Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper Snow Balls

Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper

Despite my irrational childhood fear of the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I loved Everlasting Gobstoppers. In the US, we call this type of candy a Jawbreaker, but Everlasting Gobstoppers suit me better because they are chewable. It was great fun to check what color they were, and taste the different flavors. However, when I had some a few years ago, I noticed they were smaller than they used to be, and had fewer layers.

These holiday "Snow Balls" are actually just Gobstoppers with Christmas colors, and the flavors are the same as the original. On a side note, the snowman on the front looks like he might have something extra in his pipe, if you catch my meaning.

Everlasting Gobstopper

Red was the normal red Gobstopper, a weak cherry flavor (I think), then it changed to a mild, sour, citrusy orange. After just 2 layers, I was at the center, which tasted mostly like citric acid and just a bit like banana. The texture of the center was harder and chalkier than a Sweetart. Maybe some good comparisons would be antacids or chewable vitamins.

Green seemed like watermelon to me, but it was hard to identify. I think it changed to orange as well, which was a bit of a let down. The white tasted familiar (lemony), but I couldn't place it. The next layer was definitely lemon, although it only tasted like a cleaning product.

These were pretty disappointing. I would have liked a bigger flavor variety (grape, for example), and more layers. The flavors left something to be desired as well, especially the lemon. Although these brought back memories of my childhood, they just weren't as good as I remembered. Whether the flavors have actually changed, I'm not sure, but the size change alone detracts from the novelty value.


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Kelly said...

I'm confused. Is this bubble gum? We call "gobstoppers" are known as really hard round balls that you chew and are bubble gum, but these sound different. You guys have a different meaning for it?

ebidebby said...

Oh, interesting! We don't really use the word "gobstoppers" for anything but this particular Wonka candy in the US, but we have Jawbreakers, which are just really hard candy balls that you can't bite. I didn't know gobstoppers were gum in Australia!

appu said...


ebidebby said...

No, it’s just hard candy.

lvl said...

The white are pineapple