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Fake haribo

LisaMoxon155LisaMoxon155 Posts: 204Member Member Posts: 204Member Member
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I found a recipe the other day for homemade gummies like haribo.

Basicially gelatine and jelly. Setting in my fridge at the moment. See what they taste like later on.

Hoping bit healthier than shop brougjt ones.

Anyone tried to make them before??

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  • mazdaukmazdauk Posts: 1,369Member Member Posts: 1,369Member Member
    If you are using a bought mix it won't really be any healthier than Haribo (unless its a sugar free mix). If you make them from fruit puree and gelatine, then they will be missing the artificial colourings, flavourings and preservatives. But equally they might not last long without preservatives.
  • stephaniek511stephaniek511 Posts: 14Member Member Posts: 14Member Member
    I'm curious to hear how this turns out - I love gummies...just find they don't fit into my calorie goals as I'd like them to. I've thought about trying my hand at a homemade version to see if calorie reduction is possible
  • dsbooheaddsboohead Posts: 1,699Member Member Posts: 1,699Member Member
    Ate a bag of the sigar free haribo gummies....addicting......until....I developed stomach craps and the runs for hours!
    Never again!!!
  • kami3006kami3006 Posts: 3,591Member, Greeter, Premium MFP Greeter Posts: 3,591Member, Greeter, Premium MFP Greeter
    dsboohead wrote: »
    Ate a bag of the sigar free haribo gummies....addicting......until....I developed stomach craps and the runs for hours!
    Never again!!!

    Ugh. Have you read the amazon reviews for those? Some of them are hilarious, that is, if you're at the point you can laugh about it yet.
  • PWRLFTR1PWRLFTR1 Posts: 271Member Member Posts: 271Member Member
    I prefer Albanese or Black Forest Gummies. They're not as hard as Haribo.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 7,351Member Member Posts: 7,351Member Member
    PWRLFTR1 wrote: »
    I prefer Albanese or Black Forest Gummies. They're not as hard as Haribo.

    I cant get into the albanese ones they taste odd to me
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 918Member Member Posts: 918Member Member
    PWRLFTR1 wrote: »
    I prefer Albanese or Black Forest Gummies. They're not as hard as Haribo.

    I feel like it really depends on how fresh Haribo are. When I do get Haribo, I'll typically squeeze the bag before hand so I can make sure they're still soft (I'll do this with Red Vines too). When they're hard they're awful though. I'm not a big fan of the flavor of the Albanese gummies and it's been years since I've had Black Forest.
  • lalalacroixlalalacroix Posts: 92Member Member Posts: 92Member Member
    Yeah I have tried the gelatine gummies. For me they did not become gummies but tiny jello bears which melt too easily. I think I figured I have to add corn starch next time.
  • dsbooheaddsboohead Posts: 1,699Member Member Posts: 1,699Member Member
    kami3006 wrote: »
    dsboohead wrote: »
    Ate a bag of the sigar free haribo gummies....addicting......until....I developed stomach craps and the runs for hours!
    Never again!!!

    Ugh. Have you read the amazon reviews for those? Some of them are hilarious, that is, if you're at the point you can laugh about it yet.

    Still recovering....run past them in the store.
  • LisaMoxon155LisaMoxon155 Posts: 204Member Member Posts: 204Member Member
    Yeah I have tried the gelatine gummies. For me they did not become gummies but tiny jello bears which melt too easily. I think I figured I have to add corn starch next time.

    Well i made them and more like your normal set jelly. Need to research where i went wrong.

    Or if anyone knows what to do.
  • yayamom3yayamom3 Posts: 803Member Member Posts: 803Member Member
    dsboohead wrote: »
    kami3006 wrote: »
    dsboohead wrote: »
    Ate a bag of the sigar free haribo gummies....addicting......until....I developed stomach craps and the runs for hours!
    Never again!!!

    Ugh. Have you read the amazon reviews for those? Some of them are hilarious, that is, if you're at the point you can laugh about it yet.

    Still recovering....run past them in the store.

    A couple of Christmases ago, I read the Amazon reviews aloud as our Christmas entertainment. We all laughed until we cried. Just out of curiosity, I've looked for them in store after store since then, but I've never once seen them. I wonder if they're even a thing anymore.
  • kami3006kami3006 Posts: 3,591Member, Greeter, Premium MFP Greeter Posts: 3,591Member, Greeter, Premium MFP Greeter
    yayamom3 wrote: »
    dsboohead wrote: »
    kami3006 wrote: »
    dsboohead wrote: »
    Ate a bag of the sigar free haribo gummies....addicting......until....I developed stomach craps and the runs for hours!
    Never again!!!

    Ugh. Have you read the amazon reviews for those? Some of them are hilarious, that is, if you're at the point you can laugh about it yet.

    Still recovering....run past them in the store.

    A couple of Christmases ago, I read the Amazon reviews aloud as our Christmas entertainment. We all laughed until we cried. Just out of curiosity, I've looked for them in store after store since then, but I've never once seen them. I wonder if they're even a thing anymore.

    I still see them. I shudder and walk away.

    Edited after singingflutelady's post...perhaps I just see the overstock stores are trying to get rid of.

    The Russell Stover sugar free candy does have the same effect on me due to the sugar alcohols. eek.
    edited December 4
  • singingfluteladysingingflutelady Posts: 8,494Member Member Posts: 8,494Member Member
    yayamom3 wrote: »
    dsboohead wrote: »
    kami3006 wrote: »
    dsboohead wrote: »
    Ate a bag of the sigar free haribo gummies....addicting......until....I developed stomach craps and the runs for hours!
    Never again!!!

    Ugh. Have you read the amazon reviews for those? Some of them are hilarious, that is, if you're at the point you can laugh about it yet.

    Still recovering....run past them in the store.

    A couple of Christmases ago, I read the Amazon reviews aloud as our Christmas entertainment. We all laughed until we cried. Just out of curiosity, I've looked for them in store after store since then, but I've never once seen them. I wonder if they're even a thing anymore.

    Nope discontinued but there are lots of sugar free candies that have the same effect. Any with sugar alcohols will do that lol
  • snickerscharliesnickerscharlie Posts: 7,126Member Member Posts: 7,126Member Member
    yayamom3 wrote: »
    dsboohead wrote: »
    kami3006 wrote: »
    dsboohead wrote: »
    Ate a bag of the sigar free haribo gummies....addicting......until....I developed stomach craps and the runs for hours!
    Never again!!!

    Ugh. Have you read the amazon reviews for those? Some of them are hilarious, that is, if you're at the point you can laugh about it yet.

    Still recovering....run past them in the store.

    A couple of Christmases ago, I read the Amazon reviews aloud as our Christmas entertainment. We all laughed until we cried. Just out of curiosity, I've looked for them in store after store since then, but I've never once seen them. I wonder if they're even a thing anymore.

    I guess they've 'run' out of them.

    I'll see myself out...

    :D
  • nutmegoreonutmegoreo Posts: 13,173Member Member Posts: 13,173Member Member
    Why are people so quick to crap on Haribo? :laugh:
  • mockchocmockchoc Posts: 6,036Member Member Posts: 6,036Member Member
    OMG I LOVE Haribo sour gummy bears. There are no others that come close. Yeah I know.. bad me. I have save tons of recipes to do "healthier" versions but only tried one time with no luck. I think it's something you need to do many times till you get it how you want it. Might work. I wish you luck and please tell me exactly what you did for a lower sugar version if you find it.
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