Green Juice Gummy Bears Aren’t A Joke After All

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By Cooking Panda

What started as an April Fools’ joke flavor became a reality when fans went nuts over it.

The “joke” was a “Green Juice” flavor of gummy bear made by Sugarfina, a luxury candy retailer. It was a play on the juicing trend that’s taking over the market today, but according to Delish, fans started calling in desperate to purchase the gummies. Of course they did.

The Sugarfina co-founders said they loved the idea of the juice-inspired gummies, but didn’t expect them to catch on so well. “We called up our L.A. neighbor Pressed Juicery and had a ton of fun collaborating with them on the recipe.”

Sugarfina brands itself as “candy, for grown-ups.” It’s a gourmet candy boutique that, according to its website, offers 140 different types of gourmet candies “made from the world’s finest ingredients.” You can imagine the partnership between them and a health foods retailer like Pressed Juicery being a weird mix, I’m sure. The Pressed Juicery, however, was positive about the idea, “We’re serious about what we do, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously,” CEO Hayden Slater said. I always love for my favorite companies to show they have some humor.

The green gummies are made from a blend of spinach, apple, lemon and ginger concentrate. Their coloring comes from spirulina and turmeric (doesn’t sound like a very sweet, sugary candy to me). They’re fat free and gluten free, and full of vitamins A and C; are we sure they taste like candy?

The candies are on sale through Sugarfina in three sizes: 15.4 ounces, 7.6 ounces and 1.7 ounces if you’d like them in shot size. Prices range from $3 to $14, unless you want to go for the seven-shot package, which is marketed as a “cleanse.” The 7 Day Gummy Bear Cleanse includes a box of seven little shots of gummies and is on sale at Sugarfina stores and on their website for $23. It’s actually a pretty cute idea for a fun a gift.

You can also buy the gummies at Pressed Juicery. They’re available on their own or even as a topping for their dairy-free, gluten-free ice cream.

Sources: Delish, Sugarfina / Photo Credit: Sugarfina

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  1. World’s Largest Gummy Bear!™
    Obviously we start with a classic: the Giant Gummy Bear. He’s big, he’s cute, he’s delicious and he’s $29.95. 
  2. IT’SUGAR Gummy Freak Gummy Bears Giant Gift Box
    As the name implies, it’s a giant box filled with gummy bears. All flavors, all colors and sure to please your gummy loving buddy. Or yourself. 
  3. Classic Candy Gift Crate
    In the mood for something a bit fancier? Then the folks at Gourmet Gift Baskets can help with their Classic Candy Gift Crate. It features Tangy Wild Strawberry Gummies, Gummy Fish, Gummi Peach Rings and Ju Ju Coins. But most of all, look how cute it is! 
  4. Ring Pop Gummies Chains
    Everybody loves Ring Pops–it’s a given fact of life. So what if you took those delicious Ring Pop flavors and put them in gummy form, which–get this–you can also wear. Please enjoy these Ring Pop Gummies Chains. They come in all your favorite emoji shapes and your favorite Ring Pop flavors, and are actually pretty fun to make and eat. It’s not just edible–it’s interactive!
  5. Gummy Shotz!™ “Drinkers” Six Pack
    Have you ever made gummy bear vodka? If you have, you know that it’s really good, but also kind of a pain. So what if you could just pour that vodka, or any booze of your choice, into a gummy? Hence, Gummy Shotz!™. Your cup is edible, delicious and flavored with booze. Wins all around. (Forget your friend–buy this for yourself!)
  6. Giant Gummy Party Python 
    At $149.99, this is easily the most expensive thing on our list, but this IT’SUGAR web exclusive gummy python is 8′ long and 26.9 pounds. So basically, it’s awesome and you will be a gift-giving hero. Handsome male model (sadly) not included. 
     
  7. Juicy Drop Gummies
    Is your friend a fan of sour gummies? Then he or she is going to be obsessed with these Juicy Drop Gummies. You’ve got your gummy, you’ve got your sour gel, you bring them together and voila! It’s magical. 
  8. Popin Cookin DIY Gummy Donuts
    Have you ever played with a Popin Cookin set? Because it’s awesome. It’s like a tiny Easy Bake Oven, and this one just happens to make gummy donuts. It’s delicious and interactive. It’s truly the perfect gift. 
  9. Giant Red Gummy Bear Pool Float
    Looking to get your friend a non-edible item? We’ve got you covered there, too. Check out this giant gummy bear pool float. You’ll essentially be the hero of the summer pool party. 
  10. World’s Largest “Custom” Gummy Bear!™
    If you feel like taking the giant gummy bear up a notch, why not customize it. As I’m sure you’ve guessed, you can pick three different flavors to give your friend the ultimate giant gummy experience. 
  11. 5-Pound Bag of Haribo Gummi Candy Gold-Bears
    And finally, if your friend isn’t into all that fancy stuff, you can stick with a classic bag of Haribo Gummi Bears. A 5-pound bag of Haribo Gummi Bears, but a classic nonetheless. 
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