Dubble Bubble Big Bars


Amount: 24 bars
Price:
$29.99

Description

IMPORTANT!  Here is what you need to know when you have to have a melt-able product and it is just plain hot out!   

If you take the these precautions as follows:

  1. Ship to a valid business address where someone is there to receive the package on the first attempt and get it into a cool room.
  2. Purchase our ice pack protection, which is offered in the shopping cart page

... and if your candy STILL melts, we will provide a refund for the melted item.  We will not reship these items.  If you do not take these precautions we cannot assume any risk of melting and cannot issue a refund or product replacement.

To avoid melting on idle delivery trucks over the weekend, melt-able orders will not be shipped when the ETA includes transport over a weekend. If you are unsure of ground transit times please call us at 888-729-1960.

If you have any concerns please contact our Customer Service at (888) 729-1960.

Customer Reviews

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Mark S.
Inconsistent flavor and texture

As someone who was well and truly obsessed with the old Fleer brand Dubble Bubble gum when I was a kid in the 80s and early 90s, I was thrilled when Concord Confections -- who bought the brand in '98, and then itself was acquired by Tootsie Roll Industries in '04 -- kept that original 1928 flavor alive. Even though they didn't keep the original "format" of the gum (the single-wrapped thick cylindrical chunks with a light dusting of powdered sugar), it was still great to be able to enjoy the flavor.

In other words, if I were rating the true, original Fleer Dubble Bubble gum, it would get six stars out of five. :)

Sadly, particularly in recent years, two of the formats they use for the 1928 flavor -- the smaller flat squares in theater boxes, and the bigger chunks in the Big Bars -- have been horribly inconsistent, both in terms of flavor and texture. Their manufacturing and quality control processes are clearly quite sub-par.

More often than not, the taste turns out to be far closer to the modern sickly sweet Dubble Bubble flavor, instead of the satisfying, vaguely-wintergreen-ish, sugary 1928 flavor. Additionally, the texture is frequently very hard and way too thick, meaning it's tough to chew.

I'm giving two stars because occasionally you can luck out and get a good batch that tastes correct and has good texture. But that is quite rare, and given the high prices, it's very disappointing to receive a dud batch and be stuck with a few pounds of bad gum.

I'd love to be able to recommend this gum for others like me who prefer the better, original flavor of this gum, but unfortunately I can't. Nothing against Groovy Candies; it's not their fault. I hope Tootsie / Concord Confections improves their manufacturing methods at some point, but I may never find out because I don't plan on dumping $40 to roll the dice again after being burned several times recently. Very disappointing.

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Ronald N.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke.

Hey, I grew up with the original flavor Double Bubble, be it wax packs or single pieces and then it just seemed to disappear, which was disappointing. The name was still around supporting some new seriously nasty flavors, again disappointing. They did however have some ok gumballs for machines but still not the original flavor. It was only a couples weeks ago I found 1 lonely big bar in the candy isle of a store advertising the original 1928 flavor. I picked it up and surprisingly enough it was the same flavor I thought was awesome as a child. Which leads me to this, Don't fix it if it ain't broke, expand, sure but don't replace it if it works and it's good. Not everything needs to be improved or replaced. Just sayin. !!

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