Ginger Chews

Discussion in 'Food & Drinks' started by Ken Anderson, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    Lately, I have been enjoying ginger chews. I can't get Gin-gins locally, but they are available from Amazon.com. The ingredients are simple, and I like that: cane sugar, ginger, tapioca starch.

    There is the original Gin Gins, as well as Gin Gins Spicy Apple, Gin Gins Peanut, and Gin Gins Super Strength but, so far, I have tried only the original flavor. Gin Gins also makes other candies, but I haven't tried any of the others. They sell a variety bundle, but I don't think I'd care for the peanut flavor so I might try the spicy apple sometime, but I think I'll pass on the variety bundle.

    gin-gins.jpg

    The first ginger chews I tried were Chimes Ginger Chews, and they are probably just as good. I found them in a store somewhere in Maine, although not in Millinocket, and I don't remember where.

    Chimes makes an Original flavor, Mango, Orange, Peanut Butter, and Peppermint. The peppermint sounds good, but I haven't tried that. The ingredients on the Chimes brand are the same: cane sugar, ginger, tapioca starch. The flavored branded add natural orange flavor, natural mango flavor,
    etc.

    Ginger chews are perhaps an acquired taste. They are a little hot, sort of a peppery taste, but not really, and certainly not in a painful way. They are very good, in my opinion. They are individually wrapped, which is good because it keeps me from eating them too quickly.

    chimes.jpg
     
    #1
  2. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,027
    Likes Received:
    13,779
    Is it a hard candy? I'm not a fan of hard candies. I do like sour patch kids though but I don't buy them because I can eat a bag easily. That's really the only candy I like.
     
    #2
  3. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    No, it's a chewy candy. A little firm at first but it softens up quickly enough. Probably the consistency of a Tootsie Roll, if you remember them. I rarely eat candies, and I only eat two or three of these in a day. Maybe a little chewier than a Tootsie Roll. Somewhere between a Tootsie Roll and Bit O' Honey.
     
    #3
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2017
    Chrissy Cross likes this.
  4. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,027
    Likes Received:
    13,779
    Yes, remember tootsie rolls....sounds like it would stick to your teeth...no?
     
    #4
  5. Babs Hunt

    Babs Hunt Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2016
    Messages:
    5,415
    Likes Received:
    6,887
    I love the picture of the first bag of Gin-Gin chews you posted Ken...I would probably by the cutie bag even if I found I didn't like the chews. :p
     
    #5
  6. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    No, they don't stick to my teeth. That was a major problem with Bit O' Honey, as I remember. The Chimes brand is made in Pomona, California, while the Gin Gins are a product of Indonesia.
     
    #6
    Chrissy Cross likes this.
  7. Babs Hunt

    Babs Hunt Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2016
    Messages:
    5,415
    Likes Received:
    6,887
    Do they do anything for your health, or are they just a healthy chew? :) I know ginger is supposed to be good for you.
     
    #7
  8. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,027
    Likes Received:
    13,779
    I think it's just ginger flavor....I read some of the reviews. Some did say it helped with stomach and nausea issues.
     
    #8
  9. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    Cane sugar, ginger, and tapioca starch, in that order.
     
    #9
  10. Babs Hunt

    Babs Hunt Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2016
    Messages:
    5,415
    Likes Received:
    6,887
    That means cane sugar is the #1 ingredient...not so healthy for your teeth. :)
     
    #10
  11. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,462
    Likes Received:
    9,818
    It is a candy, after all.
     
    #11
  12. Babs Hunt

    Babs Hunt Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2016
    Messages:
    5,415
    Likes Received:
    6,887
    Yes, I know. And at our age we should enjoy all the candy we can. :p
     
    #12

Share This Page