REVIEW: One A Day VitaCraves Gummies

These new One A Day VitaCraves Gummies come in fruit shapes, but I prefer my gummy multivitamins to come in bear form, so that I can tear them apart limb by limb and say, “That’s what you get for stealing my pic-a-nic basket” or “That’s what you get for scaring me and making me cry with your audio-animatronic versions when I watched the Country Bear Jamboree at Disneyland in 1984.”

On a daily basis I eat gummy bear multivitamins to get the vitamins and minerals I can’t get from a bag of Lays Sour Cream and Onion potato chips, a glazed doughnut and a Diet Pepsi Super Big Gulp because, I’ll admit, I have a hard time swallowing pills, even with a Diet Pepsi Super Big Gulp to help wash it down. But the gummy multivitamins I consume are meant for children and come in six great flavors. The One A Day VitaCraves are meant for adults and it only has three flavors: orange, cherry and some kind of blueberry/raspberry hybrid.

You might wondering if there are any other differences between the children’s gummy multivitamins and the VitaCraves. The VitaCraves are definitely more potent than their gummy bear counterparts, providing almost always twice the amount of vitamins and minerals, but the gummy bear multivitamins taste like normal gummy bears, while the VitaCraves have a slight bitterness to them, like regular vitamins.

Also, while the gummy bear multivitamins are really soft like a Trolli Gummi Bear, the VitaCraves are quite tough like Haribo Gummi Bears or the skin of someone who stays out in the sun for too long on a regular basis. But if you’re someone who has a hard time swallowing pills it’s still a decent choice.

While two One A Day VitaCraves Gummies provide me with 100% or more of my daily recommended intake of many vitamins and minerals, I think I’ll stick with my children’s gummy bear multivitamins because they taste better, are soft to chew and I can decapitate them with my teeth to get even with Teddy Ruxpin for ruining my cassette tape copy of “Sports” by Huey Lewis and the News.

(Supplement Facts – 2 gummies – 10 calories, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of sugar, 80% vitamin A, 100% vitamin C, 100% vitamin D, 133% vitamin E, 100% vitamin B6, 100% folic acid, 167% vitamin B12, 50% biotin, 100% pantothenic acid, 53% iodine, 33% zinc, 60 micrograms of choline and 40 micrograms of inositol.)

Item: One A Day VitaCraves Gummies
Price: $7.83
Size: 50 gummies
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Two gummies provide 100% or more of my daily recommended intake of many vitamins and minerals. Made for adults. Great for those who have trouble swallowing multivitamin pills. Decapitating gummy bears. “Sports” by Huey Lewis and the News.
Cons: Expensive for just 50 gummies, even though I bought it from Walmart. Not in bear form. Tough to chew. Slight bitterness. Only three flavors. Audio-animatronic bears.

27 thoughts to “REVIEW: One A Day VitaCraves Gummies”

  1. Ha ha I love how you eat your gummy bears!, “so that I can tear them apart limb by limb and say, “That’s what you get for stealing my pic-a-nic basket”

  2. Dear The Impulsive Buy,

    I am writing from the Coalition for the Protection of Bear Likeliness in Edible Form Agency. We are an advocacy group who take it upon ourselves to inform the public to the harm and pitfalls caused by the consumption of all things Bear shaped or Bear-like. For starters I must say that “…decapitating gummi bears” is NOT a pro.

    I encourage yourself and your readers to reconsider the alternative that is VitaCraves. Every person that switches to the more humane option saves the life of one more gummi bear. I also encourage the consumption of gummi worms, regular graham crackers (as opposed to Teddy Grahams), marmalades (as opposed to Beary jams or jellies) and Spongebob ice cream treats rather than any bear character. It is not appropriate to tout the benefits of eating the arms and legs of bears. This doesn’t shed a positive light on the tragedy which is the eating of our likeliness.

    We hear at the CPBLEFA applaud your mention of the Country Bears, Teddy Ruxpin and Yogi. Please keep us in mind in the future when you recommend products to your (unsuspecting) public.

    Thank you,

    Bear Silber

  3. My Teddy Ruxpin never was the same after he was in an accident that involved a dare devil two-year-old Kayla, a red Corvette PowerWheels and a set of stairs. Needless to say, he wasn’t using his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

  4. @Yum Yucky: Hmm…I should double up on them too since I buy my gummy vitamins from Costco that come in a container the size of my head.

    @amanda: If they were endangered species I wouldn’t do that, but since they’re quite plentiful…nom nom nom.

    @Bear Silber: If I don’t eat them first, I’m pretty sure they’ll eat me.

