- 1 What is Mamba Candy?
- 2 History of Mamba Candy
- 3 What is the Taste and Flavor of Mamba Candy like?
- 4 Mamba Candy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 5 Video: Mamba Candy Compared to Starburst
What is Mamba Candy?
Mamba Candy is a fruit chew candy brand that includes cubical bite-sized taffies. The candies are chewy and juicy and have fruity flavors. The candy packages are sold in a packet of 6, 18, or 24 pieces.
There is no specific count of each flavor; they are randomly placed. Sometimes you might find several pieces of the same flavor or single pieces of different flavors. That adds a bit of fun and randomness to each package.
History of Mamba Candy
Mamba candy was first launched in Germany in 1953 as fruity and chewy candies. It was and is produced by August Storck KG. The candies were always sold in packets containing multiple chewy pieces. The fruit chews entered the US market in 1986.
Different assortments have been released over the years to keep the product refreshing and popular amongst both children and adults. The Mamba Sour fruit chews were introduced in 2007, followed by Mamba Tropics in 2017.
Mamba Cola & Friends can be only ound in the German marketplace. It is a mix of cola and fruit flavors (pineapple, lemon, orange, and cherry).
What is the Taste and Flavor of Mamba Candy like?
Mamba candy or better known as Mamba Fruit Chews, are chewy and bite-sized taffies that are mostly citrusy in taste.
Overall, the taste can be described as sweet fruity since there is an assortment of fruit flavors available in each kind and package of Mamba candies. The core is juicy and leaves a sweet aftertaste in your mouth.
Mamba candies are available in three assortments:
- Mamba Fruit: contains lemon, strawberry, orange, and raspberry flavors
- Mamba Sour: contains sour lemon, sour orange, and sour strawberry flavors. The flavors are extra tangy and juicy.
- Mamba Tropics: contains apple-kiwi, mango-orange, pineapple-coconut, and peach-passionfruit flavors.
Mamba Candy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the ingredients in Mamba Candy?
The ingredients in Mamba candy are glucose syrup (from corn or wheat), sorbitol (from corn or wheat), sugar, palm oil, citric acid, gelatin, artificial and natural flavors, turmeric oleoresin (color), black carrot juice concentrate (color).
Nutritional Facts of Mamba Candy
The nutritional facts mentioned below are for a serving size of six pieces, weighing 30 grams.
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat (2 g)||3%|
|Saturated Fat (1 g)||5%|
|Trans Fat (0 g)||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate (26 g)||9%|
|Dietary Fiber (<1 g)||4%|
|Sugar (20 g)|
|Of which added sugar (19 g)||38%|
|Cholesterol (0 mg)||0%|
|Sodium (0 mg)||0%|
|Calcium (1 mg)||0%|
|Iron (0 mg)||0%|
|Protein (0 g)||0%|
|Potassium (1 mg)||0%|
|Vitamin D (0 mcg)||0%|
How many calories are there in Mamba Candy?
The serving size of six pieces (approximately 30 grams) contains 120 calories.
Is Mamba Candy Gluten-free?
Mamba candy is not gluten-free as it contains a few ingredients that are sourced from wheat. Moreover, there is a risk of cross-contamination since the candies are produced in a unit that uses equipment that handles other glutenous ingredients.
Is Mamba Candy Vegan?
The packaging does not state whether the candy is vegan or not. However, it does include gelatin in its ingredients. Gelatin is generally obtained by boiling connective tissues, skin, and bones of pigs or cows.
Video: Mamba Candy Compared to Starburst
One question people often have is how Mamba Candy compares to Starbursts. This video lets you see an unwrapping and a taste test. It’s definitely worth a watch to get a better understanding.
Also be sure to read our review of Starburst Candy.
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