitely. I love the blackcurrant flavour and happily my bag had those in abundance!