    @Erin Brooks: They are pricey for what you get. The kids gummy vitamins I buy from Costco has four times the amount for only a couple dollar more.

    @amanda: I think I’m eating them humanely.

    @lex: OOOOH. I should try that. Gummy bear head swap!!!

    @Kayla: Celebrities need to use seat belts too, except Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga…oh, I’d better stop because this list will get long fast.

  5. I am hoping my review of Haribo Candy Gummi Gold-Bears has inspired this review of vitamin gummies. The only danger from getting these vitamin gummies is if you eat too many of them in one sitting…true story: I ate all the Flintstone Vitamins because they had tasty chalky sweet flavor for my palate and I ended up with a bad stomachache. I’ve also heard a similar story from my bf eating too many cherries. So be forewarned: when companies make vitamins sweet and palatable you can eat too many and make yourself sick!

  6. angry bob met Sean Hopper once, but that was before the News. Probably even before the American Express. Yes, angry bob realizes you young’uns have no idea what he’s talking about.

  7. How about a reference to other bears from the 80’s like smokey bear and the care bears? Anyone remember those Berenstain bears books?

  8. well i’ll be damned…you mean now i don’t have to look creepy lurking in the vitamin section for children narrowing my choice to gummi bears or the perhaps-even-more-awesome gumball vitamins? sweet.

  9. I think all vitamins look kind of pricey…maybe it’s just me.
    Doesn’t your body just get rid of the vitamins and minerals you took if you don’t eat foods that supplement them?? That would make vitamins a huge money waste. Hmm maybe that was a FOX news alert. But seriously, enquiring minds want to know!

  10. Hmmm this might be the perfect thing to prevent scurvy on my overseas hobo raids, still it seems a bit pricey

  11. Talk about overselling — does anybody really CRAVE “vita”, other than scurvy sailors?

  12. If they can have Gummi vitamins why can’t they make Gummi aspirin and Gummy Tums? I mean, it seems like it would open up a whole new world for drug companies. Come on, greedy pharmaceutical firms, pander to me and make me want to buy something I don’t need!

    1. I for one think we should have gummy adaral for all the ADHD kiddos like poor old kitty here!

  13. What’s with the fruit graphic? That sure doesn’t look like a blueberry to me. I would like gummi acetamino……. Tylenol.

  14. I don’t like the gummi ones when they get stuck in your teeth.
    And the fruit graphic looks like the offspring resulting from a raspberry banging a blueberry.

  15. @ph: Nope, my desire to prevent scurvy inspired this review.

    @angry bob: That’s okay. That’s why we have Wikipedia, to look up all the stuff old people talk about.

    @yawnie: Here’s a reference: Tenderheart Bear.

    @betsy: Chewing vitamins…sweet!

    @skibs: No. Don’t ruin the dream for me!

    @Hobo with a Shotgun: Fruit Rollups are better.

    @Anna: I sometimes crave the Vita Boost at Jamba Juice.

    @Chuck: Only if the Gummy aspirin is as bitter and the Gummy Tums is as chalky.

    @LaneO: Yeah, it’s some blueberry-raspberry hybrid. I made changes to the review.

    @grinder: You won’t like these, they kind of get stuck too.

  16. I am 12 and I take these bear gummy’s every day because I have had a loss of hunger so, to make up for vitamins lost my mom gives me two in the morn and two at night. Is this dose appropriate for my age?

  17. please everyone do not take these. i had an allergic reaction. my tongue is swollen and numb. it took me several times before i realized it was these vitamins. do not risk it. and the taste is awful.

    1. Just because you had an allergic reaction does not mean everyone will. I take these and do fine. They may work for some, but not others.

    2. Did you ever find out what it was in the vitamins that caused your allergic reaction? My bf is having adverse effects from these- scratchy throat and his eyes hurt when he takes them. Wondering if it’s an allergy as well…

  18. one a day seems like a misnomer…looks like you need two for your daily 100 percent.

  19. I picked up a bottle of these from my local grocery store a couple or so months ago and love them. I have trouble getting all the vitamins and nutrients I should in a day because I get full before I can consume all the calories I need and I think these have helped quite a bit. I have difficulties taking pills and since I already have to take a few pills daily, I’m glad there is now the option of these gummy vitamins. Now I can not only eliminate taking more pills, but since I enjoy the flavor and texture of these I haven’t missed a day since I got them. The only thing I’d say to keep your eye open for is the price! I paid a few dollars more for these at the grocery store than I probably would have had I gotten them from Wal-Mart. Next time I know where to get them. Overall I definitely recommend trying these vitamins if you don’t like taking pills or if you are forgetful about taking your medication/vitamins. Because I like them it’s easier to remember to take them.

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