In early December, Jaden Sprinz, a 22-year-old comedian and TikTok star whose most notable feature is his naturally elongated, vampire like incisors, went to a 99-cent store to look for Christmas decorations.
The gummies had gone viral, thanks to Sprinz’ TikTok channel. It all started when Sprinz began filming himself sampling the gummies for a series of videos showing him biting into various things to prove that his teeth were real. The gummies, which had lingered in the back of his cabinet since that trip to the 99-cent store, seemed like a good candidate.
Unlike other fruit candies, they were multi colored gelatin encased in fruit-shaped plastic—they were meant to be opened and slurped out of the casing—but Sprinz decided to film himself puncturing the casing with his teeth. “The jelly flew out and it kind of spooked me,” Sprinz explained in a YouTube video. “But then the video ended up doing really well. And every comment I was getting was, ‘what are these candies, what are these, do more of them.’ So I was like, OK.”
Sprinz kept uploading videos of himself biting into the giant gummies, and soon a game evolved from it which he dubbed “Hit or Miss” essentially a gentle version of Russian roulette. The jelly casing pops, and depending on the trajectory of the filling, either splatters the floor with goo, or leaves you with a mouthful of mildly sweet fruit-flavored gelatin, like a large-format Gusher.
While browsing the aisles, he spotted a bag of oversized gummy fruit candies in neon packaging. “I was like yo, I’ve gotta snag them,” he explained on his YouTube channel. “I was just like these look strange. I kind of want them.” He bought one bag.
Two months later, the same bag of gummies Sprinz had picked up for under a dollar—Fruity’s Ju-C Jello Bags by the California based Din-Don Foods Corp.—were unstock in every store in the area that sold them, and scalpers were selling individual bags for over $ 50
If you haven’t heard yet, one of the hottest trends going on right now is known as the TikTok Jelly Candy craze, originally started by a guy on Tik Tok named Jaden Sprinz. For the record, Jaden is officially going in my book of geniuses next to Million Dollar Homepage creator Alex Tew.
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For everyone else, you already know all about this candy, but simply cannot find it anywhere. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Personally, I cannot remember a product in such high demand and impossible to find. But if you are willing to put out a 100% effort, this article will help you save time and frustration finding them locally and online.
I’ve spent almost a solid week looking all over town, and will tell you the best stores to shop in order to maximize your chances of success. You may want to find these so you can make your own viral videos or perhaps hope to find some to resell on eBay. Whatever your motive, keep reading and you’ll find the current best secrets.
The Easiest Way to Get TikTok Jelly Fruit Candy
As of this writing, the easiest place to get them is to simply buy them on eBay. This is about the only place you can find them online (and have them shipped to you within days). There are some other places online you can buy them, and I’ll list those sources as well.
Important note before you buy on eBay: Right now there are a LOT of auctions that are pre-orders meaning you won’t get your order until around March. Some sellers are being sneaky about this and not making it obvious enough. Be sure to read the auction title and description to make sure. Even if you buy a pre-order, I would take a look at the sellers feedback first as there are some shady ones out there.
I recently won an auction and a couple days later got a cancellation notice and refund as the seller claimed their shipment was damaged. They had some recent negative feedback, so am doubtful they really had any in stock to begin with.