There is a full 16 fl oz. bottle of apple cider vinegar sitting in my kitchen cabinet. It's been there for months because after I cracked it open, took a whiff and an unfortunate sip, I immediately decided it was far too disgusting for me to drink every single morning. I was well aware of its myriad supposed health benefits — enhanced energy, healthier skin, digestion, immune, and weight loss support, to name a few — but my tastebuds prevailed.
I hadn't thought about apple cider vinegar since, but then a jar of Goli Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies ($US19) — yes, gummies — landed on my desk from a press mailing. In fact, Goli apparently created the world's first apple cider vinegar gummy.
One gummy is made with 500 mg of apple cider vinegar, and according to the brand, two gummies (the recommended serving size) is equivalent to one shot of liquid apple cider vinegar. The gummies were designed to make adding apple cider vinegar into your routine a little easier, and also just more enjoyable to consume.
Before I get into my personal review, let me just say that I am a gummy sceptic. I don't think they usually taste that great, and I'm pretty cautious about ingredients in general.
I was pleasantly surprised with Goli's gummy rendition, though. Frankly, they taste like candy. Sweet — but not too sweet — without any weird artificial aftertaste. In fact, the gummies are gluten free, vegan, and made without any artificial preservatives, flavours, colours, and sweeteners. I now look forward to my post-lunch ritual of popping two in my mouth.
In addition to the superstar apple cider vinegar, the gummies are made with organic superfoods like pomegranate and beetroot, as well as vitamins B12 and B9.
Each bottle holds 60 gummies, and I only have two left.
So have I noticed more radiant skin than usual or a boost in my energy?
I can't report anything noticeably different about my digestion or my complexion, but the gummies do satiate my deskside sugar cravings when I choose to take them in the afternoon, and I like incorporating more superfoods into my daily diet.
I could also use the vitamin B12 to help power me through hard workouts or my inevitable 4 p.m. crashes. They haven't been life-changing just yet. But tasty? Oh, yes. Yes, indeed.