Good seller, but awful wine gums,
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This review is from: Sour Wine Gums (Misc.)
Seller (tdotdetsellers): I had wanted to purchase three of these small bags of candy, but the per item shipping cost of $4.49 (times 3 = $13.47) made the total cost just way too high. So I contacted the seller to see whether something could be done to make the shipping cost reasonable. They were very helpful and prompt in making an adjustment for me.
Product: If you are a person who opens a nice bottle of wine, then lets it sit opened at room temperature for a few weeks before drinking it -- and enjoys THAT flavor -- then these are the wine gums for you!
I bought this 2.2 lb bag, based upon the four previous positive reviews, to see whether they might be better than Gustaf's or Haribo's wine gums. Upon opening the bag, I was immediately overwhelmed by their strong, distinctively vinegar odor. Despite that fair warning, I did try to eat some of them. The taste was exactly like the odor - very strong vinegar. Thinking maybe I was just having one of those "bad-taste" days, I tried again on a couple more occasions -- to no avail.
Was it just a bad batch? Well, at the same time, I had purchased three small bags of Maynard's "Sour Wine Gums." But those also had the overpowering vinegar odor and flavor, so the "bad batch" theory failed -- wine gone bad is just the way Maynard's makes 'em.
These are just unbelievably awful wine gums, plain and simple. I am baffled by the positive reviews of this candy.
If you are new to wine gums, I would recommend trying Amazon's Gustaf's Wine Gums, 2.2 Pound Bags (Pack of 3) -- not only are they good wine gums, but you also get three times as much candy (6.6 lbs) for 20% less money ($20 vs $25) - AND with free shipping (Amazon Prime customers)!!!
Since I purchased these from one of Amazon's third-party sellers, I doubt whether I can get a refund, so it looks like I will have to just trash these - and the sour ones - a total waste of $40.46. I wish someone else had reviewed these and mentioned the vinegar aspect so I could have avoided this horrible waste of money.