amaze me (10/11/02)
I was happy to get some JujyFruits the
other day when I went to rent a movie with some friends. I
don't really know why I was so excited about getting them.
Anyhow, I was eating them and realized that like much of the
candy world, Jujyfruits (and their odd little cousins the
Jujubees) are an excellent way to get rid of your old fillings.
Jujyfruits come in 7 shapes, and 5 flavors. This allows for
35 options to blow your mind with sugary goodness.
The flavor options are
pretty standard. Lemon, Lime, Orange, the ambiguous 'Red'
flavor, and my favorite Black Licorice. I know, lots of people
don't like black licorice, but I certainly do. In fact most
people in my family like it. I have found it pretty handy
to like black licorice, since most people don't. It means
that you get lots of leftover candy.
The Jujy's come in 7
shapes... and this where things get weird.
||Shape 1: At first
this one looks a bit like a fish. The drawing on the box
makes it clear that this is a pineapple. mmm licorice
||Shape 2: This one
is kind of a cross between a flower and a Jello mold.
I suppose this is pretty appropriate. It's all sort of
||Shape 3: Some sort
of Blackberry gave the candyman inspiration for this one.
||Shape 4: This one
is some sort of bunch of grapes type thing. A good shape
choice, would have been a better choice if grape was one
of the flavor options.
||Shape 5: Now I can't
tell what this is supposed to be. Perhaps its a banana
split, or a pea pod. My roommate
says it looks like a Lego piece.
||Shape 6: HEIDE is
the name of the original company that made Jujyfruits.
Now it's still made by Heide, but distributed through
||Shape 7: Um... It's
corn... and if it's not corn the only other thing it could
be is a bundle of wheat.
I will have to check some day and see
if there is any link to Jujubees. I would guess it has something
to do with Juju being old english for cavity. Yeah I didn't
really have much more to say about that one... I mean, really...