Do Wine Candy Gums Really Taste like Wine?
As many of you know, I’m a huge wine lover, I taste wine and review wines all the time.
But I’ve got one regret one regret in life which is that I can’t really have wine in the morning. I love wine and I love the taste of wine but I don’t really like the effect of alcohol.
Someone may have come up with a solution for me. They’ve invented little wine-flavored gums. They are kind of gummy bears but with the shape of grapes. More like gummy grapes then!
They look really cute but what do they really taste like?
Watch my wine gum review in Video – Tasting with Julien Episode #5
I love a good Chardonnay wine. It should be citrusy, zesty, and zingy.
The Chardonnay real wine gum tastes like lemon, maybe a little bit of grapefruit and there’s some
floral and pear element. A slight yeasty vinosity to the background but it doesn’t really taste like Chardonnay to me. This tastes more like a normal fruity gum!
The Merlot Candy
The Merlot Gum actually doesn’t taste very good at all. it kind of has a berry flavor to it which is quite nice but the background tastes like sourdough, a yeast fermentation gone wrong.
I understand what they’ve tried to do here, which is to reproduce the vinosity of a Merlot wine in a gum but this not successful at all here.
A Riesling Gum?
The Riesling is citrusy and grapefruity which is nice. But there’s also this disgusting yeasty background which makes it taste horrible!
Perhaps the Rosé tastes good?
The rosé comes in a nice-looking soft-pink box. It does taste ok with an acceptable flavor of strawberry and raspberry.
These wine candies are real wine gums. Yes, I suppose they are real but they do not really taste like real wine.
If you get a chance to taste those, let me know what you think.
If you’ve tried other brands, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts and whether they are any better.
Watch the previous Episode of Tasting with Julien about Domaine Carneros Pinot Noirs: