Spangler’s Dum-Dums Gummy Snacks- A review

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Hey there everybody!  I’ve got another review today!  Yay!!

Like most kids, my little one loves candy.  But, it’s challenging to find safe candy free of milk and egg.  I was used to buying the Spangler Dum-Dum lollipops once we allowed my son to start eating candy.  So, I was super excited to discover these gummy snacks made by Spangler.  In case you weren’t aware, Spangler candy products are free of the top common allergens ( http://www.spanglercandy.com/faqs/allergen-information.  This statement is directly from their website.  The package of their candy does contain an allergen statement, and their website has a lot of information about their products being allergen-free and their site states that their manufacturing facilities are 100% free of gluten (from wheat, barley and rye), dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish and shellfish.  Now there is a note about Soy, because their products, except Circus Peanuts, may contain Soy oil.  So, if Soy is a concern for you, definitely make the best decision for your or your loved one’s safety.  Personally, I always decide against products that say “may contain..” milk, or eggs.  Even though it only says “may”.  I just don’t want to take any chances…(call me overly-cautious if you want… I’m used to it)  They do caution on their website that sometimes retailers will re-bag items, and so the allergen claim may be different.  But, bags that are manufactured and packaged in their facility will have the Spangler allergen statement.  I encourage you to go to the Spanglercandy.com website for more information.

My son LOVES these, and so do I.  They’re so tasty!

The Package:

I love all the bright festive colors on the package.  The design is very fun and fruity with a cartoon picture of the little Spangler guy (I guess that’s who that is) and a picture of the actual package of gummies that are inside the box.  And of course, I love the allergen statement that is clearly printed on the box in text, and they use little pictures of the allergens as well with a line going through them to indicate that the product is free of that allergen.  That’s an additional form of communication and I love that.  Even if you cannot read the word, you can understand the image.  Niiiiice!

The Taste:

Very good!  They have a nice texture, not too hard, not too soft, juuuuuust right.  Sometimes I have found that some gummy products are either-or, but these really do have the perfect texture for a gummy candy.  They’re not waxy at all.  And they come in fruit shapes.  Cute!  The flavor is also very fruity, with a nice sweet-tarty mix.

Price Point:

Not bad, really.  I can get them for around 2.79 on sale.  Typically they run about 3 dollars for a box.  You get 10 packs in each box, so it’s a pretty good value, I think.  There’s about 8 gummies in each little baggie.  Which is a perfect serving in my opinion.  Okay I’ll admit, occasionally I let my son have 2 baggies….(hey, I’m an allergy mom… sometimes I’m so happy when he can have a safe “normal” snack like everyone else that I give in a little when he asks for seconds. Don’t judge me.)

So in conclusion…Do I think they’re yummy?  Yes.  Do I recommend them?  Yes.  Do I plan on purchasing them again?  Yes. (I purchase them all the time actually.)

 

Have you tried these out yet?   If so, let me know what you think.

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