Dealer Joe’s Scandinavian Tidings

Trader Joe's Scandinavian Tidings

You may bear in mind another Scandies we reviewed on right here some time in the past. This time, Dealer Joe dropped the chuckle-inducing title of “swimmers” and went with “tidings,” as in: tidings of consolation and pleasure or one thing like that. 

TJ’s holds the vacation theme excessive right here, as this product incorporates a daring Christmassy pink resealable bag, snowflake artwork on the packaging, and three ultra-merry colours/shapes/flavors: inexperienced bushes, pink ornaments, and yellowish stars. I say yellow-ish as a result of, nicely, they’re someplace between yellow and off-white. That is simply wonderful, as a result of they went with vegetable-based coloring on this product, as we have seen from TJ’s up to now. We do not want our sweet to be electric-neon-radioactive yellow. I will take the blackcurrant, carrot, and pumpkin colorings any day over “yellow quantity 5” or no matter carcinogenic nonsense the opposite guys use.

So far as flavors go, there are three distinct tastes. The pink ornaments are my favourite, and so they style similar to basic Swedish Fish if you happen to ask me. The celebs are barely softer than the opposite two shapes, and so they style like…I dunno…one thing candy. Name me loopy, however I really feel just like the inexperienced bushes style barely appley. There isn’t any apple listed within the substances, so…I suppose I may very well be mistaken.

Each Sonia and I’d have loved these extra in the event that they have been bitter, within the method of the legendary T’s and J’s. And actually, I feel I choose the swimmers over these. 

Why? Effectively, no less than three out of the 4 flavors current within the swimmers have been fairly tasty. Right here, I do not suppose the flavors are fairly as distinctive or memorable. Plus—there are solely three shapes, versus 4. I suppose you might make an enormous tree form out of all of the bushes within the bag after which fake to embellish it with the celebrities and pink balls, however that is not practically as a lot enjoyable as staging battles between dolphins, big lobsters, seahorses, and rock fish. 

I imply…not that I truly did both a kind of issues.

There is definitely nothing mistaken with these candies, however they’re neither essentially the most enjoyable nor one of the best tasting gummy sweet we have seen from Dealer Joe’s. It is a respectable little bit of gummies for $2.99, and the general high quality is on par with what we have come to anticipate from TJ’s. I will go together with three out of 5 gummy sweet Christmas stars. Sonia provides them three and a half.

Backside line: 6.5 out of 10.