Goody Good Stuff is an all natural range of vegetarian gummy sweets which are also free from artificial colours or flavourings. There are eight varieties available in their range and I was sent six different sweets to review; Summer Peaches, Strawberry Cream, Tropical Fruit, Koala Gummy Bears, Cheery Cherries, and Cola Breeze. Several of these varieties are also suitable for vegans! The whole range is also gelatin free, fat free, nut free, soy free, dairy free and gluten free.
Summer Peaches - These are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They're based on traditional Fizzy Peaches sweets which were my favourite sweets when I was younger I still have a weakness for peach flavoured sweets but it's actually quite hard to find a bag of them on their own (without having to get a pick 'n' mix bag).
The Summer Peaches sweets have a lovely appearance, quite plump and with a great peachy colour. The texture is excellent too, I wouldn't have guessed that these were vegetarian from the jelly like soft consistency. But the best part is the peach flavour itself, it's super sweet with a perfect fruity flavour. These are a 10 out of 10 from me and I'm sure I'll be buying these again in the future!
Cola Breeze: Classic cola bottle sweets that are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The Goody Good Stuff Cola Breeze sweets also have a great texture, very similar to traditional cola bottles but with a slightly softer chew. I actually prefer this texture compared to the usual gelatin based type. The flavour here is very good too, with a sweet cola taste balanced by the slightly sour coating (not too sour which is just the way I like them!). I really can't fault these either and alongside the Summer Peaches these are my personal favourite from the range. 10 out of 10.
Strawberry Cream, Cheery Cherries and Tropical Fruit are all suitable for vegetarians (but not vegans) and are also made with all natural flavours and colours.
Cheery Cherries: Don't these look adorable? I think they're perfectly named as cheery cherries! The texture of these is quite jelly like, and is slightly softer and less chewy than traditional gelatin sweets. The cherry flavour here is very strong and sweet, so much so that I would have assumed these were artificially flavoured. They have that classic cherry candy taste. I enjoy this type of cherry sweet so I liked the strong flavour here. 8 out of 10.
Strawberry Cream: These are very small sweets with a really cute shape - they look like little jelly puddings to me! They have a similar texture to the Cheery Cherries, quite soft and easy to eat. The flavour here is quite light, especially in the strawberry sweets. I could taste the creamy sweets more than the fruity ones. The combination is still very tasty and I think these would look great as cupcake toppers. 7 out of 10.
Tropical Fruit: This is such an interesting mix of sweets with a variety of unusual flavours (here in the UK at least). The texture is much firmer than the other sweets in the range with a chewier consistency. The flavours here are all excellent and very fruity especially the watermelon, banana, and pineapple. The two red ones tasted like a cross between citrus and berries, whilst the orange looking one had quite a peachy flavour. 8 out of 10.
Sour Koala Gummy Bears: I was also sent two little packs (25g) of Sour Koala Gummy Bears. Goody Good Stuff are known for their gummy koala shaped sweets but I didn't know they did a sour variety.
They look like little bears! My kids were very keen to try out these Sour Koala gummy bears, as they like sour sweets a lot more than me, and sure enough, they both enjoyed the tangy flavour of the coating here. The flavour of the actual gummy bears is slightly sour too with a tropical fruitiness. 7 out of 10.
Overall the Goody Good Stuff range offers a great vegetarian alternative to traditional sweets. Although they're obviously not healthy as such, it's still good to have a range of sweets without any of the usual artificial nasties!
The range is available at Tesco, Waitrose, Superdrug and local health food stores. Check out their website for all your local stockists: http://goodygoodstuff.com
Grocery Gems Verdict: Goody Good Stuff Range
RATING: See each description above.
Buy them again?: Yes, especially the Cola Breeze and Summer Peaches.
Vegetarians: Suitable for vegetarians.
Products sent for an honest review.
Products sent for an honest review.