This is not a sponsored review and because of this I won’t mention where I bought this set, if you do an online search using the name of this kit you’ll be able to find this one in several webshops.
Heart – Gummy Rings – Simple
Price: ± €4 for one of them
Extra supplies: Water, Scissors, Spoon, Refrigerator, Microwave*, Heatproof Bowl or Cup
* Instead of melting the gelatine in the microwave you could heat it au bain-marie, with a heatproof glass bowl on top of a pan with a small layer of boiling water. Stir gently until all of the gelatine has melted.
With this kit you create cute gummy rings, that you can snack on but are also fun to actually put on your fingers. There are several designs available of this kit, but I’m not quite sure how many versions there are, they’re not indicated with a version number as they usually are.
Just like other gummies of the Heart brand these don’t have very distinct flavours, except for them being sweet. The flavours are supposed to be pineapple, strawberry and grape. Personally I didn’t recognize these flavours in the final product much.
I thought the yellow gummy tasted like lemon or lime, but I wasn’t quite sure. The red seemed to taste like raspberry or strawberry, again it wasn’t very clear. Blue didn’t taste like much to me, I guessed that maybe it was supposed to be banana.
So if you don’t like grape, strawberry or pineapple flavours: don’t worry, you won’t notice them much.
Time needed: ⧗
Making the gummy rings doesn’t take a whole lot of time, you’ll mainly be spending time waiting for the gummies to set so you can continue on to the next step.
Difficulty level: ★
All the steps of this kit, and there aren’t many, are very simple. There isn’t much that can go wrong other than over or under heating your gummy mixtures in the microwave. This won’t happen if you keep to the instructions though.
As you can see on the pictures below, the final product looks similar to the packaging. Clearly the images on the packaging are not exactly the same, but they do indicate what the product ends up looking like pretty accurately. The gummy rings don’t look exactly the same though, the big exception being that the yellow shows through the red and blue.
TIPS: One kit gives you enough liquid to fill two moulds, so if you’ve bought two of these use the packages of one kit rather than of both. This way you can make twice as many gummy rings.
Use a spoon to fill the mould, don’t pour it in directly from the bowl or cup you’re using or it’ll easily overflow.
If you let it sit on your work surface for a few minutes before refrigerating they’ll be a little less fluid already and it’ll be easier to place in the refrigerator without spilling.
Want to enjoy these kits again?
Clean the mould with warm water, after using it, and let it air dry. Don’t use soap to clean the mould.
If you want to reuse the mould you could make your own gummies or use a jelly package and add a lot less water than the instructions say. You can use food colouring to get the right colours, or to create different colours than this kit has. But you could also use the mould to make chocolate rings instead, for instance.