1 Jan 2012, Comments (6)

Vitafusion Calcium Gummy Vitamins for Adults

Author: Healthnuttxo

Something different to review, vitamins! I like to take a daily vitamin/calcium and fish oil when it comes to supplements. I mostly take calcium because I don’t always get my 2-3 servings of dairy a day, so I think it helps me reach my quota. (Of course, I always suggest talking to your doctor first before taking any supplements!) I realized I ran out of calcium chews (the horror!!), and browsed Target to find some more. Why Target? Why not Vitamin Shoppe? because Target is so obviously a much more reasonable place to go rather than, say, a vitamin store, no? (kidding!).

While I was there, I saw these gummy vitamins by Vitafusion that were made with natural ingredients and flavors.

It was a rather large jar, with 100 gummies in it, so I was taking a risk buying them. I was sure I’d like them- with flavors like vanilla bean, chocolate and white chocolate raspberry, how could they taste bad!?

First, according to the cover, 2 gummies have as much vitamin D as 3 oz of salmon and as much calcium as 2 six ounce glasses of milk. They were also gluten, peanut , egg and soy free.

So, I opened up the bottle and took the gummies out. They were really dense gummy bites, and thick. They had a bit of a rough feel to them as well.

I tried the chocolate one first. It was swirled with white and had a pretty design on the top

It was very chewy, and had a rather chalky taste to it. Sweet, but not too sweet,  but it did not really remind me of chocolate at all. It kind of had a vanilla flavor to it with an artificial chocolate flavor.

Next, I had the vanilla bean flavor.

This one was a little better, but not by much. It kind of tasted like the chocolate one, but was a little sweeter and lighter in flavor. There were tiny black specs in the gummy which Im assuming was the vanilla bean.

Another time, I tried the white chocolate raspberry.

This one I liked the best. It seemed to be a bit softer than the other ones. It was sweet and had a raspberry vanilla flavor. I wish the whole bottle was just the raspberry vanilla chews!

Overall, not my favorite. I like that there is 500 mg of calcium in 2 gummies, that they are made with natural ingredients, and are gluten/peanut/soy/egg free, but the flavors are just not good or enjoyable. I have had other calcium products that rock, so I will probably not buy these again. They were too gummy and had a weird consistency, almost rubbery, and I just did not enjoy them. The white chocolate raspberry one wasn’t bad, but still not amazing. 2 stars

Do you take calcium supplements? What brand? I’d love some options!

2 gummy Vitamins are
25 calories
6 grams of carbohydrates
5 grams of sugar
1000 IU Vitamin D
500 mg Calcium
125 mg Phosphorus
15 mg Sodium

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  • […] Vitafusion Calcium Gummy Vitamins for Adults | Healthnuttxo I realized I ran out of calcium chews (the horror! ), and browsed Target to find some more. Why Target? Why not Vitamin Shoppe? because Target is so obviously a much more reasonable place to go rather than, say, a vitamin . […]

  • No No No. Don’t touch these things for your calcium. The ingredients are HORRENDOUS! You can simply take a supplement, that doesn’t taste like ANYTHING instead of ingesting even more added sugar than you may already eat.

    Glucose Syrup, Sucrose (Sugar), Pectin, Natural Flavors, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Colors (Carrot and Blueberry Juices, Black Carrot Juice Extract, Annatto (Extract)) <– Those are the ingredients. The first three are sugar, the fourth is ingredients such as MSG… and the rest, really don't give you much of anything else.

    I would give these a 1!

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    I see your point with the sugar- although I do prefer gummy vitamins over swallowable ones. They swallowing ones always give me a stomachache!

  • Kara says:

    Ahhh dang it! These sounded so yummy, I would of bought them too haha. But good to know that they’re not worth it! I usually just take the swallowing kind, although some of my friends buy these chocolate calcium disks from whole foods that they love! You should try those 😉

  • Healthnuttxo says:

    yes! Adora. I’ve heard they are excellent 🙂 . Pricy tho- about 9 bucks for a small bag!

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