In the LA Times, food historian Charles Perry recently revealed the connection between these two very different … Unfortunately I haven’t been able to figure out how to determine whether the box is fresh or stale. They were my all-time favorite movie candy. Where’s the “green”? This softer texture of it is purely disgusting. I hate the new formula they are awful, or I have a really stale box. DANIEL P OCONNELL on 11/28/08 at 10:44 am, Comment by I spent hours researching all things vegan gummy candy, decoding ingredients, and getting excited for halloween. I am sooo upset I bought a box of jujyfruits. IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN GET THE CANDY TODAY. adrian on 10/28/15 at 9:55 am, Comment by After some months of finding Jujubes back to their preferred hardness (at least close), I am sad to report the box I just purchased with a “Best Buy” date of 2/10/18 are back to being soft. TIL: Jujubes are a hard candy in the USA but a chewy candy in Canada. Long lasting, they are the perfect Movie candy. I could eat a box of Jujubes on the way home from buying them. I am also addicted to jujubees, was when I was younger and discovered I still am. How about something tangy? My pre-Christmas wish has been answered!!! Jujyfruits began production in 1920. Ask Question + 100. I open the box and show you what the candies look like. The shapes are linked to the colours: red strawberries, orange orange segments, yellow pineapples(! Personalized health review for Jujubes Candy: 110 calories, nutrition grade (D plus), problematic ingredients, and more. Please bring back the original Heide’s JuJuBee. Cut gummy bears into small miniature sized pieces. Jujubes are widely grown in China as a main staple fruit. is there a way to soften stale jujyfruits. Read on for 20 candies that can really spook your health. Theresa on 7/29/07 at 7:55 am, Comment by Jujubes were introduced into the United States in the early 1900’s and varieties have been produced here but they are still unknown to most Americans. I just purchased 2 boxes and will returned the one I didn’t open yet. Dried jujubes are also commonly sold for use in desserts or to be eaten by themselves like candy, especially in Asia. But whatever Farley’s & Sather is making now is not my beloved jujubes. H. Davis on 12/10/15 at 9:31 am, Comment by to mr/mis i want to how to make jujubes Everything else is a gummy, like one of the former posters said, you can get the gummy candies anywhere—why compete when you are UNIQUE??!! The original flavors were lilac, violet, rose, spearmint and lemon. Poached jujubes are added to fruit compotes. But in 1995 they sold out to Hershey’s. Nevertheless, they are second rate to the original Ju Ju Bees. Heide’s candies reformulated all their candies in 1974. Jujubes (and relative candy, Jujyfruits) are named after the jujube: a type of small date-like fruit from India that tastes like apples. But ever since Farley and Sather’s took over Heide products they changed them. Jujubes Candies..my childhood candies, i love still to have this candy, these candy r chewy n colourful n tasty..Juices like lemon , orange n strawberry can goes with this candy, here I used lemon juice to give flavour to my candy.. I love Jujyfruits! The original flavors were lilac, violet, rose, spearmint and lemon. LOOK HOW MANY OF US JUJUBE LOVERS WANT THE OLD FAMILIAR CANDY BACK! Also they’ve softened the Jujubes. They have changed the formula. And I am just sick that I can’t find them after all these years unlike the other ones still being made. Lost their uniqueness. Then I tried CVS, but it would sometimes happen there as well. AusteN on 1/26/15 at 3:40 pm, Comment by While the Jujyfruits have remained relatively unchanged over the years, the Jujubes have gone through some substantial changes. I, too, am a bit disgusted with the change made to JUJUBEES. Then I bite off little strips and swallow them. We have been working on the issues with Jujubes and have been told that the issue is resolved. 0 0. Ry Jay on 7/08/10 at 7:46 pm, Comment by I was surprised they held onto the company that long after ruining what Henry had built. Can you help??? My daughter had a severe allergic reaction after eating Jujube’s I am looking everywhere online for the ingredients.. Can’t find them. Jessica on 7/19/15 at 6:55 pm, Comment by Some companies really know how to mess up a good thing. Thanks. The flavors are also terrible. Especially the violet flavoured ones!!! The look of them alone says you really should have thought twice before going with that decision. If you have any idea what I’m talking about I would love to have the name of them!!! Great candy! Along with my other favorite, Jujy Fruit! The older Jujubes for some reason reminded me of soap in their taste but I still liked them. Learn the good & bad for 250,000+ products. HEIDI CANDY COMPANY IN THE 1960’S MADE A LICRICE TYPE CANDY CALLED EITHER PETS OR LAFAYETTE. The challenge of softening them enough to get them stuck on your teeth and your teeth “glued” shut kept me chewing and buying. Yeah runts are another weird candy. JuJuBe makes life on-the-go easier and more stylish! The jujube is an edible berry that grows in the tropics. The consistency is soft all right, they are like lumps of paste. If you have any old boxes laying around and want to get rid of them I will buy them. Leo Baffrey on 8/10/15 at 11:33 am, Comment by Hi Roland. They were soft and discusting, I really hope you bring back to old recipie, they were my favorite! Susan OConnor on 8/17/15 at 11:19 am, Comment by They are back. You answered my question…the green ones used to be Spearmint!! I bought 12 boxes and a bag 2.5 lbs. But I get to have my Dots and Jujyfruits; someone else can have their Jujubes. When they get it right, they are a little softer then the original formula. Overall, neither are candy I’m likely to buy or consume, but it was fun to revisit them and I’m glad they’re still around and have their ardent admirers. Travis R on 12/01/15 at 4:39 pm, Comment by I would appreciate 4 boxes being shipped to my home, to replace the horrible product I purchased, that I had to throw in the trash. I can still feel the hard plastic-like shape of them in my mouth. I was hoping I received defective candy, but alas, to my disappointment, the recipe had indeed changed, and for the worse in my opinion. These are really good,  still lightly flavored and not overly sweet. I too, have been eating jujubes forever. Amazon.com : Jujubes Original Candy (Pack of 3) 6.5 Ounce Theater Boxes : Grocery & Gourmet Food Skip to main content.us. Jujubes: which came first, the fruit or the candy? If you refuse, you can still consult our product pages but you won’t be able to add product to your shopping cart. Wtf jujube gross on 3/26/16 at 10:37 pm, Comment by Now they are a pathetic gummy drop with milky coloring. I eat soooo many of boxes of jujubes and i get em for only 88cents a box!!! C. Jujubes. The good news I’ll save myself a few calories but the bad news I will really miss my JuJuBees. MAKE IT SHINE! But recently—-like I said, in the past several months, I noticed that I’d get a box here or there that was just too mushy. If you never enjoyed the rock-hard, soapy, bland flavored mini-cylinders that they were, you won’t understand. Quality control has always been an issue. Now I too have noticed that they are much softer. Why did you have to mess with success? Jujubes are a fruit popular in Chinese medicine and Asian cuisine. Hope I can find some old stock because I bought some in February, March and April 2015 and they were just like the originals. I’d forgotten the flavors (and they don’t list them anywhere on the box, at least not that I can see) so I was puzzling over the fact that the orange and purple ones tasted floral, not fruity (I was expecting orange to be, well, orange, and purple to be grape). Tristyn on 7/24/07 at 9:08 am, Comment by I purchased all the old boxes that were near me. Jujubes® Candy. Please bring back the old recipe! I really hope somebody listens! B. Twizzlers. These were soft yet chewy, fruity, and really filling. This new juju bees are horrible. 4 years ago. We would sometimes buy a generic version at a chain of supermarkets called Overwaitea (!) Jujubes also can be propagated from seed, although they do not come true. Terrible especially when you know what the originals tasted like…...I agree very disappointing . They are indeed closer to the old original formula. That’s 60 years of a good tasting candy. Roland Lataille on 3/15/16 at 4:08 pm, Comment by They are soft, chewy and have a funny taste. Jujyfruits are another one of my favorite candies- my grandmother always had them in a drawer, along with red and black twizzlers, whenever I’d go to her house. Andy Gerber on 1/28/14 at 2:03 pm, Comment by I use to love Pastilles. Rating: 3.79 with 29 ratings 0 followers. blame space Resettlement Advisor. Back to Dare Candy Co Share . Does anybody know where I can get an original recipe jujube somewhere in the world? The crap they were trying to sell the consumer belonged in the garbage. He died just 2 years later and in sharing memories with my Mom she let me know he always knew it was me not my sisters. Consumer feedback is very important to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to respond. If the candy is still made, they have it! Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your comments! That was rarely the case, and in the cardboard box without a barrier film liner they would harden fairly rapidly on the shelf. The ones I just bought have the same great flavor and stick in your teeth like the original JUJUBES. Candy Gurus - Matty, Scotty & Jonny put candy to the test - it can be harsh but all done with love. I even tried one but could not even soften it in my mouth. JuJubes are a true retro Canadian candy that is bursting with delicious fruity flavours. Sometimes when you buy the boxes from the grocery store, they are old and dried out, like little pebbles. Poached jujubes are added to fruit compotes. I just bought 4 boxes from the local store. The candy is soft and the color is not the same.They just don’t taste good. The new ones suck. I too have noticed a huge difference in Jujube’s over the past few months. They claimed the recipe had not changed and the product’s production suffered due to lack of drying time. Jujubes aren't just a tasty candy you can buy at the movie theater. They are edibles, but need major improvement to match the original candies. I hope that they correct their recipe or whatever is needed soon. The clear, hard candies are now opaque with a starchy texture. Too mushy, too hard, no flavor,etc. Ron Ritter on 12/02/15 at 4:23 am, Comment by Sometimes manufacturers can process one of their brands out of the country, but you can find the brands that are made here on this page. I asked which candy it was from and they didn’t want to say except that it sounded like it was a fruit candy from another branded company that they manufacture for. If you do find them inedible, a fun craft project is to stick an ordinary sewing pin through them and use them as push pins! I can still remember the box: long and white, with the Heide symbol prominently displayed. Jujubes Candy. As a long time lover of jujubes, I have endured the changes over the past months. Buy Great Value Jujubes Candy from Walmart Canada. I even went so far as to email the company, and they responded saying that they have not changed them at all. The ones that would shatter into five pieces when you chomped down on them. Hard at first then sticky on the teeth as I chewed. I can still feel the hard plastic-like shape of them in my mouth. For most people, this means less than 50 net carbs per day. Hope you have luck finding them! I just bought a box of jujube’s at walgreens. I too hate the stale (super hard to chew) Jujyfruits. The are not close to the original… Very disappointing. I’m addicted. I hope someday you’ll go back to the original recipe. any chance of a review of salt water taffy? Love jujubes but when I found jujyfruit at a specialty candy store (Pine & Fancy - Saskatoon, SK, Canada - they have EVERYTHING you thought wasn’t being made anymore) I was disappointed because they were just tiny stale powdery-covered jujubes. Matt McLaughlin on 11/04/11 at 7:51 pm, Comment by I have been looking for a hard licorice candy call “Black Diamond Licorice Buttons” and I understand it was made by Heidi Candy Company. The taste is totally different too. Yes, they were hard as bricks, but that meant the actual eating process took longer and was more enjoyable! I guess I was so focused on my poor teeth that I didn’t even notice how they tasted. "Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. - Who We Are", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jujyfruits&oldid=963546192, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2009, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 June 2020, at 11:42. Nothing can beat this candy, ILOVE JUJYFRUITS,THEY HELP ME STOP SMOKING WHICH WAS GREAT,THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE NOTICED MORE AND MORE LICORICE .MOST TIMES I FIND UP TO FORTY BETWEEN TWO 60Z BOXES,CAN U MAKE A JUJYFUITS WITH NO LICORICES.I WOULD ALSO BE HAPPY WITH LESS IN THE BOXES,MAYBE I JUST OPEN EACH BOX AND CHECK HA HA. I know what’s going in our Christmas stockings this year. Jujyfruits began production in 1920. But there his favorite and Ive gotten found of them too! I’m all for change, but this was not a good idea. A completely unique, classic product and dumbed it down, apparently thinking no one would notice fruit. 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