Cotton Candy grape fans, you gotta try Gum Drops. These grapes taste like the sweet, gummy candies they are named after.
The saying about Grapery should be to expect the unexpected.
I have had enough of their varieties by now that just about anything is possible.
And I know every time I encounter a new variety from them that I am going to love it. They have a perfect track record with me so far.
One of their varieties that I have been waiting to try ever since I knew they existed (found that out during my Grapery tour in March) were the Gum Drops grapes. I love gum drops especially the ones they sell at Whole Foods.
Grapery taste tested this grape and people felt it was even better than Cotton Candy grapes. That just really got me excited.
👅 What They Taste Like
The label on the packaging of Gum Drops grapes says – “Enjoy a gummylicious flavor every time you bite into our new Gum Drop grapes. These tasty luscious jewels are naturally raised and then picked when they reach the peak of flavor”. That description is right in every sense. These grapes do immediately remind me of Gum Drops without the sugar crystals on the outside.
They have a really fruity finish to them.
Normally only Homer Simpson could would eat those kinds of sweets together (like when he made a giant ball of deep-fried, caramel-covered, cotton candy) but now anyone can enjoy the flavors of these sweet treats and not gain 50 pounds or make themselves sick!
There are multiple varieties of grapes in the Gum Drops line, so they may have slightly different appearances. If you noticed the grapes pictured at the very top of this most look more purple, or dark red, while the grapes you see in the photo above are more black.
The name of each variety of grape in order in which they ripen are Candy Snaps, Candy Dreams, and Candy Hearts. You may actually see these names in bags/containers from other growers. In fact, ALDI had Candy Heart grapes from Chile during the winter months.
There are other varieties that are in trial right now that may be added to the Gum Drops line in future seasons.
No matter the color, each one packs a lot of flavor into a small package!
🌻 When in Season?
The 2020 crop is looking exceptionally good with supplies lasting from late July to early November.
🥊Gum Drops vs. Cotton Candy
I wanted to compare Grapery’s signature and most popular variety, Cotton Candy grapes with the Gum Drops.
|Cotton Candy||Gum Drops|
|Green with bronze tones||Ranging from black to purple to dark red|
|Very sweet, little tartness||Sweet with a little more tart flavor|
|Tastes like Cotton Candy||Fruity, gummy flavor|
|One variety||3 varieties under the same packaging|
|mid August to late September||late July to early November|
🍇 Try These Grapes Too
Have you found these grapes? Tell us what you think and where you bought them in the comments below.