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- Haribo is famous for its Goldbears, but the confectionery produces more than 1,000 candy varieties.
- Only 25 of those candies are widely available in the US, though.
- Fortunately, you can order rare Haribo gummies – like pugs, mango slices, and ghosts – online.
International airports and shopping are inextricably linked in my brain. It’s not that I get a thrill out of buying duty-free designer sunglasses or Toblerone bars; whenever I land in an unfamiliar place – before I even reach the baggage claim – my thoughts turn to “I wonder what their Haribo situation is like.”
That’s because I am absolutely haunted by the knowledge that while the 100-year-old German confectionery produces over 1,000 different candy varieties globally, there are currently only 25 options widely available in the US. Luckily, international shipping exists, which is why I rounded up the best Haribo gummy candy deep cuts that you can’t buy in the states, from chewy sour mango slices to cola-flavored foxes. Just a warning, though: you may never be able to go back to gummy bears when you know that gummy pugs exist.
While some gummy candies just taste kind of “red” or “blue,” these are unmistakably, vibrantly mango-flavored. Specifically, they taste like slightly under-ripe mangoes, thanks to a light sour coating.
Fruchtgummi Moepse (Pugs)
Haribo’s gummy pugs come in orange, lemon, pineapple, raspberry, and strawberry, making them a bigger, infinitely cuter alternative to the brand’s popular Goldbears.
Inspired by Orangina soda, these lightly tart gummies are a must-try if you’re a fan of citrusy candy.
The only way to eat these is by biting off the tops to make the sour “lava” flow.
Freche Fuchse (Naughty Foxes)
The adorable citrus and cola-flavored foxes are the gummy candy equivalent of squeezing a lemon wedge into a Coke.
If you like Wine Gums and sour candies, these fruit-flavored “hockey pucks” exist at that exact intersection.
Saure Pommes stand out from Haribo’s vast sour offerings, thanks to their slightly softer texture and intense flavors (orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and sour apple).
Waldgeister (Forest Spirits)
Waldgeisters (or “forest spirits”) are one of Haribo’s more unique creations, thanks to their hard-to-place, herbal-vanilla flavor. What you’re tasting is actually a combination of raspberry and sweet woodruff, an herb used in traditional German desserts